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20th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology

08/09/2019 - 13/09/2019, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Abstract Submission
23rd June 2019
Acceptance Notification
15th July 2019
Early Bird Registration
17th July 2019
Late Registration
8th September 2019
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Submission Deadline Extended until June 23th!

Welcome from the Chairs

“Greeting Dear Participants of the 20th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology. Welcome to beautiful Buenos Aires! We are very grateful for your attendance at this congress and look forward to exciting, interactive and informative discussions. For this particular congress we have designed a novel program focusing on several new elements. This will include an in-depth look at how toxinology has impacted public health throughout the world and how we can do more to help those in the field. In addition to the canonical presentations highlighting recent developments in toxinology we will explore how different toxins affect the same organ or organ systems with the aim of better informing the pathophysiology of toxins and organ systems. Clinical sessions covering a number of important and emerging issues will be presented. Finally, in keeping with our recent traditions we will have student-led poster and speaking sessions. We have also built into the program an opportunity to explore beautiful Buenos Aires on your own and on Friday we will offer an optional excursion for you to enjoy a real taste and hospitality of Buenos Aires and Argentina.

On behalf of the organizers, I hope to see you in Buenos Aires to celebrate our 20th World Congress, meet old friends and make new ones and leave Buenos Aires with new ideas for collaborations with new colleagues in this exciting world of toxinology.

See you there!

Jay W. Fox, President of the IST

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Conference Secretariat

International Society on Toxinology

Conference Chairs

Professor Jay W. Fox
University of Virginia, USA

Dr. Soledad Bustillo

National Northeastern University, Argentina

Dr. Adolfo Rafael de Roodt

Univertisty of Buenos Aires - Ministry of Health, Argentina

Dr. Alexandra Rucavado Romero

Costa Rica University, Costa Rica

Scientific Committee

  1. Alagón, Alejandro
  2. Ayvazyan, Naira M
  3. Boyer, Leslie
  4. Calvete, Juan José
  5. Casewell, Nicholas R.
  6. Chavez-Olortegui, Carlos Delfín
  7. de Roodt, Adolfo
  8. Domont, Gilberto
  9. Gutierrez, José María
  10. Harrison, R. A.
  11. Kini, Manjunatha
  12. Krizaj, Igor
  13. Luo, Sulan
  14. Moura-da-Silva, Ana
  15. Mukherjee, Ashis K.
  16. Richardson, Michael K.
  17. Valente, Richard Hemmi
  18. Vishwanath, BS
  19. Wen, Fan Hui
  20. White, Julian
  21. Williams, David J.
  22. Wuelton, Marcelo
  23. Yanagihara, Angel

Students' Committee

1. Sarah Natalie Gimenes
2. Samantha Nixon
3. Micaiah Ward
4. Tim Jenkins
5. Cecilie Knudsen
6. Erika Camacho Umana
7. Rahini Ragavan
8. Ana Cristina Nogueira Freitas
9. Charlotte Dawson
10. Vanessa Costa de Oliviera

Invited Speakers

  1. Abdulrazaq Habib (Nigeria)
  2. Rafael Ruiz de Castañeda (Switzerland)
  3. George Oluoch or Denis Otundo (Kenya)
  4. Fan Hui Wen (Brazil)
  5. Ymkje Stienestra (Netherlands)
  6. José María Gutiérrez (Costa Rica)
  7. Aida Verdes (Spain)
  8. María Ikonomopoulou (Spain)
  9. Elda Sanchez (USA)
  10. Dennis Servent (France)
  11. Sulan Luo (China)
  12. Phillippe Billiald (France)
  13. Clara Guerra Duarte (Brazil)
  14. Fernando Goldbaum (Argentina)
  15. Edgar Enrique Neri-Castro (Mexico)
  16. Daniel Petras (USA)
  17. Eivind A. B. Undheim (Australia)
  18. Vincent Viala (Brazil)
  19. Jeroen Kool (Netherlands)
  20. Juan J Calvete (Spain)
  21. Somasekar Seshagiri (USA)
  22. Kushal Suryamohan (USA)
  23. Ana Gisele C. Neves-Ferreira (Brazil)
  24. Richard H. Valente (Brazil)
  25. Manjunatha Kini (Singapore)
  26. Johannes Eble (Germany)
  27. Dilza Trevisan Silva (Brazil)
  28. Leslie Boyer (USA)
  29. Jay W. Fox (USA)
  30. Cesare Montecucco (Italy)
  31. Maria Elena de Lima Peres-Garcia (Brazil)
  32. Igor Križaj (Slovenia)
  33. Yuri N. Utkin (Russia)
  34. Naira Ayvazyan (Armenia)

Conference Program

You can download the Conference Program here.


The registration fee includes Welcome Cocktail, attendance of all congress sessions, morning/afternoon coffee breaks, meeting banquet, conference bag and program book.

Certificate of Attendance: Upon request, the participants of the event will receive an electronic Certificate of Attendance by email once the event is concluded.

Please note that the fees shown on the column 'Late' apply to on-site registrations.

