Northeast Chapter of the Society of Toxicology
Welcome to the Northeast Society of Toxicology landing page!
The Northeast Chapter of the Society of Toxicology (NESOT) is a dynamic chapter with membership from diverse sectors including academia, government, chemical, environmental, and pharmaceutical industries. We strive to promote continued learning and scientific excellence, in addition to networking and collaboration opportunities, for regional toxicologists and students through our Annual Regional Chapter Meeting in the fall and through sponsored events at the Annual SOT Meeting in the spring.
This year’s Annual Fall Meeting will be held on October 25, 2019 at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, MA and the theme will be “Novel Approaches and Alternative Models in Toxicology.” Meeting preparations are underway for what is anticipated to be a timely, cutting edge program with opportunities for all members to share their scientific research, so check back on our events page for registration information. And calling all students and postdoctoral candidates! We hope you will take this opportunity to be recognized for your excellent work through our competitive oral presentation and poster awards (see our awards page for details). In addition, we will once again host a corresponding program for undergraduate students at the fall meeting, similar to what the Undergraduate Subcommittee of the Education Committee sponsors at the Annual SOT Meeting. Our pilot program in 2017 was a huge success. Now in its 3rd year, we look forward to continuing to deliver a dynamic program in 2019. For more information, please contact Dr. Larissa Williams or Dr. Joshua Gray. We welcome all undergraduates from the Northeast Region!
At the 2018 Annual SOT Meeting in Baltimore, MD, we hosted a well-attended Student Luncheon where three Student Travel Awards were presented, and where students were able to have one-on-one discussion with regional toxicologists in academia and industry. We also co-hosted a Tri-Chapter Networking reception for the 2nd time (alongside the Southern California and Mountain West Regional Chapters) at Ripley’s Believe or Not! Once again, the event was well-attended by our membership and met with positive feedback from all involved – an event that truly facilitates cross-regional collaboration and networking. We plan to continue both events in 2020.
NESOT strives to foster the sustainability and growth of our discipline through regional outreach and SOT’s ToxScholar Program. The ToxScholar program is a method for recruiting the next generation of toxicologists by having toxicologists visit institutions where knowledge regarding toxicology is scarce to share information about why toxicology matters and what toxicologists do. Since 2016, we conducted visits in the Northeast region annually and are thankful to our members who have participated. In 2018, members Dr. Chapin visited Westfield State University in MA and Dr. Vispute visited the University of Saint Joseph in CT, and several other members participated in prior years. We have received a lot of excellent feedback from these visits and we are always looking to expand Outreach! If you are interested in visiting a college, please contact Dr. Swetha Rudraiah and she will work with SOT to set up a visit.
As you can see, we have a lot going on and there are many opportunities for you to participate in our chapter's activities. Thanks for visiting our page, and please don't hesitate to reach out and get involved, or let us know if you have more ideas for events and outreach. We want to hear from you!
Elizabeth M. Vancza, PhD, DABT