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SOT-Sponsored Meetings

To achieve the SOT Strategic Objective of creating a safer and healthier world by advancing the science of toxicology, the Society of Toxicology will provide sponsorship and/or endorsement to toxicology-related meetings sponsored by other not-for-profit organizations.

To be competitive for support, program proposals should be of such merit that they would be competitive for selection for presentation at the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting. Thus, the proposed program should be focused on an important toxicological problem, be balanced around any controversial topics, be timely, be complete as possible with regards to coverage of relevant topics, and should involve key investigators/experts in the field. Programs also will be evaluated for endorsement or funding based on the additional criteria below. The attributes below are articulated in the Society’s Strategic Plan and are considered in the decision-making process for meeting support. However, not all of these criteria must be met. Meetings are supported that are congruent with the mission of the Society of Toxicology, as follows:

  • Serves as a forum for novel discoveries and approaches related to toxicology
  • Foster the integration of other scientific disciplines with toxicology
  • Promote transformative science in toxicology
  • Promote translation of evolving technology into clinic and public health
  • Communicate the impact and relevance of toxicology with key audiences
  • Increase partnerships/collaboration with scientific societies
  • Be a forum for discussion of public and environmental health policies/issues

Application Guidelines:

All applications must include a statement of no more than 250 words explaining the relevance of this meeting to SOT’s strategic vision of creating a safer and healthier world by advancing the science of toxicology. You are encouraged to address how the meeting is anticipated to forward increasing the impact of toxicology on human health and disease prevention.

Applications for non-SOT meetings will be reviewed quarterly and should be sent by January 1, April 1, July 1, or October 1. SOT strives to provide feedback on endorsement within two months from the quarterly deadlines.

Complete the Non-SOT Meeting Sponsorship Request Application and email: Kevin Merritt or fax: 703.438.3113.

Meeting Endorsement:

  • Use of SOT’s name on promotional materials.
  • Highlighted announcement on SOT’s upcoming meeting web page.
  • One-time use of the SOT mail list, which is implemented through the Science News Alert sent as a broadcast email to all SOT Members.
  • Reciprocal one-time use of mail list.
  • Link to SOT Annual Meeting website.
  • Provide SOT with the list of meeting attendees with their full contact information.

The dollar value of this in-kind endorsement is approximately $2,000.

Meeting Funding:

  • Funding is typically provided in a range from $500 to $2,000.
  • Use of SOT’s name on promotional materials.
  • Highlighted announcement on SOT’s upcoming meeting webpage.
  • One-time use of the SOT mail list, which is implemented through the Science News Alert sent as a broadcast email to all SOT Members.
  • Link to SOT Annual Meeting website.
  • Provide SOT with the list of meeting attendees with their full contact information.

SOT strives to provide feedback on endorsement or funding within two months from the quarterly deadlines. An attempt will be made to diversify sponsored meetings into the subdisciplines of toxicology. SOT Specialty Sections, Committees, Task Forces, and other groups may be asked to provide input on the scientific strength of the program, benefit to the members, and prior meeting history.

Disclaimer

SOT reviews the character of supporters and approves receiving funding from supporters. SOT reserves the right to refuse acceptance of funds from any organization whose goals, objectives, or past actions are deemed counterproductive to those of the Society. SOT does not accept contributions from tobacco companies, nor does it permit tobacco companies to be SOT Affiliates.