The International Symposium on Toxicity Assessment (ISTA) conference series has been organized on a biennial basis since 1983 under the leadership of Barney Dutka and D. Liu from 1983-1997, B. Dutka and Ian Falconer from 1997-2001, I. Falconer and Christian Blaise from 2001-2009, C. Blaise and Paule Vasseur from 2009-2013, P. Vasseur and Doris Au from 2013-2015, and now Doris Au and Tracy Collier.

Previous ISTA symposia have been held in 17 cities in 12 different countries:

  • Burlington, Canada (1983)
  • Banff, Canada (1985)
  • Valencia, Spain (1987)
  • Las Vegas, USA (1989)
  • Kurashiki, Japan (1991)
  • Berlin, Germany (1993)
  • Santiago, Chile (1995)
  • Perth, Australia (1997)
  • Pretoria, South Africa (1999)
  • Qu├ębec City, Canada (2001)
  • Vilnius, Lithuania (2003)
  • Skiathos Island, Greece (2005)
  • Toyama, Japan (2007)
  • Metz, France (2009)
  • Hong Kong, China (2011)
  • Cape Town, South Africa (2013)
  • Bellingham, USA (2015)

ISTA 18 is being held, for the first time, in Brazil.

ISTA serves as a catalyst for fruitful exchanges between researchers, managers and legislators involved in all fields of environmental science, safety, and health. ISTA provides a forum for discussions dealing with current advances in toxicity and risk assessment, fundamental and innovative concepts in ecotoxicology as well as research supporting environmental protection and conservation efforts.

Previous ISTA Websites

ISTA 17 – Bellingham, Washington, USA, August, 2015
ISTA16 – Cape Town South Africa, February 2013
ISTA15 – Hong Kong, July 2011
ISTA14 – Metz, France, August 2009
ISTA13 – Toyama, Japan, August 2007
ISTA9 – Pretoria, South Africa, September 1999