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Allegheny-Erie Chapter of the Society of Toxicology

Toxicology in the Real World

The theme for the 2020 Allegheny-Erie Society of Toxicology Annual Virtual Meeting will be the application of toxicology to real-world problems and scenarios, including occupational, environmental and consumer product-related. Keynote speakers will headline each of the three scientific sessions on October 13th, 16th and 19th. A “Rapid Fire” presentation format is being implemented to allow undergraduate, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and young investigators to highlight their research in each virtual session.

Meeting Program

Meeting highlights:

  1. Hear about cutting edge toxicology research in our plenary presentation by Dr. Kent Pinkerton, University of California, Davis; Dr. Olivier Jolliet, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Dr. Aleksandr Stefaniak, CDC-NIOSH, Morgantown.
  2. Network with leading toxicology researchers in our region and get a snapshot of toxicology research being conducted in our region.
  3. Sign up for a virtual Mentor-Mentee matching program. Get the guidance you need from the experts.
  4. Awards and a lot of them!!! 😊 will be presented at the end of each session for each category of the presentation.
  5. No Registration Fee!!
  6. Sponsors and Exhibitors will showcase virtually their state-of-the-art services and scientific equipment.

Undergraduate Researchers and Mentors: Attend, present your current research, network, and benefit from unique programming for students. Like what you see and want toxicology experts to give a talk at your institution? Sign up for the ToxScholar Program where you can request experts to come and give a talk virtually or in-person at your institution, free of charge
Undergraduate Students—Come learn about a new Undergraduate Travel Award to support travel to attend the 2021 National SOT Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

For additional information, please contact Vamsi Kodali, PhD, A-E SOT President or Britt McAtee, PhD, AE-SOT President-Elect.

A-E SOT Website: http://www.toxicology.org/groups/rc/allegheny/index.asp

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

Session 1: October 13, 2020 (Starts at 1:00 PM EST)

1:00 Welcome Message
1:10 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kent E. Pinkerton, University of California, Davis; “Health Effects of Exposure to Particulate Matter: A Community, Student and Laboratory-Based Study. ”
2:00 Raid Fire Session (Undergraduate, Graduate and Postdoctoral Students)
3:00 Young Investigator Presentation
3:10 Advancements in Inhalation and Exposure Research by UV Shemesh, DSI Inc.
3:20 Award Ceremony for Session 1 (Rapid Fire Participants)

Moderator: Drof. Dr. Timothy R Nurkiewicz, Director, Center for Inhalation Toxicology, WVU.

Session 2: October 16, 2020 (Starts at 9:00 AM EST)

9:00 Welcome Message
9:10 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Olivier Jolliet, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; “High Throughput Risk and Impact Screening of Chemicals in Consumer Products. ”
10:00 Raid Fire Session (Undergraduate, Graduate and Postdoctoral Students)
11:00 Young Investigator Presentation
11:10 Advancement in Electronic Cigarettes Research by UV Shemesh, DSI Inc.
11:20 Award Ceremony for Session 2 (Rapid Fire Participants)

Moderator: Dr. Marisa Kreider, Principal Science Advisor, Cardno Chemrisk Inc.

 

Session 3: Monday, October 19, 2020 (Starts at 9:00 AM EST)

9:00 Welcome Message
9:10 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Aleksandr Stefaniak, CDC-NIOSH, Morgantown; “Factors Influencing Emissions from 3-dimensional Printers. ”
10:00 Raid Fire Session (Undergraduate, Graduate and Postdoctoral Students)
11:00 Young Investigator Presentation
11:10 "Advancement in Whole-Body Plethysmography Systems by UV Shemesh, DSI Inc.
11:20 Award Ceremony for Session 3 (Rapid Fire Participants)
11:30 Closing Comments and Adjourn

Moderator: Dr. Yong Qian, Senior Scientist, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH.

