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Join us for an encore presentation of this popular seminar in Dallas, TX. 

Due to the success of the 2017 ACMT Seminar in Forensic Toxicology, we are repeating it in 2018.

This seminar 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
Fees and Registration
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.


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Organizing Committee

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