NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE: December 19 for scientific proposals to the EUROTOX 2016 in Istanbul

Please submit your scientific proposals using the FORM making sure to include the organiser details, the recommended speakers, and a brief presentation for the proposal. Don't forget to reach out to your colleagues and involve your professional network in this call.



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 all 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.


The ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI) seeks your suggestions for priority emerging scientific issues (human or environmental health) that should be addressed through a focused, multi-sector collaborative program. The most promising proposals will form the basis of new scientific initiatives within HESI, and will receive supporting funds to initiate activities in the fall of 2015.


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  The GRC offers cutting edge, often unpublished molecular science, in a collegiate atmosphere with participants selected from those most likely to both contribute and benefit.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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)