MEETING REGISTRATION

The 2020 AE-SOT Virtual Annual Meeting is Free but requires registration. You need to register for the three sessions separately. Registration confirmation and link to each session will be sent via email.
Registration
Session 1: Register Now
Session 2: Register Now
Session 3: Register Now

If you have any challenges or issues, you can reach out to Vamsi Kodali or Ashley Black for help.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Abstract submission deadline: October 2nd, 2020

  1. Abstract submission guidelines (please see template and adhere to the stated format):
    1. Awards will be weighed 80% based on the abstract. Clearly state in the abstract the hypothesis, aims, methods, results and conclusion/potential impact of the work.
    2. The abstracts can be Maximum one page in length with a character limit of 2300 characters. This includes title, body, authors, institutions, figures and spaces.
    3. Single spaced, 11-point Arial font
    4. Title should be UPPERCASE and bold
    5. Authors’ Names: First and middle initial, if desired, (no punctuation) then last name (Ex. PC Zeidler-Erdely, P Stapleton)
    6. Include Funding/Support source(s)
  2. Abstract submission:
    1. Email abstract to Vamsi Kodali, PhD
    2. Indicate in your e-mail your status as an Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student, Post-Doctoral Fellow, or Young Investigator (typically <10 years after earning Doctoral degree).
    3. Undergraduates who would like to be considered to get nominated for the competitive RC4 Travel Award to financially support travel to attend the 2021 National SOT Meeting in Orlando, Florida must include a reference letter from their mentor, submit an abstract on their work, and present in a Rapid Fire session. For more information, contact Todd Stueckle, PhD.
    4. If you do not receive confirmation of receipt of your abstract within 72 hours of submission, please contact Dr. Kodali via email.
  1. Accepted abstracts need to submit their 3-4 slide deck for rapid fire presentation by 9th October 2020.
  2. Meeting dates: October 13th, 16th and 19th.

Contact Vamsi Kodali, PhD for further information.

ABSTRACT EXAMPLE

PLACE TITLE HERE (With Maximum Two Lines If Needed)
First Author's Name1 (first name initial, middle initial, last name), Second Author's Name2, Third Author’s Name3, .....

1First author's affiliation, City, State
2Second author's affiliation, City, State
3Third author's affiliation, City, State

The body of your abstract begins here. It should be a clear summary of your presentation that clearly states the hypothesis, aims, methods, results and conclusion/potential impact of the work. The abstract can be 1 page in length with a character limit of 2300. This includes title, body, authors, institutions, and spaces. Single-spaced, 11-point Arial font. The abstracts are to be submitted by October 2nd, 2020. The content of the abstract will be used to weigh 80% of the award.The program Committee has the right to reject an abstract.

(Funding/Support)
Rapid Fire Presentations

Rapid Fire presentation is an exciting new way to succinctly present your work. Undergraduate, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and young investigators will be using this format to present their research findings at the 2020 AE-SOT Virtual Annual meeting.

  • You will need to present your work in 5 minutes using 3-4 slides.
  • 20% of your award score weight will be based on your presentation. You will be scored for Brevity, Clarity and Presentation style.
  • Your presentation slide deck of 3-4 slides (PowerPoint Slides) need to be submitted by October 9th, 2020 for review by the Program Committee. All slides must follow SOT presentation policy.

The Mentor-Mentee Matching Program

The Mentor-Mentee matching program is an effective way to provide professional guidance so that mentees can successfully navigate the career maze. It is a symbiotic relationship and helps mentors give back and expand their expertise.

Mentors and Mentees can sign up for this program by emailing the program coordinator William Mandler, PhD.

In order to effectively match mentee with a potential mentor, mentees must provide in their email

  • Specific guidance that they are looking forward to, i.e. Job Document Review, Research Guidance, Career Outlook and Advice, Professional Development and Guidance etc.
  • Are you looking forward to an Academic, Industry, Consulting or a Government Mentor?

Based on availability although we cannot promise an exact match to your specific criteria, we will try to match you with a high-quality mentor close to your requested criteria.

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