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The 1st International Electronic Conference on Toxics

20–22 Mar 2024
Event's Timezone: Central European Time
Abstract Submission Deadline
20th December 2023
Abstract Acceptance Notification
22nd January 2024

Registration Deadline
14th March 2024

Toxicological Methods, Toxicological Mechanisms, Organ Toxicity, Predictive Toxicology, Risk Assessment, Toxicity Reduction and Remediation
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IECTO 2024 will be FREE for Participation!

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Welcome from the Chair

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the MDPI journal Toxics (ISSN: 2305-6304; Impact Factor: 4.6) and its Scientific Committee, I am pleased to invite you to participate in the 1st International Electronic Conference on Toxics. This meeting will be held online from 20-22 March 2024.

The aim of this platform is to bring together students, researchers, and scientists from around the world to present their work and exchange ideas on the exposure, effects, and risks of chemicals and materials on humans and the natural environment, as well as on the development of new approaches to assess and/or manage the toxicological and ecotoxicological risks of chemicals and materials. The topics are organized into six sessions, corresponding to the following journal Sections:

1. Environmental Contaminants and Health.
2. Drugs Toxicity and Safety.
3. Toxicological Mechanisms of Toxicants.
4. Identification and Quantification of Toxicants.
5. Novel Methods in Toxicology Research.
6. Toxicity Reduction and Environmental Remediation.

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the conference committee and, if accepted, authors can choose to submit proceedings papers or posters, potentially alongside a PowerPoint and/or video presentation of their work. All accepted abstracts will be published as one dedicated volume in the Proceedings journal (ISSN: 2504-3900).

The 1st International Electronic Conference on Toxics offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without having the concern or expenditure of travel fees. We would like to invite you to “attend” this conference by presenting your latest work. Abstracts (in English) should be submitted online before 20 November 2023.

Kind regards,
Dr. Demetrio Raldúa
Department Environmental Chemistry, IDAEA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain

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Event Chairs

Department Environmental Chemistry, IDAEA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Demetrio Raldúa (IDAEA-CSIC, Spain) is specialized in various aspects of vertebrate physiology and toxicology. After working for some years in thyroid disruption, his current research interest is the understanding of the molecular basis of the neurotoxic effects of environmental pollutants and drugs, using zebrafish as an experimental model. This work contributes to the building of new adverse outcome pathways (AOPs) of neurotoxic compounds by linking molecular pathways to adverse effects at the neurobehavioural level.

Session Chairs

Prof. Dr. Qixing Zhou

College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Nankai University, Tianjin, China

Dr. Natalia Garcia-Reyero

Environmental Laboratory, US Army Engineer Research & Development Center, Vicksburg, USA

Prof. Dr. Yankai Xia

School of Public Health, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China

Prof. Dr. Youssef Sari

Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Toledo, Toledo, USA

Prof. Dr. Virgínia Cruz Fernandes

Instituto Superior de Engenharia, Politécnico do Porto, Porto, Portugal

Event Committee

Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China

Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Denmark

College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

ISEP-School of Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Porto, Portugal,
Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

Cawthron Institute, Nelson, New Zealand,
School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

School of Public Health, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China

Department of Chemical Engineering (ADEQ), Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL), Lisbon, Portugal

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, USA

Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy

National Centre for Environmental Health, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

IMT Nord Europe, Douai, France

School of Ecology and Environment, Hainan University, Haikou, China

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Malta, Msida, Malta

School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Department of Toxicology, Peking University, Beijing, China

College of Environment and Safety Engineering, Qingdao University of Science & Technology, Qingdao, China

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Alcala, Alcalá de Henares, Spain

Helmholtz Munich - German Research Center for Environmental Health, Neuherberg, Germany

Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Keynote Speakers

Division of Environmental Health & Risk Management, School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Research Keywords
environment and human health; air pollution; emissions through atmospheric chemical; exposure and effects on human health; PM2.5 and chemical composition; traffic pollution; climate

Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Therapeutics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA

Research Keywords
drug-induced liver injury; acetaminophen; acute liver failure; hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury; obstructive cholestasis

Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Denmark

Research Keywords
epidemiology; biomarkers; reproductive toxicology

Invited Speakers

Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy

Research Keywords
In silico models; read across; regulatory application; computational toxicology; prioritization; weight of evidence

School of Public Health, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China

Research Keywords
Reproductive development endocrine; neuroendocrine toxicology and progeny health

CINTESIS@RISE, Nova Medical School, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal

Research Keywords
basic, clinical and population studies; diet and environmental exposure to toxic chemicals; endocrine disruptors; human biomonitoring; human health; obesity and metabolic-related pathologies; risk–benefit analysis


The registration for IECTO 2024 will be free of charge! The registration includes attendance to all conference sessions.

