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5–10 May 2019 11th International Conference on Toxic Cyanobacteria

Kraków, Poland

International Conference on Toxic Cyanobacteria (ICTC) is a periodic summit of an international community focusing on the study of cyanotoxins and toxic cyanobacteria. Poland was chosen as the venue of the next ICTC by the participants of the conference in Wuhan in 2016. The five-day event includes interactive sessions and lively discussion panels which promote active scientific exchange and communication between scientists and students. This event will feature recent findings from leading academic experts in the field in the form of lectures and posters. Participants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience from the experts on the subject and to network with other enthusiasts.


17–20 September 2019 International Conference Lakes & Resevoirs "Hot Spots and Topics in Limnology"

Mikorzyn, Poland

The conference organized by Polish Limnological Society in co-operation with Romanian Limnogeographical Association and other partners will focus on the contemporary threats to aquatic environment with polyphasic approach, from global and local perspective, and from basic science research to applied methods of environmental management. Considering multifaceted challenges provoked by the human-driven alterations of environment, the conference wish to promote “translational limnology” – a highly interdisciplinary field, the primary goal of which is to coalesce assets of various natures within the individual pillars in order to improve the functioning of the aquatic ecosystems significantly.

The conference themes will encompass

  • novel methods of lakes restoration
  • hydrobiology & aquatic ecology
  • functioning of heated lakes
  • lakes pollution assessment
  • emerging threats to aquatic ecosystems

More information, registration and abstract submission:


21–26 October 2018 The 18th International Conference on Harmful Algae

Nantes, France

The ICHA 2018 scientific program will foster discussions and hopes to inspire participants from a wide array of themes to initiate collaborations within and across disciplines for the advancement of our field. While major culprits of public safety problems (the genera Alexandrium, Dinophysis, Pseudo-nitzschia for marine systems or Anabaena, Aphanizomenon and Microcystis for freshwater systems) still continue to thrive in our waters, many advances have been made in monitoring for these species and their toxins. Still, as the environment and anthropogenic stressors continue to change, our coastal and freshwater systems also undergo heavy changes. Therefore, our ability to detect novel or emerging organisms and their toxins become of growing importance. It also becomes clearer that the societal impacts of Harmful Algae are multiple and do not simply concern fisheries and aquaculture but increasingly so other sectors, including tourism, shipping, desalination and renewable energy supply. Therefore, we felt it important to reiterate the need to translate fundamental science into knowledge to help overcome societal challenges. We have thus placed the conference under the theme “From Ecosystems to Socio-ecosystems”.


24–27 September 2018 The 4th Prato Conference on Pore Forming Proteins

Prato, Iataly

The 4th Prato Conference on Pore Forming Proteins will be held Monday 24th September to Thursday 27th September 2018 at the Monash University Prato Centre in Italy.

Come to Prato and explore the wonderful world of pore-forming toxins: Pore forming proteins (PFPs) are molecules that self-assemble from a soluble form into oligomeric membrane spanning pores. These molecules play diverse roles in processes such as immunity, bacterial pathogenicity, venom toxicity and developmental biology. From a translational perspective PFPs are also emerging as key molecules of utility in medical research, protection of agricultural crops from pests, DNA sequencing, and as tumour therapeutics.

The meeting will span a wide spectrum of research (both academic and industry focused) on Pore Forming Proteins from all kingdoms of life and across a range of different functions.


22–26 September 2018 The 19th EU-IST Congress

Yerevan, Armenia

The 19th Congress of the European Section of the International Society of Toxinology will session in mid- September, in the Elite Plaza Business Center and it will be focused mainly on Basic Science of Animal, Plant and Microbial Toxins and their applications in health; as well as environmental, topics, public perception and social impacts associated to toxinology development. Through the valuable contribution of Invited Conferences of well-known scientists, the works presentation, poster, and panels realization; the main tendencies and challenges will be shown in the event's thematic axes. It will promote the international dialogue, between different generations of scientist and other professionals; which will certainly contribute to its success.


