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Recurring Events (more events to be announced)

Committee on Diversity Initiatives Reunion

Saturday, March 10
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Marriott Rivercenter Hotel

Hosted by: Committee for Diversity Initiatives (CDI)

Join the Committee on Diversity Initiatives as we celebrate the Undergraduate Diversity Program and the people who make it successful. The CDI Reunion is a great opportunity for former students, organizers of the program, and volunteers to gather and celebrate 29 years of success in encouraging the next generation of scientists. Please welcome and network with this year’s undergraduate student participants. The program will include the presentation of the 2018 Perry J. Gehring Diversity Student Travel Award. Dessert, coffee, and tea will be served, so please mark your calendars and start the 57th Annual Meeting with a fun and interactive evening at the CDI Reunion.

This session will provide an informal opportunity to gain insight about different employment sectors in toxicology through candid discussions in a casual setting. Graduate students and postdocs are encouraged to sign up for this event when they registering for the Annual Meeting, as registration will be limited to maximize the opportunity for small group discussion with career representatives.

Awards Ceremony Music

Sunday, March 11
4:45 PM to 5:15 PM

Performed by: Randy Cordero

Randy Cordero, also known as “El Garrobo,” is a flamenco guitarist based in San Antonio. He studied the art of flamenco both in Spain and in the US. His musical style is a blend of traditional Jerez-style flamenco with some contemporary influences.

Awards Ceremony

Sunday, March 11
5:15 PM to 6:30 PM

Please join the Awards Committee, in conjunction with SOT COuncil, the Board of Publications, and the Education Committee, as distinguished scientists are honored during the prestigious SOT Awards Ceremony. At the ceremony, SOT Awards are presented, as well as a number of grants, fellowships, and other honors for cutting-edge and novel research. Please refer to the Awards and Fellowships pae for complete details.

Welcome Reception

Sunday, March 11
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

The Welcome Reception is a great opportunity to renew friendships and to make new acquaintances. Please join the Society in this kick-off of the Annual Meeting and ToxExpo.

25-Year (Or More) Member Reception

Sunday, March 11
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

If you have been a member of SOT for 25 years or more, please join your colleagues in recognition and celebration of your contributions to the Society. Be sure to wear your membership anniversary pin.

SOT Annual Business Meeting

Tuesday, March 13
4:45 PM to 6:15 PM

SOT Members are invited and encouraged to attend the SOT 57th Annual Business Meeting. The agenda includes discussion of plans for next year, a financial summary, and a review of the 2017–2018 accomplishments.

Tox ShowDown

Tuesday, March 13
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Chairperson(s): Phil Wexler, NIH-NLM, Bethesda, MD.

This is the seventh year of the Tox ShowDown, the toxicological quiz game par excellence. Three teams of three contestants each—the Endocrine Disruptors, the Free Radicals, and the Toxic Metabolites—battle each other to answer questions wholly, partially, or remotely related to toxicology. Topics cover the gamut, including the role of toxicology in history, current events, arts, culture, and society, not to mention science. The event features a cash bar and is a great opportunity to see how many questions you can answer correctly, while enjoying a good laugh. As always, there will be prizes for all participants and audience door prizes.


Student and Postdoctoral Scholars (more events to be announced)

Undergraduate Diversity Program

Saturday, March 10 to Monday, March 12
Convention Center and Marriott Rivercenter Hotel

Chairperson(s): Kimberly Hodge-Bell, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, MO and Irene Abraham, JT International, Geneva, Switzerland

Hosted by: Committee for Diversity Initiatives (CDI)

(Open to CDI Travel Awardees)

Students and faculty advisors selected from a national pool of applicants will participate in the Undergraduate Diversity Program. The program begins Saturday evening with networking within mentoring groups, an introduction to toxicology, and the CDI Reunion, a celebration including current and past program participants and organizers. See Sunday Undergraduate Education Program for a description of the activities on Sunday. On Monday, these students participate in Scientific Sessions, visit Poster Sessions, attend the In Vitro Lecture and Luncheon, continue to network with graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and career toxicologists, and conclude this concentrated exposure to the discipline of toxicology and possibilities inherent in the pursuit of graduate studies in the biomedical sciences.


