President’s Welcome

Welcome to the American College of Toxicology, a unique community of applied toxicologists dedicated to the mission to educate, lead, and serve. Whether you are a returning ACT member or have just found us, I hope you will take some time to explore our offerings and values on our website.

Feeling the need to get the latest information in safety assessment, network with your peers, start or change your career path, or publish your applied research? The American College of Toxicology is here for you.

ACT President

To further our mission to educate, lead, and serve, ACT delivers year-round, impactful offerings to our members at several levels.

Our hallmark event, the ACT Annual Meeting provides opportunities to network with peers as well as to attend education courses and hands-on Workshops and Symposia that provide the most up-to-date science supporting human safety. Members can also continue their networking activities year-round; ACT offers members and nonmembers a variety of courses and on-demand elearning opportunities, including basic applied toxicology and pathology for nonpathologists and topical webinars and podcasts, as well as preparation for taking the toxicology board examination.

In addition, through our website, members can access interACT, which allows you to connect and network with your colleagues and look up members. You can also stay up to date by reading the newsletter, progress your career or those of others by accessing our Mentorship Program, or make your next move by checking out the Career Center.

ACT recognizes the need for diversity, inclusion, and equity in all that it does. We offer programs for early career professionals, and our outreach programs continue to support the field of toxicology throughout the world through scholarship grants to attend our Annual Meeting and encourage participation in the College’s activities. To ensure that these educational opportunities are available for years to come, ACT has proudly established an Endowment that maximizes opportunities for young scientists into the future. To learn more about the Endowment and to contribute to the legacy, visit the Endowment section of the website.

ACT also seeks to advance the field of applied toxicology by contributing to the scientific literature, and the official journal of the College, International Journal of Toxicology, publishes timely manuscripts on contemporary issues in toxicology. The Journal section of the website is the starting place for those interested in learning more about submitting a manuscript or subscribing to the journal.

Questions? Explore the FAQs in the Membership section or contact ACT Headquarters at any time. We’re always here to help.

Whatever your goals in applied toxicology—be it networking, career development, education, or getting published—I hope you find what you need with the American College of Toxicology.


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Alan M. Hoberman
2021—2022 ACT President