The ACT Abstract Submission System opens on March 1, 2021. The deadline to submit an abstract is June 1, 2021 (11:59 PM EST). Once the abstract submission system is closed, the Program Committee thoroughly reviews each abstract. Notification of acceptance will be sent the week of July 19, 2021. All presenting authors must register for the Annual Meeting (full meeting registration is required; there are no exceptions) and display their poster in the Exhibit Hall during the Annual Meeting.
The Poster Viewing is on Monday, November 15, from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST. To maintain proper social distancing, attendance at the Poster Viewing on November 15 is not required and a limited number of individuals will be allowed into the Exhibit Hall at one time. There will be a virtual feature for you to upload a five-minute oral presentation of your poster presentation with a virtual function to network and answer questions directly with attendees who visit your poster on-site.
If the presenter fails to display their poster in the Exhibit Hall, 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 someone may co-author. Priority of acceptance in 2021 will be given to original research. Previously published abstracts, virtually or otherwise, will not be published in International Journal of Toxicology. ACT does not accept encore poster abstracts (i.e., a poster presented at any previous meetings).
All accepted posters should remain on display during the posted Exhibit Hall hours.
The Poster Viewing will feature posters on a variety of topics, including general toxicology, regulatory toxicology, safety evaluation nonpharmaceuticals, toxicology methods, and safety evaluation pharmaceuticals. The virtual feature offers engagement between authors, exhibitors, and attendees while showcasing some of the latest and most innovative work in the field. The ACT award winners’ 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 the 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 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. Individuals may opt in to be automatically reviewed by the Program Committee for the general poster viewing by indicating this on the online application form. All individuals who do not receive an award and do not opt in to the Poster Viewing will have their abstract withdrawn from the meeting.
North American graduate students who are awarded 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. Postdocs, early career professionals, toxicologists, and fellowship awardees do not qualify for the Furst Award.
See more information about the requirements for travel grants on the ACT website.