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November 15–18, 2020
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President's Message

On behalf of the American College of Toxicology and Council, it is my pleasure to invite you to attend the 41st Annual Meeting, November 15–18, 2020, at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas—the “Live Music Capital of the World”!

ACT is a global community of professional scientists representing the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, regulatory agencies, contract research organizations, academia, and consulting firms. The mission of the College is to educate, lead, and serve scientists by promoting the exchange of relevant information and perspectives on safety assessment and new developments related to applied toxicology.

The Annual Meeting is the heart of ACT. These November gatherings bring together a community of toxicologists at small venues conducive to idea exchange, professional networking, and continuing education. Our first-rate scientific sessions are member-driven, pharma-focused (though not pharma-exclusive), and organized to maximize learning opportunities. The welcoming and collegial atmosphere of the Annual Meeting is a hallmark of ACT.

The 41st Annual Meeting will include a wide-ranging scientific program, a welcome reception, the popular poster session reception, an awards ceremony and luncheon, distinguished plenary speakers, and numerous professional networking events.

Please join me in Austin and discover why the ACT Annual Meeting has become the preferred venue for practicing toxicologists.


Lorrene A. Buckley, PhD, DABT, ATS
2019–2020 President

Austin, Texas

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Abstract System Now Open for the ACT 41st Annual Meeting

The 2020 ACT Abstract Submission System is now open! All abstracts must be submitted online using the ACT Abstract Submission System prior to the deadline of June 1, 2020 (11:59 am, Eastern Time). Access to the Abstract System can be achieved by using the link provided or through the ACT Annual Meeting website.

First-time users will be required to create an account. Once an account confirmation email is received, log into the system and follow the poster guideline instructions and on-screen prompts to complete your abstract submission. You will receive an email confirmation when you have successfully submitted your abstract. Users may re-enter the system until the deadline to make updates to the abstract or contact information. All accepted poster presenters are required to register for the Annual Meeting.

ACT will host a Poster Session and Reception at the Annual Meeting, Monday, November 16, from 5:00 PM–6:30 PM. Presenting authors are required to attend the poster session because this is when conference attendees will meet with you to discuss your research. The Exhibit Hall will also be open during this time. Previously published abstracts, virtually or otherwise, or those for which the author is not present during the poster session, will not be published in International Journal of Toxicology, the official journal of ACT. Abstract acceptance notifications will be sent to the submitting author via email during the week of July 13, 2020.

The abstract submission deadline is Monday, June 1, 2020 at 11:59 am, Eastern Time.

Submit an Abstract Today!

Remember to register for the ACT 41st Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, November 15–18, 2020.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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ACT Members, Please Nominate a Colleague for a Prestigious ACT Award



The American College of Toxicology recognizes outstanding toxicologists during the Awards Ceremony and Luncheon held during the ACT Annual Meeting. All nominations received by an ACT member in good standing by the required deadline will be reviewed by the Awards Committee.

Submissions received after the deadline will be considered for the following year. Should your nominated candidate not be selected, the nominee will automatically be considered for a second year. Nominators are encouraged to provide updated curriculum vitae and rationales for nominations that were submitted the previous year. After two years, a new nomination must be submitted.

Use the online Award System to complete your nomination or application submission for self-nomination. The criteria and deadlines are listed below:






Distinguished Scientist Award in Toxicology


Recognizes an individual (not necessarily a member of ACT) who has made outstanding contributions to toxicology and improvement of public health and/or the environment. The DSA winner becomes the keynote speaker at the Awards Ceremony and Luncheon during the Annual Meeting.

Mildred Christian Women’s Leadership in Toxicology Award


This award, in memory of Mildred Christian, is presented to a woman who has made a difference in advancing the science and practice of toxicology and who has attained industry/government/academia recognition as a global leader in this field. The individual should be a woman who demonstrates many of Dr. Christian’s defining characteristics including: leadership, inclusiveness, collaboration, perseverance, and devotion to ACT’s goals to Educate, to Lead, and to Serve. Candidates may come from many fields (the pharmaceutical or chemistry industries, contract research organizations, government agencies, academia) but must be a current member of the College.

Service Award

Recognizes an individual for their long-term dedication, noteworthy contributions, and service to the American College of Toxicology. Criteria for selection includes but is not limited to service to the College (e.g., councilor, officer, committee member), frequent participation and contribution to the Annual Meeting (speaker, chairperson, organizing committee), and longstanding support of the College’s activities and mission. The recipient must be a member of ACT.

Carol C. Lemire Unsung Hero Award 


Recognizes an ACT member who has made substantive unrecognized contributions to ACT. The nominee should have demonstrated an on-going willingness to help in ACT activities and mission, generally “behind the scenes.” This person cannot have held an elected Council office within the past three years.

Early Career Professional Award


Recognizes an ACT member with no more than 10 years of full-time employment experience since completing the highest degree (including postdoctoral fellow training). The nominee must have demonstrated outstanding service to the College, including serving as an officer, councilor, committee member, and/or frequent participation and contribution at the Annual Meeting or any other College activity (i.e., speaker, chairperson, organizing committee, etc.).

Best Paper Published in International Journal of Toxicology


Recognizes the authors of the best paper published in the journal. Papers that will be eligible for the Best Paper award will be those published in the previous calendar year.

Award nominations are now being accepted! The committee is particularly in need of nominations for the Unsung Hero Award and the Distinguished Scientist Award in Toxicology. 

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Here’s What Makes ACT Unique

The American College of Toxicology is a society of professionals from industry, government, and academia. The mission of the College is to educate, lead, and serve scientists by promoting an exchange of information and perspectives on safety assessment and new developments related to applied toxicology. The welcoming and collegial atmosphere of the Annual Meeting is a hallmark of ACT.

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