The ACT abstract submission system opens April 1, 2020. The deadline to submit an abstract is June 1, 2020 (11:59 am, Eastern Daylight Time). After the deadline, the Program Committee thoroughly reviews each abstract. Notification of acceptance will be sent the week of July 13. 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 and Reception on Monday 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 International Journal of Toxicology, the scientific journal of ACT. Please keep in mind that presenting authors may present only one poster at the Annual Meeting, but there is no limit to the number of posters that you may co-author. Incomplete abstracts will be eliminated from consideration. Priority of acceptance in 2020 will be given to original research. Previously published abstracts, virtually or otherwise, will not be published in International Journal of Toxicology.
All accepted posters should remain up during the posted Exhibit Hall hours.
The Poster Session and Reception will feature posters on 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 most innovative work in the field. The ACT award-winner posters will feature a ribbon—be sure to look for these merited posters in the Exhibit Hall.
Posters should represent only scientific material and should not contain any marketing of a company, service, or product. The presenter may not engage in product detailing and may not direct participants to a particular exhibit, meeting, or other company-sponsored entity, website, activity, program, etc. Any and all handout material must be limited to a one-page photocopy of the poster or abstract. ACT reserves the right to remove any material deemed outside the guidelines and does not accept responsibility for the loss of this property.
Posters will be removed if not placed in assigned poster number or if a poster contains material violating the guidelines expressed.
Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, early career professionals, and toxicologists can apply for either the North American Travel Grant or the International Travel Grant. Recipients must present a poster at the ACT Annual Meeting. To be considered for a travel grant, use the application on the ACT “Awards” web page to supply the mandatory materials and submit a poster abstract using the online abstract system by the May 1 deadline.
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. Graduate students applying for the Furst Award must present their poster to the Awards Committee during the Furst Award Poster Judging session on Sunday, and the winner will be acknowledged at the Awards Ceremony.
See more information about the requirements for travel grants on the ACT website.