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Toxicologic Pathology of the Digestive Tract and Pancreas

32nd Symposium of the Society of Toxicologic Pathology

The 2013 STP Scientific Symposium, to be held on June 16–20 in Portland, Oregon, will cover fundamental biology and recent innovations in the toxicologic pathology of the digestive tract and pancreas.

The focus of this international meeting is to correlate advances in the morphologic evaluation and integration of findings in the digestive tract and pancreas with functional, cellular and molecular knowledge in a series of plenary and poster sessions. The meeting will provide a venue for interactive discussion of the current state of knowledge in both conventional and specialized nonclinical safety studies of the digestive tract and pancreas. Core sessions will include Normal Digestive Tract Functional Anatomy and Physiology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Digestive Tract Toxicity and Risk Assessment, Digestive Tract Carcinogenesis, Biomarkers of Digestive Tract and Pancreatic Injury and Disease, and Pancreatic Toxicity and Carcinogenesis. The symposium keynote address will focus on the gut microbiome and its critical interactions with the digestive tract epithelium and the mucosal immune system during health and disease.

Individual presentations will focus on a mix of traditional and contemporary strategies for the pathophysiologic and toxicologic evaluation of the digestive tract and pancreas. The meeting will also provide a unique forum for reviewing recent progress in developing and optimizing best practices for routine and specialized toxicologic pathology evaluation of digestive tract and pancreas across academia and the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The symposium will also feature practical case study presentations as part of two scientific sessions: the session on Digestive Tract Toxicity and Risk Assessment and the session on Pancreatic Toxicity and Carcinogenesis.

The digestive tract and pancreas are rapidly growing areas of toxicologic inquiry and regulatory concern, and this symposium promises to be a great opportunity to review and expand your knowledge in this important field.

Please note that registration fees for STP student members will be waived this year. Non-member students who apply by April 1 for STP student membership ($30 annual dues) ( and are approved, can also register for free. In addition, nonmembers who apply for membership prior to June 30 and who are accepted will receive complimentary dues for the remainder of 2013 and the journal issues for the remainder of the year. Please visit to apply for membership.

Important deadlines include:
Abstract Submission Deadline: March 1, 2013
Student Travel Award Deadline: March 1, 2013
Advance Registration Deadline: April 10, 2013

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