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Member Benefits

Members of the Society of Toxicology are practicing toxicologists and scientists from allied disciplines who are dedicated to advancing the science of toxicology to enhance human, animal, and environmental health. Members have many opportunities to collaborate with like-minded professionals and engage in leadership activities—at meetings, through committee service, and other special groups.

Members receive reduced registration costs for the SOT Annual Meeting—the largest of its kind in the world, which fosters collegial exchange of the latest scientific findings among approximately 7,700 participants. Only members may submit unsponsored abstracts of original science for presentation at the meeting.

Members receive the electronic publications The Toxicologist and Communiqué, and are eligible for reduced-rate subscriptions to the print Toxicological Sciences and other journals. They receive the Annual Meeting Program and the printed Membership Directory, and have access to the SOT website online Membership Directory and membership section of the SOT website. Associate and Full members receive the electronic version of Toxicological Sciences at no cost.

Specialty Sections provide a forum for networking with peers who share an interest in your area of toxicology. Cutting-edge research is fostered through 27 SOT Specialty Sections that may propose sessions for the Annual Meeting, exchange information via newsletter, present awards and participate in other scientific activities. Members are encouraged to join as many Specialty Sections as are relevant to their work.

One of the strategic goals of SOT is to increase the diversity and inclusiveness of the organization, and SOT promotes and facilitates the formation of Special Interest Groups, subgroups of members such as those with a common ethnicity, country of origin or gender. Student members can receive the first Specialty Section and Special Interest Group selected at no cost.

Members may also join one of 18 Regional Chapters that encourage scientific exchange at a local level. Regional Chapters organize regular local meetings throughout the year and sponsor awards.

Career Resource and Development Services provide SOT members with the Job Bank, a year-round online service linking job candidates with employers and positions in toxicology and related biological sciences. SOT members can use the Job Bank job seeker services at no charge. The Job Bank Center is offered on-site at the Annual Meetings.

SOT offers an online mentoring program, Mentor Match as another benefit of membership in the Society. The objective of this program is to match mentees and mentors from the SOT membership to help navigate issues such as career path selection and work/life balance.

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