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09/20/2021 - 09/24/2021
Virtual Conference Room

OpenTox 2021 Virtual Conference

A Global Meeting for a Safer World

20 - 24 September 2021

The OpenTox 2021 Conference activity will take place online 20 - 24 September supported by online tools for poster presentations, webinars, hackathons, and communications (OpenTox Slack). 

OpenTox Virtual Conference Organising Group

Sandra Coecke (EC JRC), Paula Braun (3T analytik), Vinicius Alves (NIEHS), Kasper Renggli (PMI), Asish Mohapatra (Health Canada), Hanan Osman-Ponchet (PKDERM), Priyanka Banerjee (Charité), Pranika Singh (Edelweiss Connect), Barry Hardy (Edelweiss Connect), Thierry Lave (Roche), Hyun-Kil Shin (KIT), Bart van der Burg (BDS), Paul Thomas (Kreatis), Ramez Labib (Avon), Roustem Saiakhov (MultiCase), Arantza Muriana  (Biobide), Ugis Sarkans (EMBL - EBI), Michelle Angrish  (US EPA)

Call for Abstract:

Interested candidates can participate by submitting their abstracts; each conference topic will have a session chair and invited speakers. We will also hold a virtual poster session involving online posters and video descriptions. These will be viewable during the conference and will be accompanied by a virtual discussion with the presenter. Please provide your abstract through the following form (the deadline for poster presentations is 31 August 2021).


Registration for the conference is €100 for non-students, €50 for students (up to Ph.D. level), and will include an OpenTox membership. The conference has free registration for current OpenTox Association members (€100 regular membership, €50 for students, good through the end of 2021). The details for access to the virtual meeting will be sent to your email upon completion.

Bursary Award: 

Complimentary Membership to the top five Applications. Please submit your application before 31 August 2021. Apply now

Internship program: 

OpenTox interns will be invited to a) create an OpenTox Inventory of all Open Global Resources and Software in Toxicology and Risk/Safety Assessment, b) help with the organizational work of the conference, c) actively participate in and contribute to conference events such as the hands-on hackathon and career fair. Please submit your application before 10 March 2021. Apply now.


  • Virtual poster session accompanied by scheduled discussions per sub-session (poster shared folder, web meeting, and Slack). Posters will be available for viewing all week and discussion via Slack. 
  • Each poster session topic will have a short presentation and discussion of the posters via GoToMeeting
  • Predictive Toxicology and Safety Assessment Hackathon (Github, Web meeting, and Slack) will run all week where groups can work hands-on in teams on problems
  • Webinar presentations and discussions will be held in online sessions organised by topic