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Society of Toxicology

Society of Toxicology
Formation 1961
Headquarters Reston, Virginia
Official language English
President William Slikker, Jr.

The Society of Toxicology (SOT) is a learned society (professional association) based in the United States that supports scientific inquiry in the field of toxicology. Its definition of toxicology is

The society organizes an annual meeting (usually in the early spring) and several smaller colloquia. It publishes the journal Toxicological Sciences, as well as public position papers and guidelines on conflicts of interest in toxicology.

Full membership of the society is restricted to people with significant published work and/or professional experience in toxicology: as of early 2009, there were 3562 full members. There are also several categories of associate and student membership for people who do not fulfill the professional requirements for full membership. Members are bound by a Code of Ethics.


SOT is run by a team of full-time board members, called councilors. The councilors are selected by other full SOT members and other SOT members who manage the affairs of SOT. The elections are made by ballot. The board for the 2012-2013 year include:

Councilor Name Councilor Education Councilor Affiliation(s) Councilor Experience
William Slikker, Jr. PhD, University of California, Davis US Food and Drug Administration
National Center for Toxicological Research
Dr. Slikker is currently the director of the National Center for Toxicological Research and an adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Pediatrics and Pharmacology/Toxicology. Past presidencies include the Academy of Toxicological Sciences and the Teratology Society.
Lois D. Lehman-McKeeman PhD, University of Kansas, Toxicology Bristol-Myers Squib Dr. Lehman-McKeeman

External links

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