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Due to the popularity of the 2017 ACMT Seminar in Forensic Toxicology, ACMT is offering an encore presentation on December 13-14, 2018, in Dallas, TX. 

As before, the course will focus on the forensic and medical-legal aspects of opioid use, abuse, prescribing, and addiction by presenting real cases encountered by medical toxicology experts. The seminar will be tailored to the interests of physicians and other scientists involved in numerous disciplines, including medical toxicology, forensic & laboratory medicine, addiction medicine, and the legal community.
Target Audience: physicians, pharmacists, nurses, scientists, social workers, attorneys, law enforcement, and public health specialists
After completing this course, attendees will be able to:
  • Describe the depth and scope of the current opioid epidemic and system-wide responses to ameliorate it by prescription monitoring programs, educational efforts, and antidote availability.
  • Discuss the importance of opioid tolerance when analyzing cases of opioid overdose deaths and toxicity, and application of this knowledge in assessing family court implications, and potential performance impairment from opioid use at work and when driving motor vehicles.
  • Understand autopsy findings in opioid-related deaths and certification as a cause of death, potential co-morbidities, adulterants and co-ingestants, and the pitfalls associated with interpreting post-mortem blood concentrations of opioids.
  • Discuss the importance of using the proper specimen matrix and source for opioid testing, as well as important issues regarding specimen handling, storage, analysis, and confirmation.
  • Understand the roles and liabilities of opioid prescribers (pain management, primary care, etc.), pharmacies, and addiction medicine specialists, as they relate to opioid-related deaths both in-hospital and as outpatients, to include the issues of use and abuse of methadone, buprenorphine, and fentanyl.

Feedback from 2017 Seminar in Forensic Toxicology

  • I loved the diversity of presentations, and that the seminar covered the wide range of professions that are impacted by this topic.
  • This was one of the best seminars I've attended in 30 years.
  • The experience and knowledge of each presenter was outstanding. The overall conference was excellent with the interdisciplinary presenters and topics as well as the discussions held with the audience.
  • This was by far the best ACMT conference I have ever attended.


The 2018 agenda will be announced soon. Content will be similar to the 2017 agenda, with the inclusion of speakers local to Dallas. 

Registration & Fees

Registration Category
Early Bird
Member (ACMT, NMS Labs, SOFT) $575 $725
Resident / Student** $275 $375
Fellows-in-Training / SPI $375 $525
Non-Member (MD, PhD, PharmD, JD) $800 $950
Non-Member (Lab Mgr/Tech, NP, PA, RPh, RN, Federal/State/Municipal Employees)  $475 $625
Continuing Medical Education $125 $125
*Early Bird Rates have been extended until 11:59pm on November 10, 2018Fees 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: 2018 Forensic Course. 
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing on or prior to November 13, 2018 are subject to a $150 processing fee. Refunds will not be granted after November 13, 2018. Please send cancellation request to ACMT at, or fax to 623-533-6520.

Meeting Details

The 2018 Seminar in Forensic Toxicology will be held at the The Highland Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton. Meeting address:
5300 E Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, Texas, 75206, USA
TEL: +1-214-520-7969
A guest block is available at a discounted rate of $179/night.
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Continuing Medical Education (CME) - pending

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. It is expected that The University of Alabama School of Medicine will approve this educational activity for 13.25 “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.           


Have questions about this event? For all inquiries, write to:  

Organizing Committee

Barry Logan, PhD, DABFT
Charles McKay, MD, FACMT
Robert Middleberg, PhD, DABFT
Lewis Nelson, MD, FACMT
Paul Wax, MD, FACMT

Presented By:  American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and Fredric Rieders Family Foundation