Programme at a Glance

Preliminary programme at a glance (Status: March, 2018)

Please note that, this year, the scientific programme is very dense and includes two outstanding keynote lectures on Wednesday, 5 September, 2018. Social activities are also organised on Wednesday afternoon. You might, therefore, wish to arrange your travel schedule accordingly.

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Sunday, 2  September, 2018
08h00 - 21h00 Congress registration 16h00 - 21h00 Exhibition
10h30 - 16h00 Continuing Education Courses (CEC), including coffee & lunch breaks
Exposure, hazard and risk assessment of mixtures of pesticides / chemicals in food using the tools developed in the  EuroMix project
Introduction to benchmark dose modelling using the PROAST software              

Application of non-animal (toxico)kinetic data and tools in risk assessment from basic research to practice

Supported by European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing

Organ-specific in vitro modelling: state-of-the-art             

Read-across in REACH and its assessment
Creating quantitative Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs)
Supported by OECD
13h00 - 16h00 EU-ToxRisk: status quo of the Horizon2020 flagship project on non-animal toxicology
16h00 Opening of the exhibition
17h00 - 19h00

Opening Ceremony including

Keynote Lecture: Consumer toxicology: natural is good, synthetic is bad (Michael Siegrist, Switzerland)

and EUROTOX Merit Award

19h00 - 21h00 Welcome Reception in the exhibition area
Monday, 3 September, 2018
07h30 - 19h30 Congress registration 09h00 - 18h00 Exhibition
08h30 - 09h30 Keynote Lecture
Nrf2 and its future

(Masayuki Yamamoto, Japan)
09h30 - 10h00 Coffee break, exhibition & poster viewing 1
10h00 - 12h00 Session 1
Organs on a chip in toxicology - is the end of animal testing near?
Session 2
Ensuring validity of in vitro replacements: what is needed for regulatory decision making?
Session 3
Chemical-induced immunosuppression in the 21st century
Session 4
Non-clinical pharmacology and toxicology assessment of monoclonal
antibodies supporting human clinical trials
Short oral
communications 1
12h00 - 13h00

EUROTOX-SOT Debate: Adverse Outcome Pathways are the future for regulatory toxicology

EUROTOX-Speaker: Brigitte Landesmann, European Commission, Italy
SOT-Speaker: Daniel Villeneueve, US Environmental Protection Agency, United States of America
13h00 - 14h00 Lunch break, exhibition & poster viewing 1

Industry Session by CiToxLAB

  Industry session
14h00 - 16h00 Session 5
Oligonucleotides - do they warrant specific safety assessment?
Session 6
Microphysiological human stem cell systems for toxicity testing
Session 7
Detecting immunotoxicity of nanomaterials: from in vitro to rapid predictive testing
Session 8
Systems-biology-based 3R methods in toxicology
Session 9
Open Source Platforms in chemical risk assessment: Means to translate 21st century research and tools to the risk assessment community?
16h00 - 16h30 Coffee break, Exhibition & Poster viewing 1
16h30 - 18h30 Session 10
Mechanism-based mitochondrial toxicity testing for chemical safety evaluation
Session 11
NRF2 and Inflammation
Session 12
Old drugs in new guises: the toxicology of repurposing
Session 13
Air pollution over and beyond the classical risk factors

16h30 - 17h30
Industry session by Cosmetics Europe

Industry sessions

18h30 - 19h30

Specialty section meetings:

Meeting Studio 311     Carcinogenesis SS

Meeting Studio 312     ERAS Risk Assessment SS

Meeting Studio 314     ITCASS Immunotoxicology SS

Meeting Studio 316     Molecular Toxicology SS

Industry sessions
Tuesday, 4 September, 2018
07h30 - 18h30 Congress registration 09h00 - 18h00 Exhibition
08h30 - 09h30

Bo Holmstedt Memorial Fund Lecture:
Metabolism, inflammation and cancer

(Nigel J Gooderham, Imperial College London, UK)

09h30 - 10h00 Coffee break, exhibition & poster viewing 2
10h00 - 12h00

Session 14 Ecotoxicology and toxicology: bridging the gaps

Models and frameworks

Session 15 Developing safe medicines for children - non-clinical considerations Session 16 Innovative medicinal products - challenges for the safety assessment of adverse immune effects Session 17
Adverse Outcome Pathways and development of alternative methods
Supported by ECETOC
Short oral
communications 2
12h00 - 13h00 SOT Merit Award Lecture

Robert Kavlock, US Environmental Protection Agency, United States of America

13h00 - 14h00 Lunch break, exhibition & poster Viewing 2

Industry session by
RTC S.p.a.

Industry session
14h00 - 16h00 Session 18
Ecotoxicology and toxicology: bridging the Gaps
Contemporary challenges
Session 19
Translational safety biomarkers: current and future trends
Session 20
Tools, trends, and technologies in modern CNS safety assessment: Mind your brain!
Session 21
New insights in the role of innate immunity in immunotoxicology
Industry sessions
16h00 - 16h30 Coffee break, exhibition & poster viewing 2 18h00: Closing of the Exhibiiton
16h30 - 18h30 Session 22
Mode of action as a key in risk assessment of chemical carcinogens
Session 23
Breeding IATAs for predicting DART by fusing high-dimensional data with biological knowledge
Session 24
Cardiac Safety: Current state of the art
Session 25
Developmental immunotoxicity
Industry sessions
19h30 - 24h00 Congress dinner at AUTOWORLD Brussels
Wednesday, 5 September, 2018
07h30 - 13h00 Congress registration
08h30 - 09h30 Keynote Lecture
Drug discovery: if you want to see different results do things differently

(Ruth Roberts, United Kingdom)
09h30 - 10h00 Coffee Break
10h00 - 12h00 Session 26
Success of toxicology applications in society: from science to
regulation and to implementation
Session 27
Integrating epidemiology and experimental toxicology to understand the risk of endocrine disrupting chemical mixtures on children
Session 28
Cytokine release assays: future directions
Supported by ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI)


Short oral
communications 3
12h00 - 13h00 HESI CITE Lecture
Details will be announced asap.
13h00 - 13h30 Closing Ceremony and Awards presentation

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Important Dates

  • Deadline Sponsor Application
    31 March, 2018

Deadline Abstract Submission
31 March, 2018

Deadline Early Bird Registration
15 May, 2018

Deadline Exhibitor Application
31 July, 2018

  • EUROTOX 2018
  • 2 - 5 September, 2018
    Brussels, Belgium

8 - 11 September, 2019
Helsinki, Finland

Conferences of interest

Congress Organization

K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden
K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden
Bautzner Str. 117
01099 Dresden, Germany

  +49 351 4967541

Travel Arrangements

Take advantage of the discounted travel with Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa Group (click here for more information)