Chinese Society for the Study of Xenobiotics Becomes First ISSX Affiliate
The Chinese Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (CSSX) has accepted our invitation to become the first ISSX Affiliate Organization. ISSX President Russ Prough presented the invitation to Chang-xiao Liu, Chairman of CSSX, during their annual meeting in October of this year in Wuhan, China. Professor Liu stated, “We are excited about the opportunity to be active participants in ISSX and the Asia Pacific Regional and International meetings. We stand prepared to participate in other Regional meetings and share the science that is developing in China with the rest of the Asia Pacific region and the world.”
Affiliate organizations of ISSX maintain their autonomy but agree to work in a cooperative nature with ISSX to promote the study of xenobiotics and the interaction of established as well as new investigators via scientific meetings and social networking. Affiliation helps ensure that scientific meetings are scheduled so as to not compete and that ISSX and its affiliate organizations collaboratively work to develop meetings, engage undergraduates and graduate students to consider the field, and advance the science worldwide.
The Chinese Society for the Study of Xenobiotics has agreed to promote ISSX and help us recruit members from within China. CSSX will plan to send delegations to ISSX meetings and will develop a regional ISSX meeting or specialized workshop in China within the next five years.
This arrangement has many benefits to both organizations but most importantly helps ISSX advance its mission of facilitating the interaction between scientists worldwide to help researchers expand their networks, possibly form rewarding collaborations, and to advance the latest research in our area of science. Affiliate organizations will have a variety of benefits available to them as well including promotion of their meetings, discounts to ISSX meetings, information sharing, and exposure through the ISSX Newsletter and Web site.