Toxicology Section News—June 2019

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Source: Toxicology Section Officers and Program Chairs

Call for Abstracts and Workshop Submissions Deadlines—Are Quickly Approaching!  

As we move into the summer season, please remember to submit abstracts and proposals for workshops and breakfast and luncheon sessions for the 2020 Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA, where the chosen theme is “Crossing Borders.” The shared August 1 deadline is rapidly approaching; please don’t delay in submitting abstracts and proposals by this date. Feel free to contact section Program Chair Sabra Botch-Jones ( or co-chair Laureen Marinetti ( with questions about workshop suggestions or other program ideas.

We anticipate an array of quality workshops, scientific sessions, breakfasts, and luncheons, as well as our traditional special sessions on Drugs and Driving, Postmortem Pediatric Toxicology, and the joint session with the Pathology/Biology Section. We are working closely with the Drugs and Driving Committee Chair, Curt Harper, and Vice Chair, Dayong Lee, along with the session coordinator, Michael Corbett, to ensure that the Drugs and Driving session has robust scientific content. We highly encourage you to consider submitting relevant scientific content and/or workshop proposals to the toxicology section.

We need you! Volunteers are key to quality scientific content and sessions. Please consider acting as an abstract reviewer and/or session moderator. You can use this link ( to take a survey to gauge your willingness to volunteer and we will confirm your participation. Please note that we must have your name and email address prior to July 1, 2019, to submit to the Academy in order for you to serve as either a reviewer or moderator.

Further, moderators and volunteers play a pivotal role in the success of the annual meeting, and both activities count as service to the Academy for the October 1 deadline for membership and promotion submissions. Volunteering is also an excellent way for newcomers to become engaged and meet people, so please encourage your colleagues and students to participate and contact Sabra Botch-Jones ( if you’re interested in this opportunity.

Finally, please remember the August 1 deadline for nominations for section awards. These awards remain a wonderful way to recognize your fellow colleagues for their contributions and dedication to our field. Contact the Chair of the Toxicology Section Awards and Scholarship Committee, Timothy Rohrig (, with your nominations.

As we consider this year’s “Crossing Borders” theme, we envision the scientific world from multiple perspectives, all dedicated to the application of science to the law. We hope to demonstrate this through another amazing annual meeting and we look forward to seeing you at the AAFS 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting, February 17–22, 2020, in Anaheim, CA.