2015 IST World Congress

The next World Congress of the IST will be at the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, September 25th to 30th, 2015. Details of the Congress are currently being developed, but venues and accommodation options are already established and a comprehensive and exciting scientific and social programm is being developed. More details may be found on a dedicated website at http://lpmhealthcare.com/ist2015/.

Registration will shortly open and early registration is advisable because venue restrictions may limit the total number of registrations allowed. Reasonable price accommodation is available in limited supply and early booking is advisable.

Several pre-Congress workshops are also being planned.

Message from the Congress organisers:

Dear colleagues,

The 18th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology will be held at the Sheldonian Theatre and the Examination Schools - two of the most magnificent and beautiful buildings in Oxford.

Probably founded in the early 12th century, the University of Oxford is the oldest and one of the most prestigious educational establishments in the United Kingdom. It is hosting the 18th World Congress on Animal, Plant and Microbial Toxins in September 2015. Our main scientific theme is the exploration of the structural, pharmacological, evolutionary and clinical aspects of "natural toxins". By analogy with the term "Proteome", "Toxinome" has been coined to describe the complete set of toxins that can be expressed by the genetic material of animals, plants and microbes. Exciting new developments in proteomics and allied disciplines are enabling us fully to understand the nature of venoms and toxins and their biological significance. We hope to reflect the excitement of these discoveries and their applications in science and medicine by designing thought provoking plenary sessions, thematic symposia and interactive poster sessions.

Many of the leading international figures in toxinology will be attending this meeting, together with guest speakers from outside the discipline of toxinology but who have used toxins to explore important aspects of animal, plant or microbial physiology. Two of our main aims are to allow more time than is normally allocated to discussion and to encourage the formation of new networks as well as re-invigorating established collaborations.

The conference dates are 25th -30th September 2015 and we cordially invite you to the beautiful and historical city of Oxford to what we hope will be a most invigorating and memorable meeting.


Professor David A Warrell, University of Oxford, England, UK
Dr Edward G Rowan, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

If you have any questions please get in touch with us by email or telephone on:

Email: ist2015 @ lpmhealthcare.com
Tel: +44 (0)1865 600222 (answerphone)
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17th World Congress on Animal, Plant and Microbial Toxins

Hawaii, USA, July 8-13, 2012

More information on the next World Congress will be posted when available.