The SQUARE – Brussels Meeting Centre ~ Rue Mont des Arts

I am happy to share with you another great experience. After Liverpool and the Faroe Islands, this time I travelled to Brussels, Belgium where I attended the 54th Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX 2018) from 2 to 5 September. More than 1,400 participants from 61 nations and 67 exhibitors took part, with about 750 abstracts submitted. EUROTOX offered attractive lectures and sessions with well-balanced inputs from academia, industry and also regulators. I also had the opportunity to present my work with an oral presentation titled “In utero exposure to cigarette smoke and NAFLD pathways: sex and age specific effects in the human foetus” in the short oral communication session “Models, AOP, Regulatory toxicology and Epidemiology”. The conference took place in the Square Meeting Centre, a great venue located in the heart of Brussels. So I also had the chance to go around the city, and as you can see from the picture, the “Grand Place” really deserves the title of one of the most beautiful squares in the world! Furthermore, I was really curious about trying “Pommes Frites”, the traditional Belgian fries and I have to admit that I definitely had the best fries of my life!

Chiara

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