IST Pan American Section

The Pan American Section of the IST has been active since 1984.

Past Pan American Section Meetings:

1. Stillwater, OK, U.S.A., May 1984
Organizers: C.L.Ownby, G.Odell, L.Rolf, G.Burrows
Proceedings: Abstracts published in: Toxicon 23 , 17-41,1985.
2. Scottsdale, AZ, U.S.A., May 1986
Organizer: A.L.Bieber
Proceedings: Proc. of the 2nd American Symp. on Animal, Plant and Microbial Toxins (A.L.Bieber, ed.) published by the American Section, Tempe, 1986.
3. Oaxtepec, Morelos, Mexico, January 1990
Organizer: L.Possani
Proceedings: Abstracts published in: Toxicon 28 , 597-630, 1990.
4. Campinas, S.P., Brazil, July 1992
Organizer: J.Prado-Franceschi
Proceedings: Abstracts published in: Toxicon 31 , 97-179, 1993.
5. Frederick, MD, U.S.A.
Organizers: K.A.Mereish and R.W.Wannemacher
Proceedings: Toxicon 34, 1219-1458, 1996.
6. Porlamar, Margarita Island, Venezuela, September 1998
Organizer: C. Sevcik
7. Charlottsville, USA, September 2002
Organizer: Jay Fox
8. Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 2004
Organizer: Jonas E Perales
9. Juriquilla, Queretaro, Mexico, October 2007
Organizer: AC Alagon

10. San Jose, Costa Rica, April 2010
Organiser: JM Gutierrez



Next Planned IST Pan-American Section Meeting

The 11th Congress of the Pan-American Section of IST will be held, in conjunction with the 12th Congress of the Brazilian Society on Toxinology on November 3rd to 8th, 2013 at the Casa Grande Hotel, Guaruja, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The theme of the Congress is "Envenomation by poisonous animals; a neglected disease".

Details are available on a congress website at

poster for Brazilian Congress

Most Recent IST Pan American Section Meeting

10th Pan-American Section Congress, Hotel Real International, San Jose, Costa Rica, April 18-22, 2010.

For information contact JM Gutierrez, Instituto Clodomiro Picado, Facultad de Microbiologia, Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica


A Congress website is being established at