The call for scientific proposals for the 2020 EUROTOX Congress taking place in Copenhagen, September 6-9, 2020 is currently underway.   

This year’s theme is “Toxicology of the next generation – combined efforts in quest of safer chemicals and medicines”. It reflects our desire to address topics dealing with advances in science, emerging technologies, as well as next generation toxicology testing platforms to ensure innovative ways to evaluate the safety of pharmaceuticals, chemicals and materials. Submissions in line with this theme are strongly encouraged.

When preparing your proposal, please follow the guidelines and use the official template that can be downloaded directly here.


EUROTOX and the Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity Gordon Research Conference (GRC CMMT) are pleased to announce up to 4 fellowships for students, postdocs or early career scientists (<10 years post PhD) currently working or studying in Europe to attend and present at the 2019 GRC CMMT to be held from 11-16th August 2019 at Proctor Academy, New Hampshire, USA. Full registration/accommodation costs and EU1100 towards travel will be provided.  To apply, please submit an abstract via the conference website by May 10th 2019 and notify the chair john.richburg@austin.utexas.edu of your wish to be considered. 
For more information email the chair or visit the GRCCMMT 2019 website

2018 AWARDS: Recognising scientific and professional excellence

As we wrap up the 2018 EUROTOX congress, we want to highlight the various awards presented in Brussels, and congratulate the respective recipients for their scientific contributions and professional excellence in toxicology. 

EUROTOX honours annually a distinguished European toxicologist with the Merit Award. This year's Merit Award recipient is Prof. Corrado L. Galli. 

Prof. Mumtaz Iscan, EUROTOX President (2016-2018) presents the 2018 EUROTOX Merit Award to Prof. Corrado L. Galli at the opening ceremony of the Brussels congress held September 2, 2018.

The Bo Holmstedt Memorial Foundation (BHMF) Lecture Award is presented every year during the EUROTOX congress to recognise scientists who have made outstanding research contributions to the science of drug or chemical toxicology. This year's BHMF award recipient is Prof. Nigel J Gooderham.

Prof. Nigel Gooderham, recipient of the 2018 Bo Holmstedt Lecture Award, delivers his presentation at the EUROTOX Brussels congress held September 4, 2018.

Early career toxicologists are encouraged by the annual Early Career Awards for best poster presentation in two distinct categories. The EUROTOX Gerhard-Zbinden award for drug-oriented toxicological research was presented to Dr. Timothy Allen, University of Cambridge (UK) for this work on "Computational approaches for predicting Molecular Initiating Events", while the ECETOC Christa Hennes Award for toxicological research into mechanisms and risk assessment was presented to Dr.  Wael Naboulsi, Signatope GmbH (Germany) for his work on "A classical and an immunoaffinity-proteomic study to identify and validate drug-induced kidney injury biomarker in canine". 

Prof. Heather Wallace, EUROTOX President (2018-2020) presents the EUROTOX Gerhard-Zbinden (G-Z) Early Career Award for drug-oriented toxicological research to Dr. Timothy Allen during the closing ceremony of the EUROTOX Brussels congress held September 5, 2018.

Presented at the 2018 EUROTOX Business Council Meeting to recognise individuals who have rendered distinguished service to foster toxicology across Europe, the 2018 EUROTOX Honorary Member recognition was presented to Prof. Bas J. Blaauboer (The Netherlands) and Prof. Aristidis Tsatsakis (Greece).

2018 EUROTOX Honorary Member recognition presentation during the 2018 Business Council meeting held in Brussels, September 4, 2018. Pictured left to right: Aristidis Tsatsakis, Mumtaz Iscan, EUROTOX President (2016-2018) and Bas J. Blaauboer.



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



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)



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.

See the photos on the congress website.



Application for fellowships for ERT courses in 2019


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 are 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:

  • 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


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.