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ACMT leadership has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person component of the ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting, March 13-15, 2020. The situation with COVID19 has been evolving daily and even hourly. At 3pm on Thursday afternoon it was announced that public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID19 have expanded in NYC. For this reason we believe the most responsible decision is to cancel the in-person activities at the Grand Hyatt New York. 

The 2020 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting will continue as a virtual conference. The WebEx livestream will continue as planned for the next 3 days, and recordings will be available in the near future for our registrants. 

We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

Friday, March 13, 2020

7:45 - 8:00 AM
Welcome & Introductions
Paul Wax, MD, FACMT, Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology

8:00 - 8:45 AM
**CME Session

Ethical Challenges of COVID-19 
Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, Director, Division of Medical Ethics, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

8:45 - 9:45 AM
**CME Session 

Platform Session 1:
Efficacy of Oral Sodium Thiosulfate for Acute, Severe Oral Cyanide Toxicity in Swine, Patrick Ng, MD, Staff Physician, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
Outbreak of Hypoglycemia from Counterfeit “V8” Male Sexual Enhancement Supplements, John W. Downs, MD, MPH, Fellow in Medical Toxicology, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA
Assessment of the Overdosage Section of Labeling for Drugs Highly Associated with Drug Poison Fatalities, Keith Burkhart, MD, Senior Advisor for Medical Toxicology, Food & Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD
What’s in an e-cigarette? Preparation and identification of adducts formed between flavouring molecules and carrier fluids, Jody Morgan, PhD, B Med Chem (Hons), Grad Dip Ed, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
9:45 - 9:55 AM Break
9:55 - 10:45 AM
Moderated Poster Forum 1
10:45 - 11:30 AM
**CME Session
World Trade Center Health Program: Toxicological Implications
Michael Crane, MD, MPH, Medical Director World Trade Center Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence at Mount Sinai Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Megan K. Horton, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
11:30 - 12:00 PM
**CME Session
When the Dragon Chases You: Drug-Induced Leukoencephalopathy
Laura M. Tormoehlen, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and Emergency Medicine-Toxicology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
12:00 - 12:30 PM
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Women in Tox (Wit) Meeting
1:30 - 2:00 PM
**CME Session
Chemotherapeutic Catastrophes
Neeraj Chhabra, MD, Attending Physician, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, IL
2:00 - 2:30 PM
**CME Session
Professional Development Breakout I
Academic Advancement for Toxicologists
Robert G. Hendrickson, MD, FACMT, FACEP, FAACT, Director, Emergency Medicine Toxicology Fellowship; Associate Medical Director, Oregon Poison Center; Professor of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
2:30 - 3:00 PM
**CME Session
Professional Development Breakout II
Distribution of Open Access Medical Content: How and Why
Daniel J. Sessions, MD, Medical Toxicologist, Emergency Care Consultants, Addiction & Toxicology, Minneapolis, MN
3:00 - 3:30 PM
**CME Session
Professional Development Breakout III
Pitfalls in New and Established Medical Toxicology Practices
Katherine Katzung, MD, FASAM, Vice Chair, Emergency Department, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN
Bryan Judge, MD, FACMT, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Grand Rapids, MI

Saturday, March 14, 2020

7:50 - 8:00 AM Announcements
8:00 – 9:00 AM 
**CME Session
Platform Session 2:
Rapid Toxin Elimination Achieved Via an In-Vitro Model of High-Volume Hemofiltration Within an Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Circuit, Joshua King, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Utilization of Bedside Medical Toxicology Consultation Service May Lead to Hospital Cost Savings, Todd Phillips, MD, Chief of the Division of Medical Toxicology, JPS Hospital, Fort Worth, TX

Blood Cannabinoid Molar Metabolite Ratio is Superior to Blood THC as an Indicator of Recent Cannabis Smoking,
Michael J. Kosnett, MD, MPH, FACMT, Associate Clinical Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Colorado School of Public Health, Denver, CO

Testing the accuracy of a commercially available breathalyzer used by law enforcement,
Ryan Marino, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
9:00 – 9:40 AM
**CME Session

