The Society of Toxicology 55th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, March 13–17, 2016, in New Orleans, Louisiana, promises stimulating lectures and presentations on scientific breakthroughs, important education and professional training opportunities, and time to connect with friends and create new collaborations.
I am pleased to announce that this year’s meeting contains an exciting twist to our familiar program, as we will be featuring five talented and cutting-edge scientists through two plenary sessions, one each on Monday and Tuesday, and the Medical Research Council keynote on Wednesday. This new format allows you more access to emerging scientific knowledge. Our goal is to provide a forum for novel discoveries and approaches related to toxicology and to facilitate the advancement of toxicology by fostering the integration of toxicology with other biomedical disciplines. Through these endeavors we are working towards fulfilling our mission of creating a safer and healthier world by advancing the science and increasing the impact of toxicology.
Beyond this change, the program for our meeting at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans contains all of the activities for which this premier event is known: more than 150 scientific sessions; thousands of abstract presentations; continuing education courses; approximately 350 ToxExpo vendors offering you the latest information on services and technology; awards presentations; receptions; career guidance and support; student activities; and more.
Please join me in New Orleans for our 55th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, where collaborations begin and learning never ends.
Peter L. Goering, PhD
2015–2016 SOT President