Environmental Factor, March 2010, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
NIEHS and NTP Gear Up for a Productive Year at SOT
By Robin Mackar
Staff from NIEHS and NTP will speak at more than 30 different sessions and present more than 60 posters on topics ranging from improving toxicity testing to translational research at this year's Society of Toxicology Meeting (http://www.toxicology.org/ai/meet/am2010/) in Salt Lake City, Utah, March 7-11. Many NIEHS grantees will also showcase their research.
A highlight of the meeting will be an opportunity for SOT attendees to hear from and talk to NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D. "A Conversation with the NIEHS Director" will be held Wednesday, March 10, 2009 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Birnbaum will provide an overview of NIEHS/NTP accomplishments since she became director in January 2009 and will set aside time to answer questions and to hear suggestions for future research. For a full listing of NIEHS and NTP activities at SOT, please visit the NIEHS SOT Meeting Web page(http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/events/pastmtg/2010/sot/).
For the first time this year, live updates will be provided by conference participants on the NIEHS and NTP Web site and on Twitter@LiveatSOT(http://www.twitter.com/liveatsot).
"If you are interested in knowing what researchers and toxicologists in government, academia and industry are doing to advance the pace of biomedical research and safeguard the public's health, the SOT meeting is the place to be," said NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D. "For toxicologists, this is our Olympics" (see video (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/2010/march/images/sot-greeting-master.mp4) (MP4, 14 MB)).
(Robin Mackar is the news director in the NIEHS Office of Communications and Public Liaison and a regular contributor to the Environmental Factor.)