As every year, several oral presentations and a poster session will specifically focus on research results from PhD students in diverse fields of toxicology and ecotoxicology in Belgium.

If you would like to participate and compete with other PhD students for the best presentation and/or the best poster, you are invited to submit an abstract online on the BelTox website ( Please use the abstract template for writing your abstract, and upload it as a Word document. The deadline for submitting abstracts is October 31st, 2017.

A jury of BelTox scientists will select the best accepted abstracts for 6 oral presentations. The other accepted abstracts will be presented as posters. Three weeks in advance of the annual meeting you will be informed whether you are invited to either give an oral presentation (10 minutes plus 5 minutes of questions), or to present your work in a poster session. The posters should measure approximately 80 cm wide x 110 cm high (portrait). Material to attach the posters will be provided for.

During the meeting, the oral presentations and the posters will be evaluated by a jury composed of members of the BelTox Steering Committee and invited speakers and chaired by Prof. Dries Knapen (University of Antwerp) and Prof. Dominique Lison (Université catholique de Louvain). The best and second best oral presentations as well as the best and second best posters will receive a prize. The prize is € 200 for the best and € 100 for the second best scientific communication.

This meeting will, no doubt, be a unique opportunity for young researchers to communicate their results to an audience of experienced scientists from both academic and professional sectors and exchange experiences with colleagues. For the other participants it will be a good opportunity to meet with the leading scientists of tomorrow.