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ACMT Scientific Symposium
Hypothermia and Toxicology

October 3, 2012, 10:00am-11:30am

Brain Freeze: The Application of Therapeutic Hypothermia for Cardiac Arrest

Michael Kurz, MDMichael Kurz, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
Director of Emergent Cardiac Care
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Dr. Kurz obtained his M.D. degree and an M.S. in Health Evaluation Sciences through the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He completed an Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Chicago where he served as chief resident. He recently pioneered the Emergent Cardiac Care fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Too Cool for a Breakdown: Drug Metabolism in Therapeutic Hypothermia

Samuel Poloyac, PhD, PharmDSamuel Poloyac, PharmD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Poloyac graduated from the University of Pittsburgh magna cum laude with a Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy in 1993. He then completed a post-BS PharmD degree University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in August of 1993. Based on his exposure and interest in clinical research gained during his professional degree training, Dr. Poloyac continued his training at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy by pursuing a PhD in the Pharmaceutical Sciences. He completed his PhD Degree in the Fall of 1999. Immediately after completing his graduate training, he returned to the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy as a faculty member in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department.

Scientific Symposium Coordinators:

Louise Kao, MD, FACMT  
Kirk L. Cumpston, DO, FACMT