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Specialty Sections

The Society of Toxicology has established 27 Specialty Sections that may propose sessions for the Annual Meeting, exchange information via newsletters, present awards, and participate in other scientific activities. You must be an SOT Member to join a Specialty Section.


Specialty Section Collaboration and Communication Group

The Specialty Section Collaboration and Communication Group (SS-CCG) is comprised of 10 Presidents or Past Presidents representing the 27 SOT Specialty Sections. Each year five incoming Specialty Section Presidents, or a proxy, are elected/appointed to this group by the outgoing 27 Specialty Section Presidents. Each elected member serves for a term of two years. The SS-CCG meets every by teleconference once every two months to discuss items related the SS-CCG Mission:

Mission Statement:

  1. To collaborate and communicate issues, concerns, and opportunities of the Specialty Sections to and from SOT Council.
  2. To support the collective voice from all Specialty Sections while recognizing their diversity in interest, size, and dynamics.
  3. To facilitate the exchange of ideas and issues across Specialty Sections.


Founded 2000

Biological Modeling Specialty Section

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Founded 2009

Biotechnology Specialty Section

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Founded 1986

Carcinogenesis Specialty Section

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Founded 2009

Cardiovascular Toxicology Specialty Section

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Founded 2011

Clinical and Translational Toxicology Specialty Section

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Founded 1998

Comparative and Veterinary Specialty Section

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Founded 2017

Computational Toxicology Specialty Section

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Founded 2000

Dermal Toxicology Specialty Section

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Founded 2005

Drug Discovery Toxicology Specialty Section

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Founded 2004

Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues Specialty Section

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Founded 1993

Food Safety Specialty Section

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Founded 1985

Immunotoxicology Specialty Section

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Founded 1995

In Vitro and Alternative Methods Specialty Section

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Founded 1982

Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section

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Founded 1981

Mechanisms Specialty Section

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Founded 2009

Medical Device and Combination Product Specialty Section

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Founded 1981

Metals Specialty Section

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Founded 2006

Mixtures Specialty Section

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Founded 1989

Molecular and Systems Biology Specialty Section

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Founded 2007

Nanotoxicology Specialty Section

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Founded 1982

Neurotoxicology Specialty Section

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Founded 1997

Occupational and Public Health Specialty Section

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Founded 2008

Ocular Toxicology Specialty Section

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Founded 1993

Regulatory and Safety Evaluation Specialty Section

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Founded 1981

Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section

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Founded 1989

Risk Assessment Specialty Section

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Founded 2010

Stem Cells Specialty Section

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Founded 2000

Toxicologic and Exploratory Pathology Specialty Section

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