Recent Email from SOT
SOT—Announcing Five New Online CE Courses from the 2013 Annual Meeting
May 13, 2013
The SOT Continuing Education Committee is pleased to announce the release of five online courses, presented on March 10, 2013, at the SOT Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
This release brings the number of CE courses offered online as part of the SOT CEd-Tox program to 32. We invite you to visit the SOT CE video page for full information on these new courses, as well as the courses from the 2009 through 2012 Annual Meetings. The refined search engine allows you to search for courses by year, title, topic, and speaker.
Five courses from the 2013 Annual Meeting are now available:
- Basic Principles of Human Risk Assessment (Basic)
- The Practice and Implementation of Neural Stem Cell-Based Approaches to Neurotoxicology (Basic; CME)
- The What, When, and How of Nonclinical Support for an IND Submission (Basic)
- Toxic Effects of Metals (Basic)
- Weighing in on Nutrition—Essential Concepts for Toxicologists (Basic)
CEd-Tox offers a great, low-cost way to expand your professional development, or stay current in the field of toxicology, all year long.
Written transcriptions are available with registration to select CEd-Tox courses.
Graduate Student and Postdoctoral SOT Members, as well as scientists based in developing countries, receive complimentary access to all courses.
SOT 2013–2014 Member Profile Update
May 9, 2013
Thank you for your participation as a valued member of the Society of Toxicology. As SOT is now preparing the 2013–2014 Membership Directory, I would like to ask that you take a few minutes to review the accuracy of your SOT member information before it is published in the SOT Membership Directory and on the SOT network, ToXchange. Your member information is the information that ToXchange utilizes to create your personal “MyPage” that you may further customize with your profile picture and additional information on ToXchange. Having your most updated member profile data and demographic information will serve to create a more robust member database and allow SOT and your colleagues to communicate, connect, and collaborate more effectively with you.
To edit your information visit your SOT member information. Please note that your degrees and certifications can be entered in the order you prefer. You can add listings for the alternate address types (such as Delivery, Business, and Home) by clicking the “add” button on the address line, and additional phone numbers by clicking on the “add” on the phone line. And while you’re at it, I encourage you to update the information accessed through the “demographics” button on your profile—it only takes a minute or so more.
All edits and updates that you make of your primary contact information by Friday, May 31, 2013, will be reflected in the 2013–2014 Membership Directory. Thus, please take the time to review and update your information by then to ensure that the most current and accurate information is published in the 2013–2014 Membership Directory.
Thank you for your assistance in insuring we have accurate membership records. If you have any questions, please contact SOT Membership Services at SOT Headquarters or 703.438.3115.
Lois D. Lehman-McKeeman, PhD, ATS
2013–2014 President, Society of Toxicology
SOT—2014 Annual Meeting Proposal Submission
April 29, 2013
This is the final reminder that the deadline to submit a proposal for consideration for the scientific program at the 53rd Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, is April 30, 2013, 11:59 pm EDT. Please visit the SOT scientific program submission page to review the relevant information on the submission process including a step-by-step submission guide.
Before you formally submit a proposal, please be sure that you have received support from the intended Sponsor(s). You must have one Sponsor but may have up to three Sponsors for a proposal. This is an important step that will allow these review groups the opportunity to score and rank the submissions before they are forwarded to the Scientific Program Committee for review.
We are looking forward to reviewing the proposals developed for consideration for the 2014 Annual Meeting. If you have any questions regarding the submission process, please contact the SOT office at 703.438.3115.
Norbert E. Kaminski
2014 SOT Scientific Program Committee Chair
Invitation to Submit—2014 Proposal
April 16, 2013
We are excited to invite you to develop sessions for consideration for the 2014 Annual Meeting that will take place March 23–27, 2014, in Phoenix, Arizona and this message is to remind you that the deadline to submit a proposal is April 30, 2013, 11:59 pm EDT. Please visit the proposals website to review the relevant information on the submission process including a step-by-step submission guide and the recording of the Scientific Program Committee’s recent webinar on Best Practices for Proposal Submission.
If you wish to submit a proposal for consideration, please begin working with your Specialty Section, Special Interest Group, or the appropriate SOT Committee or Task Force. Be advised that all intended proposal Sponsors should be contacted in advance of your submission and provided with a copy of the submission. Remember that for 2014, in place of endorsers, you may have up to three Sponsors for your proposal. This is an important step that will allow these review groups the opportunity to score and rank the submissions before they are forwarded to the Scientific Program Committee for review.
