Daily Pocket Calendar
Note: All activities will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, unless otherwise noted.
Committee on Diversity Initiatives (CDI) Reunion and 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Undergraduate Education Program for Minority Students
Saturday, March 22, 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
Room 105 West
This year, the CDI Reunion, hosted by the Committee on Diversity Initiatives (CDI) will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Undergraduate Education Program. This event will provide a great opportunity for former students, mentors, speakers, and most especially the organizers of the program to gather and celebrate the accomplishments of the program—accomplishments made possible through the commitment and dedication of its volunteers. As always, 2014 program participants will be on hand for you to meet and greet, and the Gehring Diversity Student Travel Award will be presented. Dessert, coffee, and tea will be served. Start the 53rd Annual Meeting with this special 25th Anniversary celebration of your contributions to the Undergraduate Education Program.
NIEHS-SOT Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony
Sunday, March 23, 3:00 PM–3:30 PM
North Ballroom 120D
The Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Linda S. Birnbaum and the President of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Lois D. Lehman-McKeeman, 2013–2014 SOT Council, and invited dignitaries will attend a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony to further strengthen the partnership between these organizations committed to human health and disease prevention. This MOU sets forth a framework for an alliance between NIEHS and SOT
to foster their shared dedication to providing global leadership toward creating a safer and healthier world by increasing the impact of the science of toxicology. Dr. Birnbaum, 2004–2005 SOT President, also is the Director of the National Toxicology Program. This ceremony will commemorate the joint efforts of NIEHS and SOT in initiatives addressing research and training now and in the future.
Awards Ceremony Music
Sunday, March 23, 4:45 PM–5:15 PM
North Ballroom 120D
(All Attendees Welcome)
Performed by Nicole Pesce
Nicole Pesce will perform for SOT Annual Meeting attendees prior to the SOT Award Ceremony. Nicole is currently nominated by Arizona Foothills Magazine’s “Best of 2014 Award” for the Best Local Band/Musician. She has been recognized as one of the “top ten musicians to hear in Phoenix” by the Arizona Republic and plays everything from Chopin to Lady Gaga.
At age 14, Nicole appeared on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon which aired to over sixty million viewers. Through the years, Nicole has had the privilege of performing for Muhammad Ali, George Bush, Sr., Shaquille O’Neal, Jimmy Carter, Chris Rock, Steve Nash, and more.
Sunday, March 23, 5:15 PM–6:30 PM
North Ballroom 120D
(All Attendees Welcome)
SOT will recognize our prestigious award recipients at the SOT Awards Ceremony. Please refer to the Awards and Fellowships section of the SOT website for complete details about the award recipients and criteria for the prestigious SOT and sponsored awards. The Society will also recognize two individuals who have significantly and positively influenced the fields of toxicology with Honorary Membership: TBA.
Sunday, March 23, 6:30 PM–7:30 PM
(All Attendees Welcome)
Continue the celebration by attending the Welcome Reception following the Awards Ceremony. The Welcome Reception is a great opportunity to renew old friendships and to make new acquaintances. Please join the Society in this kick-off of the Annual Meeting.
25-Year (Or More) Member Reception
Sunday, March 23, 7:00 PM–8:00 PM
North Ballroom Foyer
If you have been a member of the Society of Toxicology for 25 years or more, please join your colleagues to celebrate and recognize the scientists who established the Society. Be sure to wear your 25-year, 35-year, 45-year, or 50-year pin.
SOT Mentoring Breakfast
Monday, March 24, 6:15 AM–7:45 AM
Sponsor: Career Resource and Development (CRAD) Committee
Graduate Student Leadership Committee (GSLC)
Postdoctoral Assembly (PDA)
The Society of Toxicology recognizes the importance of mentoring in the scientific and professional development of its members. As such, the Career Resource and Development Committee, in conjunction with the Postdoctoral Assembly and Graduate Student Leadership Committee, is pleased to announce the 3rd annual Mentoring Breakfast.
