SOT-Sponsored Meetings

To achieve the SOT mission of creating a safer and healthier world by advancing the science and increasing the impact of toxicology, SOT provides sponsorship and/or endorsement to toxicology-related meetings hosted and organized by other not-for-profit organizations.

To be competitive for support, sponsorship and endorsement proposals should be of such merit that the meeting’s scientific sessions would be competitive for selection for presentation at the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. Thus, the proposed program should be focused on an important toxicological problem, be balanced around any controversial topics, be timely, be as complete as possible with regards to coverage of relevant topics, and should involve key investigators/experts in the field. Programs also will be evaluated for endorsement or funding based on the additional criteria described on this web page. Many of these attributes align with the Society’s Strategic Plan and are considered in the decision-making process for meeting support. However, not all these criteria must be met to secure meeting support:

  • Serve as a forum for novel discoveries and approaches related to toxicology
  • Foster the integration of other scientific disciplines with toxicology
  • Promote transformative science in toxicology
  • Promote translation of evolving technology into clinical and public health
  • Communicate the impact and relevance of toxicology with key audiences
  • Increase partnerships/collaboration with scientific societies
  • Be a forum for discussion of public and environmental health policies/issues

Application Guidelines:

All applications must include a statement of no more than 250 words explaining the relevance of this meeting to the SOT mission of creating a safer and healthier world by advancing the science and increasing the impact of toxicology.

Applications for non-SOT meetings will be reviewed quarterly on January 1, April 1, July 1, or October 1. SOT strives to provide feedback on endorsement within two months of each deadline.

Complete the Non-SOT Meeting Sponsorship Request Application and email: Kevin Merritt.

Meeting Endorsement:

If SOT endorses a meeting, the following items are allowed and expected:

  • Use of the SOT name on promotional materials.
  • Inclusion on the SOT “Calendar of Events” web page.
  • One-time use of the SOT email list, which is implemented through an SOT blog post that is included in the Weekly Update email sent to all SOT Members.
  • Reciprocal one-time use of mail list.
  • Linking to SOT Annual Meeting website.
  • Providing SOT with the list of meeting attendees with their full contact information.

The dollar value of this in-kind endorsement is approximately $2,000.

Meeting Funding:

Funding is typically provided in a range from $500 to $2,000. If SOT funds a meeting, the following items are allowed and expected:

  • Use of the SOT name on promotional materials.
  • Inclusion on the SOT “Calendar of Events” web page.
  • One-time use of the SOT email list, which is implemented through an SOT blog post that is included in the Weekly Update email sent to all SOT Members.
  • Linking to SOT Annual Meeting website.
  • Providing SOT with the list of meeting attendees with their full contact information.

SOT strives to provide feedback on endorsement or funding within two months of each deadline. An attempt will be made to diversify sponsored meetings into the subdisciplines of toxicology. SOT Specialty Sections, Committees, Task Forces, and other groups may be asked to provide input on the scientific strength of the program, benefit to the members, and prior meeting history.

Disclaimer

SOT reviews the character of supporters and approves receiving funding from supporters. SOT reserves the right to refuse acceptance of funds from any organization whose goals, objectives, or past actions are deemed counterproductive to those of the Society. SOT does not accept contributions from tobacco or vaping companies nor does it permit tobacco or vaping companies to be SOT Global Partners.