Welcome to ASIATOX-2020
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The Chinese Society of
Toxicology is honored, jointly with the Asian Society of Toxicology, to organize
the 9th International Congress of Asian Society of Toxicology (ASIATOX-IX)
from September 23rd to 26th, 2020, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang
Province, P. R. China. The congress theme is “The Asia Toxicology in Big Data
Era: from Public Health to Environmental Safety”. On behalf of the Asian
Society of Toxicology and the Chinese Society of Toxicology, we are pleased to
invite you to attend the ASIATOX-IX in September 23-26, 2020.
ASIATOX Congress was
sponsored by the Asian Society of Toxicology, the first congress was held in
1997 in Yokohama, Japan, and since then eights congresses has already been hosted,
in turn, by the member societies of ASIATOX. In ASIATOX-VIII (2018, Thailand), the
Council of Asian Society of Toxicology has passed a resolution to change the
interval time of organizing the International Congress of ASIATOX from every
three years to two years. ASIATOX Congress(2020) is an important academic event
in the field of toxicology in Asia, and will bring ASIATOX family together
again two years after the successful ASIATOX-VIII (2018). We believe that the ASIATOX-IX
will provide an excellent platform to promote the prosperity and development of
toxicological science & technology in Asia, and foster the scientific
cooperation in Asia, pacific region and the world.
ASIATOX-IX venue, is located in the northern part of Zhejiang province on the
north bank of the Qiantang River estuary at the head of Hangzhou Bay. The city
has a past over 2,200 years and is one of the eight ancient capitals of China. Hangzhou
stands at the eastern foot of a scenic range of hills, the Tianmu (“Eye of
Heaven”) Mountains, and on the shore of the notable Xi-Hu (West Lake),
celebrated in poetry and paintings for its beauty and a favorite imperial
retreat. The West Laker is listed as a World Heritage Site in 2011 by UNESCO
(China's World Heritage Site Lists), is described as “has influenced garden
design in the rest of China as well as Japan and Korea over the centuries” and
“reflecting an idealized fusion between humans and nature”. Hangzhou’s
architecture and gardens are renowned, while Lingyan Temple in the city is
considered one of the most famous Buddhist temples in China. Hangzhou is also a
national center of higher education.
The congress academic activities
of ASIATOX-IX will cover the latest research progress, frontier theory and
technology, and future scientific development prospective in various aspects of
toxicology, as well as the practical application of toxicological knowledge and
technology in the fields of environmental and ecological safety, and human
health. The congress will offer once again a great atmosphere for discussion,
scientific exchange and sharing ideas to ensure the further progress. We hope that you all enjoy the beautiful conference
venue and take the opportunity to interact with your colleagues and the young
scientists and students.
We wish to share with you an innovative and fruitful toxicology congress in Hangzhou.
Welcome to ASIATOX 2020!
Ping-Kun Zhou, Ph.D., Prof. Lijie Fu, Ph. D.
Co-Chair, ASIATOX-IX Co-Chair, ASIATOX-IX
President, Chinese Society of Toxicology President, Asian Society of Toxicology