8th International Conference on Children's Health and the Environment

The International Network on children’s Health, Environment and Safety (INCHES) and  the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA) and Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) are pleased to invite you to the 8th INCHES Conference.
The 8th INCHES Conference will be held September 14-16, 2016 in the Parc de Recerca building on the coast of Barcelona, Spain.

For more information, register and submit an abstract, visit the congress website.


IUTOX-Mexico2016 abstract deadline extended to May 16

EUROTOX is member of IUTOX and is pleased to announce that the call for abstracts to attend the XIV International Congress of Toxicology (IUTOX-Mexico2016) has been extended to May 16, 2016.

This triennial International Congress will be held in October 2-6, 2016 at the Convention Center in the beautiful city of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, the gateway to the Mayan culture.

To submit your abstracts visit ict-mexico2016.org/abstracts/ 

All the accepted abstracts will be published in the International Journal Toxicology Letters (impact factor 3.262).

See you in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico!


2016 EUROTOX Seville abstract deadline is extended to May 16th


The abstract submission deadline for the EUROTOX 2016 Seville congress taking place September 4-7, has been extended to May 16th, 2016.
Visit the congresss website to find more information about the scientific programme, abstract submission rules, awards, travel bursaries, registration, and more.


The European Regulatory Toxicology Conference

The conference entitled: “The European Regulatory Toxicology Conference: The Regulatory Acceptance of Alternatives to Animal Testing” is taking place at St Anne’s College, Oxford, UK on Tuesday 24 May 2016.

The conference will have specific focus on the regulatory acceptance of alternatives to animal testing. With the move in the EU Regulatory Environment to animal testing being the action of last resort, this is sure to be an informative event and an area of interest for everyone involved in chemicals, biocides or agrochemical registration.

Topics and speakers include:

An overview of animal test alternatives (history and current status)

Fiona Sewell (NC3R)

3Rs in Regulatory Toxicology Testing of Agrochemicals

Dr. Manoj Aggarwal (Dow AgroSciences Ltd)

Skin sensitisation

Dr. Naveed Honarvar (BASF)

Genetic Toxicology: in vitro methods and testing strategies

Carol Beevers (Covance)

The regulatory impact of novel approaches to the assessment of carcinogenicity

Professor Gareth Jenkins (University of Swansea)

Read-Across Predictions of Toxicity: From Big Problems to Few Data

Professor Mark Cronin (Liverpool John Moores University)

MOA, absorption, metabolism in vitro methods

Dr. Nick Plant (University of Surrey)

The future for replacing animals in regulatory tests

Katy Taylor (Cruelty Free International)

There will be plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues and speakers and it will appeal to all stakeholders in the regulatory field from active substance manufacturers, formulating and retailing companies, regulatory authorities and the full range of service companies (law firms, consultants, laboratory service providers).

To learn more about the programme and register, visit the website 





Dear Members and Colleagues,
Due to the global instability that particularly affects Turkey, the Local Organising Committee of the 2016 EUROTOX congress has suggested the relocation of this year’s congress. Prof. Ali Esat Karakaya and Prof. Hilmi Orhan, together with colleagues from the Turkish Society have eagerly been working to make Istanbul an ideal location, however, due to unforeseeable reasons, and after careful evaluation of their proposal, the Executive Committee feels that it is in the best interest of EUROTOX to proceed with this change. We are confident that you can understand the reasons behind this decision and will support the relocation.
The new location is Seville, Spain and the venue is the Sevilla FIBES Congress Center. The dates of the congress will remain the same, September 4-7, 2016.
The updated congress website http://www.eurotox2016.com highlights the new details regarding the congress venue and accommodations, as well as important deadlines for the submission of abstracts (April 30th) and early bird registration (May 31st).

We invite you and strongly encourage you to help us disseminate the news of our relocation among your members, colleagues, scientific partners and professional network. With almost five months before the meeting, your active participation to promote the congress will help to ensure the success of this meeting.

Thank you for your kind consideration and on behalf of the 2016 LOC and the EUROTOX Executive Committee, we look forward to welcoming you to Seville in September.
Aristidis Tsatsakis                  Ali Esat Karakaya
President of EUROTOX        President of EUROTOX 2016 Congress



IUTOX will provide financial support to individuals attending ICTXIV in Merida, Mexico from October 2–6, 2016. Two types of fellowships will be awarded. Junior toxicologist fellowships are aimed at individuals at an early stage in their careers. Senior toxicologist fellowships are aimed at those involved in organizational activities in their own national society. The ICTXIV organizers will waive the meeting registration fee for up to 40 fellowship recipients.

Read more about the application and evaluation criteria.



