The ACMT received 160 research abstracts for consideration for presentation at the 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting. Each abstract was reviewed in a blinded fashion by at least four medical toxicologists. Because of the increased volume and quality of submissions received, a third poster session was added to the meeting. As a result, 116 abstracts were accepted, for an overall acceptance rate of 73 %. The acceptance rate was 96 % (92/96) for research studies and 38 % (24/64) for case reports.
Thanks to the abstract reviewers: Kristin Engebretsen, Yaron Finkelstein, David Jang, Louise Kao, Ken Katz, Russ Kerns, Eric Lavonas, Gerry Maloney, Mark Mycyk, Dan Rusyniak, Sam Stellpflug, Richard Wang, Brandon Willis, and Luke Yip. Thank you also the hardworking ACMT staff, including Jim Wiggins, Tara Frutkin, Tricia Steffey, Sharan Campleman, and Paul Wax, who worked long hours to complete this process.
Congratulations to all the researchers involved. We look forward to a dynamic meeting in Clearwater Beach!
Russ Kerns, MD, FACMT, Chair, Research Committee
Eric Lavonas, MD, FACMT, Abstract Review Chair