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Regional Chapters

SOT Regional Chapters (RCs) foster scientific exchange at a local level. There are 18 Regional Chapters, which host local meetings throughout the year and support awards. Membership in the Regional Chapters is not restricted to Society members, but the Chapter President, Vice President, Vice President-elect, and Treasurer must be SOT members. The positions of Secretary and other Directors do not need to be SOT members. Discover which Regional Chapter(s) you could belong by consulting our Regional Chapter Map.

If you are an SOT member, you may access the Regional Chapter Online Directory through ToXchange . If you are a member of a Regional Chapter only, you may access Regional Chapter information through ToXchange or update your profile. To renew your Regional Chapter membership, visit the Membership page.

The Society encourages its Regional Chapters to conduct K–12 outreach activities to engage local students in toxicology. To become involved, fill out the Outreach Volunteer Form or contact one of the Regional Chapter Education Contacts.

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Regional Chapter Communication and Collaboration Group

Committee Mission Statement: To serve the interest of all Regional Chapters of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) as an internal advisory council and liaison to the national SOT. To escalate Regional Chapter global issues, to strengthen national support for, ensure the sustainability of, and encourage collaboration among Regional Chapters, with the ultimate goal of improving the promotion of science of toxicology at the regional level.

The purpose of the group will be to:

  1. Present a unified voice for Regional Chapters to SOT Council;
  2. Allow for collaboration, sharing of ideas and resources, and open discussion amongst chapters.
  3. Identify and coordinate Chapter activities and initiatives that support the overall SOT strategic plan.

RC4 Guidelines

Allegheny-Erie

Founded 1988

The Allegheny-Erie Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology’s mission is to facilitate and enhance all toxicological endeavors within the Tri-State region (Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Northern West Virginia) with an open invitation beyond those immediate borders to anyone interested in toxicology. The groundwork for the local Society of Toxicology was laid by the Pittsburgh Toxicology Club. With the creation of a regional SOT chapter, the club had the opportunity to provide enhanced professional status to its members and a greater opportunity for national impact. They typically host a Spring meeting annually.

Go to: The Allegheny-Erie Regional Chapter website

Central States

Founded 1986

The Central States Regional Chapter of the Society Toxicology serves to advance and share the science of toxicology in the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. They are active in their K–12 outreach and have a large amount of high school students at their meetings. They typically host a Fall meeting annually.

Go to: The Central States Regional Chapter website

Lake Ontario

Founded 1997

The Lake Ontario Regional Chapter is as a prominent platform for the collaboration and networking of Toxicologists in Ontario Canada and Western New York. Lake Ontario SOT’s activities and goals include sponsoring Webinars on current topics in toxicology presented by members within the Lake Ontario Chapter, providing student awards to recognize outstanding research and assist with the cost of attending the SOT Annual Meeting, and promoting collaboration and networking at the local level for toxicologists and students seeking careers in toxicology.

Go to: Lake Ontario Regional Chapter website

Lone Star
Founded 1982

The Lone Star Chapter of the Society of Toxicology (LSSOT) is a Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology whose members are drawn from all regions of the State of Texas. The intent of the LSSOT is to serve as the focal point for toxicology in the region by encouraging interactions amongst toxicologist in government, industry, and academia. They typically host a Fall meeting annually.

Go to: The Lone Star Regional Chapter website

Michigan
Founded 1981

The Michigan Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology was one of the first Regional Chapters established by SOT. The Michigan Chapter serves all toxicologists from the state of Michigan. The Michigan RC and their both Spring and Fall meetings have fostered interactions among toxicologists and other scientists in government, industry, and academia as well as reaching out to undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral associates.

Go to: The Michigan Regional Chapter website

Mid-Atlantic
Founded 1981

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology serves the area of Central and Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Southern New York. The Mid-Atlantic was formed to serve as a focal point for toxicological interests within the region; encourage interactions among toxicologists in government, industry, and academia; and sponsor scientific and education programs in toxicology. They typically host a Spring and Fall meeting annually. They also actively host webinars in the Spring.

Go to: The Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter website

Midwest
Founded 1981

The Midwest Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology fosters the growth of toxicology in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin. The objectives of the MRC are: to serve as the focal point for toxicological interests in the region, encourage interactions among toxicologists in government, industry, and academia, and to sponsor scientific and educational programs in toxicology. They typically have both Spring and Fall meetings and/or webinars annually.

