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 European Congress, held in September 2018 in Yerevan, Armenia. Information on this congress can be found in the December 2018 IST newsletter.
The next Congress of the IST will be the World Congress hosted by the IST Pa-American Section in Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 8th to 13th, 2019. A website for the congress is now 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 or when registering. Following recent IST Council decisions, only current IST members will be able to present papers, except for special invited speakers. Note that abstract submission closes on June 16th, 2019 and early bird registration closes on July 17th. A provisional program is available on the congress website. IST urges members to attend this congress.
Members wishing to the current IST constitution may download a copy here..
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The place and venue for the next IST World Congress hosted by the Pan-American Section of IST is in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dates are September 8th to 13th, 2019. A website for this congress has been launched and registration, abstract submission is now open.
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; September 2019, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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 Yerevan, Armenia, September 2018.
The next meeting of the European Section of IST will be in 2021 and will be a World Congress. Placecand dates are yet to be confirmed.
The most recent meeting of the Pan-American Section of the IST was held in Miami, September 2016. The next congress for this Section is the World Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 8th to 13th, 2019.