21st World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology
October 16 - 21, 2022 | Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, United Arab Emirates

Welcome from the Chairs


Dear participants of the 21st World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology,


On behalf of the organizing committee, I would like to once again greet you heartily here in beautiful Abu Dhabi and invite you to attend the 21st World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology (IST) that will be held in Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, United Arab Emirates, from October 16 to 21, 2022. It is the first time that IST World Congress will be held in the Middle East region.


We are glad that our efforts in preparing for the Conference brought results and you were kind enough to accept our invitation and come to beautiful Abu Dhabi. We are committed to holding this conference as a ‘virtual/in-person' hybrid event.


The 21st IST World Congress will encompass a broad range of themes, including animal venoms, bacterial toxins, fungal toxins, plant toxins, synthesized toxins, toxin discovery & structure identification, toxin pharmacology, clinical toxinology, etc.

Building on the successes of the past meetings, which demonstrated commitment to a diverse and inclusive program, showcasing senior and emerging researchers from across the globe, we endeavor to maintain this scientific excellence and originality and offer the toxinology community another exciting scientific agenda in 2022.

We are looking forward to an excellent meeting with great scientists from different countries around the world and sharing new and exciting results in toxinology.

I will see you soon in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates!


Yours sincerely,


Tarek M. Abd El-Aziz

Chair of the Organizing Committee

Amsaal Company

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Conference Chairs

Julian White

President of the IST

Women’s and Children’s Hospital, North Adelaide, Australia

Tarek M. Abd El-Aziz

Chair of the Organizing Committee

Amsaal Company

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Alexander Vassilevski

Co-chair of the Scientific Committee

Institute of Bio-organic Chemistry

Moscow, Russia

Naira Ayvazyan

Co-chair of the Scientific Committee

Chair of IST European Section

Yerevan, Armenia

Scientific Committee
Angel A. Yanagihara
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, USA
Dr. Adolfo Rafael de Roodt

University of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Naira Ayvazyan
Co-chair of the Scientific Committee
Chair of IST European Section
Yerevan, Armenia
Norelle Daly
James Cook University
Cairns, Australia
Charlotte Dawson
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Liverpool, UK
Igor Kasheverov
Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry
Moscow, Russia
Glenn King
University of Queensland
St. Lucia, Australia
Denis Kudryavtsev
Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry
Moscow, Russia
Raymond Norton
Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Melbourne, Australia
Ornella Rossetto
University of Padova
Padova, Italy
Elda Sanchez
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, USA
Denise Tambourgi
Butantan Institute
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Alexander Vassilevski
Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry
Moscow, Russia
Julian White
President of the IST
Women’s and Children’s Hospital, North Adelaide, Australia
David Wilson
James Cook University
Cairns, Australia

Yuri Utkin

Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry

Moscow, Russia

Ashis K. Mukherjee
Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology
Guwahati, India
Organizing Committee

Tarek M. Abd El-Aziz

Chair of the Organizing Committee

Amsaal Company

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Mohamed Boshta

Chief Operation Officer

Amsaal Company

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Moemen Elkhouly

Business Development Manager

Amsaal Company

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Khaled Afify

MENA Conference

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Conference Venue

Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers


Marvel at spectacular city and Gulf views from your room above Abu Dhabi. Our modern hotel is within 10 minutes of the Presidential Palace and features a 74th floor observation deck, 12 award-winning restaurants and bars, and a full spa with 13 treatment rooms. We offer over 10,000 sq. ft. of event space, three outdoor pools, and a private beach.