16–18 September 2018 2nd Mycokey International Conference

Wuhan, China

This Conference, hosted jointly by Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Hubei Academy of Agricultural Sciences (HAAS) and Chinese Society of Plant Protection (CSPP) will involve a wide range of mycotoxin management topics covering the whole food and feed chain. Welcome both regional and international participants to share experiences and technology on mycotoxin management.


24–27 June 2018 2nd African Symposium on Mycotoxicology

Mombasa, Kenya

African Society of Mycotoxicology (ASM) welcomes you to the 2nd symposium which will be held in Mombasa, Kenya 24th - 27th June 2018. The meeting will bring together both regional and international participants to share experiences and technology in mycotoxin research, while at the same time identifying the way forward in mycotoxin management in Africa. You are welcome to be part of this worthy course.


21–22 June 2018 Snakebite Conference - From Science to Society

Stadsgehoorzaal Breestraat 60, 2311 CS Leiden, The Netherlands

Naturalis and Leiden University organise a 2-day international conference ‘Venomous Snakes: from science to society’ to ask attention for a devastating, neglected tropical disease and ignite international action on snakebite prevention and treatment. By bringing together science, government, industry and societal & humanitarian aid organisations, we want to take the first steps in developing solutions for the issues concerning snakebites in the tropics.

A best paper award for the PhD students sponsored by Toxins will also be presented at the conference.


7–11 June 2018 ASM Microbe

Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA, USA

ASM Microbe showcases the best microbial sciences in the world and provides a one-of-a-kind forum to explore the complete spectrum of microbiology from basic science to translation and application.


5–10 May 2018 11th International Conference on Toxic Cyanobacteria

Kraków, Poland

International Conference on Toxic Cyanobacteria (ICTC) is a periodic summit of an international community focusing on the study of cyanotoxins and toxic cyanobacteria. Poland was chosen as the venue of the next ICTC by the participants of the conference in Wuhan in 2016. The five-day event includes interactive sessions and lively discussion panels which promote active scientific exchange and communication between scientists and students. This event will feature recent findings from leading academic experts in the field in the form of lectures and posters. Participants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience from the experts on the subject and to network with other enthusiasts.


5–10 May 2018 11th International Conference on Toxic Cyanobacteria

Kraków, Poland

International Conference on Toxic Cyanobacteria (ICTC) is a periodic summit of an international community focusing on the study of cyanotoxins and toxic cyanobacteria. Poland was chosen as the venue of the next ICTC by the participants of the conference in Wuhan in 2016. The five-day event includes interactive sessions and lively discussion panels which promote active scientific exchange and communication between scientists and students. This event will feature recent findings from leading academic experts in the field in the form of lectures and posters. Participants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience from the experts on the subject and to network with other enthusiasts.


18–22 March 2018 ACS National Meeting & Expo --Nexus of Food, Energy & Water

New Orleans, LA, USA

18-22 March 2018
ACS National Meeting & Expo
--Nexus of Food, Energy & Water


26 February–1 March 2018 3rd German Pharm-Tox Summit

Göttingen, Germany

the conference will be held by the German Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology (DGPT) together with the Association of Clinical Pharmacology (VKliPha) and the Association for Applied Human Pharmacology (AGAH). With the excellent support by Conventus, we will do everythingto make the German Pharm-Tox Summit 2018 a memorable event.


25–28 February 2018 14th European Conference on Fungal Genetics

Haifa, Israel

The unifying theme of the conference is fungal genetics, linking cell signaling and dynamics, gene expression, genome sequence and structure, interactions with hosts and symbiotic partners, molecular evolution, ecology, and environmental and applied mycology. The Technion is home to engineering, life sciences and medicine faculties. We are especially pleased to host this conference, with its interdisciplinary combination of fundamental and technological topics.


24–29 October 2017 19th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology

Haikou, Hainan, China

It is the first time that IST World Congress will be held in China. The 19th congress will incorporate the 11th Asia Pacific Conference of the International Society on Toxinology and the 13th Chinese Conference on Toxin and Medical Application. We will also welcome representation from our affiliate societies of the IST. Thus, the 19th IST World Congress will encompass a broad range of themes, including bacterial toxins, fungal toxins, plant toxins, animal venoms, synthesized toxins, toxin discovery & structure identification, toxin pharmacology, and clinical toxinology etc.


