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Fellows-in-Training Open Mic Session

The Open Mic Session offers medical toxicology fellows-in-training the opportunity to give a lecture in a national forum where experienced speakers can offer insight on both content and delivery. This session has been shown to be a valuable ACMT professional development feature.

We use an Ignite-style format for the Open Mic session. Each presentation will be 5 minutes long and will have the following format:

  • 20 slides
  • 15 seconds per slide
  • Slides automatically advance after 15 seconds

This is an example of an Ignite® talk:

More information on the Ignite format can be found here. This format creates intense and fast presentations with sharp, concise messages. This opportunity will challenge speakers in a fun environment among colleagues. Finally, including shorter talks allows us to include more speakers.

For more examples of skilled, intellectually stimulating talks, we refer speakers to the TED series of lectures.

The Open Mic Session will take place during the 2018 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting and should be refreshing and fun. Any topic relevant to medical toxicology is appropriate—historical topics, mystery cases, molecular mechanisms, educational development, etc. Above all, we are looking for engaging speakers and interesting presentations. Presenters will be chosen by a panel of evaluators. Proposals will be evaluated on content and originality.

A complete proposal application will include:

  • Abstract (250 words describing your topic)
  • Objective 1
  • Objective 2
  • Objective 3
Submit an Application


DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 30, 2017. Applicants will be notified whether they have been selected to participate in the forum via email prior to the early registration deadline.

Please give all possible consideration to coming to Washington DC, while we continue to endeavor in making this an outstanding educational and career development experience.

Please note that some institutions offer funding for fellows or residents invited to speak at conferences. If accepted to present in this forum, fellows-in-training are considered as invited speakers. This may qualify a fellow-in-training for institutional funding opportunities that might not otherwise be offered.

If you have any questions, please contact Tricia Steffey at the ACMT National Office via email at .