Dear KSOT/KEMS members,
It is a special honor and a privilege to begin my term as the 19th president of Korean Society of Toxicology / Korean Environmental Mutagen Society. I wish you all a happy new year and best of luck in all of your future endeavors.
First of all, I really appreciate to all members of KSOT/KEMS and our past presidents. Their significant efforts and distinguished leadership have led our society to further
in-depth academic development, scale-up and stable systems. Over the past several years, we have successfully organized an international conference every two years, such as 13th ICT, 7th ASIATOX, and 12th International & 5th Asian Congress on Environmental Mutagen, and our society has become a truly international academic society. Recently, there is an increasing trend of social demands and responsible roles as a professional group for our society.
During my term, I would like to focus my attention and effort on educating competent toxicologists, nurturing passionate young scientists, and role-playing in social needs through active participation and communication and so on. Of course, the growth of our journal, toxicological research, into a competitive international journal (SCI(E)) with interesting and in-depth academic activities and achievements is a fundamental task for our society.
In modern society, exposure to various hazardous materials is inevitable. Our society has many strengths as a group of various academic systems such as industry, public institution, and academia. Therefore, we can effectively evaluate, control and applicate for various hazardous materials by using the great potential of our society members, which could contribute to human well-being, such as health promotion and increase of
life-quality, beyond the traditional toxicological concept.
Honorable our members,
Above all, I think that academic society should have academic interests that can induce participation themselves of members, interests in social activities as a professional group, and the pleasures could be get from activities. I will do my best to be an interesting society. Finally, I would like to ask for your continuous interest, participation, advice and individual cooperation as well as whip and encouragement. I wish to all members Happy New Year.
With my sincere regards,
Jung-Duck Park, MD, PhD.