9–14 October 2017 2017 Venoms to Drugs Conference

Peppers Noosa Resort, Queensland, Australia

Venom from cone snails, scorpions, spiders, snakes and other species continue to provide an immense reservoir of potent bioactive peptides that target specific enzymes, ion channels and receptors. As such they represent major sources of lead compounds for both the development of pharmacological tools and novel drugs.
There will be a Special Issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651) entitled "Selected Papers from the 2017 Venoms to Drugs Conference", edited by Bryan Grieg Fry. Please visit the Special Issue website here. Toxins will also present a generous prize for Best Poster at the conference.


3–7 September 2017 ECMNP: 10th European Conference on Marine Natural Products

Kolymbari, Crete, Greece

The European Conference on Marine Natural Products series was setup in order to give European scientists, and especially younger ones, the opportunity to present their research results in the form of lectures or posters and to discuss them with colleagues from Europe and around the world every two years in an informal and stimulating environment.


7–10 August 2017 10th International Conference on the Molecular Biology and Pathogenesis of the Clostridia

Ann Arbor, Michigan, the United States

The International Conferences on the Molecular Biology and Pathogenesis of the Clostridia (Clostpath) have been a leading venue to bring together clinicians and scientists for forefront research on the molecular biology of clostridia and their role in health and disease. Clostpath 10 will cover all aspects of clostridia-dependent pathogenesis, regulation of virulence factors, host-pathogen interactions, structure and mode of actions of clostridial toxins, development of new genetic tools as well as epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of clostridia-caused diseases. The scientific program of Clostpath 10 will include keynote lectures by internationally recognized leaders in clostridial research and clinical practice. In addition to state-of-the-art invited talks about the most recent and exciting discoveries in the field, short oral contributions will be selected from submitted abstracts. Lively poster presentations will give the opportunity for attendees to discuss their ongoing work with a broad audience in line with the goal to bring together basic science with clinical and translational research issues.


17–19 July 2017 5th Iberoamerican Cyanotoxins Meeting

Lugo, Spain

The 5th Iberoamerican Cyanotoxins Meeting will be held in Lugo, Spain, 17-19 July 2017. The conference will cover the recent advances on chemistry, ecology and technology of the cyanotoxins, with a special focus on the climate change.


26–30 June 2017 ETOX 18: The European Workshop on Bacterial Protein Toxins

Institut Pasteur, Paris,France

ETOX is a label for a well-established and reputed series of “European Workshops on Bacterial Protein Toxins” initiated in 1983 with the impulsion of Joseph E. Alouf and in association with John Freer, Sjur Olnes, Paul Falmagne, Franz Fehrenbach, Rino Rappuoli and Torkel Wadstrom. The 18th ETOX edition is coming back to France, which is an attractive and stimulating scientific place that continues to promote outstanding research on all aspects of infectious diseases including protein toxins. It will be an exciting opportunity to visit Institut Pasteur and to pay a tribute to some of its scientists notably J. E. Alouf. In the tradition of the previous workshops, ETOX18 will gather well-known world scientists as well as young researchers and students for stimulating exchanges and discussions in the field of bacterial protein toxins and other secreted virulence factors. Talks from world leaders, junior scientists, and students will contribute to present the multifaceted aspects of the bacterial protein toxins from the genetics and the regulation of their production to their structure, biochemical activity, interaction with host cells and tissues, including innate and adaptive immunological responses. A better understanding of bacterial protein toxins allows an improved comprehension of the pathophysiological processes but may also lead to development of appropriate therapeutic and preventive measures; the bacterial protein toxins also represent invaluable tools to dissect fundamental biological processes.


29 May–1 June 2017 The 2nd International Conference CBRNE – Research & Innovation

Lyon, France

The 2nd International Conference CBRNE – Research & Innovation will take place in Lyon, France on May 29th to June 1st, 2017
New trends and technical challenges on CBRNE will be discussed, including toxin detection, diagnostics and treatments.


