President’s Update

Dear Colleague

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the current lockdown we are all facing and with the uncertainties this brings, the Executive Committee have confirmed that the 2021 Annual Congress will now be held as a virtual meeting from the 12th -15th April 2021.

This was a very difficult decision as I know many of you were hoping that this year we would hold our Congress as a physical meeting however, there is no greater importance than the health and safety of our members.

We are sorry to disappoint you but your safety and wellbeing, as well as that of our contributors, must come first.

The cancellation of the venue for this year at Voco®St David’s, Cardiff, has also been negotiated at no cost to the BTS, an excellent achievement by all involved.

Executive Business Support Ltd, (EBS), our secretariat, will be in touch with all those who have already registered to provide details on how your fees will be refunded.

The Scientific Subcommittee have been working very hard with all those who were scheduled to present in Cardiff to provide the programme virtually.  The programme will be sent out very soon and you are invited to re-register your attendance for the virtual Congress by using the link below: 


We do hope that you will register for the Annual Congress and support the British Toxicology Society.

With the vaccines now coming through let us hope that we start to see a move back to some normality during 2021 and that a physical meeting will take place in April next year in Durham.

As ever our heartfelt thoughts are with all those who have been impacted by this pandemic across the world.

Your sincerely

Professor Shirley Price, President of the BTS

On behalf of
BTS Executiv
e Committee
1st February 2021



- March 5, 2021, 5:17 pm

@MedDiscCat: A date for your diary - 12 April 2021 📅 Our CIO, @johnpoverington is speaking at the @BritToxSoc Congress 2021 - Continuing Education Program session. This session will cover #COVID19 repurposing therapies and vaccines. Register your place 👇
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- March 5, 2021, 11:38 am

@NC3Rs: Our webinar on 16 March will share how the PreDART @CRACK_IT Challenge led to a cheaper, faster platform for testing developmental and reproductive toxicity. Register to hear from the platform's spin-out company founder and one of the Challenge Sponsors.
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