ACT Special Events

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ACT, while encouraging the use of face masks, will follow current local, state, and CDC recommendations at the time of the event. Read more about ACT COVID-19 Safety Protocols.

Times listed are in Mountain Standard Time.
  • Welcome Reception and Dinner
  • Welcome Reception

    • Sunday, November 13
    • PM–
    • Ticket: $50 (Until September 19) / $75 (September 20–November 3) / $125 (Begins November 4)
    • (Ticketed event. Advance registration required.)

    It’s time to forget that pesky mute button and start the 43rd Annual Meeting off right! Join friends and fellow colleagues as we socialize and reconnect at this long-awaited opening night event. Get your tickets now—you won’t want to miss this event!

    If you have previously registered for the meeting and would like to add this special event, please email ACT Headquarters a completed Registration Form .

  • Welcome Reception and Dinner

    ToxHunt—Digital Scavenger Hunt in the Exhibit Hall

    • Monday, November 14, and Tuesday, November 15
    • During Exhibit Hall Hours

    Join the hunt for “Dr. Fox” for a chance to win fabulous prizes! Hunt for the image of Dr. Fox in participating exhibitors’ booths. Retrieve a password from participating exhibitors to be entered in drawings for prizes. Winners will be announced in the Exhibit Hall during the Tuesday afternoon refreshment break.

  • Poster Session with Wine and Cheese

    Awards Ceremony

    • Monday, November 14
    • 12:00 Noon–2:00 PM
    • (Open to all attendees.)

    Come listen to a keynote presentation by the Distinguished Scientist Award in Toxicology recipient, Dr. Joy Cavagnaro. Awards will be presented to the recipients of the Mildred Christian Women’s Leadership in Toxicology Award, Service Award, Carol C. Lemire Unsung Hero Award, Early Career Professional Award, and Award for Best Paper Published in International Journal of Toxicology. The Furst Award for Best Student Poster presentation will be announced, as well as the North American Travel Grant, the North American Graduate Fellowship, and the International Travel Grant recipients.

    Learn more about ACT Awards.

  • Poster Session with Wine and Cheese

    Poster Session

    • Supported by SAGE Publishing, Inc.
    • Monday, November 14
    • 5:00 PM–6:30 PM
    • (Open to all attendees.)

    The Poster Session will feature posters on a variety of topics, including general toxicology, regulatory toxicology, safety evaluation nonpharmaceuticals, toxicology methods, and safety evaluation pharmaceuticals. The 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.

  • Early Career Professional Night

    Early Career Professional Night

    • Monday, November 14
    • 6:30 PM–9:30 PM
    • (Open to all registered attendees with less than 10 years of professional experience. Advance registration required. Space is limited.)

    Attend the Early Career Professional Night! This dual event will provide early career professionals with an opportunity to talk with experienced leaders in toxicology about different career paths, challenges, and professional growth areas. After speed networking, there will be time to socialize, food, and fun activities.

    If you would like to add this special event, please email ACT Headquarters.

  • Lite Bites and Exhibit Hall Activities

    8th Annual ToxTrot

    • Tuesday, November 15
    • 6:30 AM–7:30 AM
    • (Free event. Advance registration required.)

    Start your morning off right and join members from the ACT Council as they walk, trot, roll, and run through the 5K ToxTrot course. Participants of all levels and abilities are welcome. This is a great opportunity to meet and network with fellow ACT members and attendees, all while burning a few calories and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the Gaylord Rockies.

    If you have already registered for the meeting and would like to add this special event, please email ACT Headquarters a completed Registration Form.

  • Members' Meeting

    ACT Members’ Meeting

    • Tuesday, November 15
    • 5:00 PM–6:30 PM
    • (Open to registered ACT members only.)

    Are you interested in getting the most out of your ACT membership? Do you find yourself asking, “How can I get more involved?” Here is your chance! Come to the ACT Members’ Meeting to hear about the latest ACT business and provide your feedback for the future.

  • Member Mixer

    ACT Member Mixer

    • Tuesday, November 15
    • 6:30 PM–7:30 PM
    • (Open to registered ACT members only. Advance registration required.)

    Network with fellow ACT members and further share your thoughts on the College and the ACT Annual Meeting. This event is offered as a benefit of ACT membership.

    If you have already registered for the meeting and would like to add this special event, please email ACT Headquarters a completed Registration Form.

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    Closing Social

    • Wednesday, November 16
    • 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
    • (Open to all registered attendees.)

    All good things must come to an end, but ACT isn’t sending you home without a proper farewell. Stop by the Closing Social to meet with the ACT incoming President, Florence Burleson, and take advantage of your last opportunity to socialize and network with friends old and new. ACT can’t wait to see you next year for the 44th Annual Meeting, November 12–15, 2023, at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida!

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