6–9 March 2017 2nd German Pharm-Tox Summit

Heidelberg, Germany

The German Society of Toxicology (GT) and Toxins - Open Acess Toxinology Journal announce their new collaboration in the field of Toxinology/Biogenic Toxins starting in 2017. During the 2nd German Pharm-Tox Summit 06–09 March 2017 in Heidelberg, this partnership will be appreciated by the GT-Toxins-Award for the best poster in the field of toxin research, which will be established as a novel annual award in the GT.


9–12 November 2016 Protein Secretion in Bacteria Conference

Sirata Beach Resort. Florida. USA

About 30% of the proteins synthesized by bacteria are transported across or integrated into cell membranes. Many of these secreted and membrane-associated proteins play critical roles in cell physiology, intracellular communication, promoting survival in specific environments, and pathogenesis. Bacteria use a remarkable diversity of pathways to transport proteins across or into membranes, some of which have come to light only very recently. The goal of this conference is to bring together investigators who study these different transport pathways to discuss important recent advances, to exchange ideas, and to identify common themes. A wide variety of topics will be covered, including the mechanisms of protein translocation across membranes, the assembly of translocation channels, the biogenesis of integral membrane proteins, the structural biology of transport machines, the regulation and energetics of transport reactions, and emerging transport phenomena.

Talk Abstract Deadline: 9th September 2016
Poster Abstract Deadline: 9th October 2016


18–19 October 2016 Biodetection & Biosensors 2016

Cambridge, UK

This event will incorporate aspects of both biodetection and biosensors, a rapidly growing area of science. The conference will also cover other areas of biodetection, such as field ready pathogen detection devices, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and biomarkers.


10–15 July 2016 2016 Gordon Research Conference "Microbial Toxins and Pathogenicity"

Waterville Valley, NH

The 2016 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) "Microbial Toxins and Pathogenicity" and its companion Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) are designed to showcase exciting, innovative basic and applied research in the infectious disease fields while promoting intensive discussion and networking between new and veteran researchers from academia, government, medicine and biotech. This biennial international conference continues to be regarded by the microbial pathogenesis community as our premier venue for intellectual exchange. To be held July 9-15 at the Waterville Valley Resort in New Hampshire, the 2016 Conference is led by Chair Virginia Miller, PhD and Vice Chair Andrew Camilli, PhD. Nine sessions will feature 31 invited speakers plus 4 selected from the GRS, chosen to integrate cutting-edge research on: bacterial toxins, virulence regulation, pathogenesis, pathogen evolution, pathogen encounters with host cells, basics of bacterial pathogens, and innate immune responses.


3–7 June 2016 SMBE 2016 - The Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution

Queensland, Australia

SMBE 2016 will be held in conjunction with the Genetics Society of Australia (GSA) from the 3rd-7th of July at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia. The meeting - including plenary talks, symposia presentations, the Walter Fitch symposium, and poster sessions - will showcase the latest research in genomics, population genetics, and molecular biology and evolution. Social activities will include an opening reception, mixers with each poster session, and a conference dinner - all social events are included with registration. BYO scientific curiosity and surfboard.


11 May 2016 5th International Symposium on Mycotoxins and Toxigenic Moulds: Challenges and Perspectives

Ghent, Belgium

The MYTOX association research platform MYTOX "Mycotoxins and Toxigenic Moulds" was established in 2007 and consists of more than 50 researchers from 12 research laboratories in the Ghent University Association. MYTOX deals with mycotoxin research in a multi-disciplinary way, based on four main units: (1) mycotoxins; (2) toxigenic fungi; (3) mycotoxins and animal health; and (4) mycotoxins and human health. In this way, MYTOX tackles the mycotoxin issue along the production chain from the field to the end consumer, within the ‘One Health’ concept.

The Symposium welcomes participants from industry, government as well as academia. Only through multidisciplinary efforts and concerted actions, can further progress and solutions be expected for the mycotoxin problem.


