Dear colleagues and delegates,

It is with great pleasure that the Dutch Society of Toxicology (NVT) is inviting you to the XVIth International Congress of Toxicology in Maastricht, the Netherlands, from the 18th to the 21st of September 2022. This congress is jointly organized with International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX) and the European Society of Toxicology (EUROTOX), and unites the best of toxicological scientists worldwide in the historical city of Maastricht. 

When we chose ‘Uniting in Toxicology’ as theme of the congress, we could hardly have imagined how appropriate it would be and how much we would be longing to re-unite after a long period of separation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to make this re-union a memorable and unforgettable event, we have set-up an inspiring scientific programme and prepared a warm welcome in a lovely city and offers plenty opportunities to meet and greet in the nicest places you can imagine. 

We have managed to create an exciting scientific programme in which the state of the art is presented as well as reflections on great achievements in recent years. We pay special attention to the early career toxicologist by giving them a special platform for oral communications.

The main venue of the conference is the Maastricht Exposition and Conference Centre (MECC), which has recently been completely renovated and has ample space to accommodate large groups for our keynote lectures, debates and exhibitions as well as many breakout rooms for smaller symposia and workshops. The programme will have well-balanced inputs from academia, industry and regulators and will challenge you to interact and participate in lively debates and discussions. In a smaller side-programme we aim to step out of our regular conference setting to unite in local pubs and bars with citizens and international students and discuss how toxicological research can contribute to safe products, environmental protection and a more sustainable society. 

We cordially invite you to come to the ICT2022 in Maastricht and to reunite with all your colleagues in Toxicology!

Prof. Theo de Kok
Chair of the Local Organizing Committee

Prof. Flemming Cassee
Chair of the Scientific Program Committee