Central States Society of Toxicology 2013


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Biotechnology to Solve Nutritional, Agricultural and Veterinarian Toxicological Issues

October 10-11, 2013 Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, Ames, Iowa



The Regional Chapters of the Society of Toxicology are an important part of the organization, and provide a friendly milieu for good science and renewing and making friendships and connections. We strongly encourage you to become a member of the Central States Chapter, but even if not a member, please make every effort to attend our meeting in Ames, Iowa. We have put together an exciting program that will be of interest to a wide audience of toxicologists and other individuals. When: Thursday, October 10 to Friday, October 11, 2013

Where: Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Drive in Ames, Iowa

Directions to Gateway Hotel and Conference Center: take University Boulevard south from Highway 30. Turn right (west) at the first drive after the Highway 30 interchanges and follow this drive to Gateway Hotel
Gateway Center Website Map and Directions

Parking: Plenty of free parking at Gateway Center

A block of rooms have been reserved at Gateway Center for the Central States Society of Toxicology until Thursday, September 19 at a cost of $109.00 per night (DBQ, King) and $119 (EXKG). The rooms will still be available at this price after the reservation cut-off date if rooms are available.


Other Hotels at the intersection of University Boulevard and U.S. Highway 30: Holiday Inn, Best Western PLUS University Park Inn Ames has many other hotels along the Highway 30.

Registration Form Please indicate on the form if you would prefer a vegetarian meal.

  • Non SOT members: $50
  • SOT Members: $40
    • Interested in joining SOT? Go here.
  • Graduate Students: $20.00
  • Post Doctoral Students: $20.00
  • Payment Information: Checks are payable to CS-SOT. Mail to:
    • Dr. Hans-Joachim Lehmler, The University of Iowa, Dept Occupational & Environmental Health
    • UI Research Park, 221 IREH, Iowa City IA 52242-5000. Telephone: 319.335.4310 Email hans-joachim-lehmler@uiowa.edu
    • Payment can also be made via credit card. Please provide information to Dr. Hans-Joachim Lehmler, 319.335.4310.


Oral Presentation Abstract Deadline: Saturday, September 21, 2013. Please indicate when you submit your abstract that you wish to be considered for the Oral Presentations; without this information it will be assumed you are submitting a poster abstract only. Please indicate on your abstract whether you are a graduate student or post doctoral fellow. Two post doc presenters will be chosen and informed within one week. Four graduate student presenters will be chosen and informed within one week. Send abstracts to Linda Wild by email (lmwild@iastate.edu). If the abstract you are submitting will also be a poster, let us know that as well. Please include a title, authors, and affiliation in your abstract. The body of the abstract should have no more than 250 words. Please use font 11, Times New Roman and save the file as a WORD doc.

Poster Abstract Submission Deadline: Saturday, September 21, 2013. Please submit your abstract to Linda Wild by email (lmwild@iastate.edu) by September 21, 2013, in order to be included in the CS-SOT Program booklet. The abstract should be less than one page long (about 250 words), Times New Roman, font size 11. Please indicate on your poster abstract whether you are a graduate student or post doctoral fellow. Please include a title, authors, and affiliation in your abstract.

TRAVEL AWARDS to SOT: Four awards will be given (two for oral presentations, two for poster presentations). For each type of presentation, one graduate student and one postdoctoral fellow, with the oral/poster presentation judged best by the Chapter judges will receive cash towards attendance at the 2014 National SOT Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, March 23-27, 2014 ALL POSTER PRESENTERS and ORAL PRESENTERS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THESE AWARDS IF THEY SUBMIT THEIR ABSTRACTS BY SEPTEMBER 21, 2013.


Officers: see CS SOT OFFICERS



Biotechnology to Solve Nutritional, Agricultural, and Veterinarian Toxicological Issues


Thursday, October 10, 2013

5:30- 9:00 p.m. Dinner (buffet style) at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, South Prairie Room (Building MAP)

Directions to Gateway Hotel and Conference Center. Highway 30 in Ames, University Boulevard exit. Go south. After passing on/off ramps for Highway 30, the first right hand turn (west) is Green Hill Drive. Follow to Gateway Hotel.

o5:30 Social Hour in South Prairie Room. Pay as you go bar provided.

o6:25 Welcome to CSSOT by Dr. Wilson Rumbeia, Veterinary Diagnostic and Preventive Animal Medicine

Introduction to the organization, Toxicology Without Borders, Inc.

o 6:30 Supper in South Prairie Room.

o7:15 Presentation by Dr. Zelieann Rivera Craig, Dept. of Animal Science, University of Arizona

  • Title: "Mechanisms of phthalate-induced ovarian follicle toxicity"

o8:15 Student/Post doc interactions with Dr. Craig who has recently completed graduate school and a postdoctoral position. She will informally speak with the graduate students about that professional journey while balancing a home life and young children. 9:00: Depart for Perfect Games in Ames (transportation provided). Bowling, Restaurant, Arcade, Laser Tag, Full Sports Bar with Large Screen TV.

Friday, October 11, 2013

8:10 to 9:00 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast, Gateway Hotel 8:10 to 9:00 a.m. in Garden Room.

Poster set-up and business displays set up in The Garden Room at Gateway Center

8:10 to 9:00 a.m. Business Meeting of Officers, Location: Conference Room #1, Gateway Center

�  General Session, Morning, North Prairie Room.

� 9:00 to 9:05 a.m. Welcome by Dr. Aileen Keating, 2013-2014 CS-SOT President

�9:05 to 9:15 a.m. Welcome note by Dr. Wendy Wintersteen, Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University

�9:15: Dr. Norbert E. Kaminski, President Elect, Society of Toxicology

Title: Integration of Human Primary Leukocyte-Based Models in Immunotoxicity Evaluations; Benefits and Challenges

�10:15: Dr. Kenneth A Voss, Toxicology & Mycotoxin Research Unit, ARS, USDA, Richard B. Russell Research Center, Athens, GA

Title: Fumonisins, tortillas and neural tube defects: what we have learned from applied toxicology studies

�11:15: break (drinks) outside of the North Prairie Room

�11:30: Dr. Michael Kimber, Biomedical Sciences, Iowa State University

Title: Exploiting small RNA pathways in parasitic nematodes for drug development and disease control

� 12:10: Lunch in the Garden Room

�12:30-1:40 Poster Presentations, Location: Garden Room,

� 1:40-1:45 Welcome by Dr. Richard Martin, Chair, Interdepartmental Toxicology, North Prairie Room

� 1:45: Postdoc presentations (2)

�2:15: Graduate student presentations (4)

�3:15: break (Chocolate Lovers) outside of the North Prairie Room

�3:30: Joel Coats, Entomology, Iowa State University

Title: Green Chemistry Approaches to Pesticides

�4:30: Student and Postdoc Awards (all students and post docs who have participated in the poster and oral sessions are considered for Travel Awards).

�5:00: Thank you.

�5:10: Meeting adjourned.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact Linda Wild, Program Coordinator, Toxicology graduate program at Iowa State University at 1-515-294-7697 or email Lmwild@iastate.edu. Thank you.

Sponsored by Iowa State University Biotechnology Council, Society of Toxicology, Interdepartmental Toxicology, Iowa Center for Neurotoxicology, PK Biosciences; Charles River Laboratories; Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University Graduate College, MRI Global and Cell Signaling Technology Inc.