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2016 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting
Bench to Bedside: Neurologic and Metabolic Toxins
March 18-20, 2016

Also available: Satellite Session - MRO & Beyond: Advanced Drug Testing Interpretation March 17, 2016. (click for details)

Join us at the Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, CA for the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting featuring:

  • Plenary sessions
  • Original research platform sessions
  • Poster sessions with authors
  • Professional development sessions
  • Breakout workshops
  • Fellows-in-Training special sessions

Learning objectives:

  • Identify and describe the mechanisms of metabolic and neurologic toxins.
  • Recognize metabolic and neurologic conditions that may predispose to toxicity or be mistaken for toxicologic illness.
  • Explore treatment modalities employed in the management of toxicity related to metabolic and neurologic dysfunction.
  • Discuss diagnostic tests utilized in the evaluation of poisoning with metabolic and neurologic toxins.

Accreditation

The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 14.75 “AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.” Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University of Alabama School of Medicine is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

Agenda

Friday, March 18, 2016                    


6:45-7:45am - ACMT Fellowship Directors Committee Meeting

6:45-7:45am - 2017 ASM Planning Committee Meeting 

6:45-7:45am - ACMT International Committee Meeting

7:00-7:45am - Registration and Continental Breakfast 

7:45-8:00am - Welcome and Introductions 

8:00-9:00am - Platform Session 1

Moderated by Stephanie Carreiro, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School and Dan Rusyniak, MD, Indiana University

8:00-8:15am - Randomized Controlled Study Comparing High Dose Insulin (HDI) to Vasopressors or Combination Therapy in Refractory Toxin-Induced Cardiogenic Shock (TICS)
Katherine Katzung, MD
HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research, St. Paul, MN

8:15-8:30am - Validation of a Prediction Rule for Adverse Cardiovascular Events from Drug Overdose
Alex Manini, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

8:30-8:45am - Prospective Cohort Study of Intravenous Lipid Emulsion for Resuscitating Critically-ill Poisoned Patients
Michael Levine, MD
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

8:45-9:00am - 2 Presentations

A Novel Adsorbent System Rapidly Clears Amlodipine from Human Blood
Eric Lavonas, MD, FACMT
Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, Denver, CO; Dept of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

A Novel Adsorbent System Rapidly Clears Verapamil from Human Blood
Eric Lavonas, MD, FACMT
Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, Denver, CO; Dept of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

9:00-9:45am - Toxic DNA: Exploring Genetic Predisposition to Toxicity

Wendy K. Chung, MD, PhD, Kennedy Family Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Columbia University, New York, NY

9:45-10:15am - Muscle Burn: The Role of Exertion in Stimulant Induced Hyperthermia 

Daniel E. Rusyniak, MD, FACMT, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 

10:15-10:30am - Break

10:30-11:00am - Tox Mimics in the Critically Ill Patient 

Ayrn D. O'Connor, MD, FACMT, Banner-University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ 

Panelists
Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, Columbia University, New York, NY
Brent W. Morgan, MD, FACMT, Georgia Poison Center, Atlanta, GA
Laura M. Tormoehlen, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

11:00am-12:30pm - Breakout Workshops: attend 2/3 sessions 

1.  Overheated: Treating Toxin-Induced Hyperthermia
Russ Kerns, MD, FACMT, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
Daniel E. Rusyniak, MD, FACMT, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

2.  Controversies in Hyperammonemia and Its Management 
James Cao, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Kurt Kleinschmidt, MD, FACMT, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

3.  Lactate Hysteria: Interpreting an Elevated Lactate
Vikhyat S. Bebarta, MD, FACMT, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
Matthew D. Zuckerman, MD, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO

12:30-1:30pm - Poster Session 1: Authors with Posters

1:30-3:00pm - Fellows in Training Research Symposium

3:00-5:00pm - Afternoon Break

3:00-5:00pm - ToxIC Committee Meeting

5:00-6:00pm - ACMT Business Meeting, ACMT Recognition Award Presentation & FACMT Induction

6:00-7:00pm - President's Reception  

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Saturday March 19, 2016

6:45-7:45am - Research Committee Meeting

6:45-7:45am - Position Statements, and Guidelines Committee Meeting

6:45-7:45am - Practice Committee Meeting

7:00-7:55am - Continental Breakfast

7:55-8:00am - Opening Remarks 

8:00-9:00am - Platform Session 2 

Moderated by Katie Boyle, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School and Dave Tanen, MD, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