The joint Special Issue with Toxins aims to bring together active researchers to present their current work in mycotoxins and mycotoxigenic fungi:



25–30 September 2015 IST 2015 Oxford: 18th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology

Oxford, UK

The main scientific theme is the exploration of the structural, pharmacological, evolutionary and clinical aspects of “natural toxins”. By analogy with the term “Proteome”, “Toxinome” has been coined to describe the complete set of toxins that can be expressed by the genetic material of animals, plants and microbes. Exciting new developments in proteomics and allied disciplines are enabling us fully to understand the nature of venoms and toxins and their biological significance.


13–16 September 2015 9th International Shiga Toxin (Verocytotoxin)- producing Escherichia Coli Infection conference in 2015

Boston, USA

In 2015, VTEC returns this important international conference to the U.S. in Boston, where STEC researchers in epidemiology, infectious diseases, veterinary and medical microbiology, animal production, immunology, pediatric nephrology and gastroenterology, physiology, microbial ecology and biochemistry will share their latest findings. Furthering previous efforts, two state-of-the-art symposia will be held, including one that explores the genomics of STEC and the role that genomics can play in public health and patient care.


20–24 June 2015 17th European Workshops on Bacterial Protein Toxins

Porto, Portugal

ETOX17 aims at bringing together the most renowned world scientists, young researchers and students for exchanging and discussing the latest and most exciting findings regarding all aspects of the research within the field of bacterial protein toxins.


14–19 June 2015 Gordon Conference on Mycotoxins & Phycotoxins 2015

Stonehill College, Easton, MA

The goal of the conference is to bring together a wide range of outstanding senior scientists, young investigators and students to address the very practical task of ensuring the safety of food and water supplies. Interactions between junior and senior scientists will to contribute to the evolution of new strategies for dealing with the complex problems presented by naturally occurring toxins.


30 May–2 June 2015 115th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology

New Orleans, Louisiana

This year's meeting will showcase the central role of microbes in the biosphere by communicating today's cutting edge science in the diverse areas of microbiology through a wide range of interactive workshops, scientific sessions, and networking events. Learn, connect, and be inspired by the best.


16–21 June 2013 Mycotoxins & Phycotoxins

Stonehill College, Easton, MA, USA

Fungal, algal, and cyanobacterial toxins adversely affect the health of humans, animals, and the environment. The occurrence and toxicity of these mycotoxins and phycotoxins, which may be present in food, water, and air, is often impacted by multiple factors including environmental change and human activity. Given the ecological and societal importance of this field, exchange of ideas and collaboration among numerous disciplines (e.g., biology, analytical chemistry, toxicology, ecology, plant pathology, epidemiology, genomics/proteomics, meteorology, economics/trade, risk assessment/hazard management, and public health) is critical for assessing risks and developing sustainable management practices for these natural toxins.


3–6 June 2013 Drug Discovery & Therapy World Congress 2013

Boston, MA, USA

This unique international conference will provide a platform for all pharmaceutical scientists, internists and primary care physicians to discuss and learn about important international breakthrough developments in drug discovery and on new therapeutics. The focus of the conference will be on the interdisciplinary fields of drug discovery, drug therapy and translational medicine. A similar series of conferences have been held by the organizers in the UAE over the last several years. These events have been highly successful and many top international scientists, including over 22 Nobel Laureates, have presented their work.


12–16 May 2013 12th European Fusarium Seminar

Palais de la Bourse, Bordeaux, France

Scientists, breeders, industry representatives, and policy makers who are engaged in the issues related to diseases caused by Fusarium and the reduction of fusarium mycotoxin levels in cereals are invited to EFS12. This important Fusarium conference, held for the first time in France, will provide an interesting forum for European and other international colleagues to appreciate the current state of the art in Fusarium biology and crops resistance breeding. After more than 25 years of intensive research on Fusarium diseases and breeding for resistance, this meeting will be a chance to discuss solutions to future challenges.


5–8 December 2012 TOXINS 2012: Basic Science and Clinical Aspects of Botulinum and Other Neurotoxins

Eden Roc Renaissance, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

On behalf of the International Neurotoxin Association (INA) and its Conference Organizing Committee, I am pleased to invite you to attend TOXINS 2012: Basic Science and Clinical Aspects of Botulinum and Other Neurotoxins. This conference will be held December 5 - 8, 2012, at the Eden Roc Renaissance, Miami Beach, Florida.


