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ALOHA FELLOWSHIPS

IUTOX is pleased to announce travel awards in the amount of $1,000 for junior and senior scientists attending the ICTXV meeting hosted by SOT from July 15-18, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

Award applications must be received by Friday, December 7, 2018.

For more information visit the IUTOX website

 

SPECIALIZED TOXICOLOGY COURSE IN REGULATORY TOXICOLOGY

Co-financed by EUROTOX and hosted by the Slovenian Society of Toxicology


November 4-10, 2018
Hotel Sport in Otocec (Slovenia)
Deadline for applications: October 5, 2018
This course aims to provide knowledge and understanding of methods for toxicological risk assessment in regulatory processes for different categories of chemicals. For more information: slotox@gmail.com
To download the course programme
 

 

MEET THE NEW EUROTOX EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EC elections took place at the BCM18 in Brussels, and for the term 2018-2020 it has already some familiar faces.

Front row (from left to right): Martin Wilks (Secretary-General), Felix Carvalho (President-Elect), Heather Wallace (President), Mumtaz Iscan (Past-President), Thomas Weiser (Treasurer).
Back row (from left to right): Vesna Matovic (Member), Mattias Öberg (Member), Emanuela Corsini (Member), Hilmi Orhan (Member)

 

2018 EUROTOX Brussels - AN ABSOLUTE SUCCESS

With more than 1,400 participants from 61 nations, 67 exhibitors, and nearly 750 abstracts, 2018 EUROTOX Brussels held September 2-5, 2018 was an absolute success.















 

Thank you to all congress participants, EUROTOX members, scientific partners, exhibitors, sponsors, and the local organising committee chaired by Prof. Dominique Lison and Dr. Miranda Cornet,  for making this congress possible. 

"Toxicology Out of the Box” was the congress's theme, and the chance to deliver a really innovative, forward-looking and imaginative scientific programme which did not disappoint. In addition to offering attractive lectures and sessions with well-balanced inputs from academia, industry and regulators, the congress provided a wealth of opportunities for excursions, gastronomy and leisure activities.

Photos of the event will be posted on the congress website soon.

 

EUROTOX Awards help to develop scientific and professional skills

A big THANK YOU to our sponsors for supporting the various Students and Early Career Awards this year. Your support and encouragement helps motivate young scientists to take an active role to develop their scientific and professional skills by seeking innovation and quality research opportunities.

EUROTOX Gerhard-Zbinden Early Career Award (EUR 2,000) for drug-oriented toxicological research. All abstracts with paid registrations and fulfilling the requirements under 35 and award category are automatically entered in the award selection which will take place during the congress. 

ECETOC Christa Hennes Early Career Award (EUR 2,000) for toxicological research into mechanisms and risk assessment. All abstracts with paid registrations and fulfilling the requirements under 35 and award category are automatically entered in the award selection which will take place during the congress. 

Re-Place Best Poster Award 
A joined project of the Animal Welfare Departments of Flanders and Brussels granting a EUR 500 best poster award to a PhD student or young scientist (≤ 35 years old) presenting her/his research work in the field of Replacement methodology.

ESTIV Poster Award
ESTIV will grant a best poster award, including EUR 500 and 1 year (2019) free ESTIV membership, to a PhD student or young scientist (≤ 35 years old) presenting her/his research work in the field of in vitro or in silico toxicology.

 

 

AstraZeneca Awards at the 2018 Brussels congress

Once again this year AstraZeneca and EUROTOX team up to recognise and support innovation in young scientists by presenting the Student and Early Caree Award for Innvovation at the 2018 EUROTOX congress. AstraZeneca are longtime supporters of EUROTOX and fully endorse its mission to foster toxicology, both scientifically and educationally. The two awards are given to celebrate all aspects of scientific innovation relevant to drug safety and metabolism. Candidates are shortlisted from submitted poster abstracts and a winner for each category selected by a team of judges after oral presentation of the posters at the AstraZeneca Educational Event taking place Monday September 3rd. Winners receive a certificate and small prize.

 

Application for fellowships for ERT courses in 2018

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EUROTOX is pleased to renew the fellowship program for 2019 to support fellowships to attend comprehensive training courses in toxicology (ERT courses), and for cross-border exchange of teachers on such courses. Participants ae adviced to send in their applications within the given deadlines since 2019 will be the last year the Fellowship Program will run.

Full details regarding eligibility and application process can be found here (for course attendees) and here (for teachers) 

Deadlines for applications for courses in 2019:

  • 15 December 2018 for courses between 1 January and 30 June 2019
  • 31 May 2019 for courses between 1 July and 31 December 2019

For more information, please contact fellowships@eurotox.com

 

EUROTOX supports GRC scholars

Scholars awarded a bursary from EUROTOX to attend the Gordon Research Conference on Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity at Proctor Academy, USA. 

Present Left to right:

Ruth Roberts (Apconix), Andrew Gibson (University of Liverpool, award recipient), Heather Wallace (president-Elect of EUROTOX), Yanan Tian (Chair of GRC), Thomas Hammond (University of Basel, award recipient and John Richburg (vice-chair GRC).

 

ERT Guidelines for Registration 2016 are now in force

Following the formal adoption by the Executive Committee during the Seville EUROTOX 2016 Congress in September 2016, the "European Registered Toxicologist (ERT) Guidelines for Registration 2016" are now in force. 

The text of the Guidelines, together with annexes, can be found on this website under the heading ERT. These Guidelines replace the 2012 version.

The changes compared to the former version are a more precise description of the procedures and the requirements for registration and re-registration. The addition of annex 1, which describes the foreseen learning outcomes of the core themes in toxicology, will be instrumental in determining the required level of theoretical knowledge for being a ERT. 

Annex 2 describes a procedure for the recognition of teaching activities (courses etc.) and provides guidance for course providers who wish to obtain recognition by EUROTOX for courses as part of the comprehensive theoretical training for registration of toxicologists or continuing professional development (CPD) for the purpose of maintaining ERT registration.