AACT membership allows members to identify fellow professionals who may be
able to resolve challenging problems and collaborate on research projects. Our membership
directory serves as a useful tool for this endeavor.
Specific benefits of the Academy include:
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American Board of Applied Toxicology
The American Board of
Applied Toxicology (ABAT) was established by the AACT to provide special recognition
to professionals (other than practicing physicians) who demonstrate exceptional knowledge,
experience, and competence in applied clinical toxicology. An examination is administered
periodically and is open to AACT members who meet the qualifications. Candidates
who pass the examination are awarded the status of Diplomate of the American Board
of Applied Toxicology.
AACT Fellowship Status
AACT members who have been active members for at least seven years and have demonstrated
significant contributions to the organization and the discipline of clinical toxicology
are eligible for recognition as a Fellow of the AACT. Fellows are selected through
a peer review process.
Annual Scientific Meeting
The AACT coordinates the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, a forum
for presentations on clinical and applied research. AACT members may attend this
meeting at a reduced rate. Special symposia and technical training courses also are
Specialty Section Membership
These Sections provide the opportunity to interact with professionals who have
similar interests and to participate in specific educational and research forums.
The AACT maintains six Specialty Sections: Acute & Intensive Care Toxicology,
Pediatric Toxicology, Occupational & Environmental Toxicology, Medical Legal,
Envenomations, and Herbs & Dietary Supplements.
The Academy strongly supports the career development of its members involved
in toxicology research. Research awards are presented annually to junior research
scientists to complete a major clinical toxicology research project. The researchers,
selected by the Research Awards Committee, also receive a stipend to defray the costs
associated with presentation of the completed paper at the North American Congress
of Clinical Toxicology.
International Travel Scholarships
These scholarships are given to academicians and poison center researchers in
economically disadvantaged countries. The scholarships, based on the scientific merit
of the abstract submitted, together with the research potential of the applicant,
are sponsored and funded by the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology.
Kenneth F. Lampe Memorial Research Award
This biennial award is provided to a junior or senior researcher to help them
complete a project in the area of natural toxins. Each award consists of a $1,500
stipend and travel expenses to present the research at the North American Congress
of Clinical Toxicology.
Continuing Education Credits
The AACT is an approved provider of continuing education credits by the American
Medical Association and the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education. The Academy’s
annual scientific meeting and other symposia provide a source of continuing education
Journals and Abstracts
AACT members receive a subscription to Clinical Toxicology, the premier journal for Clinical Toxicology, featuring current research and review articles relevant to the clinical toxicologist, abstracts of clinical toxicology literature, announcements of AACT activities, and abstracts of the annual scientific meeting are available through these publications.
Members receive AACTion, the Academy’s newsletter, to keep them current
with the organizational activities of the AACT.
The Academy seeks to be active on issues which effect the membership and the
discipline of clinical toxicology. As the need arises, an ad hoc committee is appointed
to develop an Academy position paper.
Exclusive members only, online member directory. The directory is organized both alphabetically and geographically to allow members to identify those individuals who share research interests or those who may be able to resolve challenging clinical toxicology problems.