Invitation to submit proposals for the 15th IUTOX Congress, Hawaii

The Society of Toxicology (SOT), is proud to co-host the next triennial IUTOX International Congress of Toxicology (ICT) to be held July 15–18, 2019, at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. The theme of this meeting, to ensure relevance and interest to the worldwide community of toxicologists and environmental health scientists, is “Toxicology Solutions for Global Public, Environmental, and Personal Health.”

Annual Meeting 2017

Save the date: Netherlands Society of Toxicology Annual meeting 2017:
June 20-21

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NVT Membership

Membership in the NVT offers many benefits including:

  • free access to the newsletter TCDD,
  • discount on the registration fee of the year NVT meetings, which provide an important networking function,
  • receiving mailings for vacancies and announcements for toxicology meetings, and
  • access to the members area of ​​the new website. The members section provides specific information such as:

Reproductive Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Toxicology spring symposium

On the 24th of March 2016, the sections on Reproductive Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Toxicology will organize the spring symposium entitled:

“Pediatric drug development: a field in maturation”

The invited speakers will share the latest insights on risk assessment of pediatric drugs from various perspectives. From nonclinical studies to clinical practice, improvement in dosage forms and regimens using modeling techniques, and reporting of adverse drug reactions in children. The symposium will be held at the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen.

The registration fee for this meeting is €15 for NVT members and €20 for non-members, due (in cash) at the registration desk at the day of the meeting. This includes coffee, lunch and drinks at the concluding reception. Registration deadline is 9th of March 2016. To attend this meeting you must be registered by sending an e-mail to Wendy van Eldijk, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. She will also be able to provide you with the detailed program and further directions to the venue.
We hope the program meets your interest and to welcome many of you on the 24th of March 2016!

On behalf of the organizing committees,
Section of Reproduction toxicology: Liesbeth Heijink, Sjors Schulpen, Manon Beekhuijzen, André Wolterbeek
Section of Pharmaceutical toxicology: Leon van Aerts, Peter Theunissen, Suzanne Heemskerk, Lieke Peters, Cathaline den Besten, Jan Commandeur, Bob van de Water

Accelerating progress in the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animal testing through better knowledge sharing

In the context of the European Commission's Communication (Action 1) published in response to the European Citizens' Initiative "Stop Vivisection", the Joint Research Centre's European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternative to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) is conducting this public survey to solicit input from individuals and organisations i) to identify all types of knowledge sources that might be relevant to Replace, Reduce or Refine (the '3Rs') the use of animals for scientific purposes ii) to understand how such knowledge is currently disseminated and iii) to highlight what could be done to fill knowledge gaps and enhance knowledge sharing.

The results of this survey will be fed into a comprehensive study currently being undertaken by the Commission to map data, information and knowledge resources available in different scientific fields and industry sectors that can be exploited in some way to replace animal studies with alternative approaches not involving animals, to adapt studies to reduce the number of animals needed, or to refine studies so as to minimise pain, suffering and distress of the animal, and to improve its welfare. Moreover, the study aims to explore how sharing of knowhow and resources could be enhanced to accelerate overall progress in the 3Rs in every domain where animals are used for a scientific purpose, whether it be for basic biological research, toxicological testing, or for training and education. The outcome of the study will be made public by the end of 2016.

‘New aspects in the assessment of skin exposure in the workplace’

Occupational exposure limits of dangerous substances have yet been solely set for the inhalation of workroom air. Where studies have shown that dermal exposure could cause systemic effects a skin notation is added as an alert to the OEL of the chemical.

With the introduction of the EU REACH-directives separate exposure limits were derived for dermal exposure such as the DNELdermal, local or the DNELdermal, systemic. Has this new attention led to new tools to assess dermal exposure in the workplace? That is the subject of this mini-symposium. All presentations will be in English.

Click here for the programme

FAQ Registration and Reregistration Procedure

Why should I register as a recognized toxicologist?
Can I have the title recognized toxicologist for official use? Also abroad?
Do I always need an instructor for my registration?
How does the registration committee judge a non POT-course on the same criteria as POT course?
Is my supervisor my trainer?
When do I get answers to my request for (re) registration or to be listed as a toxicologist in training?
What can I do if the registration committee (s) disapproves my exemptions?
Can I apply for exemptions of both compulsory modules and elective modules?


Registration and Renewal of registration

Recognition and registration generally follow on the successful completion of the personalised training programme. Requirements for registration and for renewal of registration are formulated in the Rules and Requirements of the Concilium Toxicologicum. The Registration Committee Toxicology (RT) judges all requests for registration and for renewal of registration. An Application form for registration may be downloaded using this link. Please also consult the Explanation on Registration as Toxicologist by the RT. For more background information on registration and the registration procedure see also: Bylaws of the NVT and FAQs on registration and renewal of registration. Experienced toxicologists, who wish to be registered directly, are advised to contact the RT on the subject in advance of application.


For direct recognition and registration and for additional question regarding (renewal of) registration, please contact:
Registratiecommissie Toxicologie
p/a Koninklijke Nederlandse Chemische Vereniging
Postbus 249
2260 AE Leidschendam
T +31 70 3378790
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