The BelTox annual scientific meeting of 2022 (AM22) will take place in the Grauwzusters chapel at the city campus of the University of Antwerp (Lange Sint-Annastraat 7, 2000 Antwerp) on December 7th 2022. 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 (Pierre Vander Elst, 3M), followed by presentations on the ecotoxicological aspects of PFAS (Thimo Groffen, University of Antwerp), the toxicological aspects of PFAS (Greet Schoeters, VITO) and the setting of limit concentrations of PFAS in serum, food and feed (Frans Verstraete, DG SANTE, EU Commission). The afternoon session will start with a presentation on the need of extended health surveillance of PFAS (PFOA/PFOS) exposed workers (Perrine Hoet, UCLouvain, FEDRIS) followed by 4 short presentations on toxicology and ecotoxicology research within the context of the Young Scientist Competition. The two last presentations of the annual meeting will be on toxicology research performed by the PFAS industry:  Comparative toxicology of two perfluoroalkyl sulfonates (Sue Chang, 3M) and the role and human relevance of PPAR-alpha in the toxicity of HFPO-DA and other PFAS substances (Shawn Gannon, Chemours).

The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with all the speakers and the proclamation of the Young Scientist Competition.

The program can be viewed here

Registration fees are 220 Euros for non-Beltox members, 100 Euros for Beltox members, and 50 Euros for PhD students in life sciences (statement of promotor is needed).

Please find the registration 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 admin@beltox.be 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/posters is not limited to PFAS and can be any interesting subject in toxicology and ecotoxicology.  The deadline of the submission of the Young Scientist Competition abstracts is 14th October 2022.  The participants will be informed of the decision of the jury in the first week of November.

Poster session

Beside the poster presentations within the context of the Young Scientist Competition also other posters are welcome. If you are interested to present a poster out-of-competition, the abstract can be sent to admin@beltox.be and will be reviewed by a jury of BelTox scientists. You are invited to use the abstract format which you can find hereThe deadline of the submission of the free poster abstracts is 14th October 2022.  The participants will be informed of the decision of the jury in the first week of November.

Exhibition

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 admin@beltox.be . The price for a booth is 700 Euros plus VAT and includes the free attendance of one person (please indicate the name in the e-mail).

 

Registration BelTox Annual Meeting 2022 on the current state of knowledge of the toxicology and ecotoxicology of PFAS

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