ACT’s Special Events

ACT’s Golf Outing

Sponsored by Aclairo, HistoTox Labs, and SNBL USA, Ltd.

Saturday, November 7

12:00 Noon–5:30 PM
Bear’s Best Las Vegas

Fee: $100 (member)
$120 (nonmember)

(Advanced registration is required and space is limited.)

Arrive early to enjoy a round of golf at the foothills of the Red Rock National Park with other attendees.  The outing will be held at Bear’s Best Las Vegas, which is a unique golf course made up of 18 holes hand selected by Jack Nicklaus from his 270 designs worldwide. This course includes manicured bent grass greens, challenging designs, and immaculate fairway/tee complexes. This event is a great way to build relationships in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying the scenic desert views on a unique course. This event is played in a fun format that accommodates all levels of golfers.

The player fees include 18 holes of golf with a GPS cart, Practice Range usage, a light reception, and participant door prizes.

Forum for Students and Early Career Professionals: Putting the Right Words Forward in Communicating Your Toxicological Research

Sunday, November 8

7:00 AM–7:55 AM
Veranda A

(This Is a Free and Open Session.)

Throughout our careers, toxicologists are continually challenged to communicate with peers, management, regulatory agencies, and the scientific community about the outcomes of basic research and safety assessment testing. The first step in writing is often organizing the key findings from a project into a coherent abstract. These should state the purpose of the study, the experiments performed, and include an effective presentation of the data, interpretation, and conclusions. Word selection is critical, and often simple word choices can greatly improve the quality of an abstract or summary document. A common criticism of the writing of many early career scientists is presentation of excessive reviews of the literature, without putting their current study into an appropriate context.

William J. Brock will provide an overview and discuss the good, bad, and ugly of abstracts and an industry perspective of regulatory documents. International Journal of Toxicology Editor Mary Beth Genter will provide her perspective and discuss journal article preparation.

This session is intended for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career scientists, although all are welcome.

ACT Early Career Professional Speed Networking

Sunday, November 8

5:00 PM–6:15 PM
Veranda E

(Open to All Attendees with Less Than 10 Years of Professional Experience. Space Is Limited. Sign Up at the Registration Desk.)

Attend the ACT Early Career Professional Speed Networking event and get your 2015 ACT Annual Meeting off to a fast start! Expand your network through fun and fast-paced discussions with experienced leaders in toxicology, with a focus on different career paths, experiences, and professional growth within the field. Share wine and cheese with your peers and build the community of toxicologists that you will be a part of for years to come.

This event is free and open to ACT Annual Meeting attendees with less than 10 years of professional experience in toxicology. Members and nonmembers welcome. Advanced registration is required and space is limited. Stop by the Registration Desk to sign up.

ACT’s Magical Welcome Reception and Dinner

Sponsored by BASi and Experimental Pathology Laboratories Inc. (EPL)

Sunday, November 8

6:30 PM–8:30 PM
Pavilion Ballroom
Ticket: $50

(This is a ticketed event. All registered attendees and guests can attend with purchase of a ticket.)

Abracadabra alakazam! After a stimulating day of Continuing Education, join us for a night of magic, illusion and fun. Mingle with your colleagues while being dazzled by a magician and relaxing to the smooth sounds of “Jazzicology,” a group made up of ACT members, appearing again by popular demand. Be sure to purchase your $50 ticket in advance as space is limited. Your ticket includes a magical dinner and two drink tickets.

Awards Ceremony and Luncheon

Monday, November 9

12:00 Noon–2:00 PM
Summerlin Ballroom

(This is a free and open event, all registrants are invited.)

Listen to the keynote presentation “Adventures in Toxicology: From Poisons to Medicines and Beyond” by the Distinguished Scientist Award recipient, Frank Young, at this lunch, which is included as part of your Annual Meeting registration. Awards will be presented to the recipients of the ACT Service Award, Carol C. Lemire Unsung Hero Award, and the Young Professional Award. The ACT Furst Award for best student poster presentation will be announced as well as the Student Travel Award, North American Graduate Fellowship, and International Travel Grant recipients.

Poster Session with Wine and Cheese

Sponsored by SAGE

Monday, November 9

5:30 PM–7:00 PM
Red Rock Ballroom

(This is a free and open event, all registrants are invited.)

This is the opportunity to discuss the latest research findings and methodology with poster presenters and visit with exhibitors. Two drink tickets and light fare will be offered and is included in the Annual Meeting registration fee.

ACT’s Early Career Professional Bowling Night

Monday, November 9

7:30 PM–9:00 PM
Red Rock Lanes

(This Is a Free Event; Advanced Registration Required and Space Is Limited.)

Join ACT’s Early Career Professional Outreach Subcommittee as they launch their new Mentor Program with a fun night of bowling at the Annual Meeting! Come to Red Rock Lanes in the hotel to bowl, eat, and network with mentors and mentees and learn about the program. Refreshments and pub fare will be provided.

ACT’s 2nd Annual ToxTrot

Sponsored by IDEXX BioResearch

Tuesday, November 10

6:30 AM–7:30 AM
Red Rock Resort, Main Hotel Lobby

(This is a free event; registration by October 28 is required.)

Enjoy the beautiful and scenic views of being at the foothills of the Red Rock National Park, while the sun rises at ACT’s 2nd Annual ToxTrot. Start your morning off with some exercise by joining members from ACT’s Council as they walk, trot and run through the 5K course. There is no fee for this event. T-shirts will be offered after the event. Registration required by September 14, 2015 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

This is a great opportunity to meet fellow ACT members and network, all while burning off a few calories. We will also be raffling off a complimentary 2016 ACT Annual Meeting registration after the event for participants who complete the Trot!

ACT Members’ Meeting

Tuesday, November 10

5:00 PM–6:30 PM
Veranda B

(All ACT members are invited.)

Come to the meeting to hear the latest ACT business and provide feedback for the future.

ACT Member Mixer—Meet Incoming President
Hanan N. Ghantous

Wednesday, November 11

5:00 PM–6:30 PM
South Beach Area, Main Pool
In the Event of Rain: Veranda Ballroom

(Free event open to ACT Members only, advance registration is required.)

Come meet the incoming 2016 ACT President Hanan N. Ghantous and share your thoughts on the ACT Annual Meeting, while enjoying the pool area. This event is a great opportunity to network with fellow ACT members while getting to know the incoming ACT President. Cocktails and light fare will be provided.