Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section (RDTSS)
The RDTSS is a subgroup of the Society of Toxicology membership whose members have expertise and/or responsibility for assessment of toxicology of the reproductive system of a developing offspring. Included are all areas of male and female reproduction, developmental biology, teratology, and developmental and reproductive toxicity risk assessment. The Section holds regular meetings during the SOT annual meetings to discuss topics of interest to the membership.
In addition, the Section sponsors travel awards for students who have done outstanding work, and sponsors continuing education courses and symposia at the SOT Annual Meetings. Elected officials consist of the President, Vice President, Vice President-Elect, two Councilors, and the Secretary/Treasurer.
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- Bringing together scientists trained and knowledgeable in a variety of disciplines to apply various approaches to the understanding of the structural, functional, endocrinologic, pathologic, pharmacologic, toxicologic, and epidemiologic effects of agents on reproduction and development for the purpose of evaluating hazards and risks for the human population.
Emphasizing the multidisciplinary nature of research, development, and risk assessment for effects on the structure and function of the developing and mature reproductive system, as well as the developing embryo, fetus, and child.
Goals and Objectives: The Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section of SOT is a specialty section whose objectives are to: 1) serve as the focal point for interaction of members of the Society of Toxicology interested in reproductive and developmental toxicology, 2) conduct programs and educational activities that emphasize the latest developments in reproductive and developmental toxicology, 3) relate those developments to the activities of the Society of Toxicology and stimulate new growth in reproductive and developmental toxicology as it relates to the science of toxicology, and 4) to act as a resource to the Society in the areas of the Section’s interests.