IST World Congresses

These meetings, held once every three years, are the premier international scientific forum in toxinology, drawing IST members and many others from around the World.

Past IST World Congresses:

1. Atlantic City, NJ, U.S.A., 1966
Organizers: F.E.Russell and P.R.Saunders
Proceedings: Animal Toxins (F.E.Russell and P.R.Saunders,eds.),Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1967.
2. Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1970
Organizers: Vries and E.Kochva
Proceedings: Toxins of Animal and Plant Origin ( Vries and E.Kochva, eds.), 3 vol., Gordon and Breach, New York, 1971.
3. Darmstadt, West-Germany, 1972
Organizer: G.G.Habermehl
Proceedings: Tier- und Pflanzengifte (E.Kaiser, ed.), W.Goldmann Verl., München, 1973.
4. Tokyo, Japan, 1974
Organizers: Y.Sawai and A.Ohsaka
Proceedings: Animal, Plant and Microbial Toxins
(A.Ohsaka, K.Hayashi and Y.Sawai, eds.), 2 vol., Plenum Press, New York, 1976.
5. San José, Costa Rica, 1976
Organizer: R.Bolanos
Proceedings: Toxins: Animal, Plant and Microbial, (P.Rosenberg, ed.), Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1978.
6. Uppsala, Sweden, 1979
Organizers: B.Uvnäs and D.Eaker
Proceedings: Natural Toxins (D.Eaker and T.Wadström, eds.) Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1980.
7. Brisbane, Australia, 1982
Organizers: R.Endean and A.Cameron
Proceedings: Toxicon, suppl.3, 1983.
8. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 1985
Organizers: D.S.Chapman and J.B.Harris
Proceedings: Natural Toxins. Animal, Plant, and Microbial (J.B.Harris, ed.) Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1986.
9. Stillwater, OK, U.S.A., 1988
Organizers: C.L.Ownby, G.V.Odell, L.L.Rolf, G.E.Burrows
Proceedings: Natural Toxins (C.L.Ownby and G.V.Odell, eds.) Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1989.
10. Singapore, 1991
Organizer: P.Gopalakrishnakone
Proceedings: Recent Advanves in Toxinology Research, (P.Gopalakrishnakone and C.K.Tan, eds.), 3. vol., Nat.Univ.Singapore, Singapore, 1992.
11. Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1994
Organizer: E.Kochva
Proceedings: Abstracts published in: Toxicon 33 , 257-306, 1995
12. Cuernavaca, Mexico, 1997
Organiser: L. Possani
13. Paris, France, 2000
Organiser: A Menez
14. Adelaide, Australia, 2003
Organisers: J White & V Williams
15. Glasgow, UK, 2006
Organisers: A Harvey & EG Rowan

16. Recife, Brazil, 2009
Organisers: Maria Elena deLima, Celia Regina Ribero da Silva Carlini & colleagues
17. Hawaii, USA, 2012
Organisers: Carl Vogel & Steve Seifert
18. Oxford, UK, 2015
Organisers: David Warrell, Eddie Rowan, Muhammad Sohail
19. Hainan, China, 2017
Organiser: Sulan Luo



Next IST World Congress

This will be hosted by the Pan-American Section of IST in 2019. Venue and dates pending.

Following IST World Congress

The subsequent IST World Congress will be in 2021 and should be hosted by the European Section of IST. Dates and details are yet to be finalised.

Most Recent World Congress

The IST World Congress was held in Hainan, China, October 2017.

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