BTS Committee

The BTS is run by the Executive Committee (EC), which is supported by a number of subcommittees. There are six Officers and six ordinary members of the EC, and all are elected by BTS members.  The EC meets four times a year, with three one-day meetings and one short meeting after the Annual General Meeting at the Annual Congress.

In addition, the Officers, who each serve a two-year term in their role, meet once a year.

The Officers are:

The EC is responsible for the strategic direction of the BTS and ratifies all decisions advised by the subcommittees. The current EC details can be found here.

The Subcommittees

The Scientific Subcommittee (SSC) plans and organises the Annual Congress and any other scientific meetings run by the BTS, or in collaboration with other sister Societies.

The Communication Subcommittee (CSC) handles all the communications on behalf of the Society and produces the BTS News.

The Public Communications Steering Team (PCST) produces proactive and reactive science-based, public statements on issues in the toxicological sciences which are relevant to the interests of the public and the broader scientific community, as well as drafting the Society’s responses to relevant public consultations relevant to the Society and its Members.

The Education Training and Career Development Subcommittee (ETCD) supports the development of training including the Continuing Education Programme that forms part of our Annual Congress. ETCD members attend career fairs and provide information on options available to graduates interested in toxicology.

The Finance Subcommittee (FSC) advises the BTS on all financial matters, including subscription rates for members, as well as dues to international organisations and charities.

The Nominations Subcommittee (NSC) advertises positions on the EC and various subcommittees, and makes recommendations to the EC from the applications received.

The Network for Early-Stage Toxicologist (NEST) is an inclusive network with the remit of actively representing its members within the BTS and the wider toxicology arena. It aims to be innovative in supporting, nurturing, educating, and recruiting individuals in the early stages of their toxicology careers.

If you would like to register your interest in joining one of the BTS subcommittees, please contact