The Asia Pacific Section of the IST was founded in 1987. It encompasses loosely the many countries in the Asia Pacific region, from western Asia to Japan to Australia. Since the first meeting of this section in 1987 in Singapore, there have been regular section meetings showcasing the breadth and diversity of toxinology research in the region, reflecting the diversity and abundance of venomous and poisonous fauna in the region.

The next sectional meeting of the Asia-Pacific Section of IST will be held in Cairns, Australia in late 2020. Dates are currently being finalised.

The most recent Section meeting of the Asia-Pacific Section of the IST was in Changsha, China in June 2014. There were several hundred registrants from a number of countries, especially China, with a busy scientific program and interesting social functions, all coordinated by generous and welcoming Chinese hosts. A memorable and enjoyable meeting for those lucky enough to attend. Well done! The Asia-Pacific Section hosted the World Congress in Hainan, China in 2017.


Past Asia Pacific Section Meetings:

10. Changsha, China, June 2014
Organisers: Prof. Songping Liang, Prof. Sulan Luo, Prof. Yun Zhang, Prof. Zhonghua Liu

9. Vladivostok, Russia, September 2011
Organisers: Prof. Eugene Grishin & Prof. Valentin Stonik

8. Hanoi & Halong Bay, Vietnam, December 2008
Organiser: Dr. Trinh Xuan Kiem & Dr. Le Van Dong

7. Cebu City, Philippines, October 2005
Organiser: Lourdes J Cruz & Rhodora V Azanza

6. Cairns, Australia, July 2002
Organiser: R Norton

5. Pataya, Thailand, October 1999
Organiser: V Sitprija

4. Kunming, Yunnan, China, June 1996
Organiser: Y.Xiong

3. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June-July 1993
Organiser: N.H.Tan
Proceedings: Advances in Venom and Toxin Research (N.H.Tan, S.L.Oo, V.Thambyrajah, N.Azila,eds.), published by the Malayan Society on Toxinology, Kuala Lumpur 1993.

2. Varanasi, India, February 1990
Organiser: S.C.Sanyal

1. Singapore, June 1987
Organiser: P.Gopalakrishnakone
Proceedings: Progress in Venom and Toxin Research (P.Gopalakrishnakone, C.K.Tan, eds.), Nat.Univ.of Singapore, 1987.