August 23, 2018
I would like to extend a welcome to all toxicologists and scientists to attend the SOT 58th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. I encourage you to take advantage of the early-bird registration rates and the exclusive hotel fees that SOT has arranged.
The abstract submission site opened on August 15, so you can submit your research for sharing in poster and/or platform format. One thing new for this year is that abstract submissions will be active through October 19, which is about a week or so longer than previous years. Don’t wait, though, because you’ll find that October 19, will be here before you know it.
In terms of the rest of the scientific program, last year, we introduced all-day Poster Sessions, which will continue in 2019, and this year, we’re piloting 90-minute Symposium and Workshop Sessions. The Scientific Program Committee has tentatively accepted 73 sessions for 2019, and the Continuing Education (CE) Committee is working on 14 courses. Information on the sessions and courses is available in the Program section of the website.
Finally, I’d like to remind everyone that the Awards Committee is accepting nominations for SOT Awards. The deadline for these (and the Supported Awards) is October 9. Please consider nominating someone for an award. There are many deserving members, but they have to be nominated to be selected. If you are interested but need more information, I recommend reviewing information on the SOT Awards by Category page on the SOT website.
Leigh Ann Burns Naas, SOT President 2018–2019
SOT has reserved rooms and negotiated exclusive rates at hotels near the Baltimore Convention Center. These rooms are available with no deposit necessary through the official SOT housing partner, Connections Housing, which can help you find your ideal hotel and assist with any hotel issues that may occur before, during, or after your stay.