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MedTox Shark Tank Research Forum

2022 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting
March 11-13, 2022

Three $1500 Travel Scholarships to be awarded as part of the Shark Tank Competition!

The MedTox Shark Tank Research Forum is an opportunity for Fellows-in-Training, Residents, and Medical Students to obtain expert input during the formative stage of a research project. The session objective is to offer valuable insight that could strengthen their proposed research project.

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

During the MedTox Shark Tank Session, the selected applicants will be given 10 minutes for an oral presentation that emphasizes the crafting of a study hypothesis, proposed study methodology, data collection, and analytic techniques. Brief and relevant background material is acceptable, but the presentation should focus on the project itself.

The presentations will be made to a panel of senior medical toxicology faculty in an environment geared towards constructive comments and feedback. The panel will select the top three presentations and award each $1500 towards travel to present their research results as a poster, moderated poster, lightning oral or platform at either the 2023 or 2024 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting. NOTE: the award is to fund the travel not the project itself.

The MedTox Shark Tank FIT Research Forum provides many benefits to the trainee including:

  • Public speaking experience 
  • Constructive critique of research ideas and methodology 
  • Exposure to other creative research ideas
  • Networking among peers and prospective employers
  • Presentation is a justifiable addition to an academic curriculum vitae
  • Opportunity for travel funding to return to the 2023 or 2024 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting to present research results

2022 Shark Tank Presenters

A Single-Blinded, Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Treatments for Acute Dermal Pain from Oleoresin Capsicum Pepper Spray Exposure in Adult Volunteers
Aaron Frey, DO, 2nd Year Fellow, University of Virginia

Content Analysis of Delta-8-THC Products Sold on the Retail Market
Kevin Greene, MD, 1st Year Fellow, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Perceptions of a Mobile Addiction Service: A Qualitative Study
Seth Jones, MD, 1st Year Fellow, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Is the Ubiquitous 6-Hour Observation Period Necessary for Benign Ingestions?
Michael Keenan, MD, 1st Year Fellow, SUNY Upstate

Factors Associated with the Development of Precipitated Withdrawal: an Observational Study of Buprenorphine Initiation in the Emergency Department
Anthony Spadaro, MD, Medical Resident, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


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