SCHEDULE
  Saturday, March 10
  5:15 PM–7:30 PM Opening Event
  6:45 PM–7:30 PM Do You Like Asking Questions? Do You Like Helping People? Have you Considered Toxicology?!
An Introduction to Toxicology
Antonio T. Baines, PhD, 1993 Program Alumnus, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
  7:30 PM–8:30 PM Committee on Diversity Initiatives Reunion
Open to all, especially invited are those previously involved in CDI activities.
  7:35 PM–7:40 PM 2018 Perry J. Gehring Diversity Student Travel Award Recognition
  7:40 PM–8:30 PM Networking
  Sunday, March 11
  8:10 AM–8:55 AM Equity in Health? Understanding the Impact of Past Generational Exposures on Health
Patrick Allard, PhD, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  9:00 AM–9:45 AM Oxidative Stress in Developmental Toxicology
Alicia Timme-Laragy, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  9:55 AM–11:00 AM Interactive Presentation When Work Makes You Sick: A Farmerworker’s Experience in the Field
Courtney L. McGinnis, PhD, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
  11:05 AM–11:55 AM Safety Assessment and Regulatory Aspects of Consumer Goods
Betina J. Lew, PhD, DABT, ERT, Reckitt Benckiser, Montvale, NJ
  12:00 Noon–12:40 PM Lunch and Networking
  12:55 PM–1:55 PM Breakout Sessions for Students: What Is Graduate School and What Can I Expect? How to Get into Graduate School
  12:55 PM–1:55 PM Breakout Sessions for Students: Tips for Advising Prospective Graduate Students or How to Get Your Students Accepted to Graduate School
  2:05 PM–2:55 PM Career Roundtable: Opportunities in Toxicology
  3:00 PM–5:00 PM Open Time with Academic Toxicology Program Directors and Internship Sponsors
Featuring representatives from academic institutions across the country recruiting talented students interested in advanced studies in the biomedical sciences.
  Monday, March 12
  8:00 AM–9:00 AM Plenary Lecture
  9:30 AM–11:05 AM Mentor Groups Attend Annual Meeting Sessions and Posters
  11:30 AM–1:00 PM In Vitro Lecture and Luncheon for Students
  1:15 PM–3:10 PM Topic Groups Attend Annual Meeting Sessions and Posters
  3:30 PM–4:30 PM Science of Leadership, Growth & Development Presentation: Postdoc to Provost: Managing Phase Transitions
Martin A. Philbert, PhD, ATS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  3:30 PM–4:30 PM Host Mentor and Peer Mentor Meeting
  4:30 PM–5:00 PM Program Closing Session

Sunday Undergraduate Education Program

Sunday, March 11
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Marriott Rivercenter Hotel

Chairperson(s): Kimberly Hodge-Bell, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, MO and Irene Abraham, JT International, Geneva, Switzerland

Hosted by: Committee for Diversity Initiatives (CDI)

Endorser(s): Education Committee, Undergraduate Education Subcommittee

(Open to CDI Travel Award Recipients, Mentors, and Organizers and Undergraduates who register for the Sunday Undergraduate Education Program)

Undergraduates participate in this special introduction to topics in various toxicology disciplines, including an opportunity to explore and interpret data. Students discuss with graduate students and academic program directors how to submit strong graduate school applications and succeed in graduate school, as well as learning the merits of specific graduate programs. They also network with SOT mentors and toxicologists in various employment sectors to become more familiar with what life is like in different career paths in toxicology.


