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 IST World Congress, held in October 2017 in Hainan, China.
The next Congress of the IST will be the European Section Congress, hosted by the IST European Section in Yerevan, Armenia. Dates are September 22 to 26, 2018. A website is 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. Following recent IST Council decisions, only current IST members will be able to present papers, except for special invited speakers.
Members wishing to the current IST constitution may download a copy here..
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The place and venue for the next IST Congress for the European Section is Yerevan, Armenia. Current proposed dates are September 22 to 26, 2018. A website for this congress is avaialble.
IST World Congresses are the premiere scientific (and social) meeting for the IST, held every two years. The most recent IST World Congress was held in October 2017 in Hainan, China. The next World Congress will be in 2019, hosted by the Pan-American Section of IST; details yet to be announced.
The most recent meeting of the Asia-Pacific Section of IST was held in Hainan, China, as part of the World Congress in 2017. The next Asia-Pacific Section regional congress is scheduled for 2020, details not yet determined.
The most recent meeting of the pure European Section of the IST was in Oxford, UK, September 2015, as part of the World Congress.
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 is scheduled for 2019 and will be an IST World Congress. Dates and palce yet to be announced.