The California Association of Toxicologists was formed to promote the mutual exchange of information within the field of toxicology; facilitate the discussion of professional problems of common interest; and to improve the practice, to elevate the standards, and to advance the cause of toxicology. To this end, the Association meets twice a year (usually in May and November) to engage in a variety of activities related to toxicology.
Membership is limited to persons of professional competence, integrity, and good moral character. There are four classes of membership currently available:
New membership is proposed by the Membership Committee and approved by the Board of Directors. Additionally, approval by at least two-thirds (2/3) of the voting members in attendance at a Business Meeting is required.
If applying for Full Membership, please be sure that the sponsors you select are voting members who can attest to your professional experience and competence. An incomplete application will not be accepted for consideration.
On receipt of the application, your sponsors will be notified and asked to submit a written recommendation for your membership. When these sponsor letters have been returned, the completed application will be reviewed by the Membership Committee. The Committee reports on the application at the next meeting where they are presented for approval by the Board of Directors and subsequently the general Membership.
All members, except Members Emeritus, pay annual dues. At the present time, dues are assessed only after the Board and general Membership have approved your application.
As a Member of any classification, you will receive a copy of the Proceedings, published quarterly, which includes information relevant to the field of toxicology and the happenings of the Association.
Members of the California Association of Toxicologists also have access to the Membership Roster listing all members’ contact information; may receive continuing education credit for attending meetings; have access to professional networking; receive discounted registration for meetings; and have access to the members-only section of the CAT website that contains electronic copies of the Proceedings, meeting presentations, and the CAT Literature Review. Members may also participate in the Quality Assurance Program with samples prepared by participating members.
Thank you for your interest in the California Association of Toxicologists. Please contact the Secretary of Membership listed on the Officers page with any questions you may have regarding how to join.