SCHEDULE
  Sunday, March 11
  8:10 AM–8:55 AM Equity in Health? Understanding the Impact of Past Generational Exposures on Health
Patrick Allard, PhD, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  9:00 AM–9:45 AM Oxidative Stress in Developmental Toxicology
Alicia Timme-Laragy, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  9:55 AM–11:00 AM Interactive Presentation When Work Makes You Sick: A Farmerworker’s Experience in the Field
Courtney L. McGinnis, PhD, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
  11:05 AM–11:55 AM Safety Assessment and Regulatory Aspects of Consumer Goods
Betina J. Lew, PhD, DABT, ERT, Reckitt Benckiser, Montvale, NJ
  12:00 Noon–12:40 PM Lunch and Networking
  12:55 PM–1:55 PM Breakout Sessions for Students: What Is Graduate School and What Can I Expect? How to Get into Graduate School
  12:55 PM–1:55 PM Breakout Sessions for Students: Tips for Advising Prospective Graduate Students or How to Get Your Students Accepted to Graduate School
  2:05 PM–2:55 PM Career Roundtable: Opportunities in Toxicology
  3:00 PM–5:00 PM Open Time with Academic Toxicology Program Directors and Internship Sponsors
Featuring representatives from academic institutions across the country recruiting talented students interested in advanced studies in the biomedical sciences.

Student/Postdoctoral Scholar Mixer

Sunday, March 11
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Convention Center Hemisfair Ballroom   (Ticket Required)

Hosted by: Graduate Student Leadership Committee (GSLC)

This opportunity is for all students and postdoctoral scholars to gather, meet new colleagues, and reestablish relationships in an informal atmosphere at the beginning of the meeting. Learn about being involved in SOT by speaking with student leaders at the SOT component group posters. The GSLC Outstanding Leadership Award is presented during this event. Tickets are obtained at no cost by registering for the Mixer on the Annual Meeting Registration Form. Ticket and meeting badge are required. Complimentary refreshments and a cash bar will be available.

Chat with an Expert

Monday, March 12 to Thursday, March 15
Time Varies by Group

Meet at the Chat with an Expert Poster Board in the Main Lobby of the Convention Center.

Hosted by: Graduate Student Leadership Committee (GSLC)

The purpose of Chat with an Expert is to provide graduate students and postdoctoral scholars with thr opportunity to network informally with well-established toxicologists while obtaining career advice and meeting new colleagues. Small groups are composed by matching research interests of students and postdocs with those of an expert. The expert for each group identifies a time and a place for an informal meeting, and the group meets at the Chat with an Expert Poster before proceeding to the meeting location. This program also includes opportunities for postdocs to host informal meetings with graduate students. Expert registration generally opens in December; Graduate student/postdoc registration will open in early 2018. Details for each group meeting will be sent to participants in advance of the meeting.

Poster Tours for Trainees

Monday, March 12 to Wednesday, March 14
Time Varies by Group

Hosted by: Postdoctoral Assembly

The Postdoctoral Assembly (PDA) organizes Poster Tours for Trainees for graduate students and postdoctoral scientists to participate in a one-hour, guided poster tour with an expert toxicologist. These small group tours provide the opportunity for trainees to take part in critical evaluation of cutting-edge toxicology methods and research findings and network with an expert toxicologist. Recruitment of individuals interested in being poster tour guides will begin in early December. Graduate student and postdoctoral scholar sign-up will open in early 2018. Details for each group will be distributed to the participants in advance of the meeting.

Trainee Discussion with Plenary Session Presenter: Dr. Porteus

Monday, March 12
9:45 AM to 10:45 PM
Convention Center Room 223   (Ticket Required)

Presenter: Matthew H. Porteus, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Dr. Porteus will meet informally for discussion with graduate students and postdoctoral scholars after the Opening Plenary Session. Registration is limited to SOT student and postdoctoral members.

In Vitro and Toxicology Lecture and Luncheon

Monday, March 12
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Convention Center Hemisfair Ballroom   (Ticket Required)

More Than Skin Deep: When Alternative Approaches Outperform Animal Tests

Nicole Kleinstreuer

Chairperson(s): Mindy Reynolds, Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Lecturer: Nicole Kleinstreuer, NIEHS, Research Triangle, NC.

Supported by: An educational grant from the Colgate-Palmolive Company

Hosted by: 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 develop test methods aimed at replacing animal use whenever feasible. Undergraduate students, graduate students, 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 process.

Dr. Kleinstreuer, Deputy Director of National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods, will present challenges in developing and receiving regulatory acceptance of non-animal testing approaches for skin sensitization. Skin sensitization, or allergic contact dermatitis, is a toxicity endpoint of widespread relevance. With legislation prohibiting the use of animal-based testing for cosmetic ingredients and concern about poor reproducibility and predictive performance of these tests, alternative methods for predicting key events in the adverse outcome pathway have been developed which have equivalent or superior performance to the traditional murine local lymph node assay. The challenges and benefits will be explored in discussions at each table.

Postdoctoral Assembly Luncheon

Tuesday, March 13
12:20 PM to 1:20 PM
(Ticket Required)

Chairperson(s): Samantha J. Snow, US EPA, Chapel Hill, NC

Hosted by: Postdoctoral Assembly

The Postdoctoral Assembly (PDA) Luncheon is a casual event that encourages engagement and networking among postdoctoral scholars. Finishing up a discussion from your morning poster session? Leaving early to set up a poster or attend another meeting? That’s no problem; stop in when you can! Enjoy a buffet lunch while networking with others, including PDA officers, Postdoctoral Representatives, and SOT Councilors. This is the time for postdocs to relax, celebrate achievements, and have fun. At 12:45 pm, there will be a short program, which will include recognition of the Best Postdoctoral Publication Award recipients and the welcoming of the 2017–2018 PDA officers. Door prizes add even more fun to this lively event. Postdocs should reserve a ticket for $10 when registering for the Annual Meeting.

Career Exploration through Speed Informational Interviews

SOLD OUT
Tuesday, March 13
1:25 PM to 2:45 PM
(Ticket Required)

Hosted by: Postdoctoral Assembly

Do you find yourself wondering what your career options are in the field of toxicology? Then this is the event for you! This career development special event is designed for graduate students and postdocs who want to gain insight into the different career sectors in toxicology. Groups of trainees will rotate through a series of approximately eight-minute discussions with career representatives from academia, government, and industry. Trainees can ask the career representatives questions about their background, career path, the hiring process in their company/sector, and other aspects of identifying and pursuing career interests.

This session will provide an informal opportunity to gain insight about different employment sectors in toxicology through candid discussions in a casual setting. Graduate students and postdocs are encouraged to sign up for this event when they register for the Annual Meeting, as registration will be limited to maximize the opportunity for small group discussion with career representatives.

Trainee Discussion with Medical Research Council (MRC) Lecturer: Dr. Hastings

Wednesday, March 14
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Convention Center Room 221A   (Ticket Required)

Presenter: Michael Hastings, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Dr. Hastings will meet informally for discussion with graduate students and postdoctoral scholars after the Keynote MRC Lecture. Registration is limited to SOT student and postdoctoral members.



Regional Chapters (more events to be announced)

Central States Regional Chapter Meeting/Breakfast

Monday, March 12
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Marriott Rivercenter  Sazo's

Regional Chapter, Special Interest Group, and Specialty Section Poster Sessions - Representative Attended

Monday, March 12
11:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Convention Center  Exhibit Hall

Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter Business Meeting and Networking Luncheon

Monday, March 12
12:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Casa Rio  Texas Room

Pacific Northwest Regional Chapter Reception

Monday, March 12
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Rio Rio Cantina  Presidente Room

Southeastern Regional Chapter and University of Georgia Joint Reception

Monday, March 12
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Casa Rio  

National Capital Area and North Carolina Regional Chapters Joint Reception

Monday, March 12
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Pat O'Brien's  The Briar's Suite

Midwest Regional Chapter Networking Breakfast

Tuesday, March 13
6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Hyatt Regency Riverwalk  Q Kitchen

Northeast Regional Chapter Student Luncheon

Tuesday, March 13
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Republic B

Northern California Regional Chapter Reception

Tuesday, March 13
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Zinc Bar & Bistro  Zinc Bar & Bistro

Regional Chapter Collaboration and Communication Committee (RC4) Meeting

Wednesday, March 14
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Convention Center  Room 223

Allegheny-Erie, Michigan, and Lake Ontario Regional Chapters Joint Reception

Wednesday, March 14
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Pat O'Brien's  The Briar's Suite

Ohio Valley Regional Chapter Reception

Wednesday, March 14
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar  Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

Special Interest Groups (more events to be announced)

Women in Toxicology Special Interest Group Executive Committee Meeting

Monday, March 12
6:45 AM to 7:45 AM
Grand Hyatt  Travis D

Regional Chapter, Special Interest Group, and Specialty Section Poster Sessions - Representative Attended

Monday, March 12
11:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Convention Center  Exhibit Hall

Special Interest Group Collaboration Group Meeting

Monday, March 12
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Convention Center  Room 224

Association of Scientists of Indian Origin Special Interest Group Career Talk with Toxperts

Monday, March 12
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas F

American Association of Chinese in Toxicology Special Interest Group Distinguished Chinese Toxicologist Lectureship Award and Reception

Monday, March 12
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas D

Toxicologists of African Origin Special Interest Group Annual Reception

Monday, March 12
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rio Rio Cantina  

Korean Toxicologists Association in America Special Interest Group Meeting

Monday, March 12
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Casa Rio  Casa Rio

Association of Scientists of Indian Origin Special Interest Group Reception

Monday, March 12
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas F

American Association of Chinese in Toxicology Special Interest Group Career Development Workshop

Tuesday, March 13
11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Convention Center  Room 213

Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists Special Interest Group Mentoring Activity

Tuesday, March 13
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Convention Center  Room 215

Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists Special Interest Group Reception

Tuesday, March 13
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Pat O'Brien's  Pat O'Brien's

Women in Toxicology Special Interest Group Reception

Wednesday, March 14
4:45 PM to 7:00 PM
Grand Hyatt  Lone Star D

Specialty Sections (more events to be announced)

Dermal Toxicology Specialty Section Officers Meeting

Monday, March 12
6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Convention Center  Room 214B

Immunotoxicology Specialty Section Officers Meeting

Monday, March 12
6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Convention Center  Room 214B

In Vitro and Alternative Methods Specialty Section Officers Meeting

Monday, March 12
6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Convention Center  Room 214B

Mechanisms Specialty Section Officers Meeting

Monday, March 12
6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Convention Center  Room 214B

Nanotoxicology Specialty Section Officers Meeting

Monday, March 12
6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Convention Center  Room 214B

Neurotoxicology Specialty Section Officers Meeting

Monday, March 12
6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Convention Center  Room 214B

Regulatory and Safety Evaluation Specialty Section Officers Meeting

Monday, March 12
6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Convention Center  Room 214B

Risk Assessment Specialty Section Officers Meeting

Monday, March 12
6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Convention Center  Room 214B

Specialty Section Shared Officers Meeting Umbrella Event

Monday, March 12
6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Convention Center  Room 214B

Comparative and Veterinary Specialty Section Officers Meeting

Monday, March 12
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Convention Center  Market Cafe

Mixtures Specialty Section Officers Meeting

Monday, March 12
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Schilos  

Molecular and Systems Biology Specialty Section Officers Meeting

Monday, March 12
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Grand Hyatt  

Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section Officers Meeting

Monday, March 12
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Convention Center  Room 215

Medical Device and Combination Product Specialty Section Officers Meeting

Monday, March 12
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Hilton Palacio Del Rio  

Regional Chapter, Special Interest Group, and Specialty Section Poster Sessions - Representative Attended

Monday, March 12
11:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Convention Center  Exhibit Hall

Carcinogenesis Specialty Section Officers Meeting

Monday, March 12
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Convention Center  Room 209

Cardiovascular Toxicology Specialty Section Meeting/Luncheon

Monday, March 12
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Convention Center  Room 213B

Occupational and Public Health Specialty Section Meeting/Luncheon

Monday, March 12
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Convention Center  Room 210

Specialty Section Collaboration and Communication Group Meeting

Monday, March 12
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Convention Center  Room 223

Drug Discovery Toxicology Specialty Section Mentoring Mixer

Monday, March 12
12:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Convention Center  Room 212

Food Safety Specialty Section Mentoring Event

Monday, March 12
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Grand Hyatt  Lone Star E

Carcinogenesis Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

Monday, March 12
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Lone Star C

Clinical and Translational Toxicology Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

Monday, March 12
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Lone Star A

Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

Monday, March 12
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas B

Mixtures Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

Monday, March 12
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Lone Star F

Molecular and Systems Biology Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

Monday, March 12
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas C

Ocular Toxicology Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

Monday, March 12
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Lone Star B

Regulatory and Safety Evaluation Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

Monday, March 12
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas A

Food Safety Specialty Section Officers Meeting

Tuesday, March 13
6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Marriott Riverwalk  Cactus Flower Restaurant

Medical Device and Combination Product Specialty Section Poster Tour Mentoring Event

Tuesday, March 13
9:15 AM to 10:45 AM
Convention Center  Exhibit Hall

Biotechnology Specialty Section Mentoring Lunch

Tuesday, March 13
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Rosario's Southtown  

Comparative and Veterinary Specialty Section Meeting/Luncheon

Tuesday, March 13
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Convention Center  Room 214C

Computational Toxicology Specialty Section Meeting/Luncheon

Tuesday, March 13
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Convention Center  Room 214B

Toxicologic and Exploratory Pathology Specialty Section Meeting/Luncheon

Tuesday, March 13
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Convention Center  Room 214D

Immunotoxicology Specialty Section Mentoring Event

Tuesday, March 13
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas F

Medical Device and Combination Product Specialty Section Mentoring Event

Tuesday, March 13
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas E

Drug Discovery Toxicology Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

Tuesday, March 13
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Lone Star B

Food Safety Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

Tuesday, March 13
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Lone Star A

Immunotoxicology Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

Tuesday, March 13
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas F

Medical Device and Combination Product Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

Tuesday, March 13
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas E

Metals Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

Tuesday, March 13
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas D

Nanotoxicology Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

Tuesday, March 13
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas B

Neurotoxicology Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

Tuesday, March 13
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas C

Risk Assessment Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

Tuesday, March 13
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas A

Molecular and Systems Biology and Mechanisms Specialty Sections Joint Mentoring Event

Tuesday, March 13
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Casa Rio  Texas Room

Regulatory and Safety Evaluation Specialty Section Global Regulatory Breakfast: Third Stop Canada!

Wednesday, March 14
6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Convention Center  Room 209

Cardiovascular Toxicology Specialty Section Mentoring Event

Wednesday, March 14
7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Schilos  

Regulatory and Safety Evaluation Specialty Section Mentoring Event

Wednesday, March 14
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Menger Hotel  Restaurant

Biological Modeling Specialty Section Mentoring Event

Wednesday, March 14
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
TBD  

Ethical, Legal, Forensics, and Societal Issues Specialty Section Meeting/Luncheon

Wednesday, March 14
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Convention Center  Room 209

Exposure Specialty Section Meeting/Luncheon

Wednesday, March 14
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Convention Center  Room 214B

Comparative and Veterinary Specialty Section Mentoring Event

Wednesday, March 14
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Seguin

Biological Modeling Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

Wednesday, March 14
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas A

Biotechnology Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

Wednesday, March 14
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas B

Dermal Toxicology Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

Wednesday, March 14
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas D

In Vitro and Alternative Methods Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

Wednesday, March 14
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas C

Mechanisms Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

Wednesday, March 14
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas E

Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

Wednesday, March 14
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas F

Stem Cells Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

Wednesday, March 14
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Republic A

Career Development (more events to be announced)

Chat with an Expert

Monday, March 12 to Thursday, March 15
Time Varies by Group

Meet at the Chat with an Expert Poster Board in the Main Lobby of the Convention Center.

Hosted by: Graduate Student Leadership Committee (GSLC)

The purpose of Chat with an Expert is to provide graduate students and postdoctoral scholars with thr opportunity to network informally with well-established toxicologists while obtaining career advice and meeting new colleagues. Small groups are composed by matching research interests of students and postdocs with those of an expert. The expert for each group identifies a time and a place for an informal meeting, and the group meets at the Chat with an Expert Poster before proceeding to the meeting location. This program also includes opportunities for postdocs to host informal meetings with graduate students. Expert registration generally opens in December; Graduate student/postdoc registration will open in early 2018. Details for each group meeting will be sent to participants in advance of the meeting.

Poster Tours for Trainees

Monday, March 12 to Wednesday, March 14
Time Varies by Group

Hosted by: Postdoctoral Assembly

The Postdoctoral Assembly (PDA) organizes Poster Tours for Trainees for graduate students and postdoctoral scientists to participate in a one-hour, guided poster tour with an expert toxicologist. These small group tours provide the opportunity for trainees to take part in critical evaluation of cutting-edge toxicology methods and research findings and network with an expert toxicologist. Recruitment of individuals interested in being poster tour guides will begin in early December. Graduate student and postdoctoral scholar sign-up will open in early 2018. Details for each group will be distributed to the participants in advance of the meeting.

SOT Mentoring Breakfast

Monday, March 12
6:15 AM to 7:45 AM (Ticket Required)

Endorsers:
Career Resource and Development Committee
Postdoctoral Assembly
Graduate Student Leadership Committee

The Society of Toxicology recognizes the importance of mentoring in the scientific and professional development of its members. As such, the Society is pleased to announce the seventh annual Mentoring Breakfast. The Mentoring Breakfast is for SOT members at any career stage—from students and scholars to senior scientists—who are seeking a mentor. Trained facilitators will lead small-group discussions to determine each individual’s wants and needs in a mentor and then will use this information to connect the participant with an appropriate mentor. Please note that mentor information will be provided after the Annual Meeting, and mentors do not attend the breakfast. Registration is limited and is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendance is $10 per person and includes a continental breakfast.

Research Funding Insights

Monday, March 12 to Wednesday, March 14
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Hosted By: Career Resource and Development Committee

Representatives from federal agencies will be available in the Research Funding Insights Room for individual conversations. Make an appointment with your program officer in advance or check the posted schedule to meet with a staff member who can discuss aspects of scientific review or specific grant opportunities. New investigators are especially encouraged to meet with program staff.

Career Exploration through Speed Informational Interviews

SOLD OUT
Tuesday, March 13
1:25 PM to 2:45 PM
(Ticket Required)

Hosted by: Postdoctoral Assembly

Do you find yourself wondering what your career options are in the field of toxicology? Then this is the event for you! This career development special event is designed for graduate students and postdocs who want to gain insight into the different career sectors in toxicology. Groups of trainees will rotate through a series of approximately eight-minute discussions with career representatives from academia, government, and industry. Trainees can ask the career representatives questions about their background, career path, the hiring process in their company/sector, and other aspects of identifying and pursuing career interests.

This session will provide an informal opportunity to gain insight about different employment sectors in toxicology through candid discussions in a casual setting. Graduate students and postdocs are encouraged to sign up for this event when they register for the Annual Meeting, as registration will be limited to maximize the opportunity for small group discussion with career representatives.


Global Gallery and SOT Posters

Global Gallery of Toxicology

Monday, March 12 to Wednesday, March 14
9:15 AM to 4:30 PM
ToxExpo Exhibit Hall (adjacent to the SOT Pavilion)

Toxicology societies from around the world are invited to develop and display a poster in the Global Gallery that showcases the organization, upcoming meetings, strategic activities, and accomplishments of their organization. The Global Gallery gives attendees the opportunity to gain insights on the global aspects of toxicology. The posters will be attended by group representatives on Monday, March 12, from 11:45 am to 12:15 pm.


Global Gallery of Toxicology Posters

Upload your poster to the virtual gallery, which will display below. (Please allow up to 24 hours for the poster to display.)

Regional Chapter, Special Interest Group, and Specialty Section Posters

Monday, March 12 to Wednesday, March 14
9:15 AM to 4:30 PM
ToxExpo Exhibit Hall (adjacent to the SOT Pavilion)

On display during ToxExpo hours, the SOT Regional Chapter, Special Interest Group, and Specialty Section posters share information about the activities and opportunities associated with membership to these SOT groups. The posters will be attended by group representatives on Monday, March 12, from 11:45 am to 12:15 pm.


Virtual Regional Chapter, Special Interest Group, and Specialty Section Posters

Upload your poster to the virtual gallery, which will display below. (Please allow up to 24 hours for the poster to display.)