MWRC Meeting Information

Meeting Information

Toxicology Career Map Virtual Workshop

Hosted by the Midwest and Northern California Regional Chapters (endorsed by SOT Education and Career Development Committee)

Date: Friday, October 1, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM CDT / 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM PDT

This workshop is free. Registration is required. Please register here.

This virtual career workshop is a collaborative career event that is organized by Midwest and Northern California Regional Chapters and endorsed by the SOT Education and Career Development Committee to provide insights to students, postdocs, and early career toxicologists for career opportunities within toxicology.

Four speakers with diverse backgrounds and expertise from varied fields of toxicology (academic, government, industry, contract research organizations) will share their personal journeys with workshop attendees. Speakers will mentor attendees on how to approach jobs in their respective fields, build necessary skill sets, and highlight the challenges and opportunities about each career path. This will be followed by a panel discussion where attendees can interact with each speaker and ask questions. 

Following the panel, we will present exclusive talks from a ToxMSDT mentor (on scholarship opportunities in toxicology), an SOT CDI committee speaker (about diversity and inclusion in toxicology, focusing on opportunities for underrepresented populations), and a career coach (about building skill sets for career exploration challenges).

This workshop will provide an excellent opportunity for students and trainees to explore new career path opportunities and enhance understanding about new roles.

Workshop Outline:

Section 1:

  • Government: Kristen Ryan, PhD (NTP)
  • Academia: Courtney Carignan, PhD (Michigan State University)
  • Industry: Doris Zane, PhD, DABT (Gilead)
  • CRO: Andy Vick, PhD (CRL)
  • Chat with expert panel discussion

Section 2:

  • ToxMSDT other scholarship opportunities: Worlanyo Eric Gato, PhD (Georgia Southern University)
  • Underrepresented community opportunities: Doris Zane, PhD, DABT (SOT CDI committee)
  • Career coaching: Tracy Costello, PhD (career coach and Board of Directors, National Postdoctoral Association)

Register today!

We welcome you to invite others you feel may be interested in this event. Please share the registration link or this flyer with others.

MRC/SOT 2021 Fall Annual Meeting: New Approach Methodologies in Toxicology

Date: October 15, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM–12:00 PM CDT

The Midwest Regional Chapter 2021 Annual Fall Meeting will be held on Friday, October 15 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT via Zoom. This year’s theme is “New Approach Methodologies in Toxicology,” and the meeting will showcase multiple presentations reflecting current topics of interest to the scientific community in the region.

In addition, the work of students and trainees will be highlighted in a series of 3-minute flash talks. We are currently accepting applications for flash talks: please send an abstract (250 words maximum), along with your position/affiliation to Dr. Ashley Brinkman ( by Friday, September 24, 2021. Small monetary prizes will be awarded to the selected speakers.

Registration is now open for this free event. Register today!

Additional information on speakers and schedule to come.

Past Meetings

Midwest Regional Chapter Spring 2021 Meeting
Date: Friday, May 14, 2021
Where: Virtual
Topic: “Contemporary Topics in Toxicology”

Midwest Regional Chapter Fall 2020 Meeting
Date: Friday, October 16, 2020
Where: Virtual
Topic: “Application of Toxicology in Product Development and Health Policy (with a Toxicology Careers Workshop for Trainees)”

Midwest Regional Chapter Fall 2019 Meeting
Date: Friday, October 25, 2019
Where: University of Wisconsin-Madison Pyle Center, Madison, WI
Topic: “Application of Toxicology Research in Human Health Protection”

Midwest Regional Chapter Spring 2019 Meeting
Date: Friday, May 17, 2019
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Libertyville in Mundelein, IL
Topic: “CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing: Utility in Toxicologic Research and Pharmaceutical Discovery”

Midwest Regional Chapter Fall 2018 Meeting
Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
Where: University of Wisconsin-Madison Pyle Center
Topic: “Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Advance Toxicology Research”
Meeting Program

Midwest Regional Chapter Spring 2018 Meeting
Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Libertyville in Mundelein, IL
Topic: “Strategic Plans for Using Alternative Methods in Toxicology”
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Midwest Regional Chapter Fall 2017 Meeting
Date: November 3, 2017
Where: AbbVie campus, North Chicago, IL
Topic: Impact of Early-life Environmental Toxicant Exposure to Disease Development in Adulthood/AbbVie Tour
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Midwest Regional Chapter Spring 2017 Meeting
Date: May 19, 2017
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Libertyville in Mundelein, IL
Topic: Female Reproductive Toxicology/Career Outreach Workshop
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Midwest Regional Chapter Spring 2016 Meeting
Date: April 15, 2016
Topic: E-cigarettes and medical marijuana
Keynote Speaker: Dr. A. Wallace Hayes
Meeting Program