Scientific Program

Scientific Program

The theme of this meeting, to ensure relevance and interest to the worldwide community of toxicologists and environmental health scientists, is “Toxicology Solutions for Global Public, Environmental, and Personal Health.”

The Scientific Program Committee is looking forward to working with the IUTOX and other societies to create an inclusive and diverse program that highlights excellence in science and practice of toxicology around the Globe. We will ensure the balance of interests of different countries and world regions. It is imperative that 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 toxicologists globally. Each symposium session is anticipated to be 120 minutes in length and include four speakers.


Keynote Lectures

Linda S. Birnbaum, PhD, DABT, ATS, NIEHS-NTP (Monday, July 15)
Peter Warner, MA, DPhil, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Tuesday, July 16)
Christopher P. Austin, MD, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health (Wednesday, July 17)
MOA vs. AOP Debate (Thursday, July 18)
       Kate Z. Guyton, PhD DABT, International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Health Organization
       Maurice P Whelan, PhD, European Commission Joint Research Centre


Acute, Chronic, and Long-Term Pesticide Effects: Mechanisms of Actions, Epidemiological Data, Priority Areas for Research
Applying the Key Characteristics Paradigm in Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
Biomarker Qualification: Accelerating Drug Development by Enabling the Use of Novel Diagnostic and Safety Biomarkers
Clinical and Mechanistic Aspects of Drug-Induced Liver Injury
Collaborative Approaches to Proactively Advance 3Rs in Nonclinical Drug Development
Concerns of Herbal Product-Induced Toxicity
CRISPR Applications in Environmental Health Sciences and Toxicology
Effects of Environmental Mixture Exposure on Brain Development and Function Based on Epidemiological, In Vivo and In Vitro Studies
Emerging Mechanisms of Chemical Teratogenesis
Empowering Toxicology and Environmental Health Research to Address Disasters and Emerging Threats
Epigenetic Biomarkers of Exposure to Environmental Carcinogens
Immunotoxicity Associated with Exposure to Nanomaterials
International Efforts to Ensure Global Food Safety: Incorporating Advanced Toxicological Sciences in Food Risk Assessment
Leveraging Zebrafish to Support Global Toxicology Challenges
Lysosomes: Key Regulators of Inflammation and Life or Death of a Cell
New Approach Methodologies: A Global Perspective
Out of the Box: Contribution of the Immune System to Organ Toxicity
Recent Trends in Research on Arsenic Toxicity
Systemic and Functional Impacts of Maternal Pulmonary Nanomaterial Exposures on the Offspring
The Carcinogenicity of Hexavalent Chromium: A Global Public and Environmental Health Concern

ICTXV Scientific Program Committee

  • William Slikker (USA) – ICTXV Chair
  • Ivan Rusyn (USA) – ICTXV Scientific Program Committee Chair
  • Peter N. Di Marco (Australia) – ICTXV Scientific Program Committee Co-Chair and IUTOX President-Elect
  • Peter Goering (USA) – ICTXV Scientific Program Committee Co-Chair and Chair of the Continuing Education Committee
  • Silvia Barros (Brazil)
  • A. Nurşen Başaran (Turkey)
  • Emanuela Corsini (Italy)
  • Claude Emond (Canada)
  • Lijie Fu (China)
  • Mary Gulumian (South Africa)
  • Keon Wook Kang (Republic of Korea)
  • Yoshito Kumagai (Japan)
  • Ofelia Olivero (USA)
  • Betzabet Quintanilla Vega (Mexico)
  • M. Wahajuddin (India)

ICTXV Meeting

Join us in Hawaii 2019

July 15–18, 2019
Hawaii Convention Center
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Contact us: +1.703.438.3115