| Newsletter | Annual Report
The Southern California Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology is
DUES FREE! There are two categories of membership: Full and Student. Full
members are qualified persons who have a continuing professional interest
in toxicology. Student members are persons with an interest in toxicology
enrolled in a degree program at any educational institution. To Join: Complete
Membership Application . To Update or View Current Membership:
Regional Chapter Profile and Directory.
Regional Chapter Only Dues
SOT Member Dues
Officers and VIPs (2017–2018)
- President: Brandon Jeffy
- Vice President: TBD
- Vice President-Elect: TBD
- Secretary: Darren Craig
- Treasurer: Vince Torti
- Past President, Councilor: Arezoo Campbell
- Councilor: Cynthia Davenport
- Councilor: Eileen Blasi
- Councilor: Keri Cannon
- Postdoctoral Representative: TBD
- Student Representative: Careen Khachatoorian
Outreach and Education
Toxicology Resources including “Resources for Teachers Grades K–12,” and “Guide
to Careers in Toxicology” can be found via the following links:
Educators; Graduate Students;
The Southern California Chapter of SOT’s Annual Meeting is taking place at the Allergan Campus, 2525 Dupont Drive on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, from 7:30 am–5:30 pm. A continental breakfast will be available at 8:00 am.
Registration for Non-members is $80 (Members are $60, Students and Postdoctoral Fellows are $20) and is payable on-site or by pre-registration. This fee includes parking, a continental breakfast, lunch, drinks (beer/wine), and appetizers at the reception.
For preregistration: Please register online
You may also make a check payable to "SCCSOT" and mail to:
Ashley Black, Society of Toxicology,
1821 Michael Faraday Drive Suite 300,
Reston, VA 20190
Advanced Registration will enable us to better plan for catering.
This year’s topic is “Toxicological Paradigms in the 21st Century.” We are arranging for experts in their fields from Academia and Industry to speak specifically on new challenges and opportunities for toxicologists in the coming century. An exciting program around this timely topic is currently under development.
- Gary Chellman (CRL, ToxStrategies) & Kristina York (CRL): Changes in DART Regulatory Guidelines and NHP Testing Strategies.
- Rodney Prell (Genentech): Navigating Nonclinical Safety Challenges for Cancer Immunotherapy Drug Development.
- Beth Hinkle (Amgen): Taking a BiTE out of Cancer: Nonclinical Considerations for T cell Immunotherapy.
- J. Eric McDuffie (Janssen): Novel 2D and 3D iPSC-derived models in mechanistic toxicology studies.
- Greg Stevens (GC Pharma Solutions): A Decade of 21st Century Toxicology Implementation: What Has Been The Productivity Impact at Pfizer.
For Students/Postdocs who have to travel more than 4 hours or ~200 miles (round-trip) to attend the meeting, we will reimburse you for mileage. The following expenses can be reimbursed: train fare, automobile mileage ($0.56/mile), and one night of hotel accommodation. Of course, we highly encourage you to carpool and register early as there is a limited pool of travel funds.
SCCSOT thanks those students/postdocs who will be participating in the poster session (students only) and oral presentations. Monetary prizes will also be awarded to outstanding posters. Deadline for abstract submission was Monday, October 4, 2016.
- “The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease: A Toxicological Perspective”—was held Monday, October 12, 2015, at Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 2855 Gazelle Court, Carlsbad, CA
- Joint SCCSOT/Mountain West Chapters Reception was held Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA), Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
- Public Outreach Events: 2015 SCCSOT K–12 Education Outreach—(1) San Diego Science and Engineering Fair, Saturday, March 21 in Petco Stadium; (2) Mentor high school students presenting posters at the SOT Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 24; (3) Judge the 2015 GSDSEF in Balboa Park on Wednesday, March 25—K–12 Prelimary Program
- “Pick Your Poison: A Close Look at the Toxicants Surrounding Us”—was held Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Macy’s Mission Valley, San Diego, CA
- Suds and Science Series: “The Truth about Food: How the Sustainer of Life Can also Be Poison”—was held Monday, March 23, 2015, at Callahan’s Pub and Brewery, San Diego, CA
- “Translational Safety in Drug Development—Innovations and Challenges”—was held Thursday, October 16, 2014, at Pfizer Inc., San Diego, CA—Agenda
- “Advancing the Science of Toxicology:
Emerging Technologies in Drug Development”—Thursday, October 17, 2013
- “Advancing the Science of Toxicology” was held Thursday, October 4, 2012, at Allergan, Inc., Irvine, CA—
“Advancing the Science of Carcinogenic Risk Assessment” was held Friday, October 8, 2010, at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
- “Safety Biomarkers: Recent Progress and Current Initiatives” was held Thursday, October 1, 2009, at Allergan, Inc., Irvine, CA—Program , Abstract Submission
- “Cardiotoxicity: A Mounting Concern for Novel Therapeutics” was held Thursday, October 2, 2008, at UCSD Faculty Club, San Diego, CA—Program/Newsletter , Abstract Submission
- “Contribution of Physiological Differences to Different Toxicology Outcomes Across Species” was held Friday, October 26, 2007, at Amgen Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA—Program , Abstract Submission
- “Innovative Technologies in Toxicology: Markers and Models” was held Thursday, October 12, 2006, at Allergan, Inc.,
- “Drug Discovery Toxicology and Biomarkers: Bridging the Gap Between Non-Clinical
