These sessions emphasize quality presentations that cover established knowledge in toxicology, as well as advanced techniques or approaches for those with experience in the field.
Key objectives/considerations for these sessions:
- Structured approach for gaining an understanding of a developing or established field
- Can focus on introducing the essential features of a field of interest
- Intended to present techniques, ideas, and concepts that are more established than those suitable for Symposia and Workshops
The CE courses are taught on the Sunday of the SOT Annual Meeting. Courses are offered in three time slots—Sunrise, Morning, or Afternoon.
- Sunrise: Consists of one or two brief presentations followed by an optional question-answer session for a total of 45 minutes of session time.
- Morning and Afternoon: Run for approximately four hours with one 30-minute break. Generally, a brief overview by the Chair (10–15 minutes) is followed by four to six presentations for a total of three hours of presentations. Assignments for Morning and Afternoon slots are made by the CE Committee.
For CE courses, there is a need for a balanced offering of courses, which is an important consideration in the selection process. There is a concerted effort each year to provide courses that update fundamentals, integrate advancing technologies, and provide advanced expertise. The intent of these courses is to meet the diverse needs and evolving careers of the SOT membership. To view a listing of past CE courses, visit the CE Course Archive.
Note: While the submission timeline is the same for CE courses as other Scientific Sessions, the development of the session has a different timeline than other sessions. CE courses are developed months before the Annual Meeting, with presentations finalized by the beginning of January, obviating the opportunity for last-minute changes. Owing to this accelerated timeline, the SOT CE Committee and staff provide significant help in forging and organizing courses, as well as supporting the course presenters in this process. To offset the costs associated with developing a CE course presentation, each speaker in a CE course is allocated a $500 stipend that may be applied at the speaker’s discretion. Each CE course chair is allocated an additional $100 stipend as well.