Welcome Address

    On behalf of the organizing committee, we are proud to announce that the 19th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology (IST) will be held in Haikou, People’s Republic of China, from October 24 to 31, 2017.

    It is the first time that IST World Congress will be held in China. The 19th congress will  incorporate the 11th Asia Pacific Conference of the International Society on Toxinology and the 13th Chinese Conference on Toxin and Medical Application.  We will also welcome  representation from our affiliate societies of the IST.  Thus, the 19th IST World Congress will encompass a broad range of themes, including bacterial toxins, fungal toxins, plant toxins, animal venoms, synthesized toxins, toxin discovery & structure identification, toxin pharmacology, and clinical toxinology etc.

    Following the great success of previous IST world congresses, scholars from all over the world are cordially invited to participate. We anticipate there will be approximately 400 participants and many highly prestigious researchers have expressed their interest to attend. Another exciting new activity at the 2017 IST will be presentations by our student members of the IST. These presentations will be selected by the IST Student Committee comprised of student members from the three IST regional sections.

    As you can see, this congress will provide numerous opportunities and venues for you to present your exciting results and network with  international colleagues and students. Furthermore, the host city Haikou is located on a beautiful international tourism island, boasting evergreen trees, high quality air, scenic coastlines, and rich Asian cultures.

    We sincerely invite you to attend this hallmark biennial event of IST in 2017 and we look forward to meeting you in Haikou.

    Best Regards

    Sulan Luo, Professor & Ph.D.

    Chair of the IST 2017 Haikou Congress Local Organising Committee

    Distinguished Professor of Chang Jiang Scholars Program

    Director, Key Lab for Tropical Biological Resources, Ministry of Education

    Director, Key Lab for Marine Drugs of Haikou

    Hainan University, Haikou, Hainan, 570228, P. R. China


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    Hosting Organization

    Key Laboratory of Tropical Biological Resources of 

    Ministry of Education, Hainan University

    International Society on Toxinology(IST)

    Asia-Pacific Section of IST

    Committee of Toxinology, Chinese Society of Toxicology


    Congress President

    Prof. Sulan Luo, China

    Congress Co-Chairmen

    Prof. Songping Liang, China

    Prof. Maikun Teng, China

    Prof. Yun Zhang, China

    Key Dates in 2017

    Oct. 24-31
    Days of Conference
    Before Jun. 30
    Early Bird Registration
    Before Jul. 15
    Early Bird Registration Extension
    After Jul. 15
    Late Registration
    Deadline of Oral Abstract Submissions
    Deadline of Abstract Submissions
    Deadline of Poster Abstract Submissions
    Oct. 24
    On-site Registration


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