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EUROTOX'S STRATEGIC VISION SEEKS TO STRENGTHEN CORE AREAS

I am happy to announce that two key initiatives were finalised during the Executive Committee meeting held February 16.
 
The first one is the 2015 Strategic Meeting in Porto, September 13. The program of this meeting would be very similar to the Barcelona meeting held five years ago, inviting delegates to arrive Saturday, September 12 in time for a group dinner. The strategic meeting would take place (off site with bus service provided) the following day from 8.30 to 16.00. EUROTOX will cover travel and one night accommodation costs (up to EUR 420 lump sum) for one delegate from each member society. The official invitations to member societies and other invited speakers would follow in the upcoming weeks. 
 
The second initiative is the 4th ERT workshop scheduled in Vienna in early June to continue the work leading to the harmonisation of ERT procedures, increased recognition of toxicology as speciality and specialisation through ERT standard guidelines, and the promotion of ERT among EU regulatory agencies. Outcome of this meeting will be discussed during the 2015 Porto Strategic meeting.
 
I hope you can see how  these two meetings offer great potential for EUROTOX to strengthen its commitment not only among members but also the scientific community alike.
 
Prof. Aristidis Tsatsakis 
President
 

AN APPEAL FOR THE INTEGRITY OF SCIENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY

Dear Colleagues,

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. The text of the appeal and the list of current signatories are attached, and we hope you will join us in confirming the evidence-based power of science, and its role in the rational and ethical integrity of public policies and regulations.

Please notify your agreement by sending your titles and affiliation coordinates to Ms. Hannelore Popa-Henning (popa-henning@toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de)

Gio Batta Gori
Wolfgang Dekant
John Doull
Alan Boobis
 

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Dekant
Department of Toxicology, University of Wuerzburg
Versbacher Str. 9, 97078 Wuerzburg, Germany
Tel. +49-931-3148449
e-mail: dekant@toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de

Gio Batta Gori, ScD, MPH, ATS
The Health Policy Center
Editor, Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology
6704 Barr Road, Bethesda, MD 20816, USA
Email: gorigb@msn.com

John Doull, MD, PhD, FAACT
Professor, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics
University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, MS 1018, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA
Email: jdoull@kumc.edu

Alan Boobis OBE, PhD
Professor, Imperial College, London, UK
Email: a.boobis@imperial.ac.uk

 

 

APPLY FOR THE LRI AWARD

 
The LRI Award is an initiative of 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, is offering a €100,000 award to support promising new research in the field of novel use of surrogate data to assess apical endpoints in human health and/or environmental risk assessment.  Deadline for applications: 17 March 2015
 
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WELCOME TO PORTO!

 
Call for Abstracts and online registration for the 2015 EUROTOX Porto congress, September 13-16, 2015 is now open. 
 
The 2015 PORTO congress “Bridging Sciences for Safety”, upholds the important role of Toxicology in bridging the knowledge of sciences like Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Physiology, and many others, for the desired path of humankind towards a safer world.
 
Check out the scientific programme and start planning your visit
 
 
 

FINAL CALL FOR EUROTOX 2015 NOMINATIONS

 
 
As we kick off the 2015 year, we encourage you to help us to foster toxicology both scientifically and educationally across Europe by sending nominations of outstanding candidates to engage in EUROTOX activities and awards. The deadline for award nominations is January 30, 2015.
 
Support our acknowledgment of outstanding professionals in toxicology by nominating candidates for these two awards. 
  • 2015 EUROTOX MERIT AWARD recognizing professionals with a distinguished career in European toxicology. 
  • 2015 BO HOLMSTEDT LECTURE AWARD recognizing scientific excellence professionals in the area of drug and chemistry safety. 
Help us find new members to involve in our organisation by nominating candidates to join our subcommittees: Registration (2 slots) and Corporate Program (1 slot).
 
Want to make a significant contribution to your local scientific community? Then why not host the 2020 congress!  The call to submit letter of intent is now posted on our homepage. Send you letters by January 30, 2015.
 
2015 Elections include Secretary General and EC Member (1 slot). Both incumbents will be running for 2nd term. Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2015.
 
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EUROTOX 2016 in Istanbul, September 4-7

THE SUBMISSION PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED. MORE THAN 80 SCIENTIFIC PROPOSALS WERE SUBMITTED TO DRAFT THE SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME. 

WE THANK ALL MEMBER SOCIETIES, SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRY PARTNERS, AND THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY IN GENERAL FOR CONTRIBUTING. SUBMITTED PROPOSALS WILL BE REVIEWED IN FEBRUARY AND A FINAL DECISION WILL BE MADE IN SEPTEMBER. 

Prof. Mumtaz Iscan

EUROTOX President Elect
Scientific Programme Committee Chair

 

EUROTOX travel fellowships to the Gordon Research Conference

EUROTOX travel fellowships to the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) and linked Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on ‘Cellular and Molecular and Mechanisms of Toxicity (CMMT)’

New Hampshire, USA, August 8 - 14, 2015


Applicants are sought for travel fellowships to attend the 2015 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity.  The GRC offers cutting edge, often unpublished molecular science, in a collegiate atmosphere with participants selected from those most likely to both contribute and benefit.

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EUROTOX 2014 Edinburgh

The 50th Congress of EUROTOX was held in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, September 7-10, 2014.  Prof. Heather Wallace, President of Eurotox 2014 Congress and Chair of Local Organising Committee, welcomed all participants on behalf of the Local organising committee. The three and a half day-congress was packed with exciting science as well as a total of six CEC sessions.  In addition, a number of keynote lectures and awards were presented.

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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.

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EUROTOX fellowship programme to continue in 2015

The established fellowship programmes for the attendance of comprehensive toxicology courses (ERT courses) and for the cross-border exchange of teachers will again be available in 2015. For further details please contact Prof. Martin Wilks at martin.wilks@unibas.c

 

PhD course in Environmental Sciences

A new doctorate school in Environmental Sciences has just been started at the University of Milan. Seven new PhD positions will be advertised every year.

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Summary of the 1st ERT workshop on New National Registers

November 8, 2012, Stockholm

The theme of this workshop was to promote the establishment of more national registers in Europe. The program covered:

  • the current status of the ERT system & ERT recognition worldwide,
  • the ERT concept in light of the new Guidelines for Registration,
  • management and administration of ERT by national Registration Committees, with examples from national registries
  • a survey of current training programs under the ERT scheme in Europ  

The workshop was held by the Swedish Society of Toxicology in collaboration with EUROTOX Subcommittees for Registration and Education at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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)
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