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On March 30, 2017, ACMT will host a half-day Satellite Session focused on a Zika Overview: A 360⁰ Look at the Epidemic
The Zika epidemic has challenged the global health system resilience. Clear understanding of Zika-associated health effects as well as a scientific analysis of the public health aspects of pesticide-use are crucial for an effective response that includes public risk communication. Join ACMT as we explore these topics with local and national experts, and seek a greater understanding of this public health threat.
This event is open to the public. Anyone interested is welcome to attend! ACMT Members are encouraged to attend both the session on Zika (March 30, 2017) and the Annual Scientific Meeting (March 31-April 2, 2017).
  • Discuss the evidence behind the clinical effects that are associated with Zika virus infection
  • Discuss vector control methods
  • Discuss the evidence regarding low-level exposures to pesticides
  • Describe the current situation in Puerto Rico and public health efforts

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - Satellite Session II. Zika Overview: A 360⁰ Look at the Epidemic

 1:00 –  1:05 PM       Introductory Remarks
Charles McKay, MD, FACMT, President, ACMT; Connecticut Poison Control Center, Hartford, CT
Ziad N. Kazzi, MD, FACMT, FAAEM, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
 1:05 –  1:45 PM       Clinical Manifestations of Zika Virus Infection
Jennifer Read, MD, MS, MPH, DTM&H, FAAP, Medical Officer and Epidemiologist, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
 1:45 –  2:15 PM       Mosquito Control Methods
Gredia Huerta-Montanez, MD, Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development in Puerto Rico (CRECE) and Zika in Infants and Pregnancy (ZIP), San Juan, PR 
 2:15 –  2:30 PM       Break
 2:30 –  3:00 PM       Extra,Extra -- Read All About It!
S. Eliza Dunn, MD, FACMT, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
 3:00 – 3:15 PM        Emergency Department Assessment of Potential Zika Infection
David Farcy, MD, FAAEM, FCCM, Chair of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Miami, Miami, FL  
 3:15 –  3:45 PM       Puerto Rico Response
Francisco Alvarado Ramy, MD, FACP, CAPT, USPHS, Deputy Incident Manager, Zika Virus Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 3:45 –  4:00 PM       Break
 4:00 –  4:40 PM       Spraying Pesticides vs. Exposure to The Zika Virus: How Do You Balance Your Concerns?
Daniel Goldstein, MD, FACMT, Senior Science Fellow and Lead, Medical Sciences and Outreach, Monsanto
 4:40 –  5:05 PM       Open Forum & Panel Discussion
All Faculty

Registration & Fees

Registration Category
Early Bird
ACMT Member $125 $150
Resident / Student** $25 $50
Fellows-in-Training / SPI $75 $100
Guest / Non-Member $150 $175
Continuing Medical Education (CME pending) $30 $30
*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.


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2017 Satellite Session II Organizing Committee 

Ziad N. Kazzi, MD, FACMT, FAAEM, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Jose Diaz, MD, Puerto Rico Poison Center
Gredia Huerta-Montanez, MD, Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development (CRECE) & Zika in Infants and Pregnancy (ZIP)