Amity Institute of Environmental Toxicology, Safety, and Management (AIETSM) organized three-day International Conference on ‘New Insights & Multidisciplinary Approaches In Toxicological Studies’ at Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Sec. 125 Noida Campus.

The International Conference was a part of 36th Annual Conference of Society of Toxicology (India) 2016 which saw a congregation of the Toxicologists, Pharmacologists, Pathologists, Environmental and Occupational health Scientists from academia, Industry, Government organizations and Regulatory Agencies across the globe.

Such annual meetings of Society are conducted to provide a platform to all professionals for interaction and exchange of scientific developments thereby identifying emerging and frontier areas of toxicology research in India and in global perspective.

The Valedictory Ceremony of three day International Conference witnessed the presence of eminent personalities including; Dr. Satish K. Garg, President-STOX; Dr. Jagadeesh Sanganal, Secretary General at Society of Toxicology (India); Dr. Ashok K Chauhan, Founder President, Amity Group; Prof. (Dr.) Tanu Jindal, Director, AIETSM and Prof. R. K. Singh, Head, Division of Toxicology, CSIR- Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow

Addressing the gathering, Dr. Ashok K Chauhan said that during the conference deliberations were made on important issues on toxicology and its harmful effects. He mentioned that the recommendations made during the sessions would help improving education and research in toxicology sector. Dr. Chauhan averred that there is a need of conducting more conferences in private-government collaboration for better dissemination of knowledge in the relevant area.

Sharing his views, Dr. Satish K. Garg said that there is a need for government and private collaboration for a symbiotic relationship that will help in enhancing the research. He stressed that it is important to have more government laboratories in various regions so that educations institutions can also utilize the facilities can collaborate for research work . Dr. Garg highlighted that there is no dearth of talent in our country but commitment and resources act as a drawback. He further added that Prime Minister of India’s initiative of Skill Development is need of the hour for it will provide global acceptance to our workforce. He opined that the time has come that we revise the teaching methodologies as per industry requirements so that budding professionals find better jobs and help the mankind at large.

Presenting a brief on significant outcomes of the Conference, Dr R K Singh said that during the three-day International Conferences various issues pertaining to toxicological studies were discussed including Food Safety assessments; pharmacology and safety of medical devices assessments; occupational toxicology reproductive and productive toxicity; safety testing of nanomaterials, nanoparticles, and nanomedicines among others. He stressed that the deliberations made during the conference pointed out interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches for enhancing the quality of toxicological studies globally. Highlighting Environmental issues, Dr. Singh suggested that environmental impact assessment and advanced technologies to curb eco-toxicology are necessary and due focus should be given to them.

During the valedictory session, awards were given for categories “Poster Making”, Best Paper” and Certificate of Appreciation.

Prof. (Dr.) Tanu Jindal, Director, AIETSM presented the vote of thanks.

During the three-day conference various technical sessions were conducted wherein eminent speakers deliberated upon various topics such as Prof. R. K. Singh, Head, Division of Toxicology, CSIR- Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow on “Recent Advances in Toxicology of New Compounds with Emphasis on RISUGadv”; Gangamma S, Asstt. Prof., Environmental Immunology laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal on “Airborne Biological Particles in Metropolitan Cities in India: Respiratory Deposition and Susceptibility to Bacterial Infection“; Dr. Sunil Aggarwal, Scientist ‘E’ , DST on “Environment and Developmental Issues: Action Research with Scalable Technological Solutions at the Grassroots Level; Dr. R. P. Singh, Distinguished Scientist & Chair Professor for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, AINT, Amity University on “Regulatory Science Research and Innovation for toxic effects of Nanoparticles in Healthcare” and Mohd Salim Reshi, UNESCO- Trace Element Satellite Center, School of Studies in Zoology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior on “Ameliorative Effect against Acetaminophen-Induced Hepatic Injury by the Treatment of Gold Nanoparticles in Rats” amongst others.


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