Join us at the 50th Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology - EUROTOX 2014

The 50th Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology will be held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh from the 7th to the 10th September 2014.
The Congress aim is to “Advance Science for Human and Environmental Health” and we have an exciting programme highlighting new and innovative science and current regulatory topics.

Detailed Programme now available!
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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.


Society of Toxicologic Pathology (USA)

The Society of Toxicologic Pathology (USA) is seeking to broaden its membership by reaching out to scientists and students (graduates/residents/post-docs) involved or interested in safety assessment, teaching, or research in toxicologic pathology/toxicology, and inviting them to join the STP and attend our 33rd Annual Symposium in Washington, DC at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, June 22-26, 2014.


EUROTOX fellowship programme to continue in 2014

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 2014. For further details please refer to the relevant sections on this website.

Deadline not later than November 15, 2014


Workshop on Assessment of Respiratory Sensitization

This workshop aims to (1) discuss the current state of science for identification and characterization of respiratory sensitizer hazard, (2) identify the near-term and long-term information to facilitate development of validated standard methods and frameworks, and (3) consider the regulatory and practical needs regarding hazard management.


LRI Innovative Science Award 2014

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

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 environmental risk assessment and management.


Ruth Roberts on the ballot for SOT President!

Those of you who are voting members of the Society of Toxicology recently received an e-mail inviting you to vote for SOT Officers and Committees. However, unless you opened the ballot you may not have seen that our own President Ruth Roberts is one of the two candidates for President of the Society.


Call for scientific proposals for the EUROTOX 2015 congress

“Bridging Sciences for Safety”
PORTO - SEPTEMBER 13-16, 2015

Please submit your scientific proposals using the attached form making sure to include the organizer details, the recommended speakers, and a brief presentation for the proposal. Send your proposals to the EUROTOX Secretariat (secretariat@eurotox.com) by December 13, 2013.


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.


HESI solicits emerging issues proposals for 2014 action

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 2014.  Click here for more information about the HESI Emerging Issues Proposal process.


NC3Rs-MHRA survey on the use of human tissue for safety pharmacology studies

The UK National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs; www.nc3rs.org.uk) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA; http://www.mhra.gov.uk/) have convened an expert working group to generate an evidence base which will inform the use of human tissue in testing the safety of potential new medicines, with an initial focus on safety pharmacology studies.


BHMF sponsored satellite symposium on “New Advances in Risk Assessment”

The BHMF sponsored satellite symposium will be held on Sunday September 1, 2013. The symposium will integrate the latest scientific knowledge and methodology into the development of a new paradigm of human health risk assessment from hazard to exposure driven.

Flyer + More Information


EFSA launched a call to renew membership

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a call to renew membership of its Scientific Panel on food additives and nutrient sources added to food (ANS) and Scientific Panel on food contact materials, enzymes, flavourings and processing aids (CEF).


Second ERT workshop focusing on education

The EUROTOX Subcommittees for Registration and Education together with the Dutch Society of Toxicology are organising the 2nd International Workshop on European Registered Toxicologist (ERT): Education in Toxicology in Europe as the basis for ERT registration on 25-26 April 2013 at Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Further Information  +  Registration


20th EUROTOX Training & Discussion Session

EUROTOX has assisted it´s Specialty Section Carcinogenesis to organize the 20th EUROTOX Training and Discussion Section on the topic "Epigenetic Carcinogenicity in Risk Assessment". This meeting will be held at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors, Dortmund, Germany on February 14-15, 2013.

Final Programme + Registration


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.


Prof. Gabrielle Hawksworth

Celebration of the life and work of Professor Gabrielle Hawksworth
(7th & 8th February 2013)
To register for the meeting please send an email to Hazel Paterson (h.a.paterson@abdn.ac.uk)
Programme of the meeting


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
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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)

New Open-Access Journal

The Slovak Toxicology Society SETOX, member of the Federation of European Toxicology Societies EUROTOX, in cooperation with the Institute of Experimental Pharmacology & Toxicology, Slovak Academy of Sciences invites you to publish your valuable results of experimental and clinical studies in our new international journal, Interdisciplinary Toxicology.