Toxicology Section Call for Abstracts and Participation Survey—April 2018

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Source: Sherri L. Kacinko, PhD, Section Program Chair

Spring has arrived and that means it is time to make your plans for your contribution to the 71st Annual Scientific Meeting in Baltimore, MD, February 18-23, 2019. The meeting theme is Diligence, Dedication, and Devotion. As scientists, we always strive to be diligent in our work, dedicated to justice, and devoted to those we serve, and the AAFS 2019 scientific program will reflect these values.

We expect another exciting program with a variety of workshops and scientific sessions as well as breakfasts, luncheons, and traditional sessions, including Drugs and Driving, Postmortem Pediatric Toxicology, and our joint session with the Pathology/Biology Section.

With this year’s theme in mind, please start thinking about workshop proposals, abstract topics, or nominations for the section awards. The AAFS 2019 abstract submission information is posted on the AAFS website and the August 1, 2018, deadline for submissions is less than four months away!

This year’s sections officers are:

  • Nikolas Lemos, Section Chair (
  • William Johnson, Section Secretary (
  • Sherri Kacinko, Section Program Chair (
  • Sabra Botch-Jones, Section Program Co-Chair (

Moderators and volunteers are essential to a successful meeting; such service is especially useful for those members wishing to promote. Should you be interested in promotion, please note that October 1, 2018, is the application deadline. Please consult the AAFS website for general and section-specific requirements. Remember, all Toxicology Associate Members and Members who apply for promotion will be entered in a drawing for a free registration to the 2020 meeting!

We are also excited to hear your ideas for next year’s meeting! Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey (link below), which will give you an opportunity to volunteer for a variety of section activities before and during the meeting and let us know your plans for participation in scientific sections and workshops.

Toxicology Section 2019 Meeting Participation Survey

Please mark your calendars now for another exciting meeting—looking forward to seeing you all in Baltimore!