We are looking forward to reviewing the proposals developed for consideration for the 2014 Annual Meeting. If you have any questions regarding the submission process, please contact SOT Headquarters at 703.438.3115.
Norbert E. Kaminski
2014 SOT Scientific Program Committee Chair
SOT Annual Meeting Planning Tools Survey—Please Respond
April 11, 2013
SOT is seeking your comments on the numerous tools provided to assist you in planning your time for the March 2013 Annual Meeting and for conveniently accessing information while at the meeting. Please respond to the brief Meeting Tools survey no later than April 26, 2013. We will review your comments on the new distribution plan for the Annual Meeting Program, the functionality of the new event app, and other aspects of information exchange relative to the meeting.
By the way, the Annual Meeting Survey will be open until April 16 if you have not yet had the opportunity to provide your general comments about the meeting.
We value your input!
Special Membership Offer Valid through May 1, 2013 Apply for SOT Membership Today!
March 28, 2013
Dear Devin Yates,
Thank you for participating in the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) in San Antonio, Texas. I am pleased to report that this year’s meeting drew more than 6,300 attendees and offered more than 170 sessions and over 2,700 presentations in all, with 348 exhibitors in the ToxExpo Exhibit Hall. As the President of SOT, I would like to offer you the opportunity to experience the benefits of membership in the Society by extending to you this personal invitation to apply now for membership.
To facilitate the membership application process, please use the easy online membership application to apply and complete your application by May 1, 2013. As a nonmember attendee of the SOT Annual Meeting, you are eligible to receive a dues waiver for 2013—that is, once your application is submitted, and reviewed and approved by the SOT Membership Committee and the SOT Council, you will NOT be charged any dues for 2013—a savings of $138 for Full and Associate members, $35 for Postdoctoral members and $20 for Student members. Should you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact SOT Membership Services by email or phone at 703.438.3115.
As an SOT member you will be able to access the members-only sections of the SOT website, including ToXchange, the private and secure SOT membership network, and the SOT Job Bank (as a job seeker) at no charge; access and/or subscribe to the electronic and print editions of Toxicological Sciences¹; join a Specialty Section or a Special Interest Group²; participate in your Regional SOT Chapter; submit abstracts for the Annual Meeting without a sponsor; and register for the 2014 meeting in Phoenix, Arizona at the preferred SOT member rate (one-half the nonmember fee). Visit our website to learn of the many other benefits of SOT membership.
By joining SOT, you demonstrate your commitment to being part of the leading global force in creating a safer and healthier world by advancing the science of toxicology. Once again, thank you for your participation in the SOT 52nd Annual Meeting. We look forward to receiving your application for membership in the Society and welcoming you to the SOT 53rd Annual Meeting next year in Phoenix, Arizona.
William Slikker Jr., PhD, ATS
SOT President 2012–2013
¹ Electronic access to Toxicological Sciences is a benefit of membership for Full and Associate members and available to Postdoctoral and Student members at a discounted rate. The print edition of Toxicological Sciences is available to all members at a preferred member rate.
² Graduate Student and Postdoctoral members receive free membership in their first Specialty Section and Special Interest Group.
SOT—Toxicological Sciences: Search for New Editor-in-Chief
March 26, 2013
Toxicological Sciences is the official journal of the Society of Toxicology (SOT). The SOT Council has directed the Society’s Board of Publications to conduct a search for a distinguished individual to serve as the next Editor-in-Chief of Toxicological Sciences for a three-year, renewable term beginning by October 1, 2013. The mission of Toxicological Sciences, as a capstone of the Society, is to publish premier, peer-reviewed, hypothesis-driven original research articles in all areas of toxicology. The Editor-in-Chief is expected to meet this mission with the highest level of integrity, scientific judgment, and professionalism, in addition to providing enthusiastic vision for maintaining the value of the journal.
The Editor-in-Chief is expected to provide scientific editorial leadership for the Journal and serve as the primary coordinator of interactions among authors of submitted manuscripts, the publisher Oxford University Press (OUP), Associate Editors, members of the Editorial Board, and other peer reviewers. The Managing Editor within the Editorial Office receives all manuscripts submitted and handles the majority of clerical and nonscientific editorial functions. The Editor-in-Chief is provided with a budget from SOT and OUP for expenses related to editorial activities. Limited financial compensation may be available for the Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-in-Chief must be a well-established toxicologist with an extensive publication record, editorial experience, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and service. The applicant should be an SOT member.
