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STP 31st Annual Symposium
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Abstract Submission Deadline
April 1, 2012

Student Travel Award Deadline
April 1, 2012

Advance Registration Deadline
April 10, 2012


May 20, 2012

Meeting Cancellation Deadline
May 10, 2012

Hotel Reservation

May 25, 2012

General Information

Mechanisms of Toxicity

Preliminary Agenda

The global regulatory agencies and the general public require outstanding scientific rigor and quality in the human risk assessment of xenobiotics. To meet these demands, the toxicology and pathology professions are positioned to take advantage of key learnings captured from major advances in the molecular understanding of host defense, disease, and toxicity processes. The purpose of the 2012 Annual Symposium of the Society of Toxicologic Pathology will be to examine mechanisms of toxicity in six general sessions covering tissue injury related to the following: 1) host factors, 2) chemical structure, 3) xenobiotic cellular targets (on- and off-target), 4) new technologies (e.g., nanotechnology, siRNA therapy and immunoconjugates), 5) cellular organelle specific effects, and 6) high-profile environmental chemicals and consumer products.

Five continuing education sessions will be held on Sunday before the general sessions begin including: 1) Mechanism-Based Approaches to Cardiovascular Safety Assessment, 2) Nontraditional Applications of Clinical Pathology in Drug Discovery and Preclinical Toxicology,  3) The ACT-Sponsored: Drug Development 101 course, 4) The Placenta As an “Immune Organ” and Its Relevance in Toxicological Studies and 5) A half-day Career Development Workshop: Presentation Skills and Scientific Advocacy.

A Career Development Lunchtime Series held on Monday will provide participants guidance on careers in environmental toxicology.

The symposium will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, a “hub” of biotechnology and basic research, not to mention of early American history. We hope you will join us for this exciting program.

Annual Symposium Overview

Saturday, June 23
NTP Symposium PDF icon—Free Event, Registration Required

Sunday, June 24
CE Courses (half-day, fee to attend)

  • Mechanism-Based Approaches to Cardiovascular Safety Assessment (AM half-day)
  • Nontraditional Applications of Clinical Pathology in Drug Discovery and Preclinical Toxicology (PM half-day)
  • American College of Toxicology-Sponsored: Drug Development 101 course (PM half-day)
  • The Placenta As an “Immune Organ” and Its Relevance in Toxicological Studies (PM half-day)

Career Development Workshop PDF icon (AM half day)—Free Event, Registration Required

Welcome Reception/Exhibits Opening

Monday, June 25
Exhibits and Poster Sessions Open

Symposium Welcome
Session 1 (AM): Host Factors and the Expression of Toxicologic Effects

Exhibitor-Sponsored Lunch for Symposium Registrants
Career Development Lunchtime Series PDF icon (Free Event, Registration Required)

Session 2 (PM): Morphologic and Molecular Underpinnings of Organelle Toxicity

Town Hall Meeting: New Paradigm Needed for Carcinogenicity Risk Assessment

Tuesday, June 26
Exhibits and Poster Sessions Open
Session 3 (AM): Target-Related and Off-Target Based Toxicologic Effects

Free Afternoon for Attendees
Student Outing

Wednesday, June 27
Exhibits and Poster Sessions Open
Session 4 (AM): Chemical-Based Tissue Reactivity

Ethical Figure Adjustments for Publication: View details

Session 5 (PM): Mechanisms of Toxicity: High Profile Environmental Chemicals and Consumer Products

Awards Ceremony
Annual Business Meeting
President’s Reception

Thursday, June 28
Session 6 (AM): Technology-Related Toxicologic Effects

Meeting Materials

Meeting publications, including Final Program, handouts, attendee list, committee, interest group, and ancillary meetings schedules and evaluation forms will be posted on the Meeting Materials page when available. All STP Members and also nonmember registrants will be notified when materials are posted.

STP members will use their regular logins to access this page. Nonmember attendees will receive logins and passwords to access this page.

A Special Note for the Physically Challenged

STP wants to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services. If you need any auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, or any assistance in registering for this meeting, please contact STP Headquarters, 703-438-7508, ext. 1443.


STP wishes to thank its Corporate Sponsors for their generous support of the Society and its activities, which include all events and scientific sessions at the Annual Meeting. Their donations make it possible for STP to continue to offer high quality science at an affordable fee.

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