WHO ARE WE

 
 
 
 
 

WHO ARE WE

EUROTOX is the Federation of national societies of toxicology in Europe, which together have approximately 7,000 members. In addition, EUROTOX counts more than 200 individual members who come from 50 countries, mostly from Western Europe.

Historically, EUROTOX has its roots in the European Society for the Study of Drug Toxicity, which was founded in 1962 in Zürich. The first annual scientific meeting was held in 1963 inParis, at which occasion also the Statutes of the new society were adopted. As the Society's interests started to extend into toxicology areas other than drug toxicology, it was decided to change the name into European Society of Toxicology (EST).

This was done at the scientific meeting in 1974 in Carlsbad. In the late seventies and early eighties national toxicology societies grew rapidly, both in number and in membership. Thus 14 national societies of toxicology (Finland, France, the German Federal Republic, the German Democratic Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom) and EST decided to found the Federation of European Societies of Toxicology (FEST), which was done at the EST congress in Kuopio, 1985.

As this soon turned out to create unnecessary duplications, EST changed its Statutes, adopted the name EUROTOX, and EST and FEST merged at the 5th IUTOX Congress in Brighton, 1989. In the years thereafter EUROTOX grew steadily, now encompassing also Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine and Serbia.

The Official Journal of EUROTOX is Toxicology Letters