Scientific Seminar and Annual Meeting: Sustainable development in toxicology

Finnish Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting in Oulu 11.-12.5.2016

Sustainable development in toxicology

Time: May 11-12, 2016 
Place: Lecture Room IT113, Entrance M, Environmental Sciences Building, Linnanmaa Campus, University of Oulu (street address Paavo Havaksen tie 3, Oulu)


Wednesday 11.5.2016 

Session 1: What is sustainable development? (Chair: Risto Juvonen)

10:00   Welcome and opening words (Risto Juvonen, President of the Finnish Society of Toxicology)

10:05   Sustainable development - Invited viewpoints by Jouko Tuomisto (THL/UEF) and General discussion

11:00   The process of environmental impact assessment (Timo P Karjalainen, UOULU)

11:30   Lunch

Session 2: Practical approaches (Chair: Eva Pongrácz)

12:30   Keynote 1. Challenges of Environmental Toxicology for the Future of Globe (Jussi Kukkonen, UJ)

13:10   Health impacts of smart energy systems (Jean-Nicolas Louis, UOULU)

13.35   Statistical reporting in papers of environmental epidemiology (Pentti Nieminen, UOULU)

14:00   Ethics for non-ethicists (Atte von Wright, UEF)

14:25   General discussion

14:40   Coffee and chaired discussions at posters (moderators: Risto Juvonen, 2 post-docs)

15:30-17:00 Annual Meeting of the Finnish Society of Toxicology  

19:00 Dinner (not sponsored) - Restaurant Toripolliisi


Thursday 12.5.2016  

Session 3: Working and living in the Arctic (Chair: Kirsi Vähäkangas)

9:00    Opening day 2

9:05     Keynote 2Climate change and health impacts (Jouko Tuomisto, THL/UEF)

9:45     Results of ArcRisk project (Arja Rautio, UOULU)

10:05   Working and cold climate (Hannu Rintamäki, FIOH and UOULU)

10:30   Indigenous populations in the Arctic (Élise Lépy, UOULU)

10:55   General discussion

11:10   Lunch

Session 4: Sustainable development in education (Chair: Arja Rautio)

12.00   Keynote 3 Importance of education (Eva Pongrácz, UOULU)

12.40   Education in general human toxicology in Finland (Kirsi Vähäkangas, UEF)

13.05   Environmental toxicology programs in Finland (Jarkko Akkanen, UEF)

13:30   Programs in Environmental engineering (Jukka Hiltunen, UOULU)

13:55   General discussion and Closing of the Annual Meeting



Fees and registration

The seminar is free for students
Fees: 50 € (members of STY), 100 € (non-members) 

Registrations by May 5, 2016 by filling the form in this link.

Payment information
Payments should be made by May 5, 2016 to the bank account of FST: IBAN FI8780001201716678 with reference number (viitenumero) 2008, and send receipt to Arja Rautio, arja.rautio(at) Kindly indicate the name of the participant in the receipt. 

Poster presentations

There is a possibility to give poster presentations. Kindly send by April 30, 2016 a short abstract of your presentation (300 words) to Risto Juvonen, risto.juvonen (at) uef.

Accommodation option in this link


More information

In questions related to the seminar, please contact Research Professor Arja Rautio (arja.rautio at



Finnish Society of Toxicology

Organizing committee

  • Arja Rautio (chair)
  • Kirsi Vähäkangas
  • Eva Pongracz
  • Risto Juvonen
  • Kirsi Myöhänen

Last updated: 10.5.2016