Research Highlight: SOT Meeting

In 2018, the Foundation for Chemistry Research & Initiatives (Foundation) was pleased to support the Society for Toxicology (SOT) Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, held in San Antonio, TX in March.

The annual meeting is a key venue for scientists from the private sector, academia and government to present their latest research results to the broader science community and to interact with other scientists engaged in related areas of research, testing and assessment. Approximately 7,000 scientists from more than 50 countries participated in this year’s SOT annual meeting.

At the 2018 SOT meeting, research conducted by Texas A&M University, which was sponsored by the Foundation, was presented at one of the poster sessions.  The poster (Abstract Number: 3325 Poster Board Number: P106), entitled, “In Vitro Approaches to Grouping of Complex Substances and UVCBs: A Case Study of Olefin Streams,” applied a “biological read-across” principle to grouping complex substances in a case study of two olefin stream categories. More information about the poster can be found here.

The Society of Toxicology (SOT) is a professional and scholarly organization of scientists from academic institutions, government, and industry representing the great variety of scientists who practice toxicology in the US and abroad. In supporting the SOT annual meeting, the Foundation affirms its commitment to advancing research that underpins the safety evaluation of chemical products.