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 next Congress of the IST will be hosted by the Pan-American Section of IST and held in Miami, Florida, USA. Dates are September 18-23, 2016. A website has been established. 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 will be put before members to vote on at the Business Meeting of the Society which will be held during the Congress. Notice of this Business Meeting and the vote on a proposed revised constitution will be provided to Members, via email, prior to the 90 day notice required by the constitution. Members wishing to peruse the proposed revised constitution may download a copy here in which the sections being changed, being mainly related to addition of new membership classes and governance amtters for membership, are highlighted in yellow.
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 19th World Congress of the IST is scheduled for 2017 and will be held in Hainan, China. Dates and details are yet to be finalised, so watch out for further information.
The IST AGM was held during the Congress in Oxford.
Prof. Jose Maria ("Chema") Gutierrez (Instituto Clodomiro Picado, University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica) was inducted as the 2015 Redi Lecturer/Awardee. The Society congratulates Prof. Gutierrez for his outstanding work in toxinology, over many years, leading to his Redi Award.
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The place and venue for the next IST World Congress will be Hainan, China, late 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, 2017.
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 has yet to be determined.
The most recent meeting of the Pan-American Section of the IST was held in Brazil, November 2014. The next congress for this Section will be in Miami, USA, September 18-23, 2016.