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At the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting, ACMT will explore the theme: Toxicologic Impact: Research, Practice, Teach. Day 1 will be entirely dedicated to research. Day 2 will focus on professional development and the practice of medical toxicology. Day 3 will focus on education and teaching future teachers in the field of medical toxicology. 


Friday, March 31, 2017 | Day 1: Advances in Research

06:45 – 07:45 AM     Practice Committee Meeting - Surfside Room
06:45 – 07:45 AM     Position Statements & Guidelines Meeting - Pinnacle Room
06:45 – 07:45 AM     International Committee Meeting - Executive Boardroom
06:45 – 07:45 AM     Public Affairs Committee Meeting - Corporate Boardroom
***Annual Scientific Meeting sessions are located in the Grand Ballroom unless otherwise noted.
07:45 – 08:00 AM     ASM Welcome & Introductions
Charles McKay, MD, FACMT, President, American College of Medical Toxicology
Paul W. Wax, MD, FACMT, Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology
Andrew Stolbach, MD, FACMT, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
08:00 – 09:00 AM     Platform Session 1
Moderators: Eric Lavonas, MD, FACMT, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO; Christine Murphy, MD, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
A Novel Oral Fluid Assay for the Detection of Fentanyl after Suspected Heroin Overdose
Matthew Griswold, MD, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Worcester, MA
Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Patients with Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen
David Jang, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Acute Adverse Events Associated With The Administration of FabAV Within The North American Snakebite Registry
Kurt Kleinschmidt, MD, FACMT, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
The Epidemiologic and Clinical Characteristics of Snakebites in the North American Snakebite Registry
Michelle Ruha, MD, FACMT, Center for Toxicology and Pharmacology Education and Research, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
09:00 – 09:45 AM     The Evidence Pyramid in Toxicology: Bottoms Up!
David Juurlink, MD, FACMT, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON
09:45 – 10:15 AM     Registry to Bedside: Using ToxIC to Study Cardiovascular Drug Toxicity
Alex Manini, MD, FACMT, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Elmhurst Hospital Center, New York, NY
10:15 – 10:30 AM     Break
10:30 – 11:15 AM     ACMT Ellenhorn Award
A Med Tox Career from the Rearview Mirror
Kenneth Kulig, MD, FACMT, Toxicology, Associates, Denver, CO
11:15 – 12:30 PM     Poster Session 1 with Authors (Break for Lunch)
12:30 – 02:00 PM     Research Breakouts 1-3 (attend 2 of 3)
1. There’s No ‘I’ in IRB: Working With Your Institutional Review Board
Rama Rao, MD, FACMT, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY;
Andrew Stolbach, MD, MPH, FACMT, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2. Failing to Learn: Resiliency in Research
Dan Rusyniak, MD, FACMT, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
3. Altmetrics: A New Alternative to Impact Factors
Mark Mycyk, MD, FACMT, Journal of Medical Toxicology, Chicago, IL
02:00 – 03:30 PM     Fellows-In-Training Research Forum - Grand Ballroom
03:00 – 05:00 PM     ToxIC Committee Meeting - Pinnacle Room
05:00 – 06:00 PM     ACMT Business Meeting - Grand Ballroom
06:00 – 07:30 PM     President’s Reception - Hotel Boardwalk

Saturday, April 1, 2017 | Day 2: Advances in the Practice of Medical Toxicology

07:00 – 07:50 AM     Research Committee Meeting - Pinnacle Room
07:00 – 07:50 AM     2018 ASM Planning Meeting - Executive Boardroom
07:00 – 09:00 AM     Fellowship Directors Meeting - Surfside Room
***Annual Scientific Meeting sessions are located in the Grand Ballroom unless otherwise noted.
07:55 – 08:00 AM     ASM Morning Announcements
Andrew Stolbach, MD, FACMT, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Bryan Judge, MD, FACMT, Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Grand Rapids, MI
08:00 – 09:00 AM     Platform Session 2
Moderators: Katherine Katzung, MD, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN; Jeffrey Brent, MD FACMT, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
Prognostic Utility of Initial Lactate for ED Drug Overdose Fatality: A Validation Cohort
Alex Manini, MD,  The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Carbon Monoxide Concentrations Induced by Cigarette Smoking Outdoors in Typical Smokers
Jonathan Schimmel, MD, Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
Toxicology Consultation -- Successful Reimbursement for Telemedicine Services
Timothy Wiegand, MD, FACMT, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
09:00 – 09:45 AM     Presidential Keynote
Exploring Ethical Issues in Medical Toxicology Research
Jeremy Sugarman, MD, MPH, MA, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, Baltimore, MD
09:45 – 10:15 AM     Zika Virus: Controlling the Epidemic Through Vector Management
Gredia Huerta-Montanez, MD, Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development in Puerto Rico (CRECE) and Zika in Infants and Pregnancy (ZIP), San Juan, PR
10:15 – 10:30 AM     Break
10:30 – 11:00 AM     Tox & Terror: The Role of the Medical Toxicologist in Homeland Security
Mark Kirk, MD, Department of Homeland Security, Washington DC
11:00 – 12:00 PM     Poster Session 2 with Authors (Break for Lunch)
12:00 – 01:30 PM     Practice Breakouts 1-3 (attend 2 of 3)
1. Teaching Toxicology: Diagnosing & Managing the Learner
Teresa Chan, MD, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
2. Electronic Dance in the Emerald City: A Poison Center's Effort at Harm Reduction 
Matthew Valento, MD, UW Division of Emergency Medicine, Seattle, WA
3. Business of Medical Toxicology:
(Session 1) Creating Value for the Specialty & Your Practice
(Session 2) Contracts, Negotiations & Business Planning
Bryan Judge, MD, FACMT, Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Grand Rapids, MI
Tim Wiegand, MD, FACMT, University of Rochester Medical School, Rochester, NY
01:30 – 04:30 PM     Medical Student & Resident Track (free of charge for medical students and residents)
02:00 – 03:00 PM     Fellows-In-Training Luncheon - Surfside Room
Homicide in Healthcare
Brent Furbee, MD, FACMT, Indiana Poison Center, Indianapolis, IN
02:00 – 05:00 PM     JMT Editorial Board Meeting - Antilles Room
02:00 – 03:30 PM     PEHSU Meeting - Pinnacle Room
03:00 – 04:00 PM     MTFITA Business Meeting - Surfside Room
03:30 – 04:30 PM     Education Committee Meeting - Pinnacle Room
04:00 – 05:00 PM     Quality Metrics Meeting - Executive Boardroom

