African Society for Toxicological Sciences

The African Society for Toxicological Sciences (ASTS) is a not-for-profit organization of scientists in academia, industry and governmental organizations from around the world. Members of ASTS include scientists and policy-makers who are interested in health and environmental issues that affect the continent of Africa. ASTS seeks to promote the acquisition and utilizations of knowledge in the toxicological sciences relevant to the continent of Africa.


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Announcement of the ASTS Satellite Conference/Mixer at 2014 SOT Annual Meeting
Dear Colleagues,
I'm writing to officially invite you to the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, March 23-27, 2014. This year's activity will also include an evening reception for all current and potential ASTS members and friends as well as sympathizers. Highlights of the evening will include a presentation by Dr. Aina Adeogun of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Please spread the word and mark your calendars!

Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
340 N 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Room: Paradise Valley

Presentation: Prof. Aina Adeogun, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria: “Endocrine disrupting chemicals in the African Environment: Status and Challenges”

Abstract: There is growing concern worldwide on the effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC's) on aquatic organisms and wildlife. Aquatic organisms are particularly vulnerable to exposure because their ecosystems act as sinks for a wide variety of pollutants and this has prompted the development of molecular assays to monitor environmental impacts. In Africa however, the mechanistic approach to elucidate such effects on the reproductive success of aquatic organisms is poorly understood in most states.
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2013 Election Results
Dear ASTS members:

I am pleased to announce the results of the 2013 elections for the ensuing two years.

In compliance with all processes set-forth by the election committee,
In compliance with the ASTS bylaws and protocols adopted by the executive leadership team pertaining in the 2007 elections,
Not having received any challenges to the process from the members of ASTS,
And after counting all votes received prior to the deadline,

I, Lilian Yengi, out-going President of ASTS, on behalf of the 2013 election committee, and upon approval by the ASTS leadership team, hereby announce as follows:

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Announcement of the ASTS Satellite Conference/Mixer at SOT
You are cordially invited to the ASTS Satellite Conference/Mixer held in conjunction with the 52nd Society of Toxicology (SOT) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, on Wednesday March 13 2013, from 6 – 9 pm, at the Hilton Palacio del Rio (200 South Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205).

Highlights of the evening include a presentation by Dr Evans Afriyie-Gyawu on the Toxicological and Public Health Implications of the Use of Scrap Rubber Tires for Smoking Meat in Developing Countries (see Abstract below).
Please register by sending the following information by email, to the ASTS General Secretary at: We encourage our colleagues from Africa to give a 5-minute synopsis of their poster or research interest. If interested, please indicate on the form.

Name of attendee:
Institution and Position:
Abstract title and # (if applicable):

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2013 Conference Announcement. Update: SUSPENDED
2012-11-27 18:00:18

EPA Announces Kenneth Olden Is ORD's New Director of NCEA and HHRAP
2012-06-06 11:12:17

The Society of Toxicology launches the Global Senior Scholar Exhange Program
2011-08-04 16:46:36


Announcement of 2011 ASTS Election Results
2011-08-02 14:55:58

2011 ASTS nominations for and election of General and Publicity Secretaries
2011-07-10 16:56:38

ASTS Announces 2011 Nomination and Election
2011-01-10 11:17:31

2011-01-03 16:43:32

ASTS Announces Travel Award Recipients to the 2011 SOT Annual Meeting
2010-12-23 15:37:59

CSTS/SETAC Africa 2011 Meeting
2010-12-23 15:34:57

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