UK Novichok Attack: Firsthand Clinical Experience
Simon Thomas, MD, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Newcastle University and NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle, UK
**Livestream only. Due to sensitive information in this lecture, a recording will not be available to participants after the conference.
9:40 - 10:15 AM
**CME Session
UK Novichok Attack: Public Health & Government Response
Simon Thomas, MD, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Newcastle University and NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle, UK
**Livestream only. Due to sensitive information in this lecture, a recording will not be available to participants after the conference.
10:15 - 10:25 AM BREAK
10:25 - 11:15 AM 
Moderated Poster Forum 2 

11:15 - 11:45 AM
**CME Session


Exposomics: Environmental Effects on Health, Life & Disease
Robert O. Wright, MD, MPH, Professor and Ethel H Wise Chair, Department of Environmental Medicine & Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, New York, NY
11:45 - 12:30 PM
**CME Session
Ellenhorn Award: Keeping the Lamp of Excellence Burning – Important Lessons a Heart Surgeon and Medical Toxicologists Have Taught Me
Erica Liebelt, MD, FACMT, Executive Director and Medical Director, Washington Poison Center; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine, The University Of Washington School Of Medicine
12:30 - 2:00 PM
2:00 - 3:30 PM
**CME Session
Critical Care Case Panel 
3:30 - 5:00 PM
MedTox Shark Tank 

Sunday, March 15, 2020

7:50 - 8:00 AM Announcements
8:00 - 9:00 AM
**CME Session
Lightning Oral Session:
Utility of Four Smartphone Applications in the Identification of Poisonous Plants, Lauren Longo, MSPH, PR and Health Education Specialist, The Poison Control Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor as a Novel Biomarker in Acetaminophen Overdose: A Proof of Concept Study,
Joshua Bloom, MD, PhD, PGY-2, Mount Sinai St. Luke's-West, New York, NY

Alternative Routes of Non-Medical Use (NMU) of Prescription Buprenorphine and Fentanyl Patches in the United Kingdom (UK),
David Wood, MD, Consultant Physician and Clinical Toxicologist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom

Poisonings Due to Storage in a Secondary Container Recorded in the National Poison Data System, 2007-2017,
Joseph Carpenter, MD, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Effect of Alkalinization on Elemental Lead Solubility in a Simulated Gastric Environment,
Kartik R. Shah, MD, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
An Acid-Base Model to simulate stomach content pH after nicotine ingestion, John Thompson, MD, Fellow in Training, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Dantrolene Sodium in Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome: Is There a Benefit?
Arthur Daigh, MD, UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
9:00 - 9:30 AM
**CME Session
Doing Harm: Examining the Drugs Used in Sexual Assault
Ann Arens, MD, Medical Toxicologist, Emergency Medicine Physician; Hennepin Healthcare, Minnesota Poison Control System, Minneapolis, MN
9:30 - 10:00 AM
**CME Session
Got Milk? How to Inform the Safety of a Drug Used During Lactation
Miriam Dinatale, DO, Chief Medical Officer, US Food and Drug Administration, Silver Springs, MD
10:00 - 10:10 AM BREAK
10:10 - 11:00 AM
Moderated Poster Forum 3
11:00 - 12:00 PM
**CME Session
International Panel

NPS - Have They Been and Gone in Europe? (EAPCCT)
David Wood, MD, FRCP, FACMT, FAACT, FBPhS, FEAPCCT, Consultant Physician and Clinical Toxicologist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom

Toxicosurveillance of Prescription Drug Poisoning by Triangulation of Pharmaco-Epidemiology and Toxico-Epidemiology (APAMT)
Nicholas Buckley, MD, FRACP, Professor, University of Sydney, NSW Poisons Information Centre, Sydney, Australia

Toxicology in Turkey (MENATOX)
Aynur Sahin, MD, PhD, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey
12:00 - 12:30 PM
**CME Session
Drug Shortages: Working Together to Benefit Patients
CDR Emily Thakur, RPh, Team Leader, US Food & Drug Administration, Silver Springs, MD
12:30 - 1:15 PM
**CME Session
Late Breaking Topic: Vaping Injuries
Dazhe James Cao, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Program Director of Medical Toxicology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Houston, TX
Emily Kiernan, DO, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Nicholas Nacca, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester