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2024 Virtual Trainee Summer Meeting

The Ohio Valley Chapter of the Society of Toxicology will host its 2024 Trainee Summer Meeting as a half-day virtual conference on Friday, July 26th, 2024 from 9:00 AM–2:00 PM EDT4. This meeting offers trainees a venue to present research to their peers, practice fielding questions, and network with peers in the region.

Text Box:  The 2024 OVSOT Summer Trainee Meeting keynote speaker will be Dr. Nishad Jayasundara. Dr. Nishad Jayasundara is the Juli Plant Grainger Assistant Professor of Global Environmental Health at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.

Dr. Jayasundara’s research focuses on shedding new light on the adverse ecological and human health impacts of chemical pollution and climate change. Dr. Jayasundara’s keynote talk for the 2024 Trainee Summer Meeting is entitled, “Discovering My Research North: Lessons from a Serendipitous Academic Journey as a Global Environmental Health Scholar”.

This virtual meeting will be hosted on Zoom. A reminder will be sent with attendee link and call-in information in advance of the scheduled meeting.

Register Here

Submit An Abstract for the Meeting

All high school, undergraduate, graduate, professional student, and postdoctoral researchers studying toxicology and tox-related fields are welcome to participate and are encouraged to submit abstracts. With abstract submission, select if you would like to present a platform presentation (10–15 min) or a 3-minute speed-talk. Awards will be given to the top presenters in each category. Judging will be based on the written abstract, visual presentation, and oral presentation.

Submit written abstracts via the form below to Evangeline Schott with the subject line “OVSOT Summer Meeting abstract submission.” See abstract submission guidelines below. Please submit your written abstract by 8:00 pm EDT on Monday, June 3, 2024.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All trainees who want to be considered for a presentation (platform or 3-minute speed talk) MUST submit a final written abstract for consideration. Presenters will be notified by June 26, 2024 of their selection.

Important Dates

  • Monday, June 3: Abstract deadline
  • Wednesday, June 26: Presenter notification of selection to present
  • Tuesday, July 23: RSVP to attend without presenting
  • • Wednesday, July 24: Practice Zoom Meeting for presenters 12:00 PM EDT
  • Friday, July 26: OVSOT Virtual Trainee Summer Meeting 9:00 AM–2:00 PM EDT

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts describing the results of experimental studies must answer two questions (“What was done?” and “What was found?”) and must contain the following:

  • A statement of the rationale and scope of the study presented
  • A brief description of the experimental procedures
  • The data that resulted from the study
  • The principal conclusion(s) based on interpretation of the results

Abstracts are limited to 2,300 characters (character count does not include spaces or title, authors, institutions.) No tables, figures, or chemical structures. All non-standard acronyms are described. Write in paragraphs without subheads or headers such as “Introduction” or “Methods.”

Abstract Submission Form