Please Join Me

Discover why the ACT Annual Meeting has become the preferred venue for practicing toxicologists!

President's Message

On behalf of the American College of Toxicology and the ACT Council, it is my pleasure to invite you to attend the 42nd ACT Annual Meeting, November 14–17, 2021, at the Gaylord National Harbor, located along the Potomac River with views of the nation’s capital. We are limiting capacity at the Annual Meeting and implementing social distancing and other safety protocols to ensure the health and well-being of our attendees. ACT will continue to monitor the COVID-19 conditions and will adjust and modify the meeting accordingly.

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 an exchange of information and perspectives on safety assessment and new developments related to applied toxicology.

The Annual Meeting is the heart of ACT. This November gathering brings 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 (but not pharma exclusive), and organized to maximize learning opportunities. The welcoming and collegial atmosphere of the Annual Meeting is a hallmark of ACT.

The 42nd Annual Meeting will include a wide-ranging scientific program with distinguished plenary speakers, the popular poster viewing session, an awards ceremony, and professional networking events.

The ACT Expo Live! and the ACT Annual Meeting Support program provides companies with a unique environment—toxicologists, industry consultants, and other professionals in one location with networking and marketing opportunities at every turn. We invite your company to join us as an exhibitor or supporter so that you can make professional connections and gain valuable exposure at the Annual Meeting.

Please join me at Gaylord National Harbor and discover why the ACT Annual Meeting has become the preferred venue for practicing toxicologists.


Timothy J. McGovern, PhD
2020–2021 President