12–15 February 2012 4th International Conference on Drug Discovery and Therapy

Dubai, UAE

This unique international conference provides a platform for all pharmaceutical scientists, internists and primary care physicians to discuss and learn about all the important international breakthrough developments in drug discovery and on new therapeutics.

This conference organized by Eureka Science with the support of the Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE, focuses on the interdisciplinary fields of drug discovery, drug therapy and translational medicine.

After the overwhelming success of the previous conferences held in Dubai in February 2008, 2010 and 2011 (where many Nobel Laureates attended), the fourth conference promises to be a much larger event with over 500 talks delivered and 36 thematic sessions with poster presentations and an associated commercial exhibition.

Throughout the course of the four day conference, you will have the opportunity to both network and hear leaders from the international pharmaceutical, academic and clinical communities.


7–12 August 2011 Cellular & Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity

Andover, USA

The 2011 Gordon Conference on Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity will present cutting edge mechanistic toxicological research underpinning key innovations in environmental, pharmaceutical and industrial sciences and heralds an exciting period in the quest to predict and circumvent adverse drug and toxicant reactions.

The Conference will feature a wide range of topics, such as inflammation and repair/adaptation, non-coding mRNAs, epigenomics, hepatotoxicity, neuroinflammatory diseases, individual susceptibility/adaptation together with new models of in silico and in vivo predictive toxicology. The Conference will bring together a collection of investigators who are at the forefront of their field, and will provide opportunities for junior scientists and graduate students to present their work in poster format and exchange ideas with leaders in the field. Some poster presenters will be selected for short talks. The collegial atmosphere of this Conference, with programmed discussion sessions as well as opportunities for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, provides an avenue for scientists from different disciplines to brainstorm and promotes cross-disciplinary collaborations in the various research areas represented.


12–17 June 2011 Gordon Research Conference: Mycotoxins & Phycotoxins

Waterville, ME, USA

Fungi, algae and cyanobacteria are capable of producing an expansive array of toxic secondary metabolites that adversely affect the health of humans and animals. Mycotoxins and phycotoxins are found in food, water and air. The frequency and intensity of their occurrence is often impacted by environmental change and human activity. Given the ecological and societal importance of this field, numerous disciplines (e.g., analytical chemistry, toxicology, ecology, plant pathology, epidemiology, genomics/proteomics, meteorology, economics and risk assessment/hazard management) within the public and private sectors have been involved in addressing the myriad problems associated with the occurrence of these natural toxins. The 15th Gordon Research Conference on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins offers a unique international forum for academic, governmental and industrial scientists to exchange ideas, identify new research opportunities and initiate cross-disciplinary collaborations. Contemporary themes will be explored to facilitate the discussion of the “what, how, who, when, and why” of natural toxin events.

Themes will include:
1) novel toxins and toxicities,
2) molecular mechanisms of toxicity and detoxification,
3) public health effects/disease epidemiology,
4) societal and economic impacts,
5) genetic and environmental control of toxigenesis,
6) physiological and ecological roles of toxins,
7) detection and predictive modeling and
8) risk assessment and abatement.

A primary goal of this unique gathering is to create a critical mass and atmosphere for creative thinking necessary to advance knowledge of the complex environmental and societal problems presented by naturally occurring toxigenic microbes and their toxins. Special consideration will be given to strategies to improve interactions of junior and senior scientists during the conference. In keeping with the ethos of Gordon Research Conferences, while information will be disseminated by speaker presentations, vigorous discussion will be the key focus. Designated discussion leaders, recognized for their skills in each particular area, will guide the audience-based discussions. Poster sessions will provide an opportunity for lively and informal discussion, in counterpoint to the more formal oral sessions. In addition, the Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) will convene immediately preceding the GRC (11-12 June 2011). Organized and conducted by graduate students and postdocs, the GRS will provide an opportunity for junior scientists to present their work in a formal, oral format, in front of their peers. These students will participate in the subsequent Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins GRC providing an unmatched opportunity to promote interactions between future researchers and established ones.


