Welcome Message

Dear colleagues,

It is a great pleasure and an honour to extend to you a warm invitation to attend the 5th International Toxicology Symposium in Africa which will be held on 12th – 13th September 2013 at the auditorium of the College of Science at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi. This year’s symposium is co-organised by the Hokkaido University, Japan and KNUST. We assure you that you will find this year’s program a memorable and significant one.

Building on the success of the previous meetings, this year symposium will feature two days of poster sections and oral presentations. This symposium provides an ideal forum to stimulate ideas and establish collaborations as well as to continue discussion on topical issues on toxicology and pollution in Africa. Poster viewing and interactive sessions will foster communication between delegates.

KNUST is globally recognised as a centre of excellence for teaching and research in Science & Technology. The campus presents a panorama of beautiful and modern buildings interspersed with verdant lawns and tropical flora which provides a cool and refreshing atmosphere for academic work. The university is situated about 8 km from the centre of Kumasi, the second largest city in Ghana.

Kumasi is famous for its cultural facilities and can boast of a wide range of attractions such as the Manhyia Palace, the seat of the King of Ashanti, Lake Bosumtwi, the largest natural lake in Ghana, National Cultural Center, and the sprawling complex encompasses a fascinating museum of Ashanti history, an excellent crafts shop and an exhibition hall.

In order to make this symposium a successful one, we need your support and active participation. We look forward to see you at this conference.


Dr. Osei Akoto,
Symposium coordinator
Department of Chemistry,
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology