Symposium 2021

The Society of Toxicology of Canada
53rd Annual Symposium

The Broad Spectrum of Toxicology:
From Mechanisms to Health Outcomes

Week of November 29th to December 3rd, 2021

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This year the symposium will be a virtual week

Overview of the program

From 1:00- 5:00pm EDT


Session 1: Pharmacotoxicology related to vaccines
Annual Business meeting


Session 2: Ecotoxicology (in partnership with EcotoQ)
G. Plaa award lecture
Trainee presentations


Session 3: Safety of vaping products
Keynote session
Poster session


Session 4: Environmental toxicology: Northern pollution
V.E. Henderson award
Trainee presentations


Session 5: Forensic Toxicology


Early bird – Friday, October 29th

Registration – Friday, November 26th

Abstract – Wednesday, October 20th


Early bird: Friday, October 29th

– Members : 150$ / Non members : 300$
– Postdoc members : 50$ / Postdoc non members : 150$
– Students members : free / Students non members : 100$

Regular: Friday, November 26th

– Members : 200$ / Non members : 350$
– Postdoc members : 100$ / Postdoc non members : 200$
– Students members : free / Students non members : 150$


Presenters will be notified by November 8nd if the abstract is accepted and selected for an award. Accepted abstracts require presentation of a virtual poster at the Annual Symposium. Detailed instructions on how to prepare the virtual poster will be sent with the notification and the presenter will have until November 22th to provide the required material.

Based on excellence and/or relevance to the Symposium themes, some abstracts may also be selected for short platform presentation.

Sue Fenton


Sue Fenton, Ph.D.

Group Leader, National Toxicology Program Laboratory
Division of the National Toxicology Program National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Dr. Suzanne “Sue” Fenton earned her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of WI-Madison in the Endocrinology/Reproductive Physiology Program. Following her postdoctoral fellowship at the UNC-Chapel Hill Lineberger Cancer Center, she led a research laboratory at the US EPA’s Reproductive Toxicology Division for 11 years before she joined the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Oct 2009.  She is currently a senior scientist, leading the Reproductive Endocrinology group, in the Division of the National Toxicology Program. Her laboratory has published numerous manuscripts enhancing the methodology used in mammary gland assessment and determining early life chemical exposures that lead to persistent developmental changes in breast tissue, altered function, or disease susceptibility over the life course. She has received several NIH and EPA-based awards for her research on perfluorinated chemicals and endocrine disruptors. She is also a 2019 NIH Mentoring Award recipient.



Connecting the dots from benchtop to human and environmental risk


Optimizing testing strategies and exploring novel mechanisms of human and environmental toxicants


What’s in a NAM ? (Novel Approach Methodologies)


Visualizing Toxicology in 4D: Disruption, Development and Drug Discovery


High-tech toxicology: new approaches … old problems?


Modern Toxicology Essentials: Models, Toxicogenomics, Populations & Safety


REACTing in Today’s Environment and Predicting Tomorrow’s Challenges


Mechanistic Paradigms for Toxicological Regulation


Frontiers of Toxicology: New Questions, New Methods and New Approaches


Low Dose Effects and Their Use in Risk Assessment: When is an Effect Adverse?


Linking Early Exposures to Late Effects: New Science, Tools and Modes of Action


Toxicology of drug and chemical mixtures: from mechanisms to risk assessment


Toxicity testing tomorrow: What does the future hold?