IST Asia Pacific Section

The Asia Pacific Section of the IST was founded in 1987. It encompasses loosely the many countries in the Asia Pacific region, from western Asia to Japan to Australia. Since the first meeting of this section in 1987 in Singapore, there have been regular Section meetings showcasing the breadth and diversity of toxinology research in the region, reflecting the diversity and abundance of venomous and poisonous fauna in the region.

Past Section Meetings:
1. Singapore, June 1987
Organiser: P.Gopalakrishnakone
Proceedings: Progress in Venom and Toxin Research (P.Gopalakrishnakone, C.K.Tan, eds.), Nat.Univ.of Singapore, 1987.

2. Varanasi, India, February 1990
Organiser: S.C.Sanyal
3. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June-July 1993
Organiser: N.H.Tan
Proceedings: Advances in Venom and Toxin Research (N.H.Tan, S.L.Oo, V.Thambyrajah, N.Azila,eds.), published by the Malayan Society on Toxinology, Kuala Lumpur 1993.
4. Kunming, Yunnan, China, June 1996
Organiser: Y.Xiong
5. Pataya, Thailand, October 1999
Organiser: V Sitprija
6. Cairns, Australia, July 2002
Organiser: R Norton
7. Cebu City, Philippines, October 2005
Organiser: Lourdes J Cruz & Rhodora V Azanza

8. Hanoi & Halong Bay, Vietnam, December 2008
Organiser: Dr. Trinh Xuan Kiem & Dr. Le Van Dong
9. Vladivostok, Russia, September 2011
Organisers: Prof. Eugene Grishin & Prof. Valentin Stonik
10. Changsha, China, June 2014
Organisers: Prof. Songping Liang, Prof. Sulan Luo, Prof. Yun Zhang, Prof. Zhonghua Liu




Next Planned IST Asia Pacific Section Meeting

The next sectional meeting of the Asia-Pacific Section of IST will be held in Cairns, Australia in late 2020. Dates are currently being finalised.

Most Recent IST Asia Pacific Section Meeting

The most recent meeting of the Asia-Pacific Section of the IST was in Changsha, China in June 2014. There were several hundred registrants from a number of countries, especially China, with a busy scientific program and interesting social functions, all coordinated by generous and welcoming Chinese hosts. A memorable and enjoyable meeting for those lucky enough to attend. Well done!