This year, the theme of the annual scientific meeting of the Belgian Society for Toxicology and Ecotoxicology (BelTox) will be Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) in toxicology and ecotoxicology.
Traditional toxicology testing whereby experimental animals are exposed to chemicals for different periods of time with observation of effects on clinical, behavioral and pathological endpoints may not be sufficient anymore to serve future scientific and regulatory needs. There is a need for a better understanding of mechanisms of toxicity in experimental animal species and their relevance to man. An adverse outcome pathway (AOP) is a conceptual framework based on existing knowledge that relates exposure to a toxic substance to subsequent molecular and cellular changes that result in illness or injury to an individual or a population. Once a (molecular or cellular) mechanism of an apical endpoint of toxicity is understood and a reliable screening method for this mechanism is developed, chemicals can be screened for this type of toxicity. It is the intention of this annual BelTox congress to bring their audience from Belgium and abroad up to speed with these new concepts in the safety assessment of chemicals. Also this year a young scientist competition will be organized which will consist of a contest for the best presentations and best posters.
Université Catholique de Louvain, Auditorium Mont 01
|Annual meeting registration - BelTox members||€ 50,00|
|Annual meeting registration - non-members||€ 150,00|