2019 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting: April 12-14, 2019 in San Francisco
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.
2019 ASM Brochure
The Pleasures and Pains of Opium: Clinical, Ethical, and Policy Dimensions of the Opioid Epidemic
Keith Humphreys, PhD, Professor and Section Director, Mental Health Policy, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Opioids are causing addiction and death among an unprecedented number of Americans, but at the same time are essential medicines that improve well-being when properly prescribed. This dual aspects of opioids creates ethical, clinical, and policy challenges that this presentation will address, including finding pubic policies that have the best chance of minimizing the damage while maximizing the benefits of opioids.
Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon
Paul D. Blanc, MD, MSPH, Professor of Medicine and the Endowed Chair in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Carbon disulfide is an occupational and environmental toxicant that has not been appreciated as widely as it should be for its biomedical socio-political, and historical importance.The story of carbon disulfide is inextricably intertwined with that of viscose, the basis of rayon (fake silk) and related products such as cellophane and viscose sponges.
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