History

2011

The 12th Congress is held in Portland, OR and Stevenson, WA September 29 - October 2, 2011. Dr. Rick Fraunfelder was the President of the Society and chaired the organizing committee.

2008

11th Congress at Philadephia, Pennsylvania.

2006

10th Congress at Konigswinter, Germany.

2004

9th Congress at Ft. Worth, Texas.

2002

8th Congress at Lindau, Germany.

2000

7th Congress at Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

1998

The meeting was held from 3-7 October, 1998 in Riom, France at the Chateau de Mirabel. Dr. Pierre Duprat was the President of the Society and chaired the organizing committee. The meeting encompassed several sessions: In vitro, retina electrophysiology and veterinary and toxicology ophthalmology. The interaction between attendees and speakers was very active. The Proceedings and articles are being published in The Journal of Toxicology - Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology.

1996

Dr. Keith Green was chair of the organizing committee in his role as President of ISOT. The meeting was held from October 13 through 17, 1996 at the Grove Park Inn and Resort in Asheville, North Carolina. Program highlights were sessions organized around the themes of ocular drug metabolism and nitric oxide effects. A workshop on in vitro and in vivo models for ocular toxicity testing occupied almost a whole day with an enthusiastic audience that provided vigorous interaction and a ready exchange of ideas. The proceedings were published by Plenum Press, New York, in a text entitled "Advances in Ocular Toxicology".

1994

This meeting was held in Annecy, France with the chair of the local organizing committee being Professor Otto Hockwin and the President of the Society, Dr. Ingo Weisse. The meeting had invited speakers in the areas of electrophysiology and drug pharmacokinetics. Over 100 persons attended this meeting held in a splendid setting. A day trip to Chamonix was a social highlight. The meeting proceedings were published in a book published by Plenum Press, New York, entitled "Ocular Toxicology".

1992

Dr. Sidney Lerman and Dr. Keith Green organized this third International Congress of the Society held in November in Sedona, Arizona. An attendance of over 100 persons led to a meeting in another magnificent setting with a large program of papers and posters being presented. A symposium on Alternatives to Animals in Toxicity Testing was an integral part of the program. New officers were elected with Dr. Ingo Weisse assuming the Presidency on January 1, 1993. Publication of the Congress Proceedings occurred in Lens & Eye Toxicity Research, Vol 9, 1993; Marcel Dekker, New York.

1990

Dr. Otto Hockwin again acted as host for the second International Congress of the Society held in Deidesheim, Germany in May. A magnificent setting for the meeting led to a large attendance (over 140 persons) at which a large program of papers and posters was presented. New Officers were elected and Dr. Sidney Lerman assumed the Presidency on January 1, 1991. Publication of the Congress Proceedings occurred in Lens & Eye Toxicity Research, Vol 7 (3,4), 1990; Marcel Dekker, New York.

1988

Dr. P. Basu organized this first official International Congress of the Society in Toronto, Canada. Well over 150 persons attended the meeting at which numerous papers and posters were presented. The first business meeting of the new Society was well attended, the officers elected and By-Laws adopted. Congress Proceedings were published in the Society's new journal, Lens & Eye Toxicity Research, Vol 6 (1,2), 1989; Marcel Dekker, New York.

1986

Dr. Otto Hockwin was the host for this meeting held in Meckenheim, Germany at the Red Cross Center near Bonn. It was at this meeting that the foundation of ISOT was decided. An even larger group of people attended this meeting, with the first involvement of poster sessions. This meeting was for the first time published in "Drug Induced Side Effects and Ocular Toxicology, Concepts of Toxicology," O. Hockwin (ed)., Vol. 4, 1987; Karger, Basel.

1984

Dr. David S. Hull and Dr. Keith Green were the organizers of this meeting held in Augusta, Georgia, in April immediately preceding the ARVO meeting. A splendid attendance of international researchers was present.

1982

Dr. Henry F. Edelhauser was the organizer of the third meeting of this formative society that was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1980

Dr. Fraunfelder again hosted a meeting, this time held in Portland, Oregon. About 120 people attended this meeting that followed Dr. Fraunfelder's move to Oregon, the involvement of his Department of Ophthalmology in ocular toxicity, and the founding of the National Registry for Drug-Induced Side Effects.

1977

Dr. F.T. Fraunfelder organized a meeting held in Little Rock, Arkansas, that provided the first forum for persons with an interest in ocular toxicology to meet and exchange information.