Past Courses

With the mission to educate, lead, and serve professionals in toxicology and related disciplines by promoting the exchange of information and perspectives on applied toxicology and safety assessment, the American College of Toxicology provides numerous opportunities for professional development in a wide range of continuing professional education courses, from foundational education to advanced levels as well covering practical application to emerging science.

Advanced Comprehensive Toxicology

AdvCompTox

This advanced course, held annually, complements the Toxicology for Pharmaceutical and Regulatory Scientists course. In this five-day intensive course, attendees are provided detailed descriptions of principles of toxicology, effects of xenobiotics on organ systems, discussions of specific classes of toxicants, mechanisms of toxicity, risk assessment, and other contemporary toxicological concepts. The content of this course provides contemporary toxicological concepts and information that should be helpful to those seeking certification in toxicology or to those seeking more advanced training in toxicology.

  • August 2–5, 2021
    Virtual course held with live Q&A
  • August 3–7, 2020
    Virtual course held with live Q&A
  • August 5–9, 2019
    Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • August 6–10, 2018
    Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • August 7–11, 2017
    Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • August 8–12, 2016
    Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • August 9–14, 2015
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • August 10–15, 2014
    Cincinnati, Ohio

Pathology for Nonpathologists

Co-Hosted with the Society of Toxicologic Pathology

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This joint ACT/STP course, held every other year, provides lectures given by highly respected pathologists with current, relevant experience in toxicologic pathology. Lectures cover anatomy and physiology, spontaneous- and chemically induced pathological changes, clinical pathology, and case examples. Knowledge gained is immediately applicable to day-to-day practices. Different organs or systems are featured in subsequent courses.

  • May 18–June 4, 2020
    Virtual
  • May 14–16, 2018
    Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • May 16–18, 2016
    Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • May 12–14, 2014
    Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • May 14–16, 2012
    Falls Church, Virginia
  • May 8–11, 2006
    Falls Church, Virginia

Pathology for Nonpathologists—Europe

Co-Hosted with the British Society of Toxicological Pathology (BSTP) and the Society of Toxicologic Pathology (STP)

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This three-day joint ACT/BSTP course, modeled after the successful ACT/STP US Pathology for the Nonpathologist course, presented by highly respected pathologists with current, relevant experience in toxicologic pathology provided lectures covered anatomy and physiology, spontaneous and chemically induced pathological changes, clinical pathology and case examples immediately applicable to day-to-day practices. The course material was relevant to pathologists new to their roles and was also highly relevant to experienced scientists who wished to consolidate their understanding and update their knowledge of recent developments and changes in the field.

  • July 6–8, 2015
    Cambridge, UK

Practical Application of Toxicology in Drug Development

Co-Hosted with the British Toxicology Society

PATDD

This course, modeled after the successful Toxicology for Pharmaceutical and Regulatory Toxicologists course in the US, is taught by distinguished experts, and provides opportunities for scientists from all parts of the world to participate in a course providing basic training in toxicology. Participants obtain an overall understanding of the principles of nonclinical safety evaluation with emphasis on the practical application of these principles and interpretation of nonclinical safety data. Regulatory toxicology in drug development is emphasized, from both a European and a US perspective. Through the week the students participate in tutored group study of regulatory cases and original data from a regulatory submission.

  • September 13–17, 2021
    Virtual course held with live Q&A
  • July 15–19, 2019
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • July 23–27, 2018
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • July 17–21, 2017
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • July 11–15, 2016
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • September 15–19, 2014
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • September 9–13, 2013
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Practical Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology

Co-Hosted with the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention

This joint ACT/BDRP course, held every other year, provides a basic understanding in reproductive and developmental biology and principles of various testing approaches for reproductive and developmental toxicology, with strong emphasis on the practical application of these principles and interpretation of nonclinical safety data as well as risk assessment. The intended audience for this course includes industrial and regulatory scientists, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.

  • May 17–21, 2021
    Virtual course held with live Q&A
  • May 13–17, 2019
    Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • May 8–12, 2017
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Toxicology for Pharmaceutical and Regulatory Scientists

TIRS

This annual ACT course provides a basic training in toxicology. Using pharmaceutical development as examples, participants will obtain an overall understanding of the principles of toxicology and nonclinical safety evaluation. The course includes discussion of regulatory case studies and hands-on analyses of nonclinical data. The course benefits individuals working with small and large molecules from biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, CROs, and regulatory agencies, or individuals interested in or currently practicing toxicology.

  • March 29–April 2, 2021
    Virtual course held with live Q&A
  • April 8–12, 2019
    Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • April 23–27, 2018
    Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • April 24–28, 2017
    Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • April 25–29, 2016
    Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • April 27–May 1, 2015
    Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • April 28–May 2, 2014
    Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • April 22–26, 2013
    Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • April 23–27, 2012
    Falls Church, Virginia

Study Director Training Courses

Co-Hosted with the Chinese Society of Toxicology

China Study Director

A three-day Study Director Training Course provided attendees with the details of conducting, supervising and monitoring toxicology studies in a stringent regulatory environment. The topics of this workshop included Good Laboratory Practice regulations, study protocol development, species selection, in-life study evaluations, pathology and clinical pathology evaluations, study monitoring, and report writing.

  • September 22–25, 2019
    Shanghai, China
  • May 9–12, 2016
    Shanghai, China
  • October 18–20, 2010
    Beijing, China

Preclinical GLP Study Director Course

Organized by the American College of Toxicology and Association of Toxicology India in Association with Veterinary College, Bangalore.

  • October 8–10, 2012
    Bangalore, India

Workshop: SEND Submissions Demystified

This workshop provided opportunities for participants engaged in, or contemplating SEND implementation to exchange collective experience and to gain a cohesive understanding of FDA SEND Submission expectations. The focus of the workshop was primarily on SEND business processes with some high-level discussion of the technical aspects of SEND.

  • May 3, 2016
    Reston, Virginia
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