August Message from AACT’s President, Dr. Kirk Cumpston

August 27, 2021 Well…there is a light at the end of this pandemic, but we are not quite there yet. The FDA approved vaccine combined with mandates and preventive efforts to slow the spread of the delta variant is coming just in time to counteract…

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July Message from AACT’s President, Dr. Kirk Cumpston

July 29, 2021 July is not failing to bring the heat this summer. I hope you are staying safe and healthy. This month of transition in medicine can cause whiplash as our best, brightest residents have moved on, forcing us to get out of our…

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June Message from AACT President, Dr. Kirk Cumpston

June 30, 2021 June is a great month for so many reasons. The crescendo of high school and undergraduate finals punctuates months of educational labor, creating a pleasant slide into the freedom of summer. The graduating residents and fellows are moving on to their future…

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May Message from AACT President, Dr. Kirk Cumpston

May 28, 2021 I have been attending the virtual 41st EAPCCT Congress, which has been delightful. Fortunately, video is not required. My hair is fresh from the pillow, as I sit in my robe squinting into light of the computer that illuminates the room at…

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April Message from AACT President, Dr. Kirk Cumpston

April 28, 2021 With COVID-19 and social injustice occupying our minds so frequently because of the news and social media, we may or may not realize how much stress these issues have placed on our mental health. I know they influence my life every day….

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March Message from AACT’S President, Dr. Kirk Cumpston

March 31, 2021 In March, the AACT celebrates Women’s History Month. Throughout the history of clinical toxicology, there are numerous examples of women who have led and continue to lead. These are just a few examples of the foundation and the strength of women in…

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February Message from AACT’s President, Dr. Kirk Cumpston

February 25, 2021 February is the shortest month of the year, but this letter will be the longest. Jessica Konrath has implemented your access to NACCT 2020 symposia on the AACT learning portal. Now you can relive and review some of the great content from…

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Message from AACT’s President, Dr. Kirk Cumpston

January 28, 2021 The year 2021 sounds like an idyllic futuristic time when we should be exploring the galaxy on the Enterprise. I think Marty McFly would be surprised to find the Cubs finally did win the World Series; we are in the midst of…

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Happy Holidays from AACT’s President

December 17, 2020 December is a month when many people around the world re-energize their spiritual lives and reconnect with family and friends. It is incredibly important to sustain emotional and mental wellness with so many external stressors like the pandemic and social injustice, and…

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Happy Thanksgiving from Dr. Kirk Cumpston, AACT’s President

November 25, 2020 November is a month to be grateful and thankful. If you can read this message, you are already better off than many. The year of 2020 has been a unique challenge to us in healthcare, but we are no strangers to adversity….

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