20–22 December 2010 The 4th International Conference on Natural Toxins

Ismailia, Egypt

The mission of the Egyptian Society of Natural Toxins (ESNT) is to provide global research, information, training and resources that will lead to better understanding of the danger as well as the usefulness of different types of naturally produced toxins.

This will include studies on the nature, occurrence, effects, mechanism of action, isolation, identification and characterization of natural products with toxic activities.

Particular emphasis is placed on evaluating the significance of the effects of such toxicants on human health besides the discovery of medically important component(s) found in these toxins.

Areas of research covered by the society include histopathology, cytopathology, pathophysiology, molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, Bacteriology, virology, parasitology, epidemiology, chemistry, biochemistry, biosynthesis, metabolism, and pharmacology of various classes of natural toxicants and their therapeutic applications in medicine and biology.

It will also cover the fields of taxonomy and classification of poisonous living organisms.


7–9 October 2010 11th annual meeting of the International Endotoxin and Innate Immunity Society

Vancouver, Canada

The primary goal of the IEIIS shall be to establish a society for the promotion of scientific knowledge on all aspects of endotoxin (ET) research. The IEIIS is an open society whose objective shall be to reach and invite everyone interested in this scientific field, with particular emphasis on young investigators. The IEIIS shall provide an environment where all researchers will benefit from frank exchange of data, views and experiences.


2–4 September 2010 ESTIV 2010 - the 16th International Congress on In Vitro Toxicology

Linz, Austria

We are very pleased that in 2010 the "Linz-Congress" will be held in cooperation with ESTIV as  “ESTIV 2010 - the 16th International Congress on In Vitro Toxicology”. For the first time these two congresses will be held together and we are sure that the cooperation between ESTIV and EUSAAT will facilitate a high scientific level in presentations, discussions and exchange of new ideas for the benefit of alternative methods to animal experiments.


The organising committee has invested its efforts to address all of the subjects of interest to scientists in Europe, who are interested in the 3Rs. English will be the official congress language.


The participants will be updated on new approaches and methodologies, e.g. -omics-techniques or the correlation between in vitro data and human data will be subjects of the lectures and poster presentations and a wide sprectrum of toxicological effects will be addressed as well as cross-cutting.


The program of the congresses in Linz traditionally also focuses on legal and ethical aspects and on standardising and and harmonising in vitro approaches, specifically on good cell culture practices.


We will also provide a forum for reviewing the latest developments in the European chemicals and cosmetics policy in context with the use of alternatives methods. Another hot topic is the revision of the EU-directive 86/609, which will affect European scientists working in academia, industry and government institutions in the life sciences.


As in the past on purpose we will avoid parallel sessions in Linz and give a high priority to poster presentations. The best and most innovative posters will be awarded, which may motivate young scientists to effectively contribute to the development and application of alternative methods in Europe.


Located in the center of Europe, Linz is a typically charming Austrian city with an excellent mixture of science, culture and economy. Moreover, the Linz congresses have in the past have provided an excellent, informal environment for scientists interested in the 3Rs to exchange ideas, meet old friends and make new ones.


2–3 September 2010 2nd Annual Predictive Toxicology

Berlin, Germany

The 2nd Annual Predictive Toxicology is a definitive conference that focuses on providing useful information to advance drug development strategies by outlining cutting-edge solutions for toxicology screening with the innovative analytical means. The conference will bring together scientists, managers, decision makers from leading pharmaceutical and biomedical companies to exchange their views and expertise. Participants will gain in-depth information about the industry and regulatory issues. The symposium will evaluate the concerns in understanding predictive toxicology studies and the use of cardiotoxicity biomarkers. The 2nd Annual Predictive Toxicology conference will discuss the ways on how to deal with the interface between toxicology and pharmacovigilance.


19–23 July 2010 XII International Congress of Toxicology

Palau de Congressos de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

The Spanish Association of Toxicology (AETOX) and EUROTOX in the name of the International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX), invite you to participate in IUTOX-2010, the XII International Congress of Toxicology.

The Congress will encourage the interaction between Academia, Industry, Regulators, Expert in Human (clinical and epidemiology) and Environmental Toxicology.

