The World Congress is the premiere scientific (and social) meeting for the IST, held every two years. The current IST World Congress is being held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2019. The previous IST World Congress was in Hainan, China in 2017. The next IST congress will be the Asia-Pacific Section Congress in Cairns, Australia, 2019 (final dates not yet announced). The next full IST World Congress is scheduled for 2021, venue and dates yet to be announced, but hosted by the European Section of IST, somewhere in Europe.

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These meetings, currently held once every two years, are the premier international scientific forum in toxinology, drawing IST members and many others from around the World.

Past IST World Congresses:

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20. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2019
Organisers: Jay Fox, Alfredo de Roodt, Soledad Bustillo

19. Hainan, China, 2017
Organiser: Sulan Luo 

18. Oxford, UK, 2015
Organisers: David Warrell, Eddie Rowan, Muhammad Sohail

17. Hawaii, USA, 2012
Organisers: Carl Vogel & Steve Seifert

16. Recife, Brazil, 2009
Organisers: Maria Elena deLima, Celia Regina Ribero da Silva Carlini & colleagues

15. Glasgow, UK, 2006
Organisers: A Harvey & EG Rowan 

14. Adelaide, Australia, 2003
Organisers: J White & V Williams

13. Paris, France, 2000
Organiser: A Menez

12. Cuernavaca, Mexico, 1997
Organiser: L. Possani

11. Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1994 
Organizer: E.Kochva 
Proceedings: Abstracts published in: Toxicon 33 , 257-306, 1995

10. Singapore, 1991
Organizer: P.Gopalakrishnakone 
Proceedings: Recent Advances in Toxinology Research, (P.Gopalakrishnakone and C.K.Tan, eds.), 3. vol., Nat.Univ.Singapore, Singapore, 1992.

9. Stillwater, OK, U.S.A., 1988 
Organizers: C.L.Ownby, G.V.Odell, L.L.Rolf, G.E.Burrows 
Proceedings: Natural Toxins (C.L.Ownby and G.V.Odell, eds.) Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1989. 

8. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 1985
Organizers: D.S.Chapman and J.B.Harris 
Proceedings: Natural Toxins. Animal, Plant, and Microbial (J.B.Harris, ed.) Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1986. 

7. Brisbane, Australia, 1982
Organizers: R.Endean and A.Cameron 
Proceedings: Toxicon, suppl.3, 1983.

6. Uppsala, Sweden, 1979 
Organizers: B.Uvnäs and D.Eaker 
Proceedings: Natural Toxins (D.Eaker and T.Wadström, eds.) Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1980. 

5. San José, Costa Rica, 1976 
Organizer: R.Bolanos 
Proceedings: Toxins: Animal, Plant and Microbial, (P.Rosenberg, ed.), Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1978. 

4. Tokyo, Japan, 1974
Organizers: Y.Sawai and A.Ohsaka 
Proceedings: Animal, Plant and Microbial Toxins 
(A.Ohsaka, K.Hayashi and Y.Sawai, eds.), 2 vol., Plenum Press, New York, 1976. 

3. Darmstadt, West-Germany, 1972
Organizer: G.G.Habermehl 
Proceedings: Tier- und Pflanzengifte (E.Kaiser, ed.), W.Goldmann Verl., München, 1973. 

2. Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1970 
Organizers: A.de Vries and E.Kochva 
Proceedings: Toxins of Animal and Plant Origin (A.de Vries and E.Kochva, eds.), 3 vol., Gordon and Breach, New York, 1971. 

1. Atlantic City, NJ, U.S.A., 1966 
Organizers: F.E.Russell and P.R.Saunders 
Proceedings: Animal Toxins (F.E.Russell and P.R.Saunders,eds.),Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1967.