Go to: The Midwest Regional Chapter website

Mountain West
Founded 1984

The Mountain West Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology encompasses the beautiful states of Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Southern Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming. The objectives of the Mountain West Chapter are: to serve as the focal point for lexicological interests of the Mountain West region and encourage interactions among toxicologists in government, industry, and academia. They host annual Fall meetings.

Go to: The Mountain West Regional Chapter website

National Capital Area Chapter
Founded 1982

The National Capital Area Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology serves toxicologists in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. They were established to provide a regional focus for scientists of all disciplines interested in toxicology. The Chapter acts to: Sponsor and co-sponsor symposia on current issues in toxicology, provide an annual award to an outstanding student in toxicology to assist in attending the Annual Meeting of the SOT, maintain communication with the National SOT regarding current toxicology and regulatory concerns, and sponsor Regional Chapter events at the SOT Annual Meetings. They typically hold Spring or Fall meetings and webinars.

Go to: The National Capital Area Regional Chapter website

North Carolina
Founded 1981

The North Carolina Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology serves as a focal point for toxicological interests in North Carolina, with a particular emphasis on the Research Triangle Park area. They also promote dissemination of knowledge about current issues in toxicology, encourage communication and interaction among toxicologists in academia, government, and industry, sponsor scientific and educational programs in toxicology and facilitate interactions with local school systems by maintaining central resource material for use in the class room. They host Spring and Fall meetings annually.

Go to: The North Carolina Regional Chapter website

Northeast
Founded 1986

The Northeast Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology’s mission is advancing science to enhance human, animal, and environmental health. The Northeast encompasses Northern New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. NESOT’s activities and goals include sponsoring an annual fall meeting on current topics in toxicology, providing student awards to recognize outstanding research and assist with the cost of attending the SOT Annual Meeting, conducting outreach to K–12 schools to promote education about toxicology, and promoting collaboration and networking at the local level for toxicologists and students seeking careers in toxicology. They host an annual Fall meeting.

Go to: The Northeast Regional Chapter website

Northern California
Founded 1986

The Northern California Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology serves the Northern California area and over 450 academic, government, and industrial toxicologists. NorCal SOT is an active chapter whose goal is to advance and support the science of toxicology. Their emphasis is on providing our members a variety of platforms for educational, networking and leadership opportunities. NorCal SOT hosts one local symposium in the Fall, on current topics in toxicology.

Go to: The Northern California Regional Chapter website

Northland
Founded 1998

The Northland Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology is dedicated to supporting the development and application of sound science in the field of toxicology. They serve toxicologists in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and Montana. They do so by facilitating collaboration at a regional and local level for toxicologists conducting research and students seeking careers in toxicology. They host annual meetings in the Spring and/or Fall.

Go to: The Northland Regional Chapter website

Ohio Valley
Founded 1984

The Ohio Valley Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology serves as the focal point for toxicological interest in the region of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia. The objectives of the OVSOT are to encourage interactions among toxicologists in government, industry, and academia and sponsor scientific and educational programs in toxicology. The host an annual Fall meeting.

Go to: The Ohio Valley Regional Chapter website

Pacific Northwest
Founded 1984

The Pacific Northwest Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology serves Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. PANWAT has members from over 15 different academic institutions and over 20 industries, government, and non-profit groups. They host an Annual Meeting each Fall.

Go to: The Pacific Northwest Regional Chapter website

South Central
Founded 1982

The South Central Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology serves academic, government, and industrial toxicologists throughout the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and western Tennessee.  The SCC’s mission is to foster scientific exchange among those in the region involved in toxicological research and teaching plus its application to human and environmental risk assessment. To meet this goal, the SCC-SOT sponsors: an annual fall meeting at alternating locations throughout the 5-state area, an annual reception at the national SOT meeting, and pre-doctoral student awards to foster research training. Their Annual Meeting is held each Fall.

Go to: The South Central Regional Chapter website

Southeastern
Founded 1984

The Southeastern Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology’s purpose is to promote communication between toxicologists in the Southeast region as well as to serve as a resource for lay, students, and professionals interested in the field and the subject. They seek to serve as the focal point for toxicological interests in the region, encourage interactions among toxicologists in government, industry, and academia, and sponsor scientific and educational programs in toxicology related subjects. Member states include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. They host an Annual Meeting each Fall.

Go to: The Southeastern Regional Chapter website

Southern California
Founded 1988

The Southern California Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology fosters toxicology and its development in the Southern California area. They sponsor many K–12 outreach activities and offer many student awards as part of their mission. They host an Annual Meeting each Fall.

Go to: The Southern California Regional Chapter website



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