Sunday, April 2, 2017 | Day 3: Advances in Education

07:00 – 07:50 AM     CCMT Meeting - Executive Boardroom
07:00 – 07:50 AM     Addiction Medicine Meeting - Surfside Room
07:00 – 07:50 AM     Med Management Meeting - Pinnacle Room
07:00 – 07:50 AM     Membership Committee Meeting - Corporate Boardroom
07:00 – 07:50 AM     Recent Grads Section - Antilles Room
***Annual Scientific Meeting sessions are located in the Grand Ballroom unless otherwise noted.
07:50 – 08:00 AM     ASM Morning Announcements
Bryan Judge, MD, FACMT, Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Grand Rapids, MI
08:00 – 09:00 AM     Platform Session 3
Moderators: Yaron Finkelstein, MD, FACMT, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON; Katherine Boyle, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Pseudoephedrine to Methamphetamine: Comparison of Percent Conversion between Abuse-Deterrent and Non Abuse-                               Deterrent Formulations
Brandon Presley, NMS Labs, Willow Grove, PA
Role of Lipid Emulsion in Management of Organophosphate Compound Poisoning
Ashish Bhalla, MD, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
A New Drug Epidemic: Emergency Department Visits for Synthetic Cannabinoid (SC) Intoxication with Laboratory Analysis of SC Samples
Payal Sud, MD, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Northwell Health, New Hyde Park, NY; North Shore University Hospital, Northwell           Health, Manhasset, NY
Citalopram Ingestions: a Two-Year Retrospective Study of the Toxicology Investigators Consortium
Tony Rianprakaisang, MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT
09:00 – 09:45 AM     The Future is Now: Cutting-Edge Medical Education in Toxicology
Teresa Chan, MD, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
09:45 – 10:15 AM     Tweets & Drugs: Using Social Media to Monitor Prescription Drug Epidemics
Greg Powell, PharmD, MBA, GlaxoSmithKline, Chapel Hill, NC
10:15 – 11:15 AM     Poster Session 3 with Authors (Break)
11:15 – 11:45 AM     Making an Impact Using ToxIC: Research, Practice & Education
Tim Wiegand, MD, FACMT, University of Rochester Medical School, Rochester, NY
11:45 – 12:45 PM     Tox Town Hall: Developing Metrics in Medical Toxicology
Moderator: Tony Pizon, MD, FACMT, UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA

Registration & Fees

Registration Category
 Early Bird
ACMT Member $575 $625
Resident / Student** $195 $225
Fellows-in-Training / SPI $395  $445
Non-Member $825 $875
Continuing Medical Education (CME pending) $125 $125
*Early Bird Rates have been extended to 11:59pm on January 29, 2017. Fees increase to the Regular Rate after this date, no exceptions.
**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 or fax to (844) 226-8333. Attention: 2017 ASM. 
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing on or prior to January 31, 2017 are subject to a $150 processing fee. Refunds will not be granted after January 31, 2017. Please send cancellation request to ACMT at, or fax to 623-533-6520.

Abstract Submission

ACMT is no longer accepting abstracts for this event. If you have submitted an abstract, the review committee will issue you a decision in the coming weeks.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the University of Alabama School of Medicine and the American College of Medical Toxicology.

The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Meeting Details

The 2017 ASM and Satellite Sessions will be held at the beachfront InterContinental Hotel and Resort San Juan, located in Isla Verde, approximately 5 minutes from the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport and 15 minutes from historic Old San Juan

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Have questions about the conference or satellite sessions? For all inquiries, write to: 

2017 ASM Organizing Committee

Andrew Stolbach, MD, FACMT – Leader
Bryan Judge, MD, FACMT – Leader
Keith Burkhart, MD, FACMT 
Spencer Greene, MD, MS, FACMT
William "Russ" Kerns, MD, FACMT
Mark Su, MD, FACMT
Timothy J. Wiegand, MD, FACMT
Paul M. Wax, MD, FACMT