Status: October 2019


For the detailed programme please click here (as of November 2019).

Sunday, 6 September 2020
08h00–21h00 Congress registration 16h00–21h00 Exhibition
10h30–16h00 Continuing Education Courses (CEC), including welcome coffee & lunch and afternoon coffee break
Thyroid hormones, brain development and toxicity testing
Leveraging automation and other advances in conducting systematic reviews for toxicology and risk assessment: hands-on applications in assessment of hazard, risk, and uncertainty              

Lessons learned and future directions for toxicology in water safety and security


Inflammation as a mediator of toxic responses 

Toxicity assessment in drug development
16h00 Opening of the Exhibition

Opening Ceremony including Keynote Lecture 01 and EUROTOX Merit Award
K 01:

Toxicology as a science of the known with visions of the unknown
Philippe Grandjean, University of Southern Denmark


Welcome Reception in the Exhibition Area

Monday, 7 September 2020
08h00–18h00 Congress registration 09h00–16h30 Exhibition
09h0–10h00 Bo Holmstedt Memorial Fund Lecture
10h00–10h30 Coffee Break, Exhibition & Poster Viewing 1
10h30–12h30 Session 01
The effect of chemicals on the gut microbiota: is it the cause of all problems?
Session 02
In vitro organotypic models for predicting the toxicity of chemicals or drugs              

Session 03
Artificial intelligence and machine learning in chemical risk assessment


Session 04
Personalized nano-immunotoxicology for the workplace

Session 05
The use of minipigs in juvenile studies in an evolving regulatory landscape
Short Oral Communications I
12h30–13h30 Lunch Break, Exhibition & Poster Viewing 1
12h30–13h30 Lunch Industry Session Lunch Industry Session Lunch Industry Session


14h30–15h00 Coffee Break, Exhibition & Poster Viewing 1
15h00–17h00 Session 06
Human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-based test systems for future mechanism-based chemical safety testing
Session 07
Setting the European Environment and Health Research Agenda, 2020-2030: the HERA project              

Session 08
Back-translation from clinical outcomes, how did investigative toxicology, modelling and simulation actually perform?


Session 09
Increasing confidence in non-animal approaches for regulatory decision-making

Session 10
Computational modeling of AOP networks to assist risk assessment of chemicals
Short Oral Communications II

Specialty Section Meetings


Tuesday, 8 September 2020
08h00–18h00 Congress Registration 09h00–16h30 Exhibition  

SOT Merit Award Lecture

10h00–10h30 Coffee Break, Exhibition & Poster Viewing 2
10h30–12h30 Session 11
Emerging tools for the investigation and prediction of liver toxicity
Session 12
Application of high throughput transcriptomics in mechanism-based chemical safety assessment              

Session 13
Modes of action in non-genotoxic carcinogenesis


Session 14
New approaches using in vitro assays and 3D models can improve prediction of immune reactions to xenobiotics

Session 15
Impact of climate change on food safety
Industry Session
12h30–13h30 Lunch Break, Exhibition & Poster Viewing 2
12h30–13h30 Lunch Industry Session Lunch Industry Session Lunch Industry Session
13h30–14h30 HESI Lecture
14h30–15h00 Coffee Break, Exhibition & Poster Viewing 2
15h00–17h00 Session 16
Human microengineered organs-on-chips: advancing regulatory science through innovation
Session 17
Designing toxicology studies to support development of cell-based therapies              

Session 18
Mechanistic toxicology as the basis for modelling and prediction of organ-specific toxicity


Session 19
Can we panelize seizure?

Session 20
Modernizing cancer risk assessment: beyond the bioassay
Industry Session
19h30–0h00 Congress Dinner at Langelinie Pavillonen
Wednesday, 9 September 2020
08h00–13h00 Congress Registration 09h00–12h00 Exhibition

Keynote Lecture 02
“Genetics load the gun, but environment pulls the trigger” – the human early-life exposome
Martine Vrijheid, ISGlobal, Barcelona, Spain


Session 21
Drug – exposome interactions

Session 22
Computational models to reliably predict chemical mixture toxicity
Session 23
The value of micro-physiological systems for drug safety assessment – a series of case studies
Session 24
Building confidence in the use of New Approach Methodologies for safety decision-making
Session 25
Safeguarding female reproductive health across disciplines
11h30–12h00 Coffee Break & Exhibition
12h00–14h00 Session 26
Computational toxicology – new advances and acceptance in academia, industry and regulation
Session 27
Predictive systems to identify etiological factors and pathogenic mechanisms of neurodegeneration
Session 28
Preclinical immune-safety evaluation of immuno-oncology therapies
Session 29
Is there a human risk to PFAS exposure?
Session 30
Revisiting paracetamol-induced multisystem toxicity: Novel mechanistic insights
14h00–14h30 Closing Ceremony and Awards Presentation