8th Annual Meeting of the ASCCT
Computational Toxicology: Peeking into the Clouds while Keeping our Feet on Solid Ground
September 24th-26th, 2019
Doubletree by Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg
620 Perry Parkway
We hope you will join us for the eighth annual meeting of the ASCCT. While many invited talks this year focus on computational toxicology, abstracts covering all aspects of cellular and computational toxicology, including policy, are welcome and invited.
The meeting will include:
- Expert plenary lectures featuring:
- Glenn Myatt, Leadscope
- Nicole Kleinstreuer, NICEATM
- Panel discussion on data and methodology quality and transparency
- Social reception and networking event
- Poster and oral presentations drawn from submitted abstracts
- Mentoring activity and awards for young scientists
The online registration deadline is September 13th. On-site registration is possible, so feel free to join us even if you miss the online deadline. A printed registration page can be found here with registration fees and necessary information.
Travel and logistical details
The meeting will be at the Gaithersburg Doubletree by Hilton in Gaithersburg, Md, which is about 25 miles north of Washington, DC. Three airports (Baltimore-Washington International, Dulles International, and Ronald Reagan National Airport) are nearby.
There is a block of rooms for meeting participants; book online or call the hotel and request the ASCCT block. The special rate will be available until August 23rd, or when the block is sold out, whichever comes first.
Another nearby hotel is the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, within walking distance.
Pre-meeting Mentoring Event
Please join us for a mentoring event Tuesday September 24th, before the meeting. Early- and later-career scientists will have the opportunity to mingle and share experiences and tips. Mentees or mentors can indicate their interest when they register and will be contacted with more details once we have an idea of how many will join.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is hosting a hands-on training in computational methods (including lunch!), from 1:00 - 5:30 PM September 26th, right after the conference.
Travel awards available for poster and oral presenters
Dr. Edward Carney was an active and dedicated member of the ASCCT, and a partner, mentor and friend to many in our fields. His passion and leadership will continue to inspire investigators in in vitro and in silico toxicology through the Edward Carney Predictive Toxicology Award. This award will be provided to the first author of a winning poster at each ASCCT annual meeting. The winner will receive a $500 cash award to assist with travel and/or research expenses.
Also, Dr. Ray Tice, a leader in the development and use of high-throughput test methods and other alternatives, established the Tox21 Student Award, which will be awarded to the graduate student first author of a winning poster or oral presentation. The winner will receive a $500 cash award to assist with travel and/or research expenses.
Authors wishing to be considered for either award should send an electronic copy of their completed poster or slide presentation in PDF format in advance of the meeting for judging (by Friday, September 20), and the prizes will be awarded during the social reception September 25th.
Please email Ksullivan@ascctox.org for more information, or join the society to receive information as it is available.
Thank you to our sponsors