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Day 1. Thursday, December 13, 2018

7:00 - 8:00 AM
Registration
8:00 - 8:15 AM
Welcome & Introductions
Paul W. Wax, MD, FACMT, Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology
 

OVERVIEW

8:15 - 8:45 AM
Opioid Epidemic: How Did We Get Here?
Jeanmarie Perrone, MD, FACMT, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 

ACUTE OPIOID TOXICITY

8:45 - 9:15 AM
Harm Reduction: Naloxone and Other Aproaches
Jeanmarie Perrone, MD, FACMT, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
9:15 - 9:45 AM
Opioid Toxicity and Reversal: Attorney Perspective on Hospital Liability & Patient's Rights
R. Jack Ayres, Jr., JD, Shareholder, Ayres Law Offices, P.C., Dallas, TX
9:45 - 10:15 AM
The Slippery Slope of Opioid Tolerance
Lewis S. Nelson, MD, FACMT, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
10:15 - 10:30 AM  Break
 

IMPAIRMENT

10:30 - 11:00 AM
The Opioid Impaired Driver 
TBA
11:00 - 11:30 AM
Opioids in the Workplace & Post-Accident Testing
Michael Holland, MD, FAACT, FACMT, FACOEM, FACEP, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
11:30 - 11:45 AM Impairment Panel Discussion with Q&A
11:45 - 1:00 PM
Lunch
 

POST-MORTEM & LABORATORY ISSUES

1:00 - 1:30 PM
Dead Men Do Tell Tales: Certification of Opioid Deaths
1:30 - 2:00 PM
Interpretation of Opioid Measurements 
Erin Spargo, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
2:00 - 2:30 PM
Advance Techniques of Opioid Dection & Designer Opioids
Barry Logan, PhD, DABFT, NMS Labs, Willow Grove, PA
 2:30 - 3:00 PM
Case Studies in Interpreting Post-Mortem Data
Robert Middleberg, PhD, DABFT, NMS Labs, Willow Grove, PA
Michael Holland, MD, FAACT, FACMT, FACOEM, FACEP, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
 3:00 - 3:30 PM
Opioids in Death: Alternative Diagnoses and Co-Morbidities
TBA
 3:30 - 3:45 PM Post-Mortem & Labratory Issues Panel Discussion with Q&A
3:45 - 4:00 PM Break
 

OPIOIDS IN COURT

 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Opioids in Civil Proceedings: Perspectives from the Plaintiff & the Defense
Jennifer A. King, JD, Partner, Burford & Ryburn, LLP, Dallas, TX
Cathy Bailey, Burford & Ryburn, LLP, Dallas, TX
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Reception

Day 2. Friday, December 14, 2018

7:00 - 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
7:55 - 8:00 AM Housekeeping & Announcements
 

USE OF OPIOIDS IN PAIN MANAGEMENT

8:00 - 8:30 AM
Prescribing Opioids: Primary Therapy or the Last Resort?
Lewis S. Nelson, MD, FACMT, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
8:30 - 9:00 AM
Sudden Death in Opioid Users
Michael Holland, MD, FAACT, FACMT, FACOEM, FACEP, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
9:00 - 9:30 AM
Prescriber & Pharmacy Liability in Opioid Deaths
TBA
9:30 - 9:50 AM Break
 

USE OF OPIOIDS IN ADDICTION THERAPY

9:50 - 10:10 AM
Issues of Methadone Maintenance
Timothy Wiegand, MD, FACMT, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
10:10 - 10:30 AM 
Issues of Buprinorphine Maintenance
Timothy Wiegand, MD, FACMT, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
10:30 - 11:00 AM
MAT in the Pregnant Patient
Kurt Kleinschmidt, MD, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
11:00 - 11:30 AM 
Panel Discussion: Challenging Cases 
11:30 - 12:45 PM   Lunch
 

OTHER CASES

12:45 - 1:30 PM  
Perspective on Drug Users' Death & Dealer Culpability
Stacey Hail, MD, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
1:30 - 1:50 PM
DEA Perspective: What's On The Street
TBA
1:50 - 2:10 PM
Fentanyl Analogues, Dart Guns & Incapacitating Agents
Robert Middleberg, PhD, DABFT, NMS Labs, Willow Grove, PA
2:10 - 2:45 PM
Family Court: Opioid Impact on Custody
Cheri Fry, MA, CASA of Denton County, Denton, TX
2:45 - 3:00 PM
Break
3:00 - 4:30 PM
A Series of Unfortunate Cases
Moderator: Paul W. Wax, MD, FACMT, Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology; University of Texas-Southwestern, Phoenix, AZ