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ACMT Fact Sheet

The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) is a professional, nonprofit association of more than 600 physicians with recognized expertise in medical toxicology. In 1993 the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) formally recognized Medical Toxicology as a medical specialty. In that same year ACMT was founded as the primary organization to serve physicians who are board certified as Medical Toxicologists. Medical Toxicology is a medical subspecialty focusing on the diagnosis, management and prevention of poisoning and other adverse health effects due to medications, drug overdose, acute drug abuse problems, chemical exposures, occupational and environmental toxins, biological agents and envenomations. Click here to learn more about the history of ACMT. 

ACMT Mission Statement

Advancing the quality care of poisoned patients and populations; and advocating for the specialty of medical toxicology. 

ACMT Vision Statement

Every potentially poisoned patient or population will have direct access to the expertise of a board-certified medical toxicologist.

ACMT Values

  • Direct patient care
  • Training and competence             
  • Evidence based practice               
  • Service to our members
  • The importance of research         
  • Public Health
  • Educating the public and physicians

ACMT Goals

  • Advance Optimal Care of Poisoned Patients
  • Increase The Number of Practicing Board-Certified Medical Toxicologists
  • Enhance The Awareness And Recognition of Medical Toxicology As A Distinct Medical Specialty
  • Be The Pre-Eminent Education Resource For All Issues Related To Human Poisoning
  • Provide the Infrastructure to Support the Activities of ACMT

Meetings & Courses

  • ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Medical Toxicology Board Review Course
  • ACMT Seminars in Forensic Toxicology
  • ACMT Premeeting Symposium at NACCT
  • Chemical Agents of Opportunity Courses
  • Hazards of Illicit Methamphetamine Synthesis Course


Research Network

In 2010, ACMT started the Toxicology Investigators Consortium better known as ToxIC. This multicenter research network of more than 50 major medical toxicology centers across the United States has developed a Registry of patients directly treated by medical toxicologists at the bedside and is organized to conduct multicenter research studies. There are also 3international sites. More than 50,000 patients are entered in the registry.

Medical Toxicology Foundation

The Medical Toxicology Foundation (MTF), is a 501(c)3 charitable organization established by ACMT whose mission is to improve patient’s lives through support of education, training, and research that advances the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of patients adversely affected by drugs, chemicals, and natural toxins. The MTF has four core award programs: Innovative Teaching Award, Research Awards, Development Awards, and Public Education in Medical Toxicology Award.


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