The founding of ISSX arose from discussions initiated by Dr. Bruce
Migdalof at the 1980 Gordon Conference on Drug Metabolism. Bruce, Fred
DiCarlo, John Baer, and Ina Snow who were to become the founders of
ISSX, had discussions with many attendees of the conference and
confirmed their feelings for the need for an international society
devoted to the study of the metabolism of foreign compounds. The
organizing committee, chaired by Bruce Migdalof, met later that year and
launched ISSX in 1981.
Pictured: A meeting at the 1980 Gordon Conference, left to right: Bob
Smith, John Caldwell, Ina Snow, Mitch Cayen, John Baer, Peter Johnson,
Bruce Migdalof; bottom row: Fred DiCarlo, Gaylord (Guy) Paulson.