SITOX
Società Italiana di Tossicologia
Via Giovanni Pascoli, 3
20129, Milano
C.F. 96330980580
P.I. 06792491000
T. 02-29520311
sitox@segr.it
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The Society

The Italian Society of Toxicology (SITOX) is a non-profit scientific association representing around 500 members working at University, Industry, Authority, government Agency and public and private Hospital. The goals of SITOX are:

  • To promote the toxicological sciences in Italy and abroad
  • To promote training and updating of toxicologists
  • To share the use of scientific and cultural toxicological skills with the public and private health Istitutions
  • To improve the reliability and credit of toxicologists’ opinion in the society
  • To develop partnership with other scientific organizations and public authorities
  • To organize and manage national and international conferences, meetings, educational campaign, workshops
  • To publish and disseminate periodic journals and publications
  • To recognize and supervise, through the RENTIC, certificated toxicologists as expert working in the multidisciplinary toxicological field
  • To preserve the ethical, professional, cultural and legal aspects of members.

SITOX is a member of the International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX) and of the Federation of European Toxicologists & European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX). It promotes the development of toxicological science in training, research and applied (clinical and regulatory) field.

SITOX is involved in the following main topics: risk assessment for human health associated with exposure to chemicals; food, feed, nutraceuticals and consumer products safety, environmental contaminations, the REACH Regulation, toxicogenetics and pharmacogenetics, endocrine disruptors, safety of pharmaceuticals and advanced therapies and biological products, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic intoxications, drug addiction and syndrome surveillance systems implementations, toxicological emergencies.

The Italian Society of Toxicology is the third Society in Europe for activities and members.

SITOX has established some working tables (to which stakeholders are invited to participate) and scientific groups in order to produce advices and documents about the safety and the correct and sustainable use of chemicals.

SITOX Working Tables on safety

  • Drugs
  • Pesticides
  • Cosmetics
  • Botanicals
  • Food

SITOX Scientific Groups

  • Clinical and analytical toxicology
  • Xenobiotics biotransformation
  • Natural toxins

Executive Committee
President
Corrado Lodovico Galli
University of Milan
Bio

Prof. Galli's professional studies and career have dynamically contributed both nationally and internationally to the promotion, continuous development and use of risk assessment using a robust scientific approach and strongly supporting the use of mechanistic toxicology to improve the risk assessment process. Developing an original research program with emphasis on molecular and cellular mechanism for toxicity, including in vitro toxicology, Prof. Galli has assisted numerous students and professionals in the field by demonstrating how chemicals exposure cause adverse effects under various situations and in certain populations. Prof. Galli is author of more than 200 publications, and a member of numerous national and international scientific committees

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President Elect
Orazio Cantoni
University of Urbino
Bio

Professore Ordinario di Farmacologia, attualmente il Prof Cantoni è direttore del Dipartimento di Scienze Biomolecolari dell’Università degli Studi di Urbino “Carlo Bo”. Dal 2016 ad oggi ricopre la carica di Prorettore alla Ricerca. Dal 2018 è Presidente Eletto della Società Italiana di Tossicologia. Il Prof. Cantoni ha ricevuto diversi premi, tra cui quelli dell'"Associazione Italiana per la Lotta contro i Tumori" (1985), della "Fondazione Assicurazioni Generali" (1986), "Menzione di merito" della Commissione giudicatrice della Società Italiana di Farmacologia del "Premio Benedicenti" (1988) e, nel 1990, il "Premio Benedicenti" della Società Italiana di Farmacologia.

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Past President
Patrizia Hrelia
Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna
Bio

Patrizia Hrelia, Professor (Academic discipline: BIO/14 Pharmacology), Coordinator of PhD Programme of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Human Development and Movement Sciences, Director of Single Cycle Degree of Pharmacy at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna. Director of the post-graduate School in Toxicology (2003-2005). Head of the Department of Pharmacology (2009-2012). President of the Italian Society of Toxicology (2015-2018). Member of the italian Committee for the Codex Alimentarius. Academic of the Accademia Nazionale dell’Agricoltura. European registered Toxicologist (ERT). The research task is to identify new preventive strategies for the reduction of risk factors associated to chronic degenerative diseases, such as cancer and neurodegeneration. Her name is associated with original and significant contribution to the development of methods based on biomarker analysis to improve assessment of human early biological response, susceptibility and risk.