Individuals interested in being considered for this important position should submit a letter stating their interest in the Toxicological Sciences Editor-in-Chief position, a brief statement of editorial philosophy and goals for Toxicological Sciences, and curriculum vitae to Dr. Janice Chambers, Board of Publications, c/o Marcia Lawson. The review process will begin on May 6, 2013, and applications will be considered until a new Editor-in-Chief has been identified.
SOT Annual Meeting Survey—Your Important Feedback Needed
March 19, 2013
On behalf of the SOT Council, we wish to thank you for your participation in the 2013 Society of Toxicology (SOT) 52nd Annual Meeting. As a valued attendee, it is important that we get your feedback on the overall quality of the scientific sessions and meeting. Therefore, we are asking that you take a few minutes to complete our survey by March 31st. Note that a brief additional survey will be sent in a few days to get your impressions concerning the changes in scheduling tools available for the meeting, including the Program and the meeting app.
Annual Meeting Survey
The SOT Annual Meeting is the premier event in toxicology. You make this meeting the important crossroads for toxicology that it is, and we celebrate your contributions to our discipline that is so vital to making the world a healthier and safer place. Your continued feedback and involvement will contribute to the additional strides we will make in the years going forward.
See you in Phoenix, Arizona, March 23–27, 2014!
William Slikker Jr, PhD, ATS
Lois D. Lehman-McKeeman, PhD, ATS
Vice President and
Scientific Program Committee Chairperson
SOT—US EPA Call for Nominations
March 6, 2013
The US Environmental Protection Agency is seeking nominations for technical experts to serve on its Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), a federal advisory committee to the Office of Research and Development (ORD). ORD is forming a subcommittee to provide independent scientific and technical peer review, consultation, advice, and recommendations for each of its research programs: Air, Climate and Energy; Chemical Safety for Sustainability; Homeland Security; Human Health Risk Assessment; Safe and Sustainable Water Resources; and Sustainable and Healthy Communities. The following is a description of the Board of Scientific Counselors and the Subcommittees and the requirements for nominees:
The BOSC is a chartered Federal Advisory Committee that was established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) to provide independent scientific and technical peer review, advice consultation, and recommendations about the ORD.
Air and Climate and Energy Subcommittee
This subcommittee will be providing advice and recommendations on ORD’s Air, Climate and Energy Research Program. This subcommittee is currently being formed. US EPA's BOSC Staff Office is seeking nominations of nationally and internationally recognized scientists, engineers, and social scientists to serve as Special Government Employees on this subcommittee. Expertise needed for this subcommittee includes:
Atmospheric Sciences (aerosol chemistry, aerosol physical science, air quality modeling, atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric physics); Biology (biogeochemistry, cell chemistry, molecular biology) Chemistry (analytical chemistry, combustion chemistry, physical chemistry, water chemistry); Climate Change (adaptation, modeling, variability, greenhouse gas technology assessment); Ecology (aquatic ecology—freshwater/wetland, plant/forest ecology, hydrology/hydraulics, soil biogeochemistry, system ecology/landscape ecology); Engineering (chemical engineering, combustion engineering environmental engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering); Information Science (information visualization, uncertainty analysis); Public Health (environmental health, epidemiology, exposure assessment); Risk Assessment (ecological risk assessment, human health risk assessment, mixtures risk assessment); and Science Policy/Public Policy.
Homeland Security Subcommittee
This subcommittee will be providing advice and recommendations on ORD’s Homeland Security Research Program. This subcommittee is currently being formed. US EPA’s BOSC Staff Office is seeking nominations of nationally and internationally recognized scientists, engineers, and social scientists to serve as Special Government Employees on this subcommittee. Expertise needed for this Subcommittee includes:
Biology (microbiology); Chemistry (analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, water chemistry); Engineering (biochemical engineering, civil engineering—drinking water; treatment/distribution/waste water treatment, chemical engineering, environmental engineering—decontamination/clean-up/management); Information Science (uncertainty analysis); Risk Assessment (ecological risk assessment, human health risk assessment); Sustainability (community level sustainability, industrial systems engineering); Toxicology; Social Science (community disaster recovery and resiliency and environmental issues, socioeconomics); and Behavioral Science (risk perception/risk communication/crisis communication).
Chemical Safety for Sustainability Subcommittee
This subcommittee will be providing advice and recommendations on ORD’s Chemical Safety for Sustainability Research Program. This subcommittee is currently being formed. US EPA’s BOSC Staff Office is seeking nominations of nationally and internationally recognized scientists, engineers, and social scientists to serve as Special Government Employees on this subcommittee. Expertise needed here includes:
Biology (endocrinology/endocrine disruptors, molecular biology, pharmakonetics, systems biology); Chemistry (environmental chemistry, green chemistry); Ecology (system ecology); Information Science (uncertainty analysis); Nanotechnology; Public Health (children’s health, environmental health, molecular epidemiology, exposure science—assessment/predictive); Risk Assessment (cumulative risk assessment, ecological risk assessment, human health risk assessment, mixtures risk assessment); Sustainability (life cycle analysis); Toxicology (computational toxicology—computational biology/genomics/proteomics/metabolomics/ computational chemistry/high throughput bioassays/informatics/bioinformatics; ecotoxicology, developmental/reproductive toxicology); and Decision Science (decision analysis/value of information/decision support system).
Human Health Risk Assessment Subcommittee
This subcommittee will be providing advice and recommendations on ORD’s Human Health Risk Assessment Research Program. This subcommittee is currently being formed. US EPA’s BOSC Staff Office is seeking nominations of nationally and internationally recognized scientists, engineers, and social scientists to serve as Special Government Employees on this subcommittee. Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified individuals or themselves by using the membership nomination form and will be considered for membership vacancies.
Expertise needed for this subcommittee includes:
Atmospheric Science; Biology (endocrinology/endocrine disruptors, molecular biology, pharmacokinetics, systems biology); Ecology; Information Science (communication—research results, information visualization, uncertainty analysis); Public Health (children’s health, community health, epidemiology, exposure science); Risk Assessment (cumulative risk assessment, human health risk assessment, mixtures risk assessment); Sustainability (community level sustainability); Toxicology (computational toxicology, predictive toxicology, developmental/reproductive toxicology, immunotoxicology, molecular toxicology, neurotoxicology, pulmonary/cardiovascular toxicology, carcinogenesis); Social Science (ecological economics/environmental economics/natural resource economics); and Behavioral Science (risk perception/risk communication).
Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Subcommittee
This subcommittee will be providing advice and recommendations on ORD’s Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Research Program. This subcommittee is currently being formed. US EPA’s BOSC Staff Office is seeking nominations of nationally and internationally recognized scientists, engineers, and social scientists to serve as Special Government Employees on this subcommittee. Expertise needed for this subcommittee include:
Biology (microbiology); Chemistry (environmental chemistry, water chemistry); Climate Change (variability); Ecology (aquatic ecology—freshwater/wetland, hydrology/hydraulics, water resources, system ecology); Engineering (civil engineering—drinking water treatment/distribution, storm water treatment, waste water treatment, storm and waste water infrastructure); Risk Assessment; ecological risk assessment, human health risk assessment); Sustainability (energy and water relationship); Toxicology (ecotoxicology); and Social Science (ecological economics/environmental economics/natural resource economics).
Sustainable and Healthy Communities Subcommittee
This subcommittee will be providing advice and recommendations on ORD’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program. This subcommittee is currently being formed. US EPA’s BOSC Staff Office is seeking nominations of nationally and internationally recognized scientists, engineers, and social scientists to serve as Special Government Employees on this subcommittee. Expertise that is needed includes:
Chemistry (environmental chemistry); Ecology (aquatic ecology—freshwater/wetland, ecosystem services, hydrology/hydraulics, water resources, system ecology/landscape ecology, urban ecology); Engineering (bioenvironmental engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, combustion engineering, environmental engineering—decontamination/clean-up/mgt); Information Science (communication—research results, information technology, information visualization, spatial analysis, uncertainty analysis); Public Health (children’s health, community health, environmental health, epidemiology); Risk Assessment (cumulative risk assessment, ecological risk assessment, human health risk assessment); Science Policy/Public Policy (environmental justice); Sustainability (community/urban level planning and sustainability, industrial ecology, life-cycle analysis, energy); Social Science (community disaster recovery and resiliency and environmental issues, ecological/environmental economics/ natural resource economics, human health economics, socioeconomics, sociology); and Behavioral Science (psychology/social neuroscience/conservation psychology/ecopsychology/environmental psychology/sustainable behavior, risk perception/risk communication/crisis communication, community decision making).
SOT members may self nominate and all Nominations should include the name of the committee, complete curriculum vitae of each nominee, and their current business address and/or home address, telephone number, and email address, if available. Nominations must also acknowledge that the nominee is aware of the nomination unless self-nominated.
SOT members should submit their CVs and any additional information to Martha Lindauer by Monday, March 25, 2013. A Subcommittee of SOT Council will review the nominations and will forward to the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) those applicants that Council members feel can best serve this Committee.
Thank you for participating in this important process!
William Slikker Jr.
2012–2013 SOT President
SOT 2013 Annual Meeting Essential Information
March 4, 2013
Dear SOT Annual Meeting Attendee,
Thank you for registering to attend the 52nd Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting and ToxExpo—the forum to showcase toxicology’s novel discoveries. For the science of toxicology, this five-day event is the culmination of a year’s worth of achievements in research and education. Below are the essential details for making the most of your Annual Meeting experience.
Scientific sessions are located in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center located at 200 East Market Street on the River Walk in downtown San Antonio.
Interactive PDF of the Program and The Toxicologist
Many attendees recognize the added value of electronic version of the Program and The Toxicologist, such as timeliness, interactivity, and customization. This year the enhanced Program PDF offers an electronic version of the printed piece and features easy-to-use navigation and robust search capabilities. PDF files are viewable and printable on virtually any platform, including Windows®, Mac OS, and mobile platforms such as Android (tablets and smartphones).
Download the Program
Download The Toxicologist
The SOT 2013 Annual Meeting Mobile Event App
This year we are happy to announce we have leveraged the services of QuickMobile to provide you with a mobile event app and event website. These tools offer multiplatform mobile solutions for the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, and are provided free of charge to attendees and exhibitors. These mobile tools enable you to engage with organizers, exhibitors, and each other, and to manage your time and maximize your experience while at the Annual Meeting.
Access all versions of the app and mobile website or search for the app “SOT 2013” in your app store (iPad, iPhone, Android).
Access information from any mobile device, including popular smartphones, tablets, and iPads—synchronize your personal schedule and messaging by logging in.
Username/password: The mobile website and mobile app will prompt for a username and password before allowing users to access certain features of the app, which include: “My Schedule,” “My Briefcase,” “Attendees,” “Messaging,” and “Surveys.” Only Annual Meeting registrants will have access to these restricted features. SOT Member registrants use their SOT membership login credentials for full access. SOT non-member registrants use their email and password, which was used to register for the meeting, to gain full access. At any time, use the password reminder on the SOT website login to have your password sent to your email address (the email address used to register for the meeting). The app will display your name at the top of the app when you are logged in.
Staying connected before, during, and after the Annual Meeting is easy with SOT’s services and social media tools dedicated to sharing conference information. Throughout the week, the SOT website homepage and the event app will feature articles on sessions and events, testimonials, and meeting highlights. News also will be available via the ToXchange Communiqué blog, where members are invited to add comments. Members will receive daily notification of posted articles via their Favorites within ToXchange, either by email or through the mobile version of ToXchange. In addition, Tweeters can follow the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo on Twitter at #2013SOT and #ToxExpo, also available from the Community feature within the app.
ToxExpo is the largest event of its kind, attracting the world’s leading scientists, executives and decision makers in the field of Toxicology. ToxExpo 2013 is the place to see cutting-edge technology and find all toxicology-related services available on the market today. Visit ToxExpo throughout the week and at ToxExpo Time, Tuesday March 12, from 12:30 PM–1:30 PM.
|Monday ||9:00 AM–4:30 PM |
|Tuesday ||8:30 AM–4:30 PM |
|Wednesday ||8:30 AM–4:30 PM |
If you have already received your badge, you do not need to wait in the registration line. If you have registered and have NOT received your badge by mail, or need a replacement badge, go the “Badge Pick-Up” counter of on-site registration in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
Registration Desk Hours
|Saturday ||4:00 PM–7:00 PM |
|Sunday ||7:00 AM–8:00 PM |
|Monday ||7:00 AM–5:00 PM |
|Tuesday ||8:00 AM–4:00 PM |
|Wednesday ||8:00 AM–4:00 PM |
|Thursday ||8:00 AM–12:00 Noon |
Time Change this Weekend
Please be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night, as Sunday, March 10 marks the beginning of Daylight Savings Time—“Spring Forward.”
General Information Resources
As you prepare for your trip to San Antonio, please keep in mind that additional general information can be found on the SOT 2013 Annual Meeting website:
San Antonio Information
Air and Ground Transportation
SOT 2013 Annual Meeting Mobile Event App
Calendar and Maps
CE Course Map
If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 703.438.3115, Monday–Friday, 8:30 AM–5:00 PM, EST, or email SOThq@toxicology.org.
We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio!