The International Federation of Societies of Toxicologic Pathologists (IFSTP) is a confederation of national and regional Societies of Toxicologic Pathology (STPs) established in 1989. The IFSTP is a coordinating and initiating body. Its activities are controlled by member STPs that provide funds and volunteers to conduct IFSTP functions. The IFSTP is governed by an Executive Committee composed of one representative from each member STP as well as an elected president, vice-president, secretary-general and treasurer. The IFSTP officers rotate among the member STPs.
The IFSTP’s role is to build, integrate and set standards in toxicologic pathology, to support educational activities, to foster the establishment of new societies of toxicologic pathology, and to represent member societies in the regulatory environment. This role is achieved by co-sponsoring joint IFSTP/STP annual meetings, providing cash awards to toxicologic pathology trainees, supporting educational symposia, lectures and webinars, and providing expert opinions related to the practice of toxicologic pathology.
History: The IFSTP was established in 1989 by the STPs of France, Germany/Switzerland/Austria (now the European STP), Japan, North America, and United Kingdom. In 1995 the STP of the Nordic countries and the STP of the Netherlands joined, followed in 1996 by the STP of Italy. In 1999 the International Academy of Toxicologic Pathologists (IATP) was founded by the IFSTP. In 2000 the IFSTP was registered as a nonprofit organization. In 2002 the STP of Korea joined and in 2009 the Indian and Latin American STPs joined.Read More»