American College of Toxicology


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2018 Educational Course

Advanced Comprehensive Toxicology

Course Description

The American College of Toxicology (ACT) is offering an advanced course, Advanced Comprehensive Toxicology, to complement Toxicology for Pharmaceutical and Regulatory Scientists course. In this five-day intensive course, attendees will be provided detailed descriptions of the 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 will provide information that may be helpful to those seeking certification in toxicology or to those seeking advanced training in toxicology. The faculty consists of well-recognized experts in their field of study and most are Board Certified by the American Board of Toxicology.

This week-long course will begin on Sunday evening with a reception and will end on Friday with a practice exam, comprised of questions with the type and rigor found on the American Board of Toxicology exam. The registration fee includes continental breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks, and lunch.

Course flyer

Course Schedule

Sunday, August 5

Welcome Reception

Please join us for a reception on Sunday from 6:00 pm–7:30 pm. This light-fare reception, which is included in the registration fee, allows for fellow course attendees, course organizers, and speakers to interact and network in a casual atmosphere. Hors d'oeuvres, plus drink tickets for beer and wine will be provided to registered participants.

Monday, August 6

General Toxicology, Mary Ellen Cosenza, MEC Regulatory & Toxicology Consulting, LLC
Toxicokinetics/Pharmacokinetics,Tracy M. Williams, Eli Lilly and Company
Biotransformation, Mary Beth Genter, University of Cincinnati
Genotoxicity, Les Recio, Integrated Laboratory Systems, Inc.

Tuesday, August 7

Carcinogenesis, John A. Wisler, California Institute for Biomedical Research
Hematopoietic and Immune Systems Toxicology, Kenneth L. Hastings, Hastings Toxicology Consulting, LLC
Liver Toxicology, William J. Brock, Brock Scientific Consulting, LLC
Nervous System Toxicology, Mary Beth Genter, University of Cincinnati

Wednesday, August 8

Respiratory Toxicology, Laura Van Winkle, University of California, Davis
Kidney Toxicology, David Dorman, NC State University
Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology, Alan M. Hoberman, Charles River
Cardiovascular System Toxicology, Simon Authier, CiToxLAB North America

Thursday, August 9

Dermal and Ocular Toxicology, William J. Brock, Brock Scientific Consulting, LLC
Solvents and Vapors, Mary Beth Genter, University of Cincinnati
Foods, Richard W. Lane, Richard Lane Consulting, LLC
Pesticides, Lydia Cox, Nichino America, Inc.

Friday, August 10

Forensics/Occupational Health, Bruce J. Kelman, Veritox, Inc.
Environmental Toxicology and Ecological Risk Assessment, Jane P. Staveley, Exponent
Risk Assessment, Lynne Haber, University of Cincinnati
Practice Exam


Sunday: 6:00 PM–7:30 PM, Welcome Reception
Monday: 7:00 AM–8:00 AM, Registration, Course Materials, Continental Breakfast
Tuesday–Friday: 7:15 AM–8:00 AM, Continental Breakfast
Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–5:30 PM, Course


This 2018 course registration is now closed. For current course information visit the ACT course website

Registration Fees:

  By June 18 June 19–August 3
ACT Member $1,295 $1,395
ACT Student or Postdoc Member $ 995 $1,095
Nonmember $1,595 $1,695
Government $1,295 $1,395
ACT Member Group Rate 
(3 or more from same company)
$1,145 $1,245
Nonmember Group Rate 
(3 or more from same company)
$1,445 $1,545

**To take advantage of the group rate: Please send your completed registration forms to You will not be able to select the group rate through the online registration.

Refund Policy:
$75 Processing Fee will be charged before 5/25/18; 50% refund if canceled before 6/25/18; After 6/26/18 no fees will be refunded.


Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center
9751 Washingtonian Boulevard
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Tel: 301.590.0044


Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center
9751 Washingtonian Boulevard
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Tel: 301.590.0044
Hotel Reservation: 800.393.3450

Housing Deadline:

Please refer to the Advanced Comprehensive Toxicology Room Block, August 5–11, 2018. You must book by July 9, 2018 to receive the group rate of $149, plus tax.


A personal laptop to view course materials and your computer charger are required. We also suggest downloading all the course materials to your laptop prior to arriving at the course. Course materials will be provided approximately one week before the start of the course.


William Brock, Brock Scientific Consulting, LLC
Mary Beth Genter, University of Cincinnati
Elisa Turner, ACT staff liaison

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