The Mentoring Breakfast is for SOT members at any career stage—from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to senior scientists—who are seeking a mentor. Brief presentations will be followed by small group discussions led by trained facilitators. Facilitators will work to match participants with compatible mentors. Note that mentor information will be provided after the Annual Meeting, and only mentees should attend the breakfast.
Global Collaboration Coffee
Monday, March 24, 9:30 AM–11:30 AM
The SOT Council invites all Global Gallery participants and representative of societies from around the world to the Global Collaboration Coffee, expressly designed to provide a forum where scientific leaders can gather and forge connections for future collaborations. Other invitees include SOT Special Interest Group leaders, IUTOX Executive Committee members, SOT Councilors, 2014 Global Senior Scholars and their hosts, and the 2014 recipients of the SOT/AstraZeneca/SOT Endowment Fund/IUTOX Travel Awards (senior scientists from developing countries). This event offers an opportunity for scientific leaders to meet and make plans for future collaborations. Following the coffee, attendees will adjourn together to the Global Gallery where presenters will share their posters in a “Representative Attended” poster time from 11:45 am to 12:15 pm on Monday, March 24.
Global Gallery of Toxicology
Monday, March 24, 11:45 AM–12:15 PM
Exhibit Hall (Across for the SOT Pavilion, Booth 1623)
Toxicology Societies from around the world are invited to participate in the Global Gallery of Toxicology. Now in its fourth year, posters showcasing the history, key accomplishments, strategic initiatives, and current and future activities of these sister societies will be prominently displayed during the
meeting. In addition, the 2014 Global Gallery poster session has a “Representative Attended” poster time of 11:45 am–12:15 pm on Monday, March 24. The goal of SOT and of all these societies is to further the science of toxicology to advance human health and disease prevention. The Global Gallery posters are located in the Exhibit Hall across from SOT Pavilion, Booth 1623. For more information, please contact Susan Simmons.
Virtual Global Gallery of Toxicology
2014 Global Gallery of Toxicology Participants:
- Academy of Toxicological Sciences (ATS)
- African Society for Toxicological Sciences (ASTS)
- American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT)
- American College of Toxicology (ACT)
- Asian Society of Toxicology (ASIATOX)
- Association of Government Toxicologists (AGT)
- Australasian College of Toxicology and Risk Assessment (ACTRA)
- British Toxicology Society (BTS)
- Croatian Toxicological Society (CTS)
- Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EMGS)
- European Association of Poison Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT)
- Federation of European Toxicologists and European Society of Toxicology (EUROTOX)
- German Society of Toxicology (GT)
- INHAND Nomenclature Project
- International Neurotoxicology Association (INA)
- International Society of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology (ISRTP)
- Irish Society of Toxicology (IST)
- International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX)
- Japanese Society of Toxicology (JSOT)
- Mexican Society of Toxicology (SOMTOX)
- Russian Society of Toxicology
- Safety Pharmacology Society (SPS)
- Society of Toxicologic Pathology (STP)
- Society of Toxicology (SOT)
- Society of Toxicology of Canada (STC)
- Swiss Society of Toxicology
- Teratology Society (TS)
- Toxicologists Without Borders (TWB)
- The Toxicology Society of South Africa (TOXSA)
- The Turkish Society of Toxicology (TST)
In Vitro Toxicology Lecture and Luncheon for Students:
Searching for Reliable Replacement Models in Topical Toxicology—Focus
on Skin and Eye Toxicity
Monday, March 24, 12:00 Noon–1:20 PM
Room 301C West
Chairperson(s): Teresa L. Leavens, Education Committee Chair, Cary, NC, and Emily G. Notch, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH.
Lecturer: Helena Kandarova, MatTek Corp.
& MatTek In Vitro Life Science Laboratories, Bratislava, Slovakia.
Supported by an Educational Grant from the Colgate-Palmolive Company
Host: Education Committee
The goal of the In Vitro Toxicology Lecture series is to feature important research using in vitro and alternative techniques to study basic mechanisms and to illustrate how these test methods benefit animal welfare by refining, reducing, and replacing animal use whenever it is feasible. Graduate students, undergraduates, postdoctoral scholars, and recipients of Colgate-Palmolive awards are among the guests at the In Vitro Toxicology Lecture and Luncheon. Students and postdoctoral scholars register for $10 (nonrefundable) via the Annual Meeting registration. Dr. Kandarova will present an introduction to the topic, and then participants will discuss related questions and report responses.
