Conferences & Events > ACMT at NACCT 2018

ACMT Events at the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology (NACCT)
October 25-30, 2018 in Chicago

 
Please see below for a list of ACMT activities taking place during NACCT. Final room assignments will be posted on the NACCT Mobile App. 
 
Click here for the full NAACT program.
 
 
Each year, ACMT hosts several activities at the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology (NACCT) for medical toxicologists and other interested registrants on a wide range of cutting-edge topics.

October 25, 2018

ACMT Pre-Meeting: Performance and Enhancing Agents 360
 
Sure, you’ve heard of doping. But what does that actually mean? Who’s using what and why? What’s the science behind it? Aren’t some things allowed so elite athletes, military special operations personnel, and high performance professionals can safely optimize their results? What do their physicians think about performance enhancement? How does drug testing impact management of underlying conditions and acute medical issues in these individuals? How does high profile use of performance enhancing agents influence the rest of us - from those with great aspirations to those just trying to get through the day? This exciting symposium will answer your questions with expert speakers from sports toxicology, sports medicine, military medicine, veterinary medicine, analytical testing, sports law, supplement development, and event planning. Join us to hear the different perspectives and learn what every toxicologist needs to know about performance and enhancing agents! 
 
Objectives
  • Discuss the scope of performance enhancing agent use by elite athletes, military, and high performance professionals.
  • Identify specific agents and how they impact performance.
  • Understand the perspective of the elite about performance enhancing agents.
  • Explain the importance of research on nutrition and supplements for human performance.
  • Describe the analytical processes of detection of performance enhancing agents and interpretation of results medically and legally.
  • Review the options for medical management of underlying conditions and acute issues in elite athletes, military, and high performance professionals.
  • Discuss performance enhancement in international equestrian competition and how it compares with and influences human performance issues.
  • Explore consideration of performance enhancement agent use in planning for large event and organization management.
  • Recognize how the use of performance enhancing agents by elite athletes, military, and high performance professionals influences the general population.
  • Understand the unique risks and adverse effects of performance enhancing agent use in the general population. 
Agenda
7:55 - 8:00 AM
 
 
Introductions & Welcome
Paul W. Wax, MD, FACMT, Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology; University of Texas-Southwestern
Christina E. Hantsch Bardsley, MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
8:00 - 8:30 AM
 
Overview of Performance & Enhancing Agents
Christopher Hoyte, MD, FACMT, University of Colorado School of Medicine
8:30 - 9:00 AM
 
Analytical Testing for Performance Enhancing Drugs
Daniel J. Sessions, MD, San Antonio Military Medical Center
9:00 - 9:30 AM
 
Management of Positive Tests for Performance Enhancing Drugs: The Process for U.S. Military Personnel
Joseph Maddry, MD, San Antonio Military Medical Center
9:30 - 10:00 AM
 
Legal Challenges of Test Results: A History
Timothy Liam Epstein, Esq. Partner, Duggan Bertsch, LLC; Adjunct Law Faculty, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
10:00 - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 - 10:45 AM
 
Athlete Perspective on Performance and Enhancing Agents
Speaker TBA
10:45 - 11:45 AM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Panel: Different Perspectives on Performance Enhancing Agents
Moderator:
Christopher Hoyte, MD, FACMT, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Panelists:
George T. Chiampis, DO, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern
Timothy Liam Epstein, Esq. Partner, Duggan Bertsch, LLC; Adjunct Law Faculty, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Jolie C. Holschen, MD, FACEP, Loyola University Medical Center
Stephen A. Schumacher, DVM, Chief Administrator, Equine Drugs and Medications Program
11:45 - 12:45 AM Break for Lunch
12:45 - 1:15 PM
 
Providing Care for High Performance & Elite Athletes: the Sports Medicine Physician's Perspective on Performance Enhancing Drugs
Jolie C. Holschen, MD, FACEP, Loyola University Medical Center
1:15 - 1:45 PM
 
Building an Action Hero: Performance Enhancing Supplement Use in U.S. Service Members
COL Melissa Givens, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Military and Emergency Medicine, Uniformed Services University
1:45 - 2:15 PM
 
Forensic Case Studies: Performance Enhancing Drugs as Contributing Factors in Sudden Death in Athletes
Jolie C. Holschen, MD, FACEP, Loyola University Medical Center
2:15 - 2:30 PM Break
2:30 - 3:00 PM
 
Veterinary Issues in Performance Enhancing Agents
Stephen A. Schumacher, DVM, Chief Administrator, Equine Drugs and Medications Program
3:00 - 3:30 PM
 
Building the Logistics of Drug Testing in Sport: Perspective of the Medical Director for Large Events
George T. Chiampis, DO, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern
3:30 - 4:00 PM
 
Risk and Reward: The Influence of Performance Enhancing Drugs on Amateurs and the General Population
Michael Marlin, MD, Emergency Medicine Physician, University of Mississippi Medical Center

October 26, 2018

05:00 - 07:00 PM      ACMT Clinical Pathophysiology Competition (CPC) 

October 27, 2018

10:30 - 11:30 AM      ACMT Practice Symposium
God and Man at the Bar: Addiction, Sobriety and Spirituality

October 28, 2018

10:30 - 11:30 AM      ACMT Scientific Symposium
Hypersensitivity Issues in Occupational Exposures

October 29, 2018

01:30 - 02:30 PM      ACMT FIT Visiting Professor Lecture
Pursuing a Research Career as a Medical Toxicology Young Investigator: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
 
02:45 - 03:45 PM      ACMT FIT Roundtable
The Role of Medico-Legal Consulting in Your Medical Toxicology Career