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2024 HOT-SOT Annual Meeting Sponsorship Campaign

The Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists (HOT) is an inclusive Special Interest Group within the Society of Toxicology (SOT) comprised of professionals, predominantly of Hispanic origin, with expertise in scientific areas related to Toxicology. The HOT membership is diverse, with representatives from industry, academia, government, and commercial organizations within the United States (US) and numerous Ibero-American countries. It serves as a focal point for fellowship, networking, and professional development among Hispanic Toxicologists in the US and international Spanish and Portuguese-speaking scientific communities. The HOT operates in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, designating HOT as a tax-exempt organization eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions.

Individual and corporate sponsorships will enable HOT to advance its initiative of uniting Hispanic Toxicologists from the US and Ibero-American countries during the SOT Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah (March 10–14, 2024). This annual gathering serves as a platform for fostering camaraderie, mentorship, and outreach opportunities. The annual success of this endeavor has consistently been due to the generous contributions of our dedicated sponsors. Your sponsorship will directly support two key activities: the HOT Mentoring Activity and Luncheon, as well as the HOT Evening Reception scheduled during the 2024 SOT Annual Meeting. Both events will significantly enhance HOT's visibility among SOT and HOT members, annual meeting attendees, and the international Spanish and Portuguese-speaking scientific communities.

We welcome contributions of any amount, and for organizations, we recommend a starting donation of $750. As a token of our appreciation, your sponsorship will be acknowledged during the HOT Evening Reception at the SOT Annual Meeting, on the HOT website, our Facebook page, and through our primary media outlet, the Toxenlaces newsletter, throughout 2024. Additionally, Toxenlaces will dedicate a half-page section to showcase your company’s products and services, providing valuable exposure to our engaged audience. Your support is not only crucial but also greatly valued.

To sponsor our events at the 2024 SOT Annual Meeting, please use our online donation form. To do so, kindly visit our online donation form and select “Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists” from the provided list. Choose your preferred donation method, whether it be by check/money order, wire transfer, or credit card. Follow the provided instructions for your chosen donation option. Your consideration and support are deeply appreciated. If you have any inquiries about becoming a sponsor for HOT, please don't hesitate to reach out via email to Veronica Ramirez Alcantara, who serves as the 2023–2024 HOT Sponsorship Subcommittee Chair and holds the role of 2023–2024 HOT President. You can contact her at vramirez@health.southalabama.edu.



NEW HOT Endowment Fund

The Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists is comprised of toxicologists of Iberoamerican (Latin-American countries, Spain, and Portugal) heritage united to promote interaction, fellowship, networking, and professional development opportunities to its membership. These opportunities are of particular importance to this group because scientists of Hispanic origin have traditionally been underrepresented in the field of toxicology, owing to several factors, including fewer scholarship opportunities.

The HOT Endowment Fund was created with the goal of promoting the work of up-and-coming HOT members. Each year, monies generated from the Endowment Fund will be used to sponsor Travel Awards to undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral fellows, allowing them to present their work at the Annual Meetings of the Society of Toxicology. These sponsored awards will provide exceptional toxicologists among the HOT membership the opportunity to develop skills and connections that will serve them throughout their careers.

Donors of the HOT Endowment Fund will provide financial support that will be vital to advancing science and investing in the future of Toxicology. If you are interested in making a donation to the HOT Endowment Fund, please use the online giving system or download the Donation form. The Society of Toxicology is exempt from income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In accordance with the Internal Revenue Code, contributions to 501(c)(3) organizations are deductible contributions for income tax purposes.