June 27, 2022
June has been a blur because of all the events this month, personally and professionally. Which means one third of the summer is almost over too. June is another great transition month, when we wave our hopeful goodbyes to our graduates, who are taking another step toward independence. It is a such strange paradox to feel both full and empty at the same time.
NACCT 2022 will take place in San Francisco, September 14-18. It will be an in-person event only, with the ACMT and AACT pre-meeting symposia, followed by three days of the main meeting, just like you remember it. For those of you who have not yet attended, this is the big stage where everyone can shine. The symposia, posters sessions, platforms and networking are the perfect dose of clinical toxicology to recharge and inspire you. Let’s watch some sunsets on the Bay together!
The keynote speaker, Dr. Lauren Esposito, PhD, from the California Academy of Sciences, has devoted her career to studying scorpion venoms. She will guide us through the incredible research of scorpion venom mechanisms and potential applications for the future. She will turn your arachnophobia into arachnophilia!
The AACT membership app will be your essential accessory to stay connected at NACCT. You can use it to find meetings and receive push notifications of the latest news. When you have some downtime, you can use the app to relax and peruse the abstracts before the poster sessions. Of course, the app still remains your way to contact your colleagues, make groups, access Clinical Toxicology and post-highlights of NACCT.
June is also time to renew your membership with AACT. Our organization, is rapidly expanding the educational and service opportunities for our members. This benefits you as the consumer and the provider. We not only want your participation, we need your participation. Continuing your membership will continue the discounts at AACT events; make you eligible for thousands of dollars in research grants; total access to ABAT; e-learning, webinars and mentorship ; and clinical resources to help you with your practice. At your fingertips, you have access to the most diverse international collection of clinical toxicologists from around the globe. You belong at AACT!
Kirk Cumpston, DO