The deadline to submit an abstract is June 1, 2018 (11:59 pm, Eastern Daylight Time). After the deadline, the Program Committee thoroughly reviews each abstract. Notification of acceptance will be sent the week of July 15. All presenting authors must register for the Annual Meeting (full meeting registration is required; there are no exceptions) and be present at their poster during the Poster Session with Wine and Cheese on Monday, November 5, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. If the presenter fails to appear for the poster session the abstract submission will not appear in ACT's International Journal of Toxicology. Please keep in mind that presenting authors may only present one poster at the Annual Meeting, but there is no limit to the number of posters that you may co-author.
The Poster Session with Wine and Cheese will feature posters of a variety of topics, to include general toxicology, regulatory toxicology, safety evaluation nonpharmaceuticals, toxicology methods, and safety evaluation pharmaceuticals. The Poster session offers engagement between authors, exhibitors, and attendees while showcasing some of the latest and innovative work in the field. ACT’s award-winner posters will feature a ribbon—be sure to look for these merited posters in the Exhibit Hall.
In addition to being on display in the Exhibit Hall, poster presenters are provided with the exciting opportunity to share their research electronically through ePosters. Only authors who have been accepted to present a poster will have access to the ePoster submission system; presenting authors will receive instructions for uploading posters as the Annual Meeting date approaches. Presenters will be encouraged to upload their ePosters prior to the start of the Poster Session with Wine and Cheese. All registered meeting attendees will have the capability to view ePosters even after the meeting has concluded using the ACT Mobile App that will be available for download prior to the start of the Annual Meeting.
Graduate students and postdocs can apply for either the North American Travel Grant (formerly recognized as the Student Travel Award) or the International Travel Grant. Recipients must present a poster at the ACT Annual Meeting. To be considered for a travel grant, students must use the application on the ACT Awards webpage to supply the mandatory criteria and submit a poster abstract using the online abstract system (deadline is June 1). Within the online abstract system, students should indicate their interest in a grant by selecting one of the following options: “Would you like to be considered for the North American Travel Grant?” or “Would you like to be considered for the International Travel Grant?” and confirm the month and year of graduation. Travel grant recipients will receive the following: Annual Meeting registration fee waived; up to four nights of hotel accommodations and meals per diem; a ticket for the Welcome Reception and Dinner; admission to one Continuing Education course free of charge; and a certificate awarded at the Awards Ceremony and Luncheon.
Graduate students who are allocated a travel grant will also be considered for the Furst Award. This award, established through a generous contribution from the late Dr. Arthur Furst, is given to the author of the Best Student Poster at the Annual Meeting. It consists of a $2,000 cash prize and a plaque. Travel grant recipients and other graduate students applying for the Furst Award must present their poster to the Awards Committee during the Student Poster Judging session on Sunday (in addition to the general poster session), and the winner will be acknowledged at the Awards Ceremony and Luncheon.