21-25 October 2019: UCL/BelTox course module 3: Regulatory Toxicology of Chemicals

Everything you always wanted to know about Regulatory Toxicology of Chemicals: hazard identification and doseresponse, exposure assessment and modelling, risk management, data needs, 3Rs, GLP, REACH and CLP, NOAEL, DNEL, eSDS, SVHC, PPE, OELs, PIC, … and much more, in interactive sessions with experts in the field! Registrations are open for Module 3 (Regulatory Toxicology of Chemicals) of the UCLouvain/BelTox training in Toxicology organized in Brussels 21-25 October 2019.

The detailed programme is available at https://uclouvain.be/fr/etudier/iufc/programme-toxico.html

21 November 2019: BelTox Annual Scientific Meeting 2019

The next annual meeting of BelTox will be organized as a joint event together with IC3Rs and INVITROM, and will take place on 21 November 2019 at the Life Sciences campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Jette-Brussels.

The meeting will be centered around tools for 3Rs testing. The morning session will be focused on strategies as well as in vitro and in silico methodologies for human toxicology and risk assessment. The afternoon session will cover 3R approaches in ecotoxicology and the use of artificial intelligence in risk assessment.

As a tradition in the BelTox annual meetings, there will be a poster viewing session and a young scientist oral presentation session. In fact, the organizers particularly encourage young scientists at doctoral and postdoctoral level to submit abstracts, although all attendees are of course welcome to do so.

The meeting will be followed upon on 22 November by a complimentary workshop for young scientists that will focus on designing a research project according to the 3Rs principles. 

More details will follow.

ESTIV-BelTox workshop on in vitro toxicology

The 2nd ESTIV Course on In Vitro Toxicology is organised in collaboration with BelTox. It will be held from 8 to 13 January 2017 at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) in Belvaux, Luxembourg.  This 5-day course combines cutting-edge lectures by leading experts with highly interactive group exercises. The lectures cover a broad spectrum of subjects pertinent to regulatory, screening and investigative in vitro toxicology. The group exercises consist of real-life case studies in which the participants will apply the principles of in vitro toxicology to the risk assessment of chemical substances. Course examination will be based upon presentation and discussion of the case studies. The participants will receive a certificate in the case of a positive evaluation.  For registration and further information, see http:/estivbeltox2017.webs.com/

Online voting for the BelTox General Assembly 2015

BelTox members are kindly requested to cast their online vote for the General Assembly 2015 before May 31st.

Please login with your username and password, then go to the BelTox members only-pages  > General Assemblies.

Thank you
The BelTox Steering Committee

Screening of plasticisers for their effects on the developing male reproductive system


Clifford R Elcombe

Scientific approach for recall measures for foods contaminated with nitrate, lead, cadmium, mercury, methylmercury, arsenic and/or inorganic arsenic


Peter Hoet

Twenty years of in vitro toxicology and ecotoxicology; from hazard identification to safety assessments: VITO’s achievements and future ambitions


An R. Van Rompay , Hilda Witters, Rita Cortvrindt and Reinhilde Weltens