International Society on Toxinology
The International Society on Toxinology was founded in 1962 by a group on scientists and clinicians interested in advancing the science of toxinology. The Society had it's first international meeting in 1966 in Atlantic City, USA and it's Journal, Toxicon, was first published in 1963.
The purpose of the Society is to advance knowledge on the properties of toxins and antitoxins and to bring together scholars interested in these substances through a common Society. Membership consists of those who have conducted and published meritorious original investigations in toxinology, while persons who do not qualify for membership but are interested in the field of toxinology are eligible for associate membership.
This website is designed to give IST members and others interested in toxinology access to IST information on forthcoming meetings, subscription payment, membership profiles and related matters.
The most recent IST Congress was the Pan-American Section Congress held in Miami Beach, September 18-23, 2016. There were 184 registrants at this congress, which was organised by Prof. Frank Mari and Prof. Frank Bosmans. IST warmly thanks "the two Franks" for their great work in organising this successful and enjoyable congress in sunny, hot & muggy Miami Beach, home to some of the World's largest collection of art deco architecture. Amongst the novel events organised for this congress was a paella competition between Prof. Juan Calvete (Vallencia, Spain) and Dr. Richard Lewis (Brisbane, Australia). Both cooked superb, but entirely different versiomns of paella, equally delicious, but by a narrow margin Prof. Calvete won with his traditional recipe; congratulations to both our great toxinology cooks! Look for a report on this congress in a future IST Newsletter.
The next Congress of the IST will be the World Congress, hosted by the IST Asia-Pacific Section in Hainan, China. Dates are October 24th to 30th, 2017. A website will soon be available. Registration fees will be lower for IST members so if you are not already a member and intend going to this congress, join the IST before you register.
At thePan-American Section Congress in Miami, September 2016, a revised constitution was put before members to vote on at the Business Meeting of the Society and was passed almost unanimously (only one member opposed). This revised constitution is now in effect. Members wishing to reread the revised constitution may download a copy here.
The 18th World Congress of IST was held at the University of Oxford, UK, September 25-30, 2015 . Around 480 people registered for the Congress, with hundreds of abstracts accepted. The Society thanks the organisers for their hard work in making the Congress a success.
The next IST European Section Congress of the IST is scheduled for 2018 and will be held in Yerevan, Armenia. Dates and details are yet to be finalised, though likely to be in September 2018, so watch out for further information.
The IST AGM was held during the Congress in Miami in September 2016.
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The place and venue for the next IST World Congress will be Hainan, China, October 24-30, 2017.
IST World Congresses are the premiere scientific (and social) meeting for the IST, held every three years. Recent previous IST World Congresses were in Oxford, UK 2015, Hawaii, USA, 2012, Recife, Brazil, 2009, Glasgow, UK, 2006, Adelaide, Australia, 2003 and Paris, France, 2000.
The most recent meeting of the Asia-Pacific Section of IST was held in Changsha, China, June 14th to 18th, 2014. The next Section congress will be the World Congress in Hainan, October 24-30, 2017.
The following congress for this Section has yet to be sheduled, but should be in 2020.
The most recent meeting of the pure European Section of the IST was in Valencia, Spain, September 11-15, 2011, but the European Section hosted the 2015 World Congress in Oxford.
The next meeting of the European Section of IST will be in Yerevan, Armenia, September 2018.
The most recent meeting of the Pan-American Section of the IST was held in Miami, September 2016. The next congress for this Section has yet to be determined, but should be in 2019. Several possible places have been mentioned, including Cuba, but no decisions have yet been made.