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FIT Open Mic

The FIT Open Mic Session offers medical toxicology fellows-in-training 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.
Where & When
Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 5:00-6:30 PM in the main conference room


Nefarious Nightshades: Separating Solanum Fact & Fiction
Mary Billington, MD, First Year Fellow, UT Southwestern / Parkland
The Toxicology of Space Travel
Harmouche Elie, MD, Second Year Fellow, New York University
Iocane Powder is Real? Inconceivable!
Eddie Garcia, MD, First Year Fellow, University of California San Francisco
The Strangler
Charlotte Goldfine, MD, First Year Fellow, University of Massachusetts Medical School
TOX-5: An Xennial’s Approach for Teaching Millennials
Ahmed Mostafa, MD, Second Year Fellow, Drexel University College of Medicine
From Electrode to Bedside: Spanning the Anion Gap
Josh J. Wang, MD, First Year Fellow, New York University

How It Works

In the fall, ACMT invites all first-year and second-year Fellows-in-Training as well as Medical Residents and Students, to submit an abstract of a presentation for the Open Mic session. Any topic relevant to medical toxicology is appropriate—historical topics, mystery cases, molecular mechanisms, educational development, etc. Above all, we are looking for engaging speakers and interesting presentations. Presenters are chosen by a panel of evaluators. Proposals are evaluated on content and originality.

A complete proposal application includes:

  • Abstract (250 words describing your topic)
  • Objective 1
  • Objective 2
  • Objective 3

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:

More information on the Ignite format can be found hereFor more examples of skilled, intellectually stimulating talks, we refer speakers to the TED series of lectures.


If you have any questions, please contact the ACMT National Office via email at