Call for Proposals for the ICT 2022 Scientific Program

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) I invite you to submit your proposal for ICT 2022 that will be held in Maastricht, September 18-22, 2022.

The International Congress of Toxicology is a joined meeting of IUTOX and EUROTOX organized in collaboration with the Netherlands Society of Toxicology (www.ict2022.com)

The theme of the 2022 ICT “Uniting in Toxicology”, reflects our desire to address topics dealing with different disciplines. Working together, these disciplines with their diverse perspectives contribute to promoting and encouraging the use of new and innovative techniques and strategies, that will continue to reduce the risks to human health and the environment. Submissions in line with this theme are strongly encouraged. Please make sure to follow the guidelines below when preparing your proposal.

The SPC will ensure the balance of interests of different countries and world regions. It is imperative that the attendees feel that scientific sessions and continuing education courses are informative, inspiring, and present strategies that can be implemented to improve human and environmental health in countries with both robust and developing research and regulatory enterprises. We wish to serve as a global forum for the exchange of ideas that can create impacts at all time scales, create lasting partnerships, and lead to measurable elevation of the competency of the toxicologists globally.

We also urge you to support and encourage inclusion of young scientists in your sessions to help them advance their scientific and professional skills.

Thank you in advance for your support and contribution, and I look forward to receiving your proposals.

Yours truly,

Prof. Flemming Cassee
Scientific Program Committee Chair
on behalf of the SPC

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR SCIENTIFIC PROPOSALS

  • Submit your scientific proposals via the submission platform making sure to include the organiser details, the recommended speakers, and a brief presentation for the proposal.
  • Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
    1. Scientific excellence of the proposed individual talks and the session overall.
    2. Relevance of the topic of the Symposium to the overall theme of ICT XVI.
    3. Balance of the scientific content with respect to the utility and relevance of the information presented for improving human and environmental health in countries with both robust and developing research and regulatory enterprises.
    4. Speaker diversity with respect to the geographical area represented, gender, and sector (government, industry, academia, other).
    5. Availability of support for speaker travel to ICT XVI. [This criterion is not a requirement, but a strong encouragement.]
  • The Congress Organization strongly encourages interaction between Academia-Industry-Regulators and interdisciplinary approaches (basic research, clinical/epidemiological, regulation) therefore we ask that you make every effort to include speakers from all mentioned organizations.

 

SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR SCIENTIFIC PROPOSALS

SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS:
Aims to be topical or cutting-edge scientific knowledge exchange with experts in the area presenting data from their research and answering questions from the audience. A Chair and a Co-Chair should be included.

  • Should last a total of 120 minutes and have a maximum of 4 speakers setup as a workshop or symposium.
  • The first speaker should set the scene for the symposium by explaining briefly the background to the topic before presenting his/her data.
  • Presentations should be 25 minutes with 5 minutes for questions for a total of 30 minutes per speaker.
  • Proposal for 60 minute round table sessions will also be considered.


CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE (CEC):

An educational session with 3-4 experts on a particular topic presenting a balanced view of established principles. Proposers/Chairs should ensure they work with individual speakers to achieve balance and prevent topic overlap. Scheduled Sunday, September 18 from either 9h00 to 12h00 or from 13h00 to 16h00. A full day format including coffee and lunch breaks may be proposed and can include up to 6 speakers.
Please note: All fields of toxicology are welcome as topics for a CEC, except Regulatory Toxicology and Immunotoxicology.