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The ACMT Fellows-in-Training Research Symposium is an integral part of the ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting. Each Fellow-in-Training who participates will be given 10 minutes for an oral presentation that should ideally emphasize the crafting of the study hypothesis and the proposed study methodology, data collection, and analytic techniques of a research proposal. Each presentation will be made in the presence of senior medical toxicology faculty for constructive comments and feedback. This session hopes to offer the Fellow-in-Training valuable insight that could strengthen their proposed research project.

The Research Symposium offers many benefits to the trainee including:

  • Valuable public speaking experience
  • Reputation-building and networking among peers and prospective employers
  • Constructive critique of research ideas and methodology
  • Exposure to other creative research processes
Louise Kao, MD, FACMT, Indiana Poison Center, Indianapolis, IN
William "Russ" Kerns, MD, FACMT, Carolinas Medical Center, Davidson, NC
Where & When:
Friday, March 31st from 2:00-3:30pm in the Grand Ballroom.


Urinary gadolinium levels; A possible indicator of long term retention after contrast enhanced MRIs
Dalia Alwasiyah, MD
Second Year Fellow, Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, NC
Paramedic-based naloxone distribution
Eike Blohm, MD
Second Year Fellow, University of Massachusetts
Worcester, MA
Measurement of Residual Charcoal in Container after Administration In High Fidelity Patient Simulation Evaluation for Improvement after Education
Brett Cherrington, MD
First Year Fellow, SUNY Upstate
Syracuse, NY
Cynthia Koh, MD
Second Year Fellow, University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA
Use of real-time audiovisual streaming technology to facilitate substance use disorder evaluation in the emergency department after opioid overdose
Jeffrey Lai, MD
First Year Fellow, University of Massachusetts
Worcester, MA
Use of Phosphatidylethanol (PEth) in Prediction of Risk of Development of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in Trauma Patients
Joshua Shulman, MD
Second Year Fellow, University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA