American Association of Chinese in Toxicology (AACT)
Welcome! You are now visiting the American Association of Chinese in Toxicology (AACT) website. AACT was established in 2004 and joined the Society of Toxicology Special Interest Groups (SOT-SIG) in 2007. The AACT is a product of the merger between the American Chinese Toxicology Society (ACTS, est. 1984) and American Chinese Society of Toxicology (ACSOT, est. 1995)
The objectives of AACT are to foster interactions among professionals of Chinese background and/or ethnicity in toxicological or related sciences through the exchange of information in education, technology, employment, or business opportunities; to facilitate collaborative activities in toxicology-related research or projects between Chinese scientists or organizations in the U.S. and abroad; and to promote the participation of scientists of any ethnical background who share the same common interests in toxicology and related fields. AACT members share the vision: creating an organization that connects scientists with Chinese ethnic background in the toxicology and related fields, and bridges the toxicological sciences between the Eastern and the Western world
To achieve these objectives, AACT has established the following committees besides its elected board as defined in the By-laws: Membership Committee, Finance Committee, Program Committee, Strategic Plan Committee, Nominating Committee, and Award Committee. Each committee is chaired by a board member and composed of 5 to 7 volunteers among the AACT members with the final approval of the board.
As a member of Special Interest Groups, AACT is an important component of SOT and is vigorously involved in the organization and activities of SOT. AACT sponsors and endorses SOT annual meeting programs, participates in the assembly of SOT committees, and contributes to the long-term development of SOT.
AACT members enjoy the privilege as well as assume the responsibility as defined in the By-laws. AACT is a young organization, but it is full of energy and diversity. I strongly encourage all eligible SOT members, including you, to join this organization. Your participation will greatly strengthen this organization and bring enjoyment to yourself.
Diana Auyeung-Kim, Ph.D., MBA, DABT