The Toxicology Education Foundation (TEF) announces the availability of the 2016 Robert L. Dixon International Travel Award, which is offered every three years. The Dixon award provides $2,000 to a graduate student specialising in the area of reproductive toxicology to attend the IUTOX ICT meeting.

This year the International Congress of Toxicology XIV  is located in Merida, Mexico, October 2–6, 2016. The award was established in memory of Robert L. Dixon (SOT President 1982–1983) as a tribute to his dedication to the field of toxicology and student training.

Applications are due to TEF no later than March 31, 2016.

For an application and more information, please visit the Toxicology Education Foundation website.


Are you a rebel thinker? Do you have a good idea? Make it come alive!

EUROTOX supports the 2016 LRI Innovative Science Award

Supported by The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), in conjunction with the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), the Association of European Toxicologists and European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX), the International Society of Exposure Sciences (ISES) and Chemical Week, the 2016 LRI Award offers € 100.000 to support promising new research in the field of novel approaches to the characterisation of molecular initiating events, or other key events, in pathways of human and environmental toxicity.

The presentation of the three finalists and the selection of the winner will take place in Brussels on 6 June 2016.




European Animal Research Association (EARA) is a not-for profit communications and advocacy organisation seeking to uphold the interests of biomedical research across Europe. The creation of EARA was prompted by the research community to better inform the European public on the continued need for, and benefit of, the humane use of animals in biomedical research.  Representing both public and private research organisations, the association facilitates collaboration between networks across the European scientific community in order to coordinate national efforts, and provide accurate and reliable information to the public and decision-makers regarding the importance of animal research.


IUTOX celebrates 35th anniversary

IUTOX is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year traveling a long way from its formation by nine toxicology societies in Brussels on July 6, 1980 during the second International Congress of Toxicology (ICTII).  Today, IUTOX counts 63 members among its ranks experiencing  steady growth over the years from every corner of the globe. 


EUROTOX Fellowship programmes: Continued over next years

ert.pngThe established fellowship programmes for the attendance of comprehensive toxicology courses (ERT courses) and for the cross-border exchange of teachers will be available in 2016 and following years.

Note New Deadlines for application:

15 August 2015 for courses between 1 September and 31 December 2015
30 November 2015 for courses between 1 January and 30 June 2016
31 May 2016 for courses between 1 July and 31 December 2016

For further details see pages Education or ERT, in case of questions contact Prof. Martin Wilks



Concerned by an escalation of misuses and misrepresentations of science in public policies and regulations, a number of scientists have signed AN APPEAL FOR THE INTEGRITY OF SCIENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY to governments and legislators around the world, asking for the statutory positioning of the scientific method as the evidentiary guideline in the formulation of policies and regulations.


New Book: Problems of Toxicology

The Bulgarian Toxicological Society edited a book “Problems of Toxicology”. This  book includes reports which were  presented at the Fourth National Congress of Clinical Toxicology with International Participation and Annual Meeting of Bulgarian Toxicological Society, held in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 7 to 8 November, 2013.


New ERT Guidelines for Registration 2012

New: The European Registered Toxicologist (ERT) Guidelines for Registration 2012

The ERT Guidelines for Registration 2012 replace the earlier Guidelines of 2011 and the "Expectations of a European Registered Toxicologist".


The ERT System: Present Position and Objectives

During the EUROTOX 2011 Paris Congress on August 29, 2011, a Workshop on “THE EUROTOX REGISTRATION/ERT SYSTEM: PRESENT POSITION AND OBJECTIVES” was held.


EUROTOX ITCASS group on LinkedIn

ImmunoToxicology and Chemical Allergy Specialty Section on LinkedIn
Join the Group


The European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods

(ECVAM), part of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and hosted by the Institute of Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP) is currently setting up the ECVAM Stakeholder Forum (ESTAF), bringing together ECVAM’s non-governmental stakeholders.


Fellowships for Scientists in the Developing World

The International Programme for Higher Education and Research (IPHER) provides over 280 fellowships annually to scientists in developing countries such as Brazil, China, India, Malaysia, Mexico and Pakistan. 


Harmonisation of toxicology issues between developed and developing countries, South Africa 2009

  • Short report by John Fowler
  • Health and Environment Problems Facing Africa
    by Orish Ebere Orisakwe (ERT UK) (based in Nigeria)
  • Problems Facing Toxicologists in Europe, Asia and Pacific Rim
    by Mumtaz Iscan (ERT Turkey)
  • Shortages in people and expertise, opportunities for Risk Assessment training and experience in developing countries
    by Jyrki Liesivuori (ERT Finland)
  • European guidelines for educational expectations, necessary  experience and curriculum vitae: registration of toxicologists in the European Register (ERT)
    by John Fowler (ERT UK)