President’s Message:


As you will be aware, because of the impact of the corona virus epidemic, on 12th March the BTS Executive Committee took the decision to postpone the Annual Congress (Scientific Meeting) in Cardiff, until September 22nd 23rd.

The Annual General Meeting of the BTS will be held as a web meeting at 1-2pm on Mon April 20th (details to be confirmed) and all members of the BTS are encouraged to participate.

This is obviously a time of unprecedented uncertainty, so we will keep all current plans under constant review and will provide updates via the BTS website as necessary.

Almost all other scientific meetings and training courses that were scheduled during the next 6 months appear to have been cancelled or postponed, including the SOT Annual Meeting and The Annual General Meeting of the Royal Society of Biology.

Most employers have introduced travel restrictions and many countries are limiting their citizens’ ability to travel, so wherever possible, face-to-face meetings are being replaced with web based and video meetings.

Reluctantly, the Training Course on the Practical Application of Toxicology in Drug Development, jointly organised by BTS, The American College of Toxicology and the University of Cambridge, which was scheduled for late June, has been cancelled too.

On line training materials: including several sessions from the now cancelled SOT Annual meeting – and other training webinars, continue to be available. We encourage all BTS members to maintain their Continuing Professional Development by accessing these resources.

Dr Chris J Powell, BTS President.



- March 13, 2020, 3:23 pm

Rescheduling of BTS Annual Congress 2020 -
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- March 6, 2020, 3:22 pm

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