Aims of the IST
The International Society on Toxinology was founded to promote the science of toxinology. The Society therefore has the principal aim of fostering research and advancement of knowledge in all areas of toxinology.
This primary aim is achieved by:
Establishing a formal society to allow interchange of ideas and information on toxinology between its members.
Promoting such interchange through regular regional and international scientific meetings.
Disseminating toxinology research through the IST journal, Toxicon
Developing and promoting standards for research in toxinology, particularly ethical standards for animal research.
Encouraging development of research, through encouragement of research and researchers in toxinology, including new and young researchers.
Recognising excellence in toxinology research through the Redi Award
The next World Congress of the IST will likely be in 2015, but details are not yet decided.