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The MRO & Beyond: Advanced Drug Testing Interpretation

March 17, 2016, The Waterfront Beach Resort, Huntington Beach, CA

Learning objectives:

Utilizing case based didactics and literature review, the participant should be able to:
  • Describe the role of the Medical Review officer in reviewing drug and alcohol testing results.
  • Identify the steps in confirming a positive drug test.
  • Discuss the role of drug testing in addiction treatment.
  • Understand the potential problems associated with interpreting post-mortem drug concentrations.
  • Choose from alternative matrices for alcohol and drug testing
  • Discuss applications and limits of synthetic cannabinoid testing.

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 7 “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.

 

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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 MRO 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. 

Agenda

Thursday, March 17, 2016                    


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

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

8:00-8:40am - Drug Testing Panels and Specimen Collection Process

Peterson125w.jpgKent W. Peterson, MD, FACOEM, FACPM 
President, Occupational Health Strategies
Charlottesville, VA

 

8:40-9:20am - Laboratory Analysis and Medical Review Officer Basics

Kent W. Peterson, MD, FACOEM, FACPM 
President, Occupational Health Strategies
Charlottesville, VA

9:20-10:00am - A Day in the Life of a Medical Review Officer

Kent W. Peterson, MD, FACOEM, FACPM 
President, Occupational Health Strategies
Charlottesville, VA

10:00-10:20am -  Break

10:20-11:50am - Come Fully Hydrated - You Will Need to Provide a Specimen!  An Overview of Drug Testing in Addiction Treatment

Wiegand125w.jpgTimothy J. Wiegand, MD, FACMT
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY

 

11:50am-12:20pm - Case Discussion: What to do with a Shy Bladder. How to Detect Spiked Urine. General Guidance and Wisdom Related to Drug Testing in Addiction Treatment

Timothy J. Wiegand, MD, FACMT
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY

12:20-1:20pm - Lunch

1:20-1:50pm - ILL-Legal Highs: US Law and Synthetic Cannabinoids

Stolbach125wAndrew I. Stolbach, MD, FACMT
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

 

1:50-2:20pm - Testing for Spice and Everything Nice

Andrew I. Stolbach, MD, FACMT
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

2:20-3:00pm - Dead Men Tell (Tall) Tales: Pitfalls in Interpretation of Post-Mortem Drug Test Results

Holland125w.jpgMichael G. Holland, MD, FACMT
Upstate Medical University, State University of New York
Syracuse, NY

 

3:00-3:20pm - Break

3:20-4:00pm - Strategies for Competent Interpretation of Post-Mortem Blood Alcohol Testing and Use of Alternative Matrices

Michael G. Holland, MD, FACMT
Upstate Medical University, State University of New York
Syracuse, NY

4:00-4:40pm - Breath and Urine Alcohol Testing: Relationship with Blood Levels and Use Patterns

Michael G. Holland, MD, FACMT 
Upstate Medical University, State University of New York
Syracuse, NY

Venue 

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).