8:00-8:15am - Neurotoxicity, Mitochondrial and mtDNA Damage of Ketamine in Young Children Undergoing Procedural Sedation in the Emergency Department
Yaron Finkelstein, MD, FACMT
Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

8:15-8:30am - Efficacy of Hydroxocobalamin as Treatment for Nifedipine-Induced Shock
Christine Murphy, MD 
Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

8:30-8:45am - TNF-a Response After North American Crotaline Envenomation
Liping Yang, MD
Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

8:45-9:00am - Safety and Efficacy of Physostigmine: A 10-Year Retrospective Review
Annie Arens, MD
University of California, San Francisco, CA; California Poison Control System, San Francisco, CA

9:00-9:45am - Weeding Out the Truth: Cannabinoids in the Treatment of Neurologic Disorders 

Barbara S. Koppel, MD, Chief of Neurology, Professor of Clinical Neurology, New York Medical College, New York, NY

9:45-10:15am - Shaken Not Stirred: Toxin-Induced Seizures 

Barbara S. Koppel, MD, Chief of Neurology, Professor of Clinical Neurology, New York Medical College, New York, NY

10:15-10:30am - Break

10:30-11:00am - Targets and Toxicity of Newer Anticonvulsants 

Laura M. Tormoehlen, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

11:00am-12:00pm - Poster Session 2: Authors with Posters 

12:00-1:30pm - Professional Development Session: (attend 2/3)

A: Teletoxicology and Wearable Devices
Peter R. Chai, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
Aaron B. Skolnik, MD, Banner-University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

B: The Business of Toxicology
Bryan S. Judge, MD, FACMT, Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Grand Rapids, MI
Timothy J. Wiegand, MD, FACMT, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

C: How Peer Reviewing Serves Your Specialty and Your Own Scholarship
Leslie R. Dye, MD, FACMT, President, American College of Medical Toxicology
Mark B. Mycyk, MD, FACMT, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Medical Toxicology, Chicago, IL

1:30-2:30pm - Fellows-in-Training Luncheon 

Global Toxicology: Opportunities for Fellows-in-Training

ACMT International Committee: Ziad N. Kazzi, MD, FACMT; Rais Vohra, MD, FACMT

1:30-4:30pm - Medical Student Track in collaboration with University of California-Irvine Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG)

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Organizing Committee:
Michele M. Burns, MD, MPH, FACMT, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Clelia Clark, MS2, University of California-Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA
Ziad N. Kazzi, MD, FACMT, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Stephen W. Munday, MD, MPH, FACMT, Sharp-Rees Stealy Medical Group, San Diego, CA

2:00-5:00pm - JMT Editorial Board

2:00-3:30pm - PEHSU Symposium

2:30-3:30pm - MedTox Fellow-in-Training

3:30-4:30pm - ACMT Education Committee Meeting

4:30-6:00pm - Fellows-in-Training Open Mic Competition


Sunday, March 20, 2016

7:00-8:00am - Continental Breakfast 

8:00-9:00am - Platform Session 3 

Moderated by Eric Lavonas, MD, Denver Health and Russ Kerns, MD, Carolinas Medical Center

8:00-8:15am - Overdose Risk in Young Children of Women Prescribed Opioids
Yaron Finkelstein, MD, FACMT
Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

8:15-8:30am - 2 Presentations

Comparative analysis of trends in opioid queries on the Erowid website 2009-2015
Rachel Wightman, MD 
Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York

Relative Frequency of Unique Opioid Page Visits Versus Heroin on Erowid.org
Rachel Wightman, MD 
Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York

8:30-8:45am - 1,1-Difluoroethane (DFE):  Prevalence, Toxicity and Analysis as Reflected by Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Postmortem Cases
Robert Middleberg, PhD
NMS Labs, Willow Grove, PA

8:45-9:00am - Adulterated Xanax:  A Case Series From San Francisco
Annie Arens, MD
University of California, San Francisco, CA; California Poison Control System, San Francisco, CA

9:00-9:45am - Plant Mitochondrial Toxins and Their Effects on Humans

Kimberlie Graeme, MD, FACMT, Banner-University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

9:45-10:15am - Communicating Risk From Neurologic and Metabolic Toxins in Pregnancy