Government Liaison Groups Collaboration Meeting
Monday, March 24, 3:15 PM–4:45 PM
SOT 2013–2014 Officers and Councilors and officials from
various federal government agencies will meet jointly to discuss
mutual areas of interest.
Regional Chapter, Special Interest Group, and Specialty Section Receptions
Monday, March 24 through Wednesday, March 26, Various Times
Many of the SOT RC, SIG, and SS meet during the SOT Annual Meeting. All current and prospective Rc, SIG, and SS members are encournaged to attend. A list of all the component group receptions will be listed in the Program Event Calendar.
Past Presidents’ 5k Fun Run/Walk
Tuesday, March 25, Time: 6:30 AM
Steele Indian School Park
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 4th annual Past Presidents’ 5k Fun Run/Walk, we’re so glad you joined us!
Questions about the Fun Run? Contact Amy Willis via email or call 703.438.3115 ext. 1406.
Postdoctoral Assembly Luncheon
Tuesday, March 25, 12:00 Noon–1:15 PM
Room 105B West
Chairperson(s): Ebany Martinez Finley, The
MIND Research Network, Albuquerque, NM.
Sponsor(s): Postdoctoral Assembly
Amidst the hubbub of Annual Meeting events, the Postdoctoral Assembly (PDA) Luncheon is time for postdocs to relax, celebrate achievements, and have fun! All postdoctoral scholars are invited to a casual luncheon organized by the PDA. Three postdoctoral scholars will be given the Best Postdoctoral Publication Award and postdoc award recipients from SOT Regional Chapters, Special Interest Groups, and Specialty Sections will also be recognized. The PDA Board will review the year's accomplishments and share their vision for the future. Newly elected Executive Board members for 2014–2015 will be introduced. Door prizes are always a big hit at the event. Postdocs should reserve a ticket for $10 when they register for the Annual Meeting. Guests should plan to arrive by 12:30 pm in order to be served.
SOT Annual Business Meeting
Tuesday, March 25, 4:30 PM–6:00 PM
North Ballroom 120D
(All SOT Members Invited)
Members are invited and encouraged to attend the 53rd SOT Annual Business Meeting. The agenda includes discussion of plans for 2014–2015, a financial summary, and a review of the 2013–2014 activities.
Tuesday, March 25, 7:30 PM–9:00 PM
Sheraton Hotel, Encanto Room
(All Attendees Welcome)
Chairperson(s): Sue M. Ford, St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY, and Phil Wexler, NIH-NLM, Bethesda, MD.
Sponsor: Graduate Student Leadership Committee
The GSLC-sponsored Tox ShowDown, held on Tuesday evening during the Annual Meeting, is an engaging quiz game patterned off the popular long-running show It’s Academic. Three teams (The Endocrine Disruptors; the Free Radicals; the Toxic Metabolites) of contestants compete at answering questions concerning toxicology not only in its scientific context, but as it relates to society, history, the arts, and culture. The Tox ShowDown creates a truly festive atmosphere allowing the audience to participate with the teams. Door prizes are raffled off and the winning team receives prizes that range from restaurant gift cards to toxicology books. If you are interested in becoming a contestant on one of the teams, email the GSLC Secretary or SOT Headquarters today!
Undergraduate Educator Network Meeting
Wednesday, March 26, 2:15 PM–3:30 PM
Chairperson(s): Mindy F. Reynolds, Washington College, Chestertown, MD.
Sponsor(s): Education Committee
Undergraduate Education Subcommittee
The Education Committee and the Undergraduate Education Subcommittee are hosting the Undergraduate Educator Network Meeting for all faculty involved in the teaching of toxicology to undergraduates, or for those interested in including toxicology at the undergraduate level. Hear an update on initiatives for undergraduate faculty, provide your input, and network.
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