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Taken from the ISSX website:

"The International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (ISSX) is the premier scientific organization for researchers interested in the metabolism and disposition of xenobiotics.  ISSX was formed in 1981 when a small group of scientists, brought together during the 1970's under the aegis of the Gordon Research Conferences on Drug Metabolism, took the bold step of creating an international society to promote the interaction of scientists dedicated to the study of xenobiotics in living systems.

The study of xenobiotics (medicinal drugs, agricultural chemicals, industrial chemicals, environmental contaminants and other exogenous substances) encompasses the introduction into, distribution and transport throughout, interactions with and elimination of these compounds from biological systems.  The studies on xenobiotics include the rates and extents of the processes and the biological consequences.

Goals of the Society 

  • To facilitate and encourage the assembly, acquaintanceship and association of scientists engaged in research in xenobiotic metabolism and in other related disciplines.
  • To disseminate, discuss and publish results of research and related matters of interest in metabolism.
  • To promote public awareness of chemical metabolism and its social and environmental implications.
  • To promote education and training in the field." 
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