Welcome to Bratislava!
On behalf of the Slovak Toxicology Society and EUROTOX, we would like to welcome to the 53rd Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology, held in Bratislava, Slovakia.
The theme of the 53rd EUROTOX Congress, “Connecting for a Safer Future”, upholds the importance of the scientifi c collaboration between experts and increasing inter-disciplinarity of the modern toxicology science.
Demand for safety of chemicals, pharmaceuticals and consumer products continuously increases and manufacturers must incorporate toxicology considerations into the product development as early as possible in order to minimize or eliminate toxicity. This process requires engagement of interand multi-disciplinary toxicology approaches and incorporation of twenty-first century toxicology principles and practices.
This scientific and social demand is perfectly reflected in the scientific program of the EUROTOX 2017 Congress that has received record number of 83 scientific proposals for symposia and workshops. We would like to express our gratitude towards all who submitted the scientific proposals and special thanks goes to the Scientific Program Committee, led by Prof. Mumtaz Iscan, for evaluating and selecting the most attractive proposals for the 53rd EUROTOX congress.
Over 200 invited speakers are reporting during 3.5 days of the EUROTOX 2017 Congress on the novel findings in the field of toxicology. 32 scientific sessions, 2 industry and affiliated society sponsored sessions and 5 Educational Courses will ensure a truly rich scientific program. The 53rd EUROTOX Congress is also happy to welcome members of the affiliated societies, industry representatives and close to 50 exhibitors who, apart from the main scientific program, present their research in 14 sponsored sessions.
Special thanks should be expressed to the reviewers of almost 900 abstracts submitted to the Congress. Five poster sessions with 650 presentations (in traditional as well as e-poster form) offer a wide range of opportunities to enhance and enrich the professional experience of the participants of the meeting. Big “thank you” goes to Guarant International, our professional congress organizer and to the LOC for excellent support over the period of 4 years.
Last but not least, we warmly welcome all the participants of the EUROTOX 2017 Congress and wish you exciting congress and delightful stay in Bratislava that will aim into strengthening of professional relationships and new friendships and thus fulfilling the Congress Theme – Connecting
for a Safer Future.
Dr. Helena Kandarova, ERT
President of the EUROTOX 2017 Congress
Chair of the LOC
Dr. Michal Dubovicky
President of the Slovak Toxicology Society SETOX