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To enhance the education and professional development of physicians training in medical toxicology, ACMT provides several activities specifically designed for Fellows-in-Training each year at our Annual Scientific Meeting. These opportunities seek to strengthen FiT involvement in ACMT during the transition to community toxicology practice, offer venues for presentation of research and valuable public speaking experience, and build camaraderie with colleagues from around the country in a fun, sometimes competitive, but more often learning environment. 

FIT Lecture

The FIT Lecture is an hour-long session featuring a medical toxicologist or panel of medical toxicologists who present on an interesting and/or innovative aspect of their practice. This session is by invitation only. Invitations requesting an RSVP will be sent to each Fellow-in-Training who has registered for the conference.
Past presentations have included:
2018 - Medical Toxicology and Emergency Addiction: Medication Assisted Treatment into the Community, Ross Sullivan, MD, Director, Medical Toxicology Consultation Service and Assistant Professor Department of Emergency Medicine, Upstate Medical University Hospital, Syracuse, NY
2017 - Homicide in Healthcare, Brent Furbee, MD, FACMT, Indiana Poison Center, Indianapolis, IN
2016 - Global Toxicology: Opportunities for Fellows-in-Training, Ziad N. Kazzi, MD, FACMT; Rais Vohra, MD, FACMT
2015 - Professional Organizations and your Toxicology Career, Lewis S. Nelson, MD, FACMT, New York University School of Medicine, NY, NY; Adam C. Pomerleau, MD, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Michelle Ruha, MD, FACMT, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ; Shawn M. Varney, MD, FACMT, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, TX 
2014 - How Can an MPH Enhance Your Toxicology Career?, Stephen W. Munday, MD, MPH, FACMT, University of California-San Diego, San Diego, CA; Josh G. Schier, MD, MPH, FACMT, Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

MedTox Shark Tank Research Forum

The MedTox Shark Tank: Fellows-in-Training (FIT) Research Forum is an opportunity for fellows to obtain expert input during the formative stage of a research project. All Fellows-in-Training, first-year and second-year fellows, as well as Medical Residents and Students are encouraged to submit an abstract of a research proposal. A review committee will select 6 of these proposals for presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting. There, a panel of judges will award $1500 to the two top presentations.
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Open Mic Competition

The FIT Open Mic Session is one of the most popular events at the Annual Scientific Meeting. The competition offers medical toxicology fellows-in-training the opportunity to give an Ignite-style lecture in a national forum where experienced speakers can offer insight on both content and delivery. All first-year and second-year Fellows-in-Training as well as Medical Residents and Students are encouraged to submit an application. A review committee selects the best of these applications for presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting. There, a panel of judges will pick the winner for best presentation.
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