Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan


IUTOX Executive Committee Strategic Plan for 2018–2022

Vision Statement

Improving human health through the science and practice of toxicology world-wide.

Mission Statement

Fostering international scientific cooperation for the global acquisition and utilization of knowledge in toxicology for the improvement of human health.


Recognizing the value of a multi-national, multicultural organization, IUTOX will work toward the following objectives:

  1. Provide an international platform and leadership to promote scientific cooperation and exchange in toxicology.

  3. Provide advances in toxicology.
    • Organize with member societies, triennial international congresses (International Congress of Toxicology (ICT) and Congress of Toxicology in Developing Countries (CTDC)) on toxicology to facilitate and encourage scientific exchange and leadership.
    • Identify and develop additional triennial scientific and educational activities under a new project name (TBD).

  5. Enhance opportunities for educational development and exchange in toxicology.
    • Develop additional programming to focus workshops and meetings with member societies.
    • Build capacity for toxicology by country or region.
    • Support courses and lectures in developing countries and elsewhere.
    • Identify sources, raise funds, and award fellowships for international training and exchange programs.

  7. Broaden the geographic base of toxicology as a discipline.
    • Encourage diversity of toxicological disciplines in a region.
    • Provide a means for toxicologists in areas with limited numbers and resources to identify with the science.
    • Support the development of new toxicology societies.

  9. Communicate the value of toxicology for improving human and environmental health.
    • Identify partners to assist in achieving this objective.
    • Survey member societies to identify their efforts and share broadly.
    • Facilitate platforms for discussion about toxicological issues among regulators, academics, stakeholders, private sector and public at large.
  10. Strengthen organizational effectiveness.  
    • Refine and align structure to reflect vision statement, mission and objectives.
    • Reach out to other partners to provide for adequate funding of the organization and its activities.
    • Improve dialogue with member societies.