EUROTOX 2018 – 1st Newsletter – June, 2018
Dear EUROTOX 2018 delegates,
The upcoming EUROTOX congress is approaching fast and we are very much looking forward to welcoming you in the exciting city of Brussels, Belgium in September, 2018!
On behalf of the whole Organizing Committee, we thank you very much in advance for your participation and are sending some useful & important information below.
The detailed programme is available online: EUROTOX 2018 Detailed Programme
It comprises 6 Continuing Education Courses, 28 scientific sessions as well as keynote lectures from key scientists, among others: Michael Siegrist, from the ETH Zürich, Switzerland; Masayuki Yamamoto, Tokyo University, Japan; Nigel J Gooderham, Imperial College London, UK; Sam Cohen, University of Nebraska, United States of America; Ruth Roberts, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, and Manasi Nandi, King’s College London, UK.
Furthermore, three slots for short oral communications as well as two poster sessions are scheduled. The list of all accepted short oral and poster presentations will be online in the beginning of next week the latest.
Please note that, this year, the programme is very dense and includes two outstanding keynote lectures on Wednesday, 5 September, 2018. You might therefore wish to arrange your travel schedule accordingly.
Late Breaking Abstracts
Submissions of late abstracts are now possible until July 12, 2018. For late abstract submission, congress registration is required first.
Please find detailed information on late breaking abstracts online: EUROTOX 2018 Abstracts
E-Posters for submitted abstracts may be uploaded until August 22, 2018. To upload your e-poster please log-in to your abstract submission account, go to “My presentation” and click on the button “Accept presentation”. After that please click on “upload” and follow the instructions.
Congress Dinner, September 4, 2018
The congress dinner marks one of the highlights during EUROTOX 2018, offering an exceptional evening including culinary delights, free visits of the museum and entertaining music. Attendees can hence experience the well-known Belgian “savoir-vivre”.
The congress dinner will take place in the museum AUTOWORLD Brussels. This vintage car museum is located in the city center, in the southern hall of the Cinquantenaire Park with the famous triumphal arch. The museum hosts a large and varied collection of over 250 vintage European and American automobiles from the late 19th century until the seventies.
During this evening, attendees can exploit its unique atmosphere and discover the exceptional car collection in the premises. After having enjoyed finest Belgian cuisine accompanied by first class wines, delegates may continue networking with colleagues and friends, visit the exhibits, and celebrate to entertaining music in a dynamic atmosphere favourable for networking.
Kindly note: Entrance to the Congress Dinner will only be permitted for delegates with a valid ticket. If you have not secured your ticket yet (please check your confirmation of registration/invoice), you may do so by contacting us in writing:
Registration Office EUROTOX 2018 firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to make your stay at EUROTOX 2018 in Brussels as pleasant and memorable as possible, numerous social activities are organised during the congress days, such as the following:
On Sunday evening, there will be a Welcome Reception for all registered delegates and accompanying persons in the exhibition area – your first networking opportunity to get in touch with colleagues, clients and friends.
You may also join the Tuesday “morning run” to perfectly start your congress day!
On Wednesday afternoon, you may choose between several interesting social tours, e.g. the visit of the Paracelse portrait in the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium or Greeters walking tours to discover Brussels.
Detailed information about these activities and how to register for it can be found online: EUROTOX 2018 Social Events
Exhibitors & Sponsors
The accompanying exhibition already comprises 61 exhibitors from the pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnological industry. To review the list of applied exhibitors & sponsors, please visit our online: EUROTOX 2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors
Meet one of our industry partners – Douglas Connect:
Data is an intrinsic part of 21st Century science. Optimizing one’s own data, making data from different sources comprehensible is crucial to success. Douglas Connect brings an exceptional mix of scientists and software developers to this task. Based in Basel’s pharmaceutical/chemical hub, Douglas Connect manages international collaborative projects in drug safety, environmental chemistry and risk assessment and is known for the integrated services it offers corporate clients. At EuroTox, Douglas Connect joins with Biopredic International to integrate knowledge of cell biology and in vitro pharmacokinetics with in silico models to create solutions in integrated testing and risk assessment.
Participants from member countries of the European Union just need a valid ID for travelling to Portugal. Delegates from America, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan or other countries require a valid passport. Most of the visitors from other foreign countries may stay in Belgium for a time period of three months without visa. We recommend checking the conditions with your local authorities in due time in advance.
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