The International Neurotoxin Association (INA)

A Letter From Our President



Dear Colleague,

The International Neurotoxin Association (INA) is a not-for-profit, international scientific society dedicated to advancing scientific research, supporting education, and fostering understanding about botulinum and other neurotoxins. The INA provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among scientists, clinicians, and other allied health professionals about the science and therapeutic use of neurotoxins.

A primary focus of the INA is to organize the international “TOXINS” conferences. Our fourth international conference, TOXINS 2019: Basic Science and Clinical Aspects of Botulinum and Other Neurotoxins, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, 16-19 January 2019, was a tremendous success. There were 1,409 clinicians and scientists representing 58 countries in attendance, and the quality of clinical and basic science considered was outstanding.

Due to the current global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, TOXINS 2021: Basic Science and Clinical Aspects of Botulinum and Other Neurotoxins, which was scheduled for 13-16 January 2021, in Gothenburg, Sweden, at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre, has been postponed. The conference will now be held 12-15 January 2022, in the same location.

We have made this decision with the health and welfare of our staff, members, participants, and the wider community as our primary consideration.

I wish to invite you to join the INA. Our membership is open to individuals with an interest in the field and can be requested by clicking on the “Membership” tab above and completing the application form. Currently, there is no fee for membership. I look forward to welcoming you as an INA member!

The proceedings from TOXINS 2019 have been published and can be accessed here:

We are optimistic that the next TOXINS conference will be a resounding success and look forward to your participation.

Yours truly,

Cynthia Comella, MD
International Neurotoxin Association

TOXINS 2019 Keynote Presentation: Mechanisms of Pain – Dr. Stephen McMahon (UK)

View more speakers and sessions in the TOXINS 2019 Photo Gallery.