We invite you to join us on the beautiful Waikiki Beach in downtown Honolulu, Hawaii, for the 15th International Congress of Toxicology (ICTXV)—a forum for scientists in academia, government, and industry from around the world to learn about the latest developments in toxicological science and regulation. ICTXV will take place July 15–18, 2019, at the Hawaii Convention Center. The Society of Toxicology (SOT) is pleased to partner with the International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX) to host this exciting iteration of the triennial ICT global conference, where East and West come together.
Six years in the making, ICTXV will be the first ICT held in the United States since ICTVI in 1995. In 2013, SOT submitted a bid to host ICTXV because the Society felt the congress would align with its mission and guiding principles of fostering lifelong learning, supporting toxicologists from diverse backgrounds and circumstances, and advancing the impact and reach of toxicology. By co-hosting this congress, SOT will help expand the educational and capacity-building opportunities for toxicologists around the world—including scientists from developing and less-developed countries—by providing expertise through a scientific conference that recognizes the needs of scientists from these underserved areas.
“Toxicology Solutions for Global Public, Environmental, and Personal Health” is the theme of the meeting. The Scientific Program Committee, in collaboration with IUTOX and other societies, has created an inclusive and diverse program that highlights excellence in the science and practice of toxicology around the globe, working to balance the interests of different countries and world regions. Indeed, of the almost 800 abstracts received through regular and late-breaking submission, developing-country presenters represent nearly one-third of the presentations to be seen in Honolulu, offering an opportunity for presenters to inform their peers of toxicological challenges and solutions that are applicable to their own countries and regions.
Further, an exciting slate of 20 Symposia, 4 Keynote Lectures, and 8 Continuing Education Courses will draw attendees from around the world. These sessions will explore informative and inspiring strategies to improve human and environmental health in countries with both robust and developing research and regulatory enterprises. ICTXV will serve as a global forum for the exchange of ideas that can create lasting partnerships and measurably elevate the competency of toxicologists globally.
You can register and book housing for ICTXV online now! Attendees should plan to book their stay as soon as possible to ensure their preferred hotel and options are available, as July is peak travel season in Honolulu and hotel space will be in high demand. Both picturesque hotels are a just few minutes’ walk from the Hawaii Convention Center.
We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful state of Hawaii soon.
William Slikker Jr., ICTXV Organizing Committee Chair
Ivan Rusyn, ICTXV Scientific Program Committee Chair
Peter Goering, ICXTV Continuing Education Committee Chair
The latest information about the 2019 ICT meeting can be found here.