Health and Safety Alert
SOT is monitoring the reports and recommendations from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) related to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Per the update on February 13, 2020, the immediate health risk to the general American public is considered low, as COVID-19 is not currently spreading in the US community; US entry by foreign nationals who have visited China remains suspended; and US citizens, residents, and family who have traveled to China within 14 days continue to be monitored. SOT encourages individuals to follow the recommendations by the US CDC for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and respiratory illnesses, including washing your hands often, staying home if feeling unwell, and regularly cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. For more information, visit the US CDC website.
The SOT 59th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo is rapidly approaching, and I look forward to joining everyone in Anaheim to learn about advances in fundamental and translational sciences and emerging disciplines and technologies, as well as new research contributing to the field of toxicology.
I encourage all attendees to use the Online Planner on the “Program Details” web page to pre-plan your meeting experience from the convenience of your desktop or laptop computer. Using the Online Planner, you can easily view the full meeting schedule and customize your schedule, which will then sync with the 2020 SOT Event App (once you log in to the app) for a seamless experience on-site.
When planning your Annual Meeting schedule, consider visiting the new SOT TOX Presentation Corner. Located in the ToxExpo Exhibit Hall and programmed by the Scientific Program Committee, this intimate space will feature short presentations on topics such as publishing, grants, careers in different sectors, and networking. This space also will host a “Meet the Director” session with the Acting Director of NIEHS and NTP, Rick Woychik. All presentations are listed in the Online Planner and SOT Event App—simply choose “TOX Presentation Corner” from the filter options in the Program section.
Also occurring in the ToxExpo Exhibit Hall is a Blood Drive, hosted by SOT and the Red Cross. Taking place on Tuesday, March 17, and Wednesday, March 18, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, attendees may sign up in advance or stop by on-site to donate.
Thank you to all who have helped plan and organize this year’s meeting activities—from the 80+ Featured and Scientific Sessions to the hundreds of social and educational events—and all those participating in this year’s activities—from the 300+ exhibitors to the 2,000+ poster presenters. And a special thank you to this year’s Annual Meeting Supporters.
I wish everyone safe travels to Anaheim!
2019–2020 SOT President
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