SPotlight Newsletter—Winter Issue

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Winter 2019   View Full Issue

Take a moment to catch up on SPS activities in the Winter issue of the SPotlight Newsletter.
  President’s Report
President’s Report
The 19th Annual Meeting of the Society in Barcelona, Spain in September, was a very successful and informative conference. I was impressed by the excellent diversity, innovation, and quality of scientific topics. We had 486 attendees, with 6 CE courses with 24 speakers (and a mini-course), 43 scientific talks, 172 posters, and 51 exhibitors. The meeting’s success is due to all attendees, presenters, and exhibitors. Thanks for all your contributions!
  Annual Meeting News
2019 Annual Meeting Highlights
Barcelona served as the wonderful host city for the 2019 SPS Annual Meeting. Congratulations and thank you to the 2019 Program Committee for organizing this exceptional program of sessions. Thanks also to the Continuing Education (CE) Committee for putting together six excellent Continuing Education courses and a Midday mini-course. 
2019 Publication Award Recipients
During the 2019 Annual Meeting, we recognized the recipients of the three SPS publication awards (Translational Safety Pharmacology Publication; Most Impactful Publication; Technological Innovation Publication). Congratulations to all who contributed to these publications!
2019 Post Meeting Survey Results
Each year after the Annual Meeting, SPS asks attendees to complete a survey. Data and information presented here has been pulled from those survey results. 
See You in Montréal!
We look forward to seeing you in Montréal for our 2020 SPS Annual Meeting. Program planning began on December 11, and we are excited to share the details with you on our website in the New Year. So, save the date for September 13–16, 2020 and we hope to see you at the Palais des congrés de Montréal in the Fall! 
Pledge Your Support for 2020!
The Safety Pharmacology Society thanks all our 2019 sponsors for their generous contributions, and looks forward to partnering with you again in 2020. To pledge your support for the 2020 Meeting, please contact Krystle Correll. If you are looking for advertising opportunities during the Annual Meeting, or year-round, please visit our advertising page.
Exhibitors, Booth sales are open for 2020!
The Safety Pharmacology Society thanks all 51 companies who joined us in 2019 as Exhibitors! We hope to see you again in Montréal, Canada. If you wish to sign up for your booth for 2020, please contact Amy Willis, or visit our Exhibitor Portal. 
  SPS News
Regional Meeting Summaries: Northeast and Bay Area
The 2019 Northeast Regional Meeting was hosted by Charles River Laboratories in Shrewsbury, MA on October 17. The second Regional Meeting took place on November 8 and was hosted by Genentech in South San Francisco, CA. Thank you again for the support from the volunteer organizers, vendors and sponsors of our 2019 Regional Meetings.
Educational Symposium at 40th Annual Meeting of the American College of Toxicology (ACT), Phoenix, AZ
On November 19, 2019, SPS members participated in a symposium entitled ‘Safety Pharmacology for Toxicologists: Incorporating functional endpoints into toxicology studies and highlighting proposals for changes in guideline requirements’ during the ACT annual meeting in Phoenix, AZ.
Thank You and Season’s Greetings from SPS Headquarters!
From all of us at SPS Headquarters, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year!
JPTM Invitation to Submit
The Journal of Pharmacological & Toxicological Methods is the leading international journal devoted exclusively to experimental procedures used by pharmacologists and toxicologists and publishes focused issues that are devoted to a single research topic. You are invited to contribute to the 17th special issue centered on “Methods in Safety Pharmacology”.
Year-End Giving? Don't Forget SPS!
For nineteen years, SPS has served as the leading voice for the global safety pharmacology community, and we hope to continue to provide answers to critical questions that matter to patients, regulators, and scientists for many years to come. Consider a personal donation to the Safety Pharmacology Society (SPS) and contribute towards the year-end fundraising goal of $5,000.
JSPS 11th Annual Meeting information
The 11th Annual Japanese Safety Pharmacology Society Meeting will be held on February 28, 2020. The two-day event will be held at the Showa University Kamijo Memorial Hall.
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