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Contact: Martha Lindauer
martha@toxicology.org
703-438-3115
Society of Toxicology

Toxicologists' annual meeting in San Francisco to showcase the latest scientific achievements

Reston VA — More than 7,000 toxicologists from every corner of the globe are expected to attend the Society of Toxicology (SOT) 51st Annual Meeting and ToxExpo™, which will highlight toxicology's crucial role in creating a safer and healthier world. The five-day meeting will take place at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco from March 11-15, 2012.

Toxicology is the study of the adverse effects of chemical, physical or biological agents on people, animals and the environment and the development of strategies to prevent those adverse impacts. Toxicologists are trained scientists who investigate, interpret and communicate the nature of these negative effects as they relate to the life and environment that surrounds us.

As the news media, the public and various stakeholder groups raise concerns about the safety of everyday items, all news media are encouraged to attend the meeting to gather up-to-date information.

The SOT is a scientific, not-for-profit organization for professionals from around the world involved in the study of toxicology. With more than 7,000 members, SOT is creating a safer and healthier world by advancing the science of toxicology. SOT is a forum for novel discoveries and approaches related to toxicology, fosters integration of sub-disciplines that support the evolution of toxicology and, among other things, increases the impact of toxicology on human health and disease prevention.

This five-day meeting will feature several special sessions that highlight toxicology's progress over the past five decades. A sampling of the sessions follows:

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WHAT: Society of Toxicology's 51st Annual Meeting – to showcase toxicology's novel discoveries and the needs of the entire toxicology community

WHO: Intended for the toxicology community and members of the news media covering scientific, health and environmental news

WHEN: March 11 – 15, 2012

WHERE: Moscone Convention Center
747 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

For more information, to gain a free press pass and obtain a preliminary program, contact Martha Lindauer at martha@toxicology.org or at 703- 438-3115. More information is available at www.toxicology.org.



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