Established in 1995
The Midwest Association of Toxicology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (MATT) was established as a grassroots effort to address a growing need for a regional organization in the Midwest to bring together toxicologist in an open, affordable, and informal environment.
The first president of MATT, Dr. Steven Wong, and the other founding members envisioned MATT as a less formal organization that could provide a familiar “Midwestern” sense of hospitality and cultivate collaboration between established professional and students alike.
Since its founding nearly 30 years ago, MATT has provided a platform for the exchange of ideas and research, updates in forensic and clinical toxicology and TDM, networking, and collaborating.
As an association focused on advancing the scientific, clinical, professional, and education aspects of Toxicology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM), MATT provides a network for interested individuals in the Midwest and across the country. MATT membership includes professionals such as clinical and forensic toxicologists, medical technologists, pharmacologists, pathologists, physicians, and clinical chemists. The educational components consist of meetings rotating throughout major Midwest cities. It is the intent the meeting locations will be readily accessible, by car, to most of the members. In addition, the membership receives a newsletter on a regular basis. MATT strives to advance the science, research, clinical services, and education in various areas of Toxicology and TDM.
To advance the science, research, clinical services, and education in Clinical and Forensic Toxicology and TDM.
To develop a membership from interested fellow scientists, physicians, health professionals, administrators, and colleagues.
To promote professional activities by holding informal, annual meetings.
To interact, collaborate, and enhance professional, research, and educational activities with other professional organizations.
To offer a newsletter for the membership of MATT.
To invest in the future of MATT through outreach, student engagement, and mentorship.
MATT brings together a community of scientists working together.