American College of Toxicology


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2019 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.

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 4

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 5

Advanced Topics in General Toxicology/Mechanisms of Toxicity, Mary Ellen Cosenza, MEC Regulatory & Toxicology Consulting, LLC

Toxicokinetics/Pharmacokinetics/Metabolism, Debie Hoivik, Akebia Therapeutics

Genotoxicity, Les Recio, Integrated Laboratory Systems, Inc.

Carcinogenesis, Robert Roy, 3M

Tuesday, August 6

Nervous System Toxicology, Mary Beth Genter, University of Cincinnati

Liver Toxicology, William Brock, Brock Scientific Consulting

Hematopoietic and Immune Systems Toxicology, Kenneth Hastings, Hastings Toxicology Consulting

Kidney Toxicology, David Dorman, North Carolina State University

Wednesday, August 7

Respiratory Toxicology, Matthew J. Campen, University of New Mexico

Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology, Alan Hoberman, Charles River

Cardiovascular System Toxicology, Simon Authier, Citoxlab

Solvents and Vapors, Mary Beth Genter, University of Cincinnati

Thursday, August 8

Pesticides, Lydia Cox, Nichino America, Inc.

Occupational Toxicology, Elizabeth Vancza, SafeBridge Consultants, Inc.

Environmental Toxicology and Ecological Risk Assessment, Jane Staveley, Exponent

Risk Assessment, Lynne Haber, University of Cincinnati

Friday, August 9*

Odds and Ends, William Brock, Brock Scientific Consulting and Mary Beth Genter, University of Cincinnati

Practice Exam

*Course ends at noon.


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

*Course ends at noon on Friday, August 9. No lunch or break will be provided on Friday.

Course Organizers

William Brock, Brock Scientific Consulting
Mary Beth Genter, University of Cincinnati
Jordan Ballance, ACT staff liaison


The course is sold out. If you would like to be placed on the course waitlist, please email ACT Headquarters.

Registration Fees:

  By June 17 June 18–August 2
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 5/24/19; 50% refund if canceled before 6/24/19; After 6/25/19 no fees will be refunded.

Course Location

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: 800.228.9290

Housing Deadline:

Please refer to the Advanced Comprehensive Toxicology Room Block, August 1–13, 2019. You must book by July 15, 2019 to receive the group rate of $159, 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.

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