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The ACMT Satellite Session 'Toxic Threats, Chemical Security and Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals,' on Thursday, April 5, will precede our Annual Scientific Meeting (April 6-8). You do not have to be an ACMT member to attend. You may register for one or both events, both take place at the Georgetown Marriott. 
The Satellite Session will kick off with a fascinating discussion of counterfeit pharmaceuticals and the scope of this international problem. Brian Donnelly PhD, RPh, Director of the Americas Region, Global Security, Pfizer, will present a counterfeit opioid case, highlighting the multiple steps in bringing raw ingredients from outside the U.S. onto the streets masquerading as a legitimate, diverted pharmaceutical. A panel with representatives from multiple agencies will discuss their approach to the problem of counterfeit pharmaceuticals. Bring your perspective to this discussion as we discuss steps forward and areas of collaboration with medical toxicology.
The second part of the symposium will focus on Chemical Security. The agenda will include an expert group of researchers, disaster response personnel, and educators who will provide insight into chemical terrorism and HazMat response. Topics include current perspectives on modeling of airborne releases, planning for large scale chemical response, access to reliable information, and new and developing medical countermeasures and antidotes.
You will hear the Coast Guard perspective on marine-based disasters, and the latest practical recommendations regarding human decontamination following mass chemical exposure – based on real data, as opposed to rote task performance. We will hear presentations on anticipated long-term effects following acute chemical agent exposure. We are happy to announce that Monica Schock-Spana, PhD, a medical anthropologist at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security has agreed to provide a talk debunking some myths about bystander reactions to chemical incidents. These sessions will  provide a stimulating forum for discussion and practical information for you to use when responding to such questions as:
  • The challenge of fentanyl and fentanyl analog exposures – including responder protection;
  • How to access public health resources before, during, and after a chemical event; and
  • How to communicate critical information in a timely fashion to guide treatment and improve patient outcomes.  

Live streaming and/or webinar will not be available for this event.

Link to Satellite Session brochure

Agenda - Thursday, April 5, 2018

07:00 – 07:45 AM     Registration & Continental Breakfast
07:45 – 08:00 AM     Welcome & Introductions
Charles McKay, MD, FACMT, President, American College of Medical Toxicology
Paul W. Wax, MD, FACMT, Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology
Andrew Stolbach, MD, FACMT, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
08:00 – 08:40 AM     Fake Pharmaceuticals: Taking On a Multi-Billion Dollar, World-Wide Illegal Industry
Brian Donnelly, PhD, RPh, Global Security Director, Americas Region, Pfizer Inc., New York, NY
08:40 – 10:00 AM     Government Agencies Fighting Faux Pharma: Perspectives on Jurisdiction
Moderator: Charles McKay, MD, FACMT, President, American College of Medical Toxicology
Juan Colon, Major (Ret.), New Jersey State Police, NJ
Brian Donnelly, PhD, RPh, Director of the Americas Region, Global Security, Pfizer Inc., Groton, CT
Jordan Trecki, PhD, Pharmacologist, Drug & Chemical Evaluation Section, Diversion Control Division, Drug Enforcement Administration, Washington DC
Michael A. Cummins, Special Agent and Senior Operations Manager for Pharmaceutical Investigations, Office of Criminal Investigations, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD
Commander Benjamin Perman, Ph.D., U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Office of Emerging Policy (CG-DCO-X)

10:00 – 10:30 AM     Briefing on Chemical Threats by the Chemical Security Analysis Center (Unclassified)
Jessica Cox, Chemist, Chemical Security Analysis Center (CSAC), Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC
10:30 – 10:45 AM     Break
10:45 – 11:15 AM     Beyond Atropine: Advanced Antidotes & Alternative Countermeasures
David Jett, PhD, Director, National Institute of Health CounterACT Program, NINDS Office of Translational Research, Bethesda, MD
11:15 – 11:45 AM     The Perfect Storm: The Interface Between MedTox and Atmospheric Modeling
Joselito Ignacio, MA, MPH, CIH, CSP, REHS, CBRN Science Advisor, Federal Emergency Management Agency, CBRN Office, Response Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
11:45 – 01:15 PM     Lunch Break
01:15 – 01:45 PM     Sourcing the Chemical Information Super-Highway
Pertti "Bert" Hakkinen, PhD, Acting Head, Adjunct Associate Professor at Uniformed Services University, Office of Clinical Toxicology, Specialized Information Services, National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, US Department of Human Health & Services, Bethesda, MD
01:45 – 02:15 PM     Cross Talk: The National Integration of Public Health and Law Enforcement Missions
Juan Colon, Major (Ret.), New Jersey State Police, NJ
02:15 – 02:45 PM     Chemical Threats: Coast Guard Perspective
Commander Benjamin Perman, Ph.D., U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Office of Emerging Policy
02:45 – 03:15 PM     Toxic Industrial Chemicals: Chronic Effects of Acute Poisoning
Charles McKay, MD, FACMT, President, American College of Medical Toxicology 
03:15 – 03:30 PM     Break
03:30 – 04:00 PM     Advances in Management of Cyanide Poisoning: New Antidotes for Hospital and Prehospital Care
Vik Bebarta, MD, FACEP, FACMT, Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
04:00 – 04:30 PM     Debunking Myths: Bystander Reactions to Chemical Incidents
Monica Schoch-Spana, PhD, Senior Associate, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
04:30 – 05:00 PM     Decon Recon: An Overview of Decontamination Protocols
Charles McKay, MD, FACMT, President, American College of Medical Toxicology


Registration for this event will open September 1, 2017.
Early Bird Rates*           Regular Rates  
Registration Category 
  Registration Category 
ACMT Member $225   ACMT Member $275
Resident / Student** $175   Resident / Student** $225
Fellows-in-Training / SPI $175   Fellows-in-Training / SPI $225
Government & Military Personnel $225   Government & Military Personnel $275
Guest / Non-Member $300   Guest / Non-Member $350
Continuing Medical Education (CME pending) $75   Continuing Medical Education (CME pending) $75
*Early Bird Rates have been extended to 11:59pm on January 29, 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 ASM. 
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing on or prior to January 31, 2018 are subject to a $150 processing fee. Refunds will not be granted after January 31, 2018. Please send cancellation request to ACMT at, or fax to 623-533-6520.
Consent to Use of Photographic Images: Registration and attendance at, or participation in, ACMT meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to ACMT's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Meeting Details

The 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting and Satellite Session will take place at the Washington Marriott Georgetown in Washington DC. Address:

Washington Marriott Georgetown
1221 22nd Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20037

Special Group Rate: $279/night. Last day to book: 3/13/18

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

2018 Satellite Session Organizing Committee

Leader - Andrew Stolbach, MD, FACMT, Board Member, ACMT
Charles McKay, MD, FACMT, President, ACMT
Paul Wax, MD, FACMT, Executive Director, ACMT