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2017 OVSOT Fall Meeting

Friday, December 1, 2017
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Location: Stewart Center, Room 214, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Map of Purdue University Campus

Special Activities: Lunch with an Expert, Keynote Speaker, Networking, Student and Postdoc Platform and Poster Presentations

Preliminary Meeting Agenda

Meeting Agenda

Current list of meeting sponsors includes:

Center for the Environment, Purdue University
Center on Aging and the Life Course, Purdue University
Charles River Laboratories
College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University
Givaudan Flavors
Office of Undergraduate Research, Purdue University
Purdue Center for Cancer Research
Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience
School of Health Sciences, Purdue University
Society of Toxicology

Based on the generous support from our sponsors, each year we are able to keep our meeting registration costs low to support our student and trainee members. If you are interested in supporting the annual meeting, please contact Jennifer Freeman.

Benefits of Attending the OVSOT Meeting

The Annual OVSOT meeting is a great opportunity to network with colleagues in the same geographical region and to contribute to the development of future toxicologists by interacting with our students and trainees.

This year’s meeting will feature Dr. Thomas Knudsen, Developmental Systems Biologist, National Center for Computational Toxicology, US Environmental Protection Agency as the keynote speaker. Dr. Knudsen will be speaking on “Systems Toxicology and Computational Dynamics”.

The meeting agenda will also include student and postdoc platform and poster presentations and “Lunch with an Expert”.

Please note that you do not have to be a member of OVSOT to attend the meeting. The OVSOT Annual Meeting provides an inexpensive opportunity for students of all levels (undergraduate, MS, or PhD). Help us spread the word and encourage your colleagues, lab personnel, students, and postdocs to attend!

Abstract Submission and Awards

Abstract Deadline: Friday, October 27th

2017 Annual Meeting Abstract Online Submission Form
(Please note you must be an OVSOT Member to submit an abstract)

Poster Presentations

Poster board dimension are 60 inches wide x 48 inches height. Please prepare and print posters to fit within these dimensions.

Awards: OVSOT will award prizes for Best Platform Presentation at the Predoctoral and Postdoctoral levels and Best Poster Awards at the undergraduate, MS, PhD, and postdoctoral levels. Please see our awards page for more details.


Membership Category Online before Nov. 17 After Nov. 17 or onsite
OVSOT Professional Members $15.00 $25.00
OVSOT Student $10.00 $20.00
Nonmember $20.00 $30.00

(Onsite registration opens at 8:00 AM)

Register Online now!

Save now on your registration by becoming an OVSOT member.


A block of rooms are reserved at the Purdue Memorial Union Hotel (101North Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN) for Thursday November 30 at a discounted rate of $101.00–$127.00 plus tax (based on room type). Rooms can be reserved by calling 800.320.6291 or 765.494.8913. Please mention the event name when making your reservations.


Parking in the Grant Street Garage (120 North Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN; across the street from the Purdue Memorial Union) is free for hotel guests. Parking passes can also be purchased for $2.00 for the day during the registration process.

Lunch with an Expert

The Ohio Valley Chapter will again hold an informal lunch event to encourage the interaction between students and professional toxicologists serving in government, industry, academia, and consulting. Any professionals willing to participate can indicate their interest during the registration process or by contacting Jennifer Freeman (

Undergraduate Student Travel Support

Through a Pilot Project by the SOT Undergraduate Subcommittee funding is available to support undergraduate student travel to the OVSOT meeting. Please contact Christine Curran for details.