The BelTox annual scientific meeting of 2022 (AM22) will take place in the Grauwzusters chapel at the city campus of the University of Antwerp on December 7th. The theme of the meeting is “Current state of knowledge on the toxicology and ecotoxicology of PFAS”.
The meeting will be introduced by making the audience familiar with the wide variety of chemical structures of PFAS, followed by a presentation on the ecotoxicological aspects of PFAS (Lieven Bervoets, University of Antwerp) and a presentation on the toxicological aspects of PFAS (Greet Schoeters, VITO). After the coffee break, there will be a presentation on the setting of the limit concentration of PFAS in serum, food and feed (Frans Verstraete, DG SANTE) and on the project of the Federal Agency on Occupational Risk (FEDRIS) investigating the need of continued medical surveillance of workers with extensive exposure to PFAS in industry (TBD) after retirement. In the afternoon, there will be two contributions on toxicological research of PFAS performed by industry (Sue Chang from 3M and Shawn Gannon from Chemours).
The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with all the speakers.
The program will follow soon.
Subscription fees :
Non-BelTox members: 220 Euros (no VAT)
BelTox members: 100 Euros (no VAT)
Ph students in life sciences: 50 Euros (no VAT, statement of promotor is needed)
Registration needed by form below.
Young scientist competition:
If you are a PhD student and wish to present results of your PhD work to an audience of professionals in toxicology and ecotoxicology you can participate in the Young Scientist Competition. You can present your work as an oral presentation or as a poster. The abstract of your presentation can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be reviewed by a jury of BelTox scientists. You are invited to use the abstract format which you can find here. Please mark whether you want to present your work as an oral presentation or as a poster. From the abstracts for oral presentations the jury will select the four best ones to be presented at the meeting. The other abstracts and poster abstracts, if acceptable to the jury, will then have to be presented as a poster. A jury composed of the lecturers of the annual meeting will then select the two best oral presentations and two best posters who will receive a price. The subject of the presentations/poster is not limited to PFAS and can be any interesting subject in toxicology and ecotoxicology.
BelTox offers the opportunity to companies and institutions to be represented at the annual meeting. If you wish to have a booth in the lobby with the poster session and catering near the meeting room please let us know by sending an e-mail to email@example.com . The price for a booth is 700 Euros plus VAT and includes the free attendance of one person (please indicate the name in the email).