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LRI Innovative Science Award 2017: Apply now!

The LRI Award, an initiative of the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), in conjunction with the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry – Europe (SETAC Europe), the Federation of European Toxicologists and European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX) and the International Society of Exposure Sciences (ISES), is offering a 100.000€ award to support promising new research in the field of dose-response of synergy in combined exposure to humans or environmental species.

Applications for the LRI Award are now open until 19 March 2017.  

The risk assessment of combined exposures to multiple chemicals is largely based on the assumption that effects of chemicals acting via the same Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP)/Mode of Action(MoA) can be estimated based on dose-addition, and that different AOPs/MoAs can be accounted for by response-addition models. The interaction of multiple chemicals that result in more-than-additive adverse effects (‘synergy’) is assumed to be rare and is mostly described for toxicokinetic interactions of pharmaceuticals at high doses.

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EUROTOX 2017 Scientific Program Now Available Online

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) has today announced detailed Scientific Programme of the EUROTOX 2017 congress, that will be held on September 10-13, 2017 in Bratislava, Slovakia.  

Click here to explore the details. A printed program and a conference mobile phone app will both be available at the conference as well.
 
The Organising Committee is grateful to the Scientific Program Committee for all their active engagement in preparing the highly attractive program.
 
Further Information:
- Abstract registration for Invited talks (Symposia and Workshops listed in the Scientific Program) is open now.
- Regular poster abstract submission and Registration will open in March.
 
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the LOC and Congress Secretariat

We look forward to seeing you in Bratislava in September !

 

 

MOVING FORWARD WITH OPTIMISM

After the winter break, we want to wish our members a good return back to their daily lives and a healthy and productive year. EUROTOX Executive Committee members are already engaged in several key initiatives. The first one is the upcoming joint meeting between SOT and EUROTOX Core members which is taking place in London, January 24-25. This is the first time SOT and EUROTOX members will be sitting together to discuss key toxicology issues affecting the USA and Europe respectively; in particular recognition of toxicologists and a long-term plan for future collaborative efforts.

The second important meeting taking place in Brussel, February 2-3, will tackle the drafting of the 2018 Brussels Scientific Programme. Chaired by the newly elected Vice-President, Prof. Heather Wallace, and the 2018 local organising members Prof. Dominique Lison and Dr. Miranda Cornet, along with Chairs of the Speciality Sections, the group will review a record number of 85 scientific proposals. Certainly a tough task given the number of interesting and innovative proposals submitted every year.

Soon after, we will be holding our winter meeting hosted by the Slovak Society of Toxicology (SETOX) in Bratislava, February 24-25. We are fortunate to have Dr. Helena Kandarova and Dr. Mojmir Mach coordinating the organisation details of the upcoming 2017 EUROTOX congress in September. 

As you can see, lots of activity taking place in the first quarter of 2017, resulting in tangible ramifications to implement in the months to follow. As we move forward this year, we hope that you too will experience and obtain many successful outcomes in 2017.

Best wishes,
Prof. Mumtaz Iscan

 

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.

 

New collaboration between SETAC Europe and EUROTOX

SETAC Europe welcomes EUROTOX members to the 27th Annual Meeting, which will be held in Brussels, Belgium, from 7–11 May 2017.

Both societies have initiated a new collaboration with the aim of "Bridging the gap between toxicology and ecotoxicology".

The call for abstracts is currently underway. Consider submitting yours before the November 23 deadline.

 

Application for fellowships for ERT courses in 2017

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EUROTOX is pleased to once again offer the opportunity to apply for fellowships to attend comprehensive training courses in toxicology (ERT courses), and for cross-border exchange of teachers on such courses.

Full details regarding eligibility and application process can be found here (for course attendees) and here (for teachers) 

Note New Deadlines for applications:

  • 30 November 2016 for courses between 1 January and 30 June 2017
  • 31 May 2017 for courses between 1 July and 31 December 2017

For more information, please contact Prof. Martin Wilks