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Irish Society of Toxicology (IST)

The Irish Society of Toxicology (IST) was established in 1984, is a registered charitable society. An elected Executive Committee manage the activities of the society who is also answerable to the Society at the Annual General Meeting. As of today, there are 66 members present in the society including 15 student, 4 honorary members and 5 members from Northern Ireland. IST is a professional society of researchers from government, academia and industry, representing the over view of the members involved in toxicology in Ireland. IST formed with a vision of creating a safer and healthier environment by new discoveries of science in the field of toxicology.

The main objectives of the society are:

  • To encourage and expand the study and research in the field of toxicology.
  • To spread the regular knowledge of toxicology by organizing meetings, workshops, newsletter and symposium.
  • To promote the scientific innovations with any form of toxicology.
  • To form a professional team to inspect the various aspects of toxicology.

The Society provides many scholarships awards under its travel scholarships .This scholarship is available every 2 years to provide travel grant which is open to the society mainly to those undergraduate or postgraduate student members who want to represent their research work at any international conference or involving with any educational activities or training overseas.

IST organizes the Annual Jack Eustace Lecture collaborating with 4 other affiliated organizations (FOM, ISOM, OHNAI and OHSI). Each organization is invited to nominate a speaker every 5th year to present a speech on Occupational Health. IST nominated Prof. James Heffron from UCC in 2009 to present a speech entitled "In Vitro Toxicology of Chemical Mixtures". Next year, OHSI nominate Dr. Martin Hogan to present a speech entitled "Biological Monitoring: Its role in 2010".

Affiliated Organisations:

There are 4 other affiliated (FOM, ISOM, OHNAI, OHSI) deal with occupational medicine and health in Ireland through which CST shared events like organizing the Annual Jack Eustace Lecture.

  • The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM):

It is a crucial part of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. It manages all matters related educational, professional or public interest concerning occupational Medicine.

  • The Irish Society of Occupational Medicine (ISOM):

The Society provides regular scientific meetings during the year. The ISOM consist of doctors in the field occupational medicine.

  • Occupational Health Nurses Association of Ireland (OHNAI):

The OHNAI works either individually or as team members in a workplace setting.

  • Occupational Hygiene Society of Ireland (OHSI):

The OHSI serves to prevent the sickness caused by exposures to poor work environments and provides a platform to exchange the knowledge to control of risks to employees.

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