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Dr Gill hosts British Toxicology Society (BTS) Annual Congress

This years 40th annual congress took place at Robinson college Cambridge from 15th-17th April, involving 400 delegates from academia, industry, the NHS and government regulatory authorities.  The programme was the first developed under Jason's leadership as chair of the BTS scientific committee and involved a diverse range of national and international speakers and presenters (programme is available here).  In addition to hosting the congress, Jason also held an enthusiastic debate workshop on 'Toxicology education in the UK - Future Scope?' and hosted the 'early career investigator prize lecture, the prestigious Barnes Prize Lecture, and the partnership lecture with the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT).  In addition, Carol De Santis a PhD student under Jasons supervision, based at the Northern Institute of Cancer Research (NICR), was selected to give an oral communication around her research, a significant honour for an early career researcher.  Overall, the congress was deemed a success and received very positive feedback. Planning is already starting for next year which will be in Cardiff.

published on: 30 April 2019