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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.

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.


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
  5:00 PM Opening Event
  6:45 PM Introduction to Toxicology Lecture
  7:30 PM CDI Reunion
  Sunday, March 11
  8:00 AM–12 Noon Toxicology Lectures
  12:55 PM–1:55 PM Graduate School Breakouts
  2:05 PM–2:55 PM Career Roundtables
  3:00 PM–5:00 PM Open Time with Academic Program Directors
  Monday, March 12
  8:00 AM–3:15 PM Annual Meeting Scientific and Poster Session Participation
  11:30 AM In Vitro Lecture and Luncheon
  3:30 PM Career Presentation
  4:30PM 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
  8:00 AM–12 Noon Toxicology Lectures
  12:55 PM–1:55 PM Graduate School Breakouts
  2:05 PM–2:55 PM Career Roundtables
  3:00 PM–5:00 PM Open Time with Academic Program Directors

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.

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, and Deb Hoivik, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc., Ridgefield, CT

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 and to develop test methods aimed at replacing animal use whenever feasible. Undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoc-toral scholars, and recipients of Colgate-Palmolive awards are among the guests at the In Vitro Toxicology Lecture and Luncheon. Students and post¬doctoral 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 sensi¬tization. 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

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 registering for the Annual Meeting, as registration will be limited to maximize the opportunity for small group discussion with career representatives.



Regional Chapters (more events to be announced)

Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter Business Meeting and Networking Luncheon

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

Northeast Regional Chapter Networking Reception

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Lone Star Ballroom E

National Capital Area and North Carolina Regional Chapters Joint Reception

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Pat O'Brien's  The Briar's Suite

Northeast Regional Chapter Student Luncheon

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

Regional Chapter Collaboration and Communication Committee (RC4) Meeting

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

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 San Antonio  Travis D

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

4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Grand Hyatt San Antonio  Texas Ballroom F

Association of Scientists of Indian Origin Special Interest Group Reception

7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Grand Hyatt San Antonio  Texas Ballroom 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 Toxicology Special Interest Group Mentoring Activity

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Grand Hyatt San Antonio  Crockett A

Women in Toxicology Special Interest Group Reception

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

Specialty Sections

Dermal Toxicology Specialty Section Officers Meeting

Monday, March 12
6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Convention Center  Room 210

Food Safety Specialty Section Officers Meeting

6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Marriott Riverwalk  Cactus Flower Restaurant

Immunotoxicology Specialty Section Officers Meeting

6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Convention Center  Room 210

In Vitro and Alternative Methods Specialty Section Officers Meeting

6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Convention Center  Room 210

Mechanisms Specialty Section Officers Meeting

6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Convention Center  Room 210

Nanotoxicology Specialty Section Officers Meeting

6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Convention Center  Room 210

Neurotoxicology Specialty Section Officers Meeting

6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Convention Center  Room 210

Regulatory and Safety Evaluation Specialty Section Officers Meeting

6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Convention Center  Room 210

Risk Assessment Specialty Section Officers Meeting

6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Convention Center  Room 210

Specialty Section Shared Officers Meeting Umbrella Event

6:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Convention Center  Room 210

Mixtures Specialty Section Officers Meeting

7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
TBD  

Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section Officers Meeting

7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Convention Center  Room 215

Comparative and Veterinary Specialty Section Officers Meeting

7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Convention Center  Starbucks

Medical Device and Combination Product Specialty Section Officers Meeting

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Hilton Palacio Del Rio  

Cardiovascular Toxicology Specialty Section Meeting/Luncheon

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

Occupational and Public Health Specialty Section Meeting/Luncheon

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Convention Center  Room 210

Carcinogenesis Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Lone Star C

Clinical and Translational Toxicology Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Lone Star A

Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas B

Mixtures Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Lone Star F

Molecular and Systems Biology Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas C

Ocular Toxicology Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Lone Star B

Regulatory and Safety Evaluation Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas A

Comparative and Veterinary Specialty Section Meeting/Luncheon

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

Computational Toxicology Specialty Section Meeting/Luncheon

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Convention Center  Room 209

Toxicologic and Exploratory Pathology Specialty Section Meeting/Luncheon

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Convention Center  Room 214 D

Drug Discovery Toxicology Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Lone Star B

Food Safety Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Lone Star A

Immunotoxicology Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas F

Medical Device and Combination Product Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas E

Metals Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas D

Nanotoxicology Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas B

Neurotoxicology Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas C

Risk Assessment Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas A

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

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Convention Center  Room 209

Exposure Specialty Section Meeting/Luncheon

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Convention Center  Room 211

Biological Modeling Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas Ballroom A

Biotechnology Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas B

Dermal Toxicology Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas D

In Vitro and Alternative Methods Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas C

Mechanisms Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas E

Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt  Texas F

Stem Cells Specialty Section Meeting/Reception

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
 

Career Development (more events to be announced)

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.

Career Exploration through Speed Informational Interviews

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 registering for the Annual Meeting, as registration will be limited to maximize the opportunity for small group discussion with career representatives.

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.


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.)