2019 Annual Meeting of the PANWAT Regional Chapter
October 6–7, 2019
Boise Centre on the Grove, Boise, ID
Computational toxicology is a rapidly developing discipline that integrates data from a variety of sources to develop mathematical and computer-based models to better understand and predict adverse health effects caused by chemicals, such as environmental pollutants and pharmaceuticals. Encompassing multidisciplinary fields, computational toxicology investigates the interactions of chemical agents and biological organisms across many scales (e.g., population, individual, cellular, and molecular). This integrated approach has applications ranging from hazard and risk prioritization of chemicals to safety screening of drug metabolites. The Pacific Northwest Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology will convene at the 2019 Annual PANWAT meeting and share recent advances in Computational Toxicology and its impact on academia, government, and industry.
Sun. Oct 6th
9:00am–4:00pm: Computer Programming Workshop (optional) - “Introduction to Python Programming for Data Analysis and Visualization”
Location: Hampton Inn & Suites, 495 S. Capitol Blvd
No experience is required for this hands-on event provided by Software Carpentry. Instruction will be provided via live coding and will focus on best practices in computational programming for scientists and researchers. The workshop will focus on Python programming with additional lessons in the Unix Shell and version control in Git. Additional details and a tentative agenda can be found at the workshop webpage. To learn more about Software Carpentry, please visit the Carpentries website. (To inquire about available space in this workshop, please contact Kristen Mitchell at email@example.com.)
6:30pm–8:30pm: Welcome Reception
Location: Idaho History Museum, 610 Julia Davis Dr.
Mon. Oct 7th
8:30am–5:00pm: Scientific Sessions
Location: Boise Centre on the Grove, 850 W Front St.
Invited speakers include:
Timothy Zacharewski, PhD; Michigan State University
Grace Patlewicz, PhD; US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Cecile Krejsa, PhD; Kartos Therapeutics—2018 PANWAT Achievement Award Winner
September 14th – Hotel Reservation
September 14th – Early-Bird Registration
September 14th – Abstract Submission
October 6th – Online Registration
Student Travel Support:
Travel support will be provided by SOT and PANWAT to defray costs associated with distance travel (>200 miles, ~4 hr) and shared student lodging. These costs will be reimbursed for actual expenses, so please provide a list of expenses with receipts for reimbursement. Reimbursement includes costs associated with shared travel (mileage, gas, rental of shared vehicles) and shared lodging with other students. Additional information will be provided at the meeting.
PANWAT greatly appreciates the generous support of our meeting sponsors. The conference symposium will feature cutting edge research from regional toxicologists. This meeting is designed to meet the ongoing educational needs of regional toxicologists and students as well as to facilitate mentoring of emerging toxicologists. We expect participants from all regional universities that offer degrees in toxicology and health-sciences-related fields, as well as regional toxicologists from various industries (particularly pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries).