A Letter From Our President
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.
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.
There will be a virtual TOXINS program in 2021 January. We will let you know about these exciting developments once the program is set.
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!
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.
The proceedings from TOXINS 2019 will be published soon and available via open access for 18 months.
We are optimistic that the next TOXINS conference will be a resounding success and look forward to your participation.
Cynthia Comella, MD
International Neurotoxin Association