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Open Mic Competition

2022 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting
March 11-13, 2022

The ACMT Open Mic Competition offers medical toxicology fellows-in-training, residents, and medical students the opportunity to give a lecture in a national forum where experienced speakers can offer insight on both content and delivery. This session has been shown to be a valuable ACMT professional development feature.

COVID-19 Update: Due to recent developments with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the Omicron variant, the ACMT Board of Directors have decided that the most prudent approach will be to move forward with an entirely virtual Annual Scientific Meeting and Symposium. Therefore, there will no longer be an in-person registration option and all presentations will take place virtually.

How It Works

After an initial review of all submissions, a select number of abstracts will be selected for presentation at the 2022 ACMT Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting on March 11-13.

During the Open Mic session, selected presenters are required to give their presentation in an Ignite style. This format creates intense and fast presentations with sharp, concise messages. Each presentation must be 5 minutes long and have the following format:

  • 20 slides
  • 15 seconds per slide
  • Slides automatically advance after 15 seconds

This is an example of an Ignite® talk: Watch here.

More information on the Ignite format can be found here

For more examples of skilled, intellectually stimulating talks, we refer speakers to the TED series of lectures.

2022 Open Mic Competition Presentations

Satisfaction: Getting to Know the Nucleus Accumbens Through Music
Sarah Berg, MD, Fellow - 1st Year, Toxikon Consortium

From Micro to Macro and Everything in Between for Buprenorphine Inductions
Noah Berland, MD, Fellow - 1st Year, Rutgers NJMS

The Bane in the Bazaar
Rennie Burke, MD, Medical Resident, San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

"No Horsing Around: Ivermectin Misuse in the Age of COVID"
Brian Bush, MD, Fellow - 2nd Year, Toxikon Consortium (Cook County Health/UIC)

The Legacy of Acqua Tofana
Nicole DeMartinis, MD, Medical Resident, University of Michigan

Organophosphorus Nerve Agents and the Role of Oximes in their Treatment
Aaron Frey, DO, Fellow - 2nd Year, University of Virginia

Cleopatra’s Death: Venomous or Poisonous?
Sonya Rashid, MD, Fellow - 1st Year, Toxikon Consortium

Coffee with a hint of poison
Jennifer Zacharia, MD, Medical Resident, Maine Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency


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