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2019 Joint Israeli-American Conference - Final Agenda

Conference Venue: Spencer Auditorium, Ground floor, Main (Sammy Ofer) Building, Rambam Health Care Campus, 8 Ha'Aliya Street, Haifa

Day 1: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

8:00 - 8:50 AM
Registration
8:50 - 9:00 AM
Opening Remarks
Itamar Grotto, MD, MPH, PhD, Associate Director General, Israel Ministry of Health
Michael Halberthal, MD, MHA, Director General, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
Paul M. Wax, MD, FACMT, Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Yedidia Bentur, MD, FACMT, Director, Israel Poison Information Center, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
Chemical Warfare Agents / Mass Casualty Incidents
Moderators: Paul M. Wax (USA), Eran Kozer (Israel)
9:00 - 9:20 AM
The Medical Challenge at the Chemical Terror Scene
Yuval Cohen, MD, CBRN Branch, Israel Defense Forces, Israel
9:20 - 9:40 AM
Treatment of Acute Cyanide Poisoning: Time to Move Forward
Ophir Lavon, MD, Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
9:40 - 10:00 AM
Preparation of General Hospitals in Israel to Mass Toxicological Event - From Doctrine to Drills
Eran Alon, MD, Home Front Command, Israel Defense Forces
10:00 - 10:20 AM
The Use of