If you are registering several people under the same registration, please do not use the same email address for each person, but their individual university email addresses. Thank you for your understanding.

Please note that the submission and registration are two separate parts. Only scholars who registered can receive a link to access the conference live streaming. The deadline for registration is 14th March 2024.

Instructions for Authors

Procedure for Submission

The 1st International Electronic Conference on Toxics will accept abstracts only. The accepted abstracts will be available online on during and after the conference.

Important Deadlines

1. Deadline for abstract submission: 20 November 2023 20 December 2023.
2. Announcement of oral and poster abstract results:20 December 2023 22 January 2024. You will be notified of the acceptance of an oral/poster presentation in a separate email.

Abstract Submission
Abstract submissions should be completed online by registering with and using the "New Submission" function once logged into the system. No physical template is necessary.

1. The structure abstract should include the introduction, methods, results, and conclusions sections of about 200–300 words in length.
2. All accepted abstracts will be published as one dedicated volume in Proceedings journal (ISSN: 2504-3900). If you wish to publish a full-length proceedings paper, please refer to the “Publication Opportunities” Section.
3. All abstracts should be submitted and presented in clear, publication-ready English with accurate grammar and spelling.
4. You may submit multiple abstracts. However, only one abstract will be selected for oral presentation.

Detailed Requirements:
1. The submitting author must ensure that all co-authors are aware of the contents of the abstract.
2. Please select only one presenter for each submission. If you would like to change the presenter after submission, please email us accordingly.

We only accept live presentations.

Oral Presentation and Slides Submission
The slot for the oral presentation is 15 mins. We advise that your presentation lasts for a maximum of 12 mins, leaving at least 3 mins for the Q&A session.
Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software.
Poster Presentation
  • Should include the title, authors, contact details and main research findings, as well as tables, figures and graphs where necessary.
  • File format: PDF (.pdf).
  • Size in pixel: 1,080 width x 1,536 height–portrait orientation.
  • Size in cm: 38.1 width x 54.2 height–portrait orientation.
  • Font size: ≥16.

Examples of successful submissions can be viewed here at the following links: (1), (2), (3)

You can use our free template to create your poster. The poster template can be downloaded here.

The Poster Sessions will take place in Zoom break-out rooms. The rooms will be called after your surname. You will automatically be assigned to your break-out room, however, you will be responsible for your own room, i.e. sharing your screen by yourself, handling the comments in the chat if there are any, etc. People will then be able to visit your room and discuss your poster with you. Please make sure you have the Zoom Desktop client or mobile app, version 5.3.0 or higher.
We will reach out to you closer to the dates of the conference with more information.

Publication Opportunities
1. Toxics Journal Publication
Participants in this conference are cordially invited to contribute a full manuscript to the conference's Special Issue, published in Toxics ( ISSN: 2305-6304, Impact Factor 4.6), with a 20% discount on the publication fee. Details of the special issue will be announced here later. Please note that no other discounts are applicable. All submitted papers will undergo MDPI’s standard peer-review procedure. The abstracts should be cited and noted on the first page of the paper.

2. Proceeding Paper Publication
You are welcome to submit a proceeding paper (4-8 pages) to Environmental Sciences Proceedings journal (ISSN: 2673-4931) after the conference.
Publication of the proceedings will be free of charge.
Authors are asked to disclose that it is a proceeding paper of the IECTO2024 conference paper in their cover letter.
Proceedings submission deadline: 10 May 2024
Carefully read the rules outlined in the 'Instructions for Authors' on the journal’s website and ensure that your submission adheres to these guidelines.

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must be formatted as follows:
  • Title.
  • Full author names.
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses.
  • Abstract.
  • Keywords.
  • Introduction.
  • Methods.
  • Results and Discussion.
  • Conclusions.
  • Acknowledgements.
  • References.
Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state "The authors declare no conflicts of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Any financial support for the study must be fully disclosed in the "Acknowledgments" section.


MDPI, the publisher of the platform, is an open access publisher. We believe authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting an abstract to this conference, you retain the copyright to the work, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this abstract online on the platform. This means you can easily submit your full paper (with the abstract) to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher if required.

Event Awards

To acknowledge the support of the conference's esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to announce that the conference will provide 6 awards including Best Oral Presentation Award and Best Poster Award.
There will be six winners selected for this award. The winner will receive a certificate and 200 CHF each.

The Awards
Best Oral Presentation Award

Number of Awards Available: 4

The Best Oral Presentation Award is given to the paper judged to make the most significant oral contribution to the conference.

Best Poster Award

Number of Awards Available: 2

The Best Poster Award is given to the submission judged to make the most significant and interesting poster for the conference.

Sponsors and Partners

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Media Partners

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Selena Li
Ms. Ann Li

For inquiries regarding submissions and sponsorship opportunities, please feel free to contact us.