SST Annual Meeting 2021

18. November 2021, Basel


It is a pleasure to invite you to this year’s annual meeting of the Swiss Society of Toxicology. We are optimistic that it will become possible to meet many of you all at this meeting in person.

In addition, virtual access will be made available (hybrid meeting). 

Once again we will offer exciting lectures and diverse sessions with well-balanced inputs from academia, industry and regulators. Besides the scientific presentations there will be various networking opportunities.

We warmly invite you to participate in the meeting and enjoy the event.

Dr. Thomas Weiser                                                   Prof. Dr. Shana Sturla
President of the Swiss Society of Toxicology                Professor of Toxicology, ETH Zurich 


Radisson Blu Hotel Basel
Steinentorstrasse 25
4051 Basel 


The meeting will be held with physical presence and a simultaneous online broadcast (hybrid format). 

The meeting will be held in English.

The program can be downloaded/opened using the button below:

Program Highlights

We will welcome two keynote speakers:

  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Hamburger, University of Basel - Opportunities and Challenges in Natural product-inspired Drug Discovery

    Matthias Hamburger obtained a degree in Pharmacy from the ETH Zürich, and a PhD from the University of Lausanne. Postdoc in the USA (1985-1988). Currently, he is a professor of Pharmaceutical Biology at the University of Basel. His research focus on natural products-based lead discovery and phytomedicines.

  • Dr. Vincenzo Ribi, Bernet Relations AG - Science on the News Ticker: Media Relations in Times of the Covid-19 Crisis

    Dr. Ribi is a senior communications consultant with a background in higher education policy and politics He has been advising the Swiss National Science Covid-19 Task Force on media relations and will share insights into the role of the Swiss media landscape during the Covid-19 crisis and learnings affecting crisis communication tailored for SST members. 

    Further presentation topics this year will include:
  • The complexity of phytopreparations and safety implications
  • Safety concerns for gene therapy and novel vaccines
  • Thyroid hormones and developmental effects related to endocrine modes of action

Poster Session

A poster session will be held on Thursday, 18. November 2021 starting at 16:30
The scientific committee would like to encourage poster contributions from young toxicologists. 
Three poster prizes will be awarded to students or postdoctoral researchers. Selection of awardees will be based on scientific merit, relevance and clarity of presentation. 

Poster Abstract Guidelines

  • Only one abstract per presenter
  • The prerequisite for presenting a poster or contributed talk is that it represents original work 
  • The abstract should state the purpose, methods, results and broader implications of the study
  • The abstract should be no longer than 2000 characters (no pictures, attachments or similar) and will be available for distribution to the meeting participants
  • Complete listing and correct order of all (co-)authors, correct formatting and grammar
  • Indicate at least one to max. five keywords (free choice)
  • Please consider and accept that the abstracts of your poster will become available as printouts to the meeting participants.
  • Three posters will be selected for a short oral presentation. The authors selected for a short oral presentation will be informed separately. 

Poster Presentation Guidelines

  • The poster size may not exceed 140 cm (Height) x 110 cm (Width)
  • We expect that the posters are mounted on Thursday, 18 November 2021 before 9:00 and attended by you during the Poster Session (16:30 – 17:45). 
  • Please take care of removing your poster thereafter.
  • Three posters given by Students and Postdoctoral Researchers will be selected for Poster Prizes.
  • Further Information: Prof. Dr. Laura Suter-Dick (


Congress Dinner

Date: Thursday, 18 November 2021 starting at 19:00
The congress dinner will take place at the Radisson Blue Hotel. The dinner cost is paid individual by each participant at the restaurant. The dinner expenses of students or postdocs will be covered by the Swiss Society of Toxicology. 

We are very happy about the overwhelming number of dinner registrations received so far! However, due to the high number of dinner guests, we can no longer plan with individual meal choices, and we have decided to offer the dinner in a buffet form. Please expect buffet costs of ~45 CHF.

Registration for the dinner is mandatory for all participants (possible through the Annual Meeting online registration form, see below).

All seats have been taken! To be placed on a waiting list please leave a comment in the comment field of the registration form or contact us directly.

Registration and Specific Conditions

All on-site participants need present a COVID Certificate!

Given the specific situation, there will be one single standard fee for attendance in person or via online access since the technical realization of offering a hybrid event is a significant cost.  

Registration Fees

Registration TypeFee
Member of the Swiss Society of ToxicologyCHF 100
Participant, not a member of the SSTCHF 150
Student or Post DocCHF 20

Registration deadlines:

Registration for on-site attendance has ended!
Registration for online participation will end on 16. November 2021.

There will be no on-site registration at the day of the meeting possible.

The registration fees for in-person attendance include: 

  • Attendance to all scientific sessions
  • Coffee breaks in the morning, afternoon and a light lunch

Registration procedure for the Annual Meeting 2021:

Please click the button below for online registration.

Since no invoice will be sent, we kindly ask you to immediately transfer the amount applying to your registration using one of the accounts listed below:

Account: CH 80-2-2 (UBS AG, CH-8098 Zurich)
IBAN: CH81 0024 3243 2716 0201 A

Clearing Nr. 243
IBAN: CH81 0024 3243 2716 0201 A

Please mention:
• „SST-Annual Meeting 2021“
• Your name, in case the money transfer is not done via your own account 


Career Workshop

Date: Thursday, 18 November, 2021 starting at 17:45
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel Basel, Steinentorstrasse 25, 4051 Basel

SST Career Workshop:
Why should I consider a career as a toxicologist, what would I do, where could I work, and how do I best prepare? All these questions will be answered in our workshop on Career as a Toxicologist.

The workshop is designed to support students, PhD students and postdocs of natural sciences in advancing on their career path. Public concern about human and environmental health issues related to chemicals is increasing and it is the role of toxicologists to support their safe and sustainable use.

The Workshop is led by 3 seasoned toxicologists with diverse career paths: Lothar Aicher, Christine Lorez, and Lisa Fischer. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to discuss their individual questions with the experts.

Please note: this event is an on-site event at the Radisson Blu Hotel, there will be no online stream available!

The workshop is without additional charge for attendees of the SST Annual Meeting 2021. Registration, however, is mandatory since the number of participants is limited. Please use the button below for registration.


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