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The 13th International Congress of Toxicology
in Seoul, Korea
서울 관악구 봉천동4동 875-1
전화) 02-888-3248 팩스) 02-888-3249
E-mail: [email protected]
The Korean Society of Toxicology
Gwanak Campus Tower, Rm. 508,
875-1 Bongchhun-4-dong, Gwanak-gu,
Tel) 82-2-888-3248 Fax) 82-2-888-3249
E-mail) [email protected]
January 10, 2007
International Union of Toxicology
Invitation of the 13th International Congress of Toxicology to KOREA
Dear Members of the Board,
The Korean Society of Toxicology (KST) cordially invite the 13th International Congress of Toxicology (ICT XIII) to Korea.
We propose to host the ICT XIII at COEX (Convention and Exhibition Center) in Seoul, in June, 2013 (adjustable). COEX is capable of holding any type of convention and exhibition with most updated communication systems, and has been used for the ASEM (Asia Europe Summits Meeting). The complex provides the most exciting accommodation, shopping, amusement, as well as convention experiences.
KST is an active member of IUTOX and plays a central role in Asian toxicologist community. It has successfully hosted the 2nd Congress of the Asian Society of Toxicology in 2000, and held various international meetings of toxicological subject every year. It would be 27 years since the Japanese Society of Toxicology organized ICT IV in 1986 thus it is meaningful for the members of IUTOX to return to Asia for the Congress. It will be an excellent opportunity to enjoy Asian hospitality in 2013.
Our steering committee for the ICT XIII consists of experienced as well as younger generation of toxicologists and prepared the proposal to show that Seoul would be an excellent choice for the 13th ICT.
The government of Korea, including the city of Seoul and the National Institute of Toxicological Research, Korean Food and Drug Administration, has expressed strong intersts to support the congress.
It would be a great honor for the Korean Society of Toxicology to host the 13th International Congress of Toxicology in 2013.
Sang Seop Han Jin Ho Chung
President of KST Chair of the Steering Commettee
Toxicology community in Korea consists of researchers with various affiliations. Researchers in universities are working in the fields of pharmaceutical, veterinary, medicinal sciences, and public health. Scientists from industry work not only in pharmaceutics but also in cosmetics, consumer products, etc. Government scientists are also important members of the society.
The research area includes in vivo and in vitro toxicological tests, toxicological methods development in various areas, toxicological mechanistic studies, risk assessments, etc. Alternative toxicology is now expanding area.
KST has operated registration program for the “toxicology experts” since 2000. The society offers extensive review courses twice a year, and a qualifying exam once a year. A candidate must have a college education in a related field and seven years of experience in the field of toxicology, and pass a qualifying examination. The certification board reviews the qualification of the candidates and recommend for the certification. There are currently 91 experts registered in Korea.
GLP Training Programs
KST has launched GLP personnel training program in 2005 for the toxicological testing laboratories.
Topics of the ICT XIII in 2013
The International Congress of Toxicology in 2013 will include multidisciplinary topics from the traditional toxicology themes as well as the latest toxicological issues.
However, the main theme will be
“the Safety of the Consumers”
Possible program may include
▫ Environmental toxicology
▫ Comparative toxicology
▫ Regulatory issues
▫ World trade and toxicological concern
▫ Toxicology and economic issues
▫ Etc …
Continuing Education Program
will offer a wide range of courses that cover state-of-the-art knowledge in toxicology, as well as new developments in toxicology and related disciplines. The arrangement will be made to applicable to certifying and licensing board requirements by contacting with the American Board of Toxicology (ABT), EU Registry of Toxicologist or the Japanese Board of Toxicology. Both basic and advanced course topics are offered. The basic course is intended to provide a broad overview of an area or to assist individuals in learning new techniques or approaches. The advanced course is intended to be of interest to individuals with previous knowledge of the subject or already working in the field.
Possible topics of the Continuing Education Programs may include:
▫ Risk assessment
▫ Particle Toxicology
▫ International Regulatory Toxicology
A commercial exhibition connected to the field will be organized in conjunction with the congress
June in Seoul is warm and bright, and very active period just before the Summer begins. It is best month to avoid hottest days of July for the meetings. However, the date is adjustable for the convenience of the international travelers. Since all of the Korean buildings and transportations are well climate-controlled, the travel and meetings in Korea will be quite comfortable in any season.
- The steering committee members have initiated the proposal and will participate as key members for the organization of the congress. However, more national and international members will be appointed in each committee as the preparation proceeds.
Dr. Jin Ho Chung
Dr. Sang-Gun Kim
Dr. Jin Ho Chung
Dr. Hoonjeong Kwon
Dr. Il Je Yu
Dr. Young-Joon Surh
From the International Airport
Safe and comfortable service: City Airport Terminal located in the Trade Center operates the non-stop limousine bus between COEX and Incheon Int'l Airport/Kimpo Airport (Operating Hours: 05:20 - 22:30 (5-10 min. interval), and Korean Airline, Asiana Airline and Singapore Airline are offering kind and quick service for check-in and immigration.
Getting around in Seoul
COEX is located in the real core of Seoul, the green line and the other connected subway system can take you to the site of your interest
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