Chemical Safety is increasingly requiring integrated and translational approaches to get successful possibilities of innovative application of the results of research and development based on added values with safety to human health and the environment. From the most basic molecular and cellular research, going through in vitro alternative approach of understanding long term effects, “omics” strategist for in vitro and more rational animal testing and human diagnosis, application of human data (epidemiological and clinical data) to risk assessment in regulatory purpose, alternative efficient strategists for toxicity evaluation and computing data handling, efficient process for realistic risk characterization of thousands of chemicals, risk communication and social acceptance. All these different levels of activities need to be integrated in translational approaches for successful industrial, biomedical and environmental applications. New material as nanomaterials and new drug generations and biotechnological products and the objectives of sustainable chemistry open to new scientific and methodological approaches.

The IUTOX-2010 intend to be a forum for interaction among different fields of activity related with toxicology under a scientific environment.

Multidisciplinary and translational approaches for interacting expert from academia (basis mechanistic, effects testing, monitoring), industry, clinical toxicologists, environmentalists, regulators, and technological developers, will be especially welcome.


11–16 July 2010 Microbial Toxins & Pathogenicity

Waterville Valley Resort, Waterville Valley, NH, USA

The 2010 Gordon Research Conference on Microbial Toxins and Pathogenicity is an outstanding forum to acquire cutting-edge knowledge on microbial pathogenesis. The organization of the conference includes seminars on the basic mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis, from primarily bacterial systems, with seminar sessions on toxin biochemistry and biogenesis, molecular and cellular pathogenesis, and infection and immunity. Seminars will also be presented that translate knowledge of basic mechanisms into therapeutic advances. Speakers include established investigators, as well as, junior investigators who show exceptional promise. Seminar sessions are chaired by prominent researchers who will provide an overview of the session topic and place the speakers\' work into the context of the session. Discussions are led by the session chairs and provide an opportunity for the exchange of new ideas and perspectives. In addition to the seminar sessions, the conference includes well-attended and highly interactive poster sessions. The 2010 conference will be preceded by the Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Microbial Toxins and Pathogenicity. The GRS is planned by and for post-doctoral and pre-doctoral trainees in the field of microbial pathogenesis and provides an opportunity for our future leaders to present their research as seminars and posters in a collegial and interactive environment. Attendance at the GRS will add great value to the Gordon Research Conference experience for these junior investigators.


2–4 June 2010 Nanotoxicology 2010

Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK

The conference will take place over 3 days, and will be divided into sections that allow focus on specific types of nanomaterials.

Each section will include talks spanning disciplines including exposure assessment, characterisation, human toxicology, ecotoxicology and risk assessment.

Such a format will promote interaction between different disciplines and would allow issues specific to certain materials to be addressed.


26–29 April 2010 2010 Toxicology and Risk Assessment Conference

Cincinnati Marriott North, West Chester (Cincinnati), OH, USA

The 2010 Toxicology and Risk Assessment Conference will be a 4-day meeting focusing on the applications of computational toxicology (COMPTOX) for improving risk assessment practice. There will be two full sessions devoted to the application of modern COMPTOX approaches such as QSAR, PBPK, Molecular Docking, High Throughput Screening, Metabolomics, Data Mining and Bioinformatics for risk assessment practice. These sessions will be complemented by scientific sessions on dermal toxicology and the toxicology and risk assessment of biofuels. The conference will feature a workshop on Risk Assessment Practice, on the day prior to the main conference sessions (April 26) and further risk assessment workshops covering hot topics in risk methods and applications to be held on the day after the main conference sessions (April 29). The conference should provide attendees with a solid overview of how COMPTOX techniques may be used to help address common risk assessment problems encountered by various Federal agencies.


7–11 March 2010 Society of Toxicology’s 49th Annual Meeting

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

The Society of Toxicology (SOT) Annual Meeting is the largest toxicology meeting and exhibition in the world, attracting approximately 6,500 scientists from industry, academia, and government. The program includes several plenary and other special lectures, symposia, workshops, roundtable discussions, and platform and poster presentations. The meeting also offers Continuing Education courses ranging from basic to advanced levels. In addition, the Society presents annual awards to recognize outstanding achievements in toxicology.


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