Early Regular Late
Academic (IST member) 450.00 USD 500.00 USD 550.00 USD
Academic (Non-IST member) 510.00 USD 560.00 USD 610.00 USD
Student 250.00 USD 275.00 USD 350.00 USD
Early price valid until: 17/07/2019   Late price valid from: 08/09/2019  

Academic/Institutional Sponsor 500.00 USD
Silver Sponsor 1000.00 USD
Gold Sponsor 3000.00 USD
Platinum Sponsor 5000.00 USD

Cancellation policy

Before end of Early Bird Registration: Refund 50% of the applying fees
Before end of Regular Registration: Refund 25% of the applying fees
After end of Regular Registration: No Refund

Payment methods

Wire transfer, Credit card

Instructions for Authors

Instructions for Authors

The accepted abstracts will be available online on during and after the congress. Abstracts will also be published in a special issue of Toxicon.

To present your research at the event

Create an account on Sciforum if you do not have one, then click on ‘New Submission’ on the upper-right corner of the window, or by clicking on ‘Submit Abstract’ at the top of this webpage.

Indicate what thematic area is best suited for your research. Categories will be used for reviewing and indexing purposes:

  • Public Health Issues;

  • Basic Toxinology;

  • Clinical Toxinology;

  • Toxinological Technologies.

Submit an abstract in English. The word limits are: minimum 150 words and maximum 300 words.

The deadline to submit your abstract is June, 16th 2019. You will be notified by July, 15th 2019 about the acceptance for poster presentation.

The registration fee allows for the submission of one abstract without cost; there is a fee of $10 for each additional abstract.

Poster Information

Maximum poster size: 1 m width x 2 m height.

A limited number of student posters will be selected for subsequent short oral presentations based on a presentation of an “elevator speech” given by the presenter to the general meeting body. Awards will be made to best student posters and student oral presentations.

Venue, Travel and Accommodation

Conference Venue

Hotel Panamericano Buenos Aires

Located in the city center, opposite to el obelisco, the Teatro Colón and Avenida 9 de Julio. One block from the mythical Corrientes Avenue, house of the most famous theaters and shows in the country. Just a 10 minutes walk from the fashionable Recoleta.

Address: “Hotel Panamericano” – Carlos Pellegrini 551

Buenos Aires

Located on the banks of the Río de la Plata, in mid-eastern Argentina, the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (CABA for its acronym in Spanish) is one of the country's 24 federal entities, and is also the country's capital. As the seat of the federal government, it is also known as Capital Federal. The city is Argentina’s largest urban conglomerate and one of the most populous in South America.

Buenos Aires is the cradle of the tango, which was declared part of humanity’s intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2013. The magic of its melodies can be felt in every corner of local neighborhoods La Boca, San Telmo, Abasto, Boedo and Almagro, capturing the hearts of visiting tourists from around the world.



The international airport of Buenos Aires is called Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini (Its three terminals handle international flights) and is located in Highway Tte. Gral. Riccheri, mile marker 20.8. Province of Buenos Aires.

For more information about the airport and flights, please visit the official website:

Also, there is a domestic airport called Aeroparque Metropolitano Jorge Newbery (domestic flights and some flights to neighboring countries) and is located in Av. Costanera Rafael Obligado s/n, Palermo

For more information about the airport and flights, please visit the official website:

To the city centre:

Once you get to the airport, you have several options to reach the city center and/or the congress venue:

- Taxi “Ezeiza”:

- Shuttle/Bus/remis: “Manuel Tienda León”

Option: From: “Aeropuerto Ezeiza” to “Terminal Madero” (Av. Eduardo Madero 401)

- Public Bus: Line 8. Semirapid service from Airport Ezeiza to “Plaza de Mayo”. Monday to Saturday, air-conditioned units (@linea8riogrande)

For Public transport (bus/subte) you will need a “SUBE” travelcard. We recommend getting a SUBE travelcard from one of our Tourist Assistance Centers. (@TarjetaSUBEok). You can get it at the airport:

- Also you can use Uber or Cabify.

Congress venue “Hotel Panamericano” – M.Tienda Leon stop “Av E. Madero 401” – Bus stop “Plaza de Mayo”.


Download the BA Turismo app and enjoy all the content the city has to offer on your mobile phone.


Cultural agenda:


City of Buenos Aires:

Interactive map:

You can learn more about Buenos Aires by downloading this tourism guide!

Recommended Hotels

The hotels presented here were selected by the Conference Secretariat to provide a range of options. There are many other variants for accommodation for speakers and students in Buenos Aires. Please note that attendees are responsible for making own hotel booking. In order to benefit from the special fees below, please mention your attendance to the conference when booking your room.

Hotel Panamericano Buenos Aires

- 5 stars

- Regency room, for U$D 160.

- Room rates are per room / per night, based on single or double occupancy

- Reservations:

NH Tango

- 4 stars

- USD 120 standard double

Exe Hotel Colón

- 4 stars

- USD 57 single

- USD 65 double

Hotel El Conquistador

- 4 stars

- 20% of the published in the web page at the moment of the congress.


- 4 stars

- U$D 95 double

- U$D 85 Single

Novotel Buenos Aires

- 4 stars

- U$D 133

Unique Hotels Collections

- 3.5 stars

- USD 75 single

- USD 80 double

Ibis Buenos Aires Congreso

- 3 stars

- USD 57

Ibis obelisco

- 3 stars

- U$D 59

Park Silver Obelisco Hotel

- 4 stars

- Standard: USD 80 + VAT

- Superior with Obelisco view: USD 90 + VAT

Sponsorship Opportunities

Conference Sponsors

Platinum sponsors


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