Toxicology Call for Abstracts and Workshops Submissions

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Source: Madeleine J. Gates, PhD, Section Program Chair

Preparations are remotely underway for the 73rd AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston, TX taking place February 15-20, 2021. The deadline for scientific submissions (abstracts and workshop proposals) is quickly approaching on September 1! AAFS President Jeri Ropero-Miller has chosen the theme of “One Academy Pursuing Justice Through Truth in Evidence” for the upcoming meeting.

We look forward to a wide array of quality workshops, scientific sessions, breakfast sessions, and luncheons as well as our traditional special sessions on Drugs & Driving, Postmortem Pediatric Toxicology, and the joint session with the Pathology/Biology Section. We highly encourage you to consider submitting relevant scientific content and/or workshop proposals to the Toxicology Section by September 1. Please feel free to contact Toxicology Section Program Chair Madeleine Gates ( or Co-Chair Mandi Mohr ( with questions about workshops or scientific session submissions.

If you are considering a workshop proposal, please note the following requirements for submission in addition to an abstract:

  • CV for all speakers (unless on file with AAFS Directory as an AAFS member)
  • Contact information for all speakers
  • Anticipated costs for speaker travel for non-members (flights, per diem, mileage, etc.)
  • Full or Half-day designation
  • Workshop schedule with time designations per speaker
  • Speaker disclosures
  • Expected audience size
  • Estimated number of pages for handouts

Thanks so much to those that have already volunteered to review abstracts or serve as moderators. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the following survey: Not only do reviewers, moderators, and volunteers play a pivotal role in the success of the annual meeting, but these activities count as service to the Academy for the October 1 deadline for membership and promotion submissions.

Looking forward to seeing y’all in Houston!