SOT looks forward to seeing you in San Diego, California, for its 61st Annual Meeting and ToxExpo and is prioritizing the safety of all meeting participants in planning for and conducting the event.
The Society is monitoring safety, health, and travel guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and state and local health authorities. SOT will continually adjust its processes for the event in accordance with these directives.
There are no attendance limits on events in California.
For indoor events with 1,000+ attendees taking place in California through November 1, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has placed the following requirements:
The CDPH is expected to assess the public health situation again by October 15, 2021, to determine whether changes are needed to events being held beyond November 1, 2021.
While returning to in-person meetings is highly anticipated, some individuals will be unable to come to San Diego due to travel restrictions and health concerns, but SOT is ensuring that all can participate in this year's meeting. Through digital offerings, registrants off-site will be able to remotely join the San Diego proceedings for scientific presentations and discussions. More information on remote participation will be available in the coming months.
In addition to convention center security, SOT employs security personnel to assist before, during, and after the meeting. The personal safety tips outlined below are provided by these security experts.
The best way to stay safe is to be aware of your surroundings and to avoid situations in which you feel uncomfortable.
Walk “smart” when you leave the San Diego Convention Center: