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2018 Annual Scientific Meeting Agenda

The ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) is an opportunity for specialists in the field of medical toxicology to gather together, network, and learn from the cutting-edge research of their peers. The event will elevate the field’s discourse by featuring national and international authorities speaking on current practices in medical toxicology.

A special Satellite Session 'Toxic Threats, Chemical Security and Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals,' will precede ASM on Thursday, April 5, also at the Georgetown Marriott. Learn more.

Link to ASM brochure

Unless indicated otherwise, conference activities takes place in the Washington Marriott Georgetown 2nd floor Metropolitan Ballroom.

Download Platform & Poster Schedule

Thursday, April 5, 2018

07:45 – 05:00 PM     ACMT Satellite Session: Toxic Threats, Chemical Security and Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals
 
05:00 – 06:00 PM     DHS Meeting, Metropolitan Ballroom
 
05:00 – 06:00 PM     Communications Committee, Northwest Boardroom (3rd Floor)
 
06:00 – 07:00 PM     2019 ASM Planning Meeting, Thomas Room

Friday, April 6, 2018

06:45 – 07:45 AM     Practice Committee, Thomas Room
 
06:45 – 07:45 AM     CCMT, Quad 3 (3rd Floor)
 
06:45 – 07:45 AM     PS&G, Northwest Boardroom (3rd Floor)
 
07:00 – 07:45 AM     Registration & Continental Breakfast
 
07:45 – 08:00 AM     ASM Welcome & Introductions
Charles McKay, MD, FACMT, President, American College of Medical Toxicology
Paul W. Wax, MD, FACMT, Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology
Ayrn D. O'Connor, MD, FACMT, Banner-University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
 
08:00 – 08:15 AM     25th Anniversary of ACMT Opening Ceremony
Paul W. Wax, MD, FACMT, Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology
 
08:15 – 09:15 AM     Platform Session 1
 
Narcan’t: Sociodemographic Factors in Retail Pharmacy Naloxone Availability
Kevin W. Lozo, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
 
Comparison of Buprenorphine and Methadone Exposures Reported to the U.S. Poison Centers, 2013 – 2016
Saumitra V Rege, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
 
Quantification of Fentanyl Exposure to Health Care Workers: Environmental Sampling in Overdose Prevention and Supervised Consumption Service Sites
Marcus Lem, BC Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
 
Novel Illicit Opioids Masquerading as Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals on the Drug Market
Donna Papsun, NMS Labs, Willow Grove, PA
                               
09:15 – 10:00 AM     Alternative Medicine: Science vs. Pseudoscience
Steven Salzberg, PhD, MS, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics; Director of the Center for Computational Biology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
 
10:00 – 10:30 AM     Naturopathic Nightmares: A Case-Based Discussion
Moderator: Ayrn D. O'Connor, MD, FACMT, Banner-University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ 
Keith Burkhart, MD, FAACT, FACMT, FACEP, Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine; Lead Medical Officer, FDA/CDER/OTS/Office of Clinical Pharmacology/Division of Applied Regulatory Science, Silver Spring, MD
Michael Levine, MD, FAAEM, FACMT, Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine; Chief, Toxicology Division, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Steven Salzberg, PhD, MS, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics; Director of the Center for Computational Biology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
 
10:30 – 11:30 AM     Moderated Poster Forum 1 (Dupont Gallery 8) & Poster Session 1 with Authors (West End Ballroom)
 
11:30 – 12:15 PM     The Great US Cannabis Experiment: Short & Long-Term Consequences
Marilyn A. Huestis, PhD, MS, AB, Senior Fellow, The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp, Institute of Emerging Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA; Huestis & Smith Toxicology, LLC, Severna Park, MD
 
International Plenary Sessions
 
12:15 – 12:45 PM     Epidemic Baclofen Poisoning in France: Lessons from a Single Combat Between Health
Authorities and a Popular Treatment of Alcohol Dependence
Bruno Mégarbane, MD, PhD, Director, Department of Medical and Toxicological Critical Care, Lariboisière Hospital; President of the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT), Paris, FR
 
12:45 – 01:15 PM     Clinical Assessment of Snakebites: Choosing the Right Anti-Venom
Ashish Bhalla, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, Nehru Hospital; President – Elect 2017/2018, Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology (APAMT)
 
01:15 – 01:45 PM     Causal Inference in Toxicology: Methemoglobinemia in Saudi Arabia, an Example 
Moderator: Ziad N. Kazzi, MD, FACMT, FAAEM, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Mohammed H. Al Malki, MBBS, King Saud Medical City; Middle East North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association (MENATOX), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Ismail Sabei, MBBS, King Saud Medical City; Middle East North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association (MENATOX), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Edwin M. Kilbourne, FACMT, FACPM, FACP, Martin, Blanck, & Associates; Middle East North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association (MENATOX), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
 
01:45 – 03:45 PM     MedTox Shark Tank: FIT Research Forum
Moderator: William "Russ" Kerns, MD, FACMT, Carolinas Medical Center, Davidson, NC
 
03:00 – 05:00 PM     ToxIC Meeting, Dupont 6-7
 
04:00 – 05:00 PM     Education Committee, Thomas Room
 
05:00 – 06:00 PM     ACMT Business Meeting
 
06:00 – 07:30 PM     President's Reception, District Room (3rd Floor)
 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

 
07:00 – 07:50 AM     Research Committee, Thomas Room
 
07:00 – 07:50 AM     Fellowship Directors Meeting, Dupont 6-7
 
07:00 – 07:50 AM     International Section, Quad 3 (3rd Floor)
 
07:00 – 07:50 AM     Membership Committee, Northwest Boardroom (3rd Floor)
 
07:00 – 07:50 AM     Continental Breakfast
 
07:50 – 08:00 AM     Housekeeping Announcements
Andrew Stolbach, MD, FACMT, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
 
08:00 – 09:00 AM     Platform Session 2
 
Factors Associated with Seizures in Bupropion Overdose: A Three Year Review of the ToxIC Registry
Tony N. Rianprakaisang, Oregon Health and Science University; Oregon Poison Center, Portland, OR
 
The Virtual Toxicology Journal Club (#firesidetox): The Dissemination and
Discussion of Noteworthy Manuscripts Using Twitter
Peter Chai, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
 
A Prospective Study of Factors Contributing to Scorpion Envenomation in Arizona
Bethany K Bennett, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ
 
A Case Series of Patients with Massive Honeybee Envenomation
Elizabeth C Moore, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
                               
09:00 – 09:45 AM     Ellenhorn Award
Lewis Nelson, MD, FACMT, Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
 
09:45 – 10:30 AM     Risings Seas, Declining Health: Climate Change & Pediatric Medicine
Jerry Paulson, MD, Professor, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health, Department of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC
 
10:30 – 11:30 AM     Moderated Poster Forum 2 (Dupont Gallery 8) & Poster Session 2 with Authors (West End Ballroom)
 
11:30 – 12:00 PM     Informatics & Drugs of Abuse
Lidiya Stavitskaya, PhD, Computational Toxicologist / Medicinal Chemist, Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD
 
12:00 – 01:30 PM     Professional Development Breakout Sessions - 2 Options
 
Option 1 (Two 45-minute Sessions)
 
Friend or Foe: Social Media in Medical Toxicology
Meghan Spyres, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
 
Avoiding Fake News: Interacting with the Media as a Medical Toxicologist
Vivi Abrams Siegel, MPH, Associate Director for Communications, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
 
Option 2 (One 90-minute Workshop)
 
Leadership Development Workshop: Effective Tools to Enhance One's Visibility and Leadership Presence Within an Organization
Luanne Thorndyke, MD, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
 
01:30 – 02:30 PM     FIT Lecture
Medical Toxicology and Emergency Addiction: Medication Assisted Treatment into the Community
Ross Sullivan, MD, Director, Medical Toxicology Consultation Service and Assistant Professor Department of Emergency Medicine, Upstate Medical University Hospital, Syracuse, NY
 
01:30 – 03:30 PM     Addiction Medicine & Opioid Task Force, Dupont 6-7
 
 
01:30 – 04:30 PM     JMT Editorial Board, Quad 3 (3rd Floor)
 
01:30 – 02:30 PM     Quality Measures Task Force, Northwest Boardroom (3rd Floor)
 
02:30 – 03:30 PM     Legal Committee, Thomas Room
 
02:30 – 03:30 PM     MTFITA Business Meeting, Northwest Boardroom (3rd Floor)
 
03:30 – 04:30 PM     WIT Meeting, Thomas Room 
 
03:30 – 04:30 PM     Government Committee, Dupont 6-7
 
03:30 – 04:30 PM     Recent Grads, Northwest Boardroom (3rd Floor) 
 
04:30 – 05:45 PM     FIT Open Mic Competition
Moderator: Trevonne Thompson, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FACMT, Associate Professor, The Toxikon Consortium/University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
 

Sunday, April 8, 2018

 
07:00 – 07:50 AM     Continental Breakfast
 
07:50 – 08:00 AM     Housekeeping Announcements
Ayrn D. O'Connor, MD, FACMT, Banner-University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
 
08:00 – 09:00 AM     Platform Session 3
 
The Use of Mitochondrial-Directed Therapy to Improve Respiration in Blood Cells with In Vitro Exposure to Cyanide
David Jang, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
 
Adverse Drug Events & Reactions Managed By Medical Toxicologists: An Analysis of the Toxicology Investigators’ Consortium (ToxIC) Registry, 2010 – 2016
Gillian Beauchamp, Lehigh Valley Health Network Department of Emergency and Hospital Medicine/USF Morsani College of Medicine, Allentown, PA
 
Pharmacotherapy of Induced Heat Stroke/Hypermetabolic Crisis in an Anesthetized Swine Model
Michael Greenberg, Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Woodcliff Lake, NJ
 
Bioequivalence of Tenofovir Diphosphate in Digital Pills
Peter Chai, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 
                               
09:00 – 09:45 AM     The Physician Advocate: Advocacy and Medical Toxicology
Arthur Kellermann, MD, MPH, Dean, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
 
09:45 – 10:30 AM     Tuning In To the Potassium Channel: Drug-Induced QTc Prolongation
Robbert Zusterzeel, MD, PhD, Staff Medical Officer, Division of Applied Regulatory Science, Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC
 
10:30 – 11:30 AM     Moderated Poster Forum 3 (Dupont Gallery 8) & Poster Session 3 with Authors (West End Ballroom)
 
11:30 – 12:00 PM     Neuroglobin: A New Antidote for Carbon-Monoxide Poisoning
Jason Rose, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
 
12:00 – 12:40 PM     Town Hall: Late-Breaking Topic
A Life Without EPI is Not a Life Worth Living: Toxicologists and the Very Curious Relationship Between Talc Exposure and Ovarian Cancer
Jeffrey Brent, MD, PhD, FACMT, FAACT, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Littleton, CO