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CSSOT Annual Meeting

Central States Chapter of the SOT 2021 Fall Annual Meeting

The 2021 Annual Meeting of the Central States Chapter of the Society of Toxicology will be held on Thursday, October 21 from 8:30 AM–12:00 PM CDT and Friday, October 22 from 8:30 AM–1:15 PM CDT via WebEx. The meeting will showcase trainees’ research and keynote lectures reflecting the current topics of interest to the scientific community in the region.

We are pleased to be joined by keynote speakers:

  • Patricia Ryan, PhD (Astra Zeneca)
    • Topic: Cell and gene therapy
  • Kartik Shankar, PhD, DABT (The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus)
    • Topic: Toxicity of calories

Registration is now open! Register by October 18th to ensure timely receipt of the program and abstract book.

Registration fees:
CSSOT Members: $10
Non-CSSOT members: $12
All trainees (undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral): $0

Additional details will be announced shortly.

Register here

Abstract Submission Process

Poster and platform presentation abstracts will be accepted until Friday, September 17, 2021.

To format your abstract, please follow the template found here . When you save your file, please use the following format: LastNameFirstName_poster or _platform or _either to indicate what type of presentation you prefer. Send your completed abstract (as a Word document only) to Dr. Michele Pritchard via email ( and indicate your rank (undergraduate student, graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, other) and number of years in that position in your email.

John Doull Award: Call for Nominations

The John Doull award is presented each year by the Central States Chapter of the Society of Toxicology to honor the contributions of its members to the discipline of toxicology and to the chapter.

Please send your nominations by email to Dr. Pallavi Limaye ( With your nomination, kindly include the following information:

  1. Letter of nomination
  2. Nominee’s curriculum vitae

Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Call for Judges

We are looking for volunteers to judge the flash talk poster and short platform presentations at this meeting. Suitable candidates are post-training MS or PhDs.

To make judging easier and more streamlined, presentations will be pre-recorded and posted for evaluation the week before the meeting, and judges will only need to score the live Q&A portion of each presentation during the meeting. Based on previous meetings, judges can expect to evaluate 8–12 presentations.

If you are interested in volunteering, or have any questions, please contact David Umbaugh ( by Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Additional information will be provided following judge selection.