About INDIAN SOCIETY OF TOXICOLOGY
- A new professional
body devoted exclusively to the field of toxicology with the express purpose of
developing this vital specialty, and to serve as a forum for all professionals
and research students engaged in toxicological work to share their thoughts and
exchange relevant information.
- Started in June
2004 by Dr. V. V. Pillay (Founder President)
Poison Control Centre, Dept of Analytical Toxicology, Amrita Institute of
Medical Sciences, Cochin 682026, South India. Ph: +91 484 4008056; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Membership of this
society is open to all those who are professionally qualified in any area of
toxicology, as well as to those who do not possess such qualification but are
engaged in toxicological research or practice. The society thus invites
membership from the following without discrimination or distinction: toxicologists,
forensic experts (drawn from forensic medicine or forensic science),
physicians/clinicians (drawn from medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine,
intensive care, etc), pharmacologists, pharmacists, & all researchers
(scientists or students) working on any area related to toxicology.
- The society brings
forth a peer reviewed journal - Journal of Indian Society of Toxicology or JIST
– that publishes original articles in any area of toxicology, as well as book
reviews, commentaries, announcements relating to conferences and workshops,
etc., The aim is to make it a high quality indexed scientific journal
exclusively dedicated to toxicology.
- There will be an
annual conference of the society every year, as well as regional CME programs,
seminars, and workshops. The Inaugural Conference was held at AIMS Cochin on 28
November 2005, which was attended by 175 delegates from India and abroad.
- The second
conference (24 & 25 July 2006) was sponsored by the World Health
Organization, and was devoted to the development of a national protocol on the
management of snakebite. All subsequent conferences will be similarly