Welcome to the 15th International Congress on in vitro
Toxicology, ESTIV2008 (former INVITOX Workshop), at
Djurönäset in Stockholm 25-28 September, 2008.
PLEASE NOTE that the Congress will be held earlier than
Djurönäset Conference Venue is located 40 km east of
Stockholm City, in the Stockholm archipelago.
PhD students are especially invited to participate for a
reduced fee (see
The congress is a joint venture organised by European
Society of Toxicology In Vitro (ESTIV), Scandinavian Society
for Cell Toxicology (SSCT) and Expertrådet.
The Björn Ekwall Memorial Foundation (BEMF) award winner
will give a lecture during the Opening session 25 September
For more information kindly visit the offical website for
1. Embryonic stem cells for developmental toxicology in
Invited speaker: Dr. Martina Klemm, Proteosys, Mainz,
2. In vitro models for aquatic ecotoxicology
Invited speaker: Dr. Kristin Schirmer, Eawag,
3. Topical toxicity and in vitro tests for allergy-inducing
Invited speaker: Dr. Gavin Maxwell, Unilever, U.K.
4. New in vitro models and strategies: Gene ontology
categorization and bioinformatics processing in cell culture
phenotyping and toxicity testing
Invited speaker: Prof. Roland Grafström, Karolinska
Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
5. Toxicokinetics and metabolism-mediated toxicity
Invited speaker: Prof. Olavi Pelkonen, Oulu
University, Oulu, Finland.
6. In vitro models for tissue-specific toxicity;
gastro-intestinal toxicity and hepatotoxicity
Invited speaker: Prof. Jürgen Borlak, Fraunhofer
Institute of Toxicology and Experimental Medicine, Hannover,
7. Modelling of absorption, intracellular accumulation and
Invited speaker: Prof. Per Artursson, Uppsala
University, Uppsala, Sweden.
8. Predicting models for acute toxicity and new strategies
Invited speaker Dr. Anna Forsby, Stockholms
University, Stockholm, Sweden.
9. New approaches in validation
Invited speaker: Prof. Michael Sjöström, Umeå
University, Umeå, Sweden.
10. Progress in implementation of alternative tests, future
testing strategies, automatised screening, requirements of
Round table discussions
Satellite meeting - all day 24 Sept, 2008
A satellite meeting is organised by the EU-projects
Vitrocellomics and Invitroheart in collaboration with the
organizers of ESTIV2008 prior to the ESTIV2008, 24
September, 2008. Anybody who is interested, are welcome to
participate. Detailed program can be found on
SSCT Special session – 9.00-12.00 25 Sept, 2008
Scandinavian Society of Cell Toxicology will be hosting a
special session on methods in cell toxicology,
9-12.00, 25 September, 2008.
Sponsoring and exhibition opportunities
There are many sponsorship
opportunities by which companies can contribute to the
success of ESTIV2008. Sponsors may decide to become the Main
sponsors or Gold or Silver sponsor or compile their
individual sponsorship packages (official, printed matter,
social events etc).
An industrial exhibition will be organised in the lobby of
the main building, where the coffee breaks will be held.
For specific information on the sponsorship opportunities
and exhibition, please contact Karin Gabrielson Morton at
Deadline for early registration:
24 June 2008
Deadline for cancellation of registration:
24 June 2008 (50% refund 25 June-24 August, 0% refund after
Deadline for abstract submission:
30 May 2008
Notification of abstract acceptance:
4 July 2008
Registration for ESTIV2008,
satellite meeting and SSCT Special Session should be made
online, please visit
Abstracts for oral or poster
presentation should be submitted online, please visit:
All participants giving a lecture, either selected oral or
poster presentation, are entitled to submit a short
manuscript for publication in a special issue of ‘Toxicology
in Vitro’ (official journal of ESTIV).
PhD students are allowed a discount on the registration fee
(must be certified).
ESTIV and SSCT wish to support some ESTIV and SSCT PhD
students. Students wishing to apply for a travel bursary
Young Scientist Awards
Students presenting an oral communication or a poster are
eligible for the Young Scientist Award.
Two Young Scientist Award will be given:
• The SSCT Young Scientist Award (oral presentation and
• The ESTIV/Elsevier Young Scientist Award (oral
presentation and poster presentation)