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Proposal Submission Information

Session Submission is Open to Everyone!

  1. Session submission for the 2021 Winter Meeting of The Toxicology Forum will be announced at a later date.
  2. You are encouraged to develop and plan your proposal ahead of time using the "Sample Proposal" option.
  3. Please ensure your familiarity with the session proposal criteria and session structure information before submitting.




  1. If you are new to The Toxicology Forum, please select the option to "Create an Account". Once you have created an account you may submit a proposal. It only takes 1 minute to create an account!
  2. Please click here to reset your password, or to lookup an existing account.
  3. Please note that there is no cost associated with submitting or organizing an accepted session.


  • The proposal is complete with a clarity of purpose and clearly stated objectives with a specific focus and message.
  • The session should be toxicology-relevant and very novel. Sessions should cover new areas of dialogue, concepts, or data.
  • Timeliness of the topic and how recently it has been presented at a TF meeting will be a consideration.
  • Speaker presentations should either build upon each other, contrast respective views, or otherwise contribute to the overall theme of the proposal. Please include a brief overview of the purpose of each presentation when it is not otherwise apparent what the presentation will cover.
  • All presenters are confirmed or have given a commitment to speak.
  • The proposal should stand out to each PPC member so that they can easily determine the significance of the topic, the relationship of each talk to the topic and the inter-relationship of the talks to one another.
  • Sessions should be balanced in the perspective and representation of presenters: (Well-intended controversy and dialogue is welcome. Ways to ensure and generate dialogue is requested when balance of perspective is not readily apparent.)
    • Sessions that readily encourage dialogue and understanding among sectors may not necessarily need to meet the “Balance” criteria of perspectives, (e.g., sessions on updates/revisions/future of regulatory policies and guidelines, etc.)
    • When appropriate, avoid speakers from the same institution, and be cognizant of the number of speakers from the same job sector.
  • An individual cannot be a chair for more than one proposal but may serve as a co-chair for a second proposal. Individuals also may not participate as a co-chair in more than one session. Finally, chairs and co-chairs may serve as presenters in their own session(s), and as a presenter in one additional session.
  • Individuals may participate in multiple proposals if they are on panel discussions only (versus being presenters.)

Meetings of The Toxicology Forum emphasize the opportunities for dialogue and discussion among speakers and attendees to advance the ideas being presented and to build consensus. Sessions should address questions relating to the real world applicability or regulatory impact of their topic. Session proposals should allow adequate time for both a panel discussion (30–40 minutes at the end of each session) and for questions for the presenter (approximately 5–10 minutes per presentation) Proposals should be as complete as possible in order to be competitive.

Sessions are typically categorized into one of three categories based on the time needed. In submitting your session proposal, please indicate the time allotment your session may require.

½ Day Sessions—These sessions are typically allocated between 3 and 3.5 hours of total session time, inclusive of a panel discussion. Flexibility exists depending on the scope and needs of the program. Additionally, a 30 minute break is also added in the middle of the session. The Forum may cover up to two academic/government/non-profit speakers in a ½ day session, although outside support is always encouraged.

¼ Day Sessions—These sessions are allocated 2 hours of total session time, inclusive of a panel discussion. The Forum may cover one academic/government/non-profit speaker in a ¼ day session, although outside support is always encouraged.

Update Sessions—These sessions are allocated a total of 30 minutes, inclusive of time for Q/A with the speaker. These sessions are on topical and discussion-inspiring topics. Speakers are expected to cover the costs of their own participation in the meeting.

David Miller Traveling Scholar Session— Funding for speakers is allocated from this session in order to support speaker participation in this session. A session submitted under this designation should be novel and not covered at other society meetings e.g., SOT, ACT, SRA, etc. The topic may introduce novel science and explore its interplay with toxicology and human/environmental health.

All scientific programming at meetings of The Toxicology Forum is scheduled without competition so all meeting attendees are able to engage in your session.

Your opportunity to present on current and controversial issues in need of feedback.

Engage with regulators and a diverse cohort of toxicologists to both inform and grow from sustained dialogue generated by your session.

Use the unique results of this session format to help guide your next steps.