You are cordially invited to attend the forthcoming annual meeting of BelTox, the Belgian Society for Toxicology & Ecotoxicology, on non-testing approaches in (eco)toxicological risk assessment.  The meeting will be held as a scientific symposium in English, on Friday 6th December, 2013 at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium.  Registration is open to members of BelTox and BEMS, the Belgian Environmental Mutagens Society, as well as to all other interested persons, online via the joint website  Participants who would like to present a poster for display at the meeting are invited to submit an abstract online by 31st October, 2013.

The programme includes a competition for young scientists, i.e. PhD students who wish to compete for the best oral or poster presentation. To qualify for oral (platform) presentation, the subject should be related to the theme of the meeting: Non-testing approaches in (eco)toxicology.  Posters can cover any aspect of (eco)toxicological research or related fields.  An example of an abstract and further instructions can be found by following this link.  The deadline for submission is 31st  October, 2013.  By mid November, BelTox Steering Committee members will evaluate the abstracts and select maximum 6 for oral presentation (10 minutes), while the others may be displayed as posters.  All authors will be informed accordingly by mid November.  At the meeting, the oral presentations and posters will be judged by the invited speakers and Steering Committee members.  Following their recommendation, the Vice-President of BelTox will award the two best oral presentations and the two best posters with a first and second prize of 200 or 100 Euro each, respectively.

We also welcome posters from professionals but these will not be taking part in the competition.

On behalf of the BelTox Steering and Organising Committees, we look forward to your active participation to make this meeting a successful event.

Best regards,

Mark Martens
President of BelTox
on behalf of the organizing committee of the BelTox Annual Meeting 2013