Education > Annual Scientific Meeting > 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting > Satellite Session I: Epidemic of Addiction


On March 30, 2017, ACMT will host the satellite session Epidemic of Addiction: Prescription Opioids, Heroin, and Fentanyl. This one-day session will go in-depth into the epidemiology and history of addiction, newest data and best practices for treatment, and forensic aspects of the epidemic.

This event is open to the public. Anyone interested is welcome to attend! ACMT Members are encouraged to attend both the addiction satellite session (March 30, 2017) and the Annual Scientific Meeting (March 31-April 2, 2017). 
Registration for this event also includes access to ACMT's second satellite, Zika Overview: A 360⁰ Look at the Epidemic.

Agenda | Thursday, March 30, 2017 - Satellite Session I: Epidemic of Addiction 

 7:00 –  7:45 AM      Registration & Continental Breakfast
 7:45 –  8:00 AM      Welcome & Introductions
Katherine Boyle, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Lewis S. Nelson, MD, FACMT, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
 8:00 –  8:50 AM       Keynote Address: How Did We Get Here? A Brief History of Prescription Drug Addiction
Andrew Kolodny, MD, Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
 8:50 –  9:20 AM       Too Much of a Good/Bad Thing: When Opioids Cause Pain
Katherine Boyle, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
 9:20 – 10:00 AM      Opioid Addiction: Cutting Edge Options for Treatment
JoAn Laes, MD, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
10:00 – 10:20 AM     Break
10:20 – 11:10 AM     Twisted: Understanding Neural Pathways of Addiction
Christina Hernon, MD, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA
11:10 – 12:00 PM     Open Forum: Assessment and Prevention of latrogenic Addiction
Moderator: Lewis S. Nelson, MD, FACMT, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ 
12:00 –  1:30 PM      Lunch Break
 1:30 –  2:20 PM       Major Players in the Opioid Epidemic: Fentanyl in Heroin and Counterfeit Medications
Scott Lucyk, MD, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 2:20 –  3:00 PM       The Youngest Victims: Children and the Opioid Epidemic
Diane Calello, MD, FACMT, New Jersey Poison Information & Education System, Newark, NJ
 3:00 –  3:20 PM       Break
 3:20 –  4:00 PM       Panel: The Intersection of Medical Toxicology and the Opioid Epidemic
Moderator: Jeanmarie Perrone, MD, FACMT, Director, Division of Medical Toxicology, University of Pennsylvania
Gillian Beauchamp, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, Lehigh Valley Physician Group, Allentown, PA
Alex Manini, MD, FACMT, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Elmhurst Hospital Center, New York, NY
 4:00 –  4:40 PM       Research Talks:
     Wearable Biosensors: Applications in Opioid Abuse
     Stephanie Carreiro, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
     Opioid Monitoring by Novel Online Mechanisms: Ingestible Biosensors in the Prevention of the Opioid Epidemic
     Jeffrey T. Lai, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Registration & Fees

Registration Category
Early Bird
ACMT Member $225 $250
Resident / Student** $100 $130
Fellows-in-Training / SPI $175 $200
Guest / Non-Member $275 $325
Continuing Medical Education (CME pending) $75 $75
*Early Bird Rates have been extended to 11:59pm on January 29, 2017. Fees increase to the Regular Rate after this date, no exceptions.
**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 or fax to (844) 226-8333. Attention: 2017 Satellite Session. 
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing on or prior to January 31, 2017 are subject to a $150 processing fee. Refunds will not be granted after January 31, 2017. Please send cancellation request to ACMT at, or fax to 623-533-6520.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the University of Alabama School of Medicine and the American College of Medical Toxicology.

The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Have questions about the conference or satellite sessions? For all inquiries, write to:

2017 Satellite Session I Organizing Committee 

Katherine Boyle, MD - Leader
Lewis Nelson, MD, FACMT