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Welcome to the SOT 57th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo website!

This site contains everything you need to know about the Society’s upcoming event—from information to help you plan your trip to the science and activities that will be part of the meeting in San Antonio. As news about the meeting becomes available, it is added and below is an overview of when various types of information are anticipated to become available and important deadlines. So, bookmark this site, and SOT looks forward to seeing you March 11–15, 2018, in San Antonio.


Important Deadlines and When Meeting Information Will Be Released

JULY 2017


  • Make housing reservations
  • Nominate someone or apply for a 2018 SOT Award


  • Begin prepping your abstract submission by reviewing the instructions and FAQs. Abstract submission opens on August 15
  • Consult the accessibility, visa, and other important planning information on the “Planning to Attend and What to Bring” page
  • Get a sneak peek at the meeting’s science offerings with the draft lists of planned Scientific Sessions and Continuing Education courses
  • Request meeting space


  • View the current list of 2018 exhibitors
  • Make your 2018 booth reservation


  • Registration
  • Information on booking exhibitor-hosted sessions and advertising and marketing opportunities

Coming in AUGUST 2017

  • Link to Abstract Submission Portal (opens August 15)
  • Resources for presenters, including poster and platform presentation instructions, tips for Poster and Platform Session chairpeople, and information on the on-site Speaker Ready Room

Coming in SEPTEMBER 2017

  • General information on planned activities for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars
  • Full descriptions and timing of the Scientific Sessions and Continuing Education courses
  • List of scheduled exhibitor-hosted sessions

Deadlines in OCTOBER 2017

  • October 9: Abstract Submissions
  • October 9: SOT Awards Nominations and Applications

Coming in OCTOBER 2017

  • Travel information (airfare discounts, ride share program, and more)
  • Information on on-site services being offered during the meeting, including internet access, coat/luggage check, food services, and more
  • Initial information on Featured Sessions, including the plenary lecture, trainee discussions, and more
  • Supporter opportunities
  • Information on satellite meetings being held in conjunction with the SOT meeting

Coming in NOVEMBER 2017

  • Poster and Platform Session Titles
  • Details on attendee-favorite events, such as the Welcome Reception, Awards Ceremony, and the receptions and meetings held by SOT Regional Chapters, Special Interest Groups, and Specialty Sections
  • Details on additional events for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars
  • Details on planned Career Development and Advancement activities
  • Information on scientific poster printing services
  • Announcement of the official 2018 Annual Meeting and ToxExpo Supporters

Coming in DECEMBER 2017

  • The official Preliminary Program
  • Announcement of the 2018 SOT Award recipients

Deadlines in JANUARY 2018

  • January 12: Early-Bird Registration

Coming in JANUARY 2018

  • Maps of the convention center and other meeting venues
  • Past Presidents’ 5K Fun Run/Walk information and registration
  • Virtual poster galleries containing posters from the Global Gallery, SOT Regional Chapters, SOT Special Interest Groups, and SOT Specialty Sections

Deadlines in FEBRUARY 2018

  • February 9: Standard Registration
  • February 21: Housing

Coming in FEBRUARY 2018

  • The official 2018 SOT Mobile Event App
  • The official Program

Coming in MARCH 2018

  • The Toxicologist