About AACT Sections

AACT is home to 12 Sections made of members interested in similar areas of toxicology. Sections meet during the annual North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology and may meet throughout the year. AACT Sections are a great way to network, find mentorship, get leadership experience and learn more about the specific area of toxicology. Email admin@clintox.org or the Section chairs to get involved today.


Acute & Intensive Care (AIC)
The Acute and Intensive Care Special Interest Section has been actively providing educational symposia at NACCT since 1997 and has been a forum for those interested in acute care, emergency and critical care toxicology for many years prior.

The purpose of the Pediatric Special Interest Section is to foster the interest of its members in any and all childhood and adolescent toxicology related topics. The Section intends to be a source of subject matter expertise within the AACT with an interest in, responsibility for and concern about pediatric poisonings.

Clinical Toxicology in Sports
Sports and competition has always been a major part of society. From the elite athlete to the weekend warrior, participation in sport has become competitive to the point that athletic performance enhancement has become a multibillion dollary industry. The Clinical Toxicology in Sports Section was formed to foster interest in this area.

Herbs and Dietary Supplements
The purpose of the Herbs & Dietary Supplements Special Interest Section is to foster the interest of its members in the study of herbs and dietary supplements through an exchange of ideas, resources, and expertise.

Geriatric  Toxicology
In view of the rapidly increasing proportion of the ageing and departments of geriatrics being founded in most medical schools that stress medication reviews, it is appropriate for this section to increase awareness of AACT members on the toxicologic issues of the elderly.

Occupational/ Environmental
The Occupational and Environmental Toxicology Special Interest Section serves to unite members of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology with an interest in the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and conditions associated with exposure to environmental toxicants. Potential members include physician toxicologists with backgrounds in Occupational Medicine, Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Poison Center personnel, nurses and pharmacists.

The goal of the AACT Envenomations Special Interest Section is to serve as a forum for AACT members with an interest in venomous animals and envenomations.

The goal of the Forensic Toxicology Special Interest Section is to provide members a forum for the discussion of ideas and problems as they relate to forensic topics in clinical toxicology.

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
The Weapons of Mass Destruction Special Interest Section will regularly provide a list of timely abstracts of interest to our members. While not exhaustive, every effort will be made to provide a valuable cross section of information from basic science to applied clinical care and preparedness.

Toxicological Historical Society
The Toxicological Historical Society presented its first paper in Toronto in 1991. The goal of the Toxicological Historical Society is to preserve the history of poisons and the poisons of history.

The purpose of the Radiation Special Interest Section is to foster knowledge of its members in the study of radiation toxicology through an exchange of ideas, resources, and expertise. Areas of interest include biological and health effects of radiation from an environmental, occupational, or medical origin. Additionally this Section is committed to enhance the role of toxicologists in preparedness and response to accidental or intentional radiological incidents.

Trainee and Student
The Trainee and Student Section is the newest section of the AACT. The purpose of this specialty section is to foster engagement of all those interested in toxicology at any level of training including fellows in training; resident physicians; pharmacy residents; medical students; pharmacy students and other allied health students. The goal of this section is to encourage engagement in the Academy; increase knowledge base in toxicology; and foster continued membership and involvement at the conclusion of training.

Resources for Sections

Review resources to aid in the leadership of your Section.