Welcome from ACT President

Robin Guy

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to invite you to attend ACT’s 35th Annual Meeting to be held November 9–12, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Florida. The Annual Meeting provides an ideal venue for keeping abreast of emerging trends in the discipline of toxicology, for staying connected with friends and colleagues, and for making new connections. The people have spoken! While attendance at annual scientific meetings across industry is in a downward trend, ACT meetings continue to attract record-high attendance. This may be attributed to many things, but Council continues to ensure development of Symposia and Continuing Education courses that are directly applicable to the daily practice of toxicology. ACT is also a society whose size and culture offer consistent appeal to those who enjoy interacting personally with speakers, Council, and other colleagues in the field.

ACT continues to evolve to support the interests of its members, in recognition of changes in our discipline, and in consideration of increasing economic constraints. We also continue to expand the use of the broad skillset and experience of our association management company, AIM, for continuous improvement of the College and its educational offerings. This year’s annual meeting will include a world-class scientific program, a unique welcoming reception venue, our popular traditional poster/reception session, more social/functional events in the exhibit hall to enhance broad interactions among attendees, students, and exhibitors, and much, much more...

The ACT Annual Meeting is the perfect blend of educational resource and interpersonal engagement for toxicologists working to stay at the top of their game. Please join me at a beautiful Orlando resort for what is sure to be another memorable ACT Annual Meeting.


Drew Badger, PhD, DABT
2013–2014 ACT President