Marya G. Zlatnick, MD, MMS, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

10:15-10:30am - Break

10:30-11:30am - Poster Session 3:  Authors with Posters 

11:30am-12:00pm - Palytoxin and Other Marine Toxins: Human Exposures and Toxicity 

Michael Levine, MD, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

12:00-1:30pm - Town Hall: Developing Metrics for Toxicology 

PRINTABLE AGENDA (CLICK HERE)

 Guest Speakers

Chung125w.jpgWendy K. Chung, MD, PhD, is a Kennedy Family Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine whose research relates to the molecular genetics of obesity and diabetes in rodents and humans, the genetic basis of congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies, arrhythmias, long QT Syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, endocrinopathies, congenital diaphragmatic hernias, cleft lip/cleft palate, seizures, mental retardation, inherited metabolic conditions and breast and pancreatic cancer susceptibility. She is the director of the Pediatric Heart Network Genetic Core, the Pediatric Neuromuscular Network Molecular Core, the New York Obesity Center Molecular Genetics Core and the Diabetes and Endocrine Research Center Molecular Genetics Core. She is also director of the Clinical Genetics Program, Clinical Cancer Genetics program, the director of the fellowship program in Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics, and supervises medical education in human genetics for Columbia University Medical School. 

Koppel PhotoBarbara S. Koppel, MD, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester. After graduating from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she worked with Drs. Brust and Rowland, she completed a neurology residency at the Neurological Institute of New York. In 1982 she joined the staff at Metropolitan Hospital, one of twelve Health and Hospital Corporation facilities in New York City, located in East Harlem, where she is currently Chief of Neurology and Professor of Clinical Neurology at New York Medical College. Based on the patients she serves, Dr. Koppel’s research interests include neurologic complications of substance abuse (such as cocaine, alcohol, heroin), of HIV infection, of nutritional deficiencies and other unusual conditions seen in the immigrants or uninsured who are seen at Metropolitan.

 

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Marya G. Zlatnik MD, MMS, is a professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences at UCSF, and a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist, with clinical expertise in ultrasound and the diagnosis of fetal anomalies. She has a long-standing interest in environmental toxins and their effect on pregnancy. She is a member of UCSF’s Program in Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE) and the FASTEP Advisory council since 2008, as well as the associate director of UCSF’s fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Her research interests include obstetrical complications and environmental toxins in pregnancy. Dr. Zlatnik earned her medical degree at the University of Iowa and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine and a master's program in medical science at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Venue 

The Waterfront Beach Resort
Huntington Beach, CA 
 
John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA), 15 minutes
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), 60-75 minutes

Other Nearby Hotels

Shorebreak Hotel, A Kimpton Hotel here (CLICK).
Sun and Sands Motel here (CLICK).
Huntington Beach Inn here (CLICK).

Registration for Annual Scientific Meeting and the Satellite Session

Annual Scientific Meeting Registration Fees

Category    Regular
ACMT Members $625
Fellows-in-Training  $445
Students/Residents* $200
Non-Members $875
Continuing education pending (CME only) $125
 
 
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Satellite Session: MRO & Beyond Registration Fees

Category    Regular
ACMT Members $220
Fellows-in-Training/SPI $140
Students/Residents $110
Non-Members $325
Continuing education pending (CME only) $75
*Proof of student and resident status is required to confirm this rate. Proof consists of a copy of your student ID or a letter from your institution’s Registrar verifying student or resident status. Documentation must be received within two weeks of registering via email to info@acmt.net or fax to (844) 226-8333. Attention: 2016 ASM Registration.  
 
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing on or prior to January 31, 2016 are subject to a $150 processing fee. Refunds will not be granted after January 31, 2016. Please send cancellation request to ACMT at info@acmt.net, or fax to 623-533-6520.
 

Organizing Committee

  • Louise W. Kao, MD, FACMT, Chair, ACMT Education Committee
  • Brenna M. Farmer MD, FACMT - Leader, 2016 ASM Planning Committee                                                            
  • Ayrn D. O'Connor MD, FACMT - Leader, 2016 ASM Planning Committee  
  • Spencer C. Greene, MD
  • Jason Hoppe, DO
  • Russ Kerns, MD, FACMT
  • Lewis S. Nelson MD, FACMT
  • Andrew I. Stolbach MD, FACMT                                                                
  • Paul M. Wax, MD, FACMT
  • Timothy J. Wiegand, MD, FACMT
  • Shan Yin MD
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