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September 2009 7CTDC
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Sun City, South Africa Host to 7CTDC By Mary Gulumian, President, TOXSA

The 7th Congress of Toxicology in Developing Countries (7CTDC), organized by the Toxicology Society of South Africa under the auspices of IUTOX, was held in Sun City, South Africa from 6 to 10 September 2009. Over 170 delegates from 36 countries attended the congress, of which 113 were from developing countries. The "Harmonization of toxicology issues between developed and developing countries" was the theme for this congress. Toxicological aspects were therefore discussed particularly in the areas of toxicity testing and risk assessment as well as in regulatory requirements as practiced in developed countries with the aim of helping to reduce the burden of toxic substances in developing countries.

The scientific program of the congress has therefore comprised of continuing education courses, plenary presentations, parallel sessions as well as symposia and workshops, roundtable discussions, and platform and poster presentations addressing these pressing toxicology issues in developing countries such as risk assessment, environmental pollutants, poison centers, biological monitoring, and food safety. Current emerging issues such as toxicogenomics, GMOs, and nanotechnologies were also discussed. Expert toxicologists from multidisciplinary backgrounds from all over the world were invited to present their latest scientific innovations. Opportunities were also given for new, upcoming graduate toxicologists to present their work. Sponsorship from both international and national societies and organizations contributed towards the success of the congress.

The Egypt Cup was presented to the organizers of 7CTDC during the Opening Ceremony of the congress. The cup will remain in South Africa until delivered to the 8CTDC, which will be organized by the Thai Society of Toxicology in 2012 in Bangkok.

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