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Friday, October 2, 2020

Addiction Toxicology Case Conference 

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1:00 – 1:05 PM


1:05 – 1:25 PM

Case 1: Walking a Tightrope – Intoxication and Agitated Delirium

This case will feature discussion of drug-induced agitated delirium with experts dissecting the mechanism and common course of events that occur in the most severe type of agitated delirium, often referred to as Excited Delirium Syndrome. Myths and misperceptions in care of patients with agitation and delirium will be addressed, as will discussion of the appropriate use of sedation and importance of cooling in these patients. Case discussion will also include an overview of causes of agitated delirium, including the types of drugs involved as well as non-drug mechanisms.

1:25 – 1:50 PM

Case 2: “We Need to Close Early Today…”

This case includes an example of how an outpatient clinical addiction medicine program's clinical services were impacted by protests related to police brutality, and serves to highlight the need for flexibility, including telemedicine support, in order to rapidly respond to stresses at various levels of addiction care brought on by COVID-19 and other factors. Social and racial disparities in addiction medicine, exacerbated by COVID-19, will also be discussed to provide examples of successful methods used to keep access to critical services and support, including critical medications to treat opioid use disorder in particular.

 1:50 – 2:00 PM Q&A w/ Audience


Timothy J. Wiegand, MD FACMT (ACMT/ASAM Expert)
Director of Toxicology and of the Toxicology Consult Service, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Gloria J. Baciewicz, MD (ASAM Expert)
Medical Director, Strong Recovery; Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY



JoAn Laes, MD (ACMT Expert)
Attending Physician, Division of Addiction Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

Soumya L. Pandalai, MD, FACP, FASAM (ACMT Expert)
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine; Banner University Medical Center Phoenix (BUMCP) Addiction Medicine, Phoenix, AZ

Andrew Stolbach, MD, MPH, FAACT, FACEP, FACMT (ACMT Expert)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Ross Sullivan, MD (ACMT/ASAM Expert)
Director of Medical Toxicology, Upstate University Hospital; Director, Upstate Emergency Medicine Opioid Bridge Clinic; Medical Director, Helio Health, Syracuse, NY 





Series Co-Hosts

American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT)
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
Opioid Response Network (ORN)