What is translation?


Translational research represents the interface between basic research and clinical development. The goal is to enable the latest findings from basic research to lead to new therapies or diagnostic procedures for patients in the shortest of times. At the same time, questions that arise during the clinical practice are fed back to basic research for systematic analysis.






SOT 2011

Annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology

Why Attend the Annual Meeting?

The Society of Toxicology (SOT) 50th Annual Meeting is the largest toxicology meeting and exhibition in the world, with an expected attendance of more than 7,000 scientists from academia, government, and industry from various countries around the globe. From the Plenary Opening Lecture and featured lectures to the wide range of scientific sessions and Continuing Education courses, the Annual Meeting offers an unparalleled depth of analysis and relevant toxicological issues. From basic to advanced topical issues, the thematic approach provides each attendee an opportunity to learn about emerging fields. Whether you are speaking in or chairing a session, honoring a colleague as the recipient of an SOT award, or collaborting with your peers at an SOT event, this meeting has something for every attendee. Plenary speakers include Dr. Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health, Dr. Margaret Hamburg, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) Commissioner, and Lisa Jackson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Administrator.

The fourth plenary lecturer will be Dr. Stephen, The Gurdon Institute, who will be our annual MRC Lecturer. In addition, we have expanded the Meet the Directors series from three to six guest lecturers as requested by attendees. These Directors are Drs. Paul Anastas, U.S. EPA (invited), Linda S. Birnbaum, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Sy Garte, Center for Scientific Review, Jesse Goodman, U.S. FDA, Yvonne Maddox, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and John Howard, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health


Washington D.C.

6 - 10 March 2011


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