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Secretary
Francesca Maffei
Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna
Bio

Francesca Maffei is an established Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at the Department for Life Quality Studies, School of  Pharmacocy, Biotechnology and Sport Science, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna (2012-present). Doctor in Biological Science, University of Rome “La Sapienza” (1987). Post-graduated Degree in Toxicology, University of Bologna (1991). Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology (1997). Visiting Researcher at the Karolinska Institute, Department of Environmental Medicine at Stockolm, Sweden (1995, 1996). 1998-2011, Assistant Professor of Toxicology at the Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna.

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Member
Guido Mannaioni
Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi, Florence
Bio

Guido Mannaioni ha conseguito la laurea in Medicina e Chirurgia nel 1991, la specializzazione in Farmacologia nel 1997 e il dottorato di ricerca in Farmacologia e Tossicologia nel 2001 presso l’Università degli Studi di Firenze. Ha ricoperto il ruolo di postdoctoral fellow e quindi di Instructor in Pharmacology presso il Dipartimento di Farmacologia della Emory University School of Medicine (U.S.A.) dal 1999 al 2004. Dal 2015 è Direttore della Scuola di Specializzazione in Farmacologia e Tossicologia Clinica dell’Università degli Studi di Firenze e dal 2018 è Direttore della Struttura Ospedaliera di Tossicologia Medica e Centro Antiveleni presso l’Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi a Firenze.

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Member
Angelo Moretto
University of Milan
Bio

1974-1981: Medical School at the University of Padua. Degree of Doctor of Medicine (Honour)
1981-1985: Postgraduate School in Occupational Medicine, University of Padua. Diploma of Specialist in Occupational Medicine obtained in December 1986
1983-1987: Ph.D. in Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene.

2006 (November) - present: Associate professor, Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, University of Milan.
2006 (November) - present: Director, International Center for Pesticides anf Health Risks Prevention, “Luigi Sacco” Hospital, Milan, Italy

The main focus of toxicological research was the study of pathogenesis and mechanisms of organophosphate induced-delayed polyneuropathy. During these studies a new phenomenon was described, promotion of axonopathies. Beside the delayed polyneuropathy, studies have been conducted on cholinergic toxicity & the metabolism of organophosphates. Also the problem of other toxic neuropathies were studied and the neurotoxic profile of some pesticides was defined. Recently became interested in developmental toxicity, and combined exposures.

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Member
Michele Navarra
University of Messina
Bio

Associate professor in Pharmacology at the Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences, University of Messina (Italy). Member of Ethics Committee of Messina. Member of the Executive Board of the Italian Society of Toxicology (SITOX).

Degree in Pharmacy at the University of Messina (Italy), summa cum laude. Specialist Diploma in Pharmacognosy at the University of Messina (Italy), with the highest marks.

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Member
Emanuela Testai
Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Bio

Degree: University of Pisa- Laurea summa cum laude in Biological Sciences (bichemical branch)
WORK EXPERIENCE
1979-1981 ungraduated student at Istituto di Mutagenesi e differenziamento CNR- Pisa
1982-1984 Researcher fellow at Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS) Roma
1985-today ISS as part of the permanent staff 
Type of business or Sector : Research and regulatory activities in the field of Toxicokinetics, Toxicology and Human Health Risk Assessment associated to exposure to natural and synthetic environmental pollutants.
Occupation or position held: Present Position : Senior executive scientist (since 2007) and Head of the Mechanism of Toxicity Unit Department for Environment and Primary Prevention (since 2009).
Previous position : researcher (1994-2007); young researcher (1985-1994); research fellow (1982-1985) - Responsible for the Biochemical Toxicology Unit (Toxicology and Ecotoxicology Lab) (2001-2004)

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Member
Sarah Vecchio
Ser.D. – Patologia delle dipendenze, ASL Biella
Bio

Si occupa di tossicologia clinica con particolare attenzione al mondo delle dipendenze e al setting della tossicologia d'urgenza, in ambito sia di presa in carico, diagnosi e trattamento di pazienti affetti da patologia da causa tossica, sia di formazione rivolta a personale sanitario e non. Autrice di numerose pubblicazioni scientifiche, ha partecipato a workshop internazionali e collabora dell'organizzazione di numerosi congressi scientifici.

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Member
Barbara Viviani
University of Milan
Bio

Doctor in Biological Sciences, University of Milan, (1989): PhD in Experimental Medicine, University of Milan (1994).

Current Position: AssociateProfessor of Pharmacology, University of Milano, Head of the Laboratory of Neurotoxicology. 2017-2020: Chair of the Bachelor Scienze e Sicurezza ChimicoTossicologiche dell'Ambiente (Chemical and Toxicological Sciences for Environmental Safety)
2014-2018: Scientific Expert and Rapporteur for European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). 2004 – 2006: Research assistant at the Department of Pharmacological Sciences, University of Milan, supported by a fellowship from the Nutrition Foundation of Italy for a study on molecular mechanisms of neuroinflammation and impact on neuronal survival.

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Toxicologist Certification

RENTIC - National Register of Italian Certified Toxicologists

RENTIC members are "Certified Toxicologists" and they are automatically inserted in the European Register, set up at EUROTOX, and they could use the abbreviation "ERT" - European Registered Toxicologist. The registration is valid for a five-year period after which, to reimain enrolled, it is necessary to provide a request of review.

What are the RENTIC objectives?

  • to recognize expert scientists actively engaged in the multidisciplinary field of Toxicology;
  • to guarantee that Certified Toxicologists maintain high standards of professional expertise;
  • to ensure that the classification "Certified Toxicologists" should be restricted to those who have satisfied the Commision for their competence and professional experience.

For more information, please download the following documentation or contact RENTIC Organizing Secretariat: sitox@segr.it

Events
ECM Course
18 June 2019 - 18 June 2019
Milano - Aula C01, Università degli Studi di Milano
BTOX CORSO BASE DI TOSSICOLOGIA CLINICA: la presa in carico del paziente intossicato

Crediti ECM richiesti per Medici, Farmacisti, Infermieri

Per maggiori informazioni consulta il programma

EVENT
25 June 2019 - 25 June 2019
Firenze - Auditorium, Centro Didattico Morgagni, Università degli Studi di Firenze
2° meeting del gruppo di lavoro SITOX sulla biotrasformazione degli xenobiotici
ECM Course
26 June 2019 - 26 June 2019
Sala Solferino, Via Ramazzini, 31 - Roma
CORSO SULLA GESTIONE DELLA SCORTA NAZIONALE ANTIDOTI E LE PROBLEMATICHE SANITARIE DI DIFESA CIVILE

Per maggiori informazioni consulta il programma

EVENT
15 July 2019 - 18 July 2019
Honolulu, Hawaii - Hawaii Convention Center
IUTOX 15th International Congress of Toxicology (ICTXV)

Co-Hosted by SOT

EVENT
16 September 2019 - 17 September 2019
Milano - Sala Napoleonica - Università degli Studi di Milano
EUROTOX ITCASS MEETING

EUROTOX'S Immunotoxicology and Chemical Allergy Speciality Section (ITCASS) is holding their face to face mee...

EVENT
18 September 2019 - 19 September 2019
Parma - Università degli Studi di Parma - AULA MAGNA
2nd MEETING ON “NATURAL TOXINS”

SITOX MONOTHEMATIC MEETING

SITOX SCIENTIFIC GROUP ON NATURAL TOXINS

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ECM Course
25 September 2019 - 27 September 2019
Pavia - ICS Maugeri Spa SB - IRCCS
Antidotes in Depth 2019

Clinical Toxicology, Substances of Abuse and Chemical Emergencies

EVENT
11 February 2020 - 12 February 2020
Bologna - Hotel Savoia Regency
19° Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Tossicologia

Paracelso nel XXI secolo: «Dosis sola facit, ut venenum non fit»

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SITOX | Società Italiana di Tossicologia
Via Giovanni Pascoli, 3 - 20129 Milano | Tel: 02-29520311 | Email: sitox@segr.it