and Clinical Research” was held Thursday October 13, 2005, at Allergan, Inc., Irvine,
- “Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology: Pharmaceutical, Environmental,
and Legal Considerations”—A Joint Regional Chapter Meeting between NCC and SCC
was held Monday September 30, 2004 & October 1, 2004, at the Hyatt Islandia Hotel, San Diego,
- A Joint Regional Chapter Reception (MW and SCC) was held Monday, March 22, 2004,
at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, MD
- “Current Concepts in Immunotoxicology” was held Friday, May 2, 2003, at Allergan
Inc., Irvine, CA
- “Children’s Health Issues” was held Thursday/Friday, September 26–27, 2002, at the Tresure
Island Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
- “Drug Development of Biological Products” was held Friday, May 17, 2002, at Amgen
Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA
- “Applications of Panomics (Metabonomics, Genomics, Proteomics) to Toxicology”
was held Tuesday, November 27, 2001, at the Hilton—La Jolla, CA
- “Current Concepts in Safety Pharmacology" was held Thursday, July 19, 2001, at Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Irvine, CA
- “New Perspectives in Environmental Toxicology” was held November 11, 2000 at the Catamaran Resort, San Diego, CA
- “Combinatorial Chemistry and Technologies in Drug Discovery” was held June 6, 2000 at Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Irvine, CA
- “Southern California Toxicology Research Exchange” was held November 18, 1999 at GenProbe, San Diego, CA
- “Current Topics in Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology” was held June 3 1999 at Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Irvine, CA
- “In Vitro Approaches and Methods for Biological Testing” was held November 4, 1998 at Isis Pharmaceuticals, Carlsbad, CA
- “Hot Issues in Risk Assessment” was held June 10, 1998 at the Irvine Marriott, Irvine, CA
- “Southern California Graduate Student Research Symposium” was held October 26, 1997 at the Newport Beach Marriott, Newport Beach, CA
- “Behavioral Pharmacology and Toxicology” was held February 18, 1997 at the Newport Beach Marriott, Newport Beach, CA
- “Amgen: A Look into Product Manufacturing. Environmental Health and Safety, and Toxicology” was held June 10, 1996 at Amgen Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA
- “Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Applications in Toxicology” was held November 13, 1995 at the Newport Beach Marriott, Newport Beach, CA
- “Development and Application of Biomarkers of Human Exposure to Carcinogens and Mutagens” was held June 9, 1995 at San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
- “Hormone-Mediated Toxicity” was held February 16, 1995 at the UCI, Irvine, CA
- “Toxicology of New Biotechnology-Based Pharmaceuticals” was held September 29, 1994 at Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Irvine, CA
- “Principles and Applications of Confocal Microscopy” was held January 26, 1994 at UCI, Irvine, CA
- “In Vitro Toxicology: New Frontiers” was held November, 1993 at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
- “Toxicology of Benzene” was held September 14, 1993 at the Long Beach El Torito Restaurant, Long Beach, CA
- “The Dioxin Problem: New Frontiers” was held in March of 1992 at the UCI, Irvine, CA
- “EMF: A Cause for Concern!” was held in December 1991 at the UNOCAL Center, Los Angeles, CA
- “Towards the Prevention of Cancer” was held in September 1991 at the UNOCAL Center, Los Angeles
- “The Toxicology of Cocaine and Amphetamine” was held in March 1991 at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
- “Some Aspects of the Design and interpretation of Rodent Carcinogenicity Studies” was held January 1991 at Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Irvine, CA
- “Solvent Toxicity” was held in October 1990 at UCI, Irvine, CA
- “In Vitro Alternatives to Animal Procedures” was held September 1990 at Allergan Pharmaceuticals. Irvine, CA
- “The Regulation of Air Toxics in the South Coast Basin” was held in July 1990 at ARCO, Los Angeles, CA
- “Third Annual Meeting and Poster Session” was held in January 1990 at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
- “Second Annual Meeting and Poster Session” was held in January 1989 at ARCO, Los Angeles, CA
- “First Annual Meeting and Poster Session” was held April 23, 1988 at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Southern California Toxicology Links
CAL-EPA (California Environmental Protection
CPCC (California Poison Control
PROP65 (California Proposition 65 Information)
GETA (Genetic and Environmental Toxicology
Association [of Northern California])
SETAC (Southern California Regional Chapter
SCSACS (Southern California Section American
CERES (California Environmental Resources Evaluation
CALTOX (The California Association of Toxicologists)
Information to come.
||Graduate Student Travel Award
||The aim of this award is to enable an outstanding graduate student researcher in Southern California to attend the annual SOT meeting. The applicant is required to electronically submit a copy of the abstract submitted to the SOT annual meeting and an updated CV including education, honors & awards, publications, and a short one paragraph statement of research achievements to Arezoo Campbell, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org). The winner will receive $1000 to offset travel expenses.
Regional Chapters appoint a representative to the
Graduate Student Leadership Committee (GSLC). Guidelines for Selection and Activities of GSLC Representative within Regional Chapters;
Regional Chapter K–12 Education Contacts link;
Scientists and Student scientists may apply for Regional Chapter Awards;
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