The Society of Toxicologic Pathology (STP) was founded in 1971 as a nonprofit association of pathologists and other scientists whose principal aim is the advancement of pathology as it pertains to changes elicited by pharmacological, chemical, or environmental agents, and factors that modify these responses. The Society’s 1,250 members in over 28 countries are scientists and professionals who work in academic institutions, government, the pharmaceutical and chemical industry, contract research organizations, or as consultants. They are dedicated to the integration of toxicologic pathology into hazard identification, risk assessment, and risk communication regarding human and animal exposure to potentially toxic substances. The STP provides expert guidance to legislative and regulatory decision makers regarding toxicologic pathology data and human or animal health.
Be an international leader for improvement of human, animal, and environmental health using an interdisciplinary scientific approach based in pathology and toxicology.
Advocacy Goal—The Society of Toxicologic Pathology will be recognized as a leader in the practice of toxicologic pathology as it relates to human, animal, and environmental health by scientific, legislative and regulatory stakeholders.
Education Goal—The STP will be a global leader in providing educational and career development resources in toxicologic pathology to its membership, students and organizations with common interests.
Innovation Goal—The STP will remain aware, knowledgeable and responsive to technological advancements that have the potential to evolve and transform the practice of toxicologic pathology.
Sustainability Goal—The STP will ensure sustainability of the society through sound financial management, enhanced recruitment of new members, and development of the careers of its existing members, while functioning in a manner that promotes a healthy and sustainable environment.
Toxicologic pathology is a medical discipline that applies the professional practice of pathology—the study of diseases—to toxicology—the study of the effects of chemicals and other agents on humans, animals, and the environment. Toxicologic pathology professionals work in academic institutions, government, the pharmaceutical and chemical industry, contract research organizations or as consultants, and utilize traditional clinical or anatomic pathology endpoints, as well as contemporary advances in molecular and cellular biology. They are dedicated to the integration of toxicologic pathology into hazard identification, risk assessment, and risk communication regarding human, animal, and environmental exposure to potentiallytoxic substances.
The Society of Toxicologic Pathology (STP) strives to be an inclusive society in which all members are valued, respected, and treated with equity to foster a sense of community and belonging. Diversity is a strength and inclusion of all members is what has and will continue to sustain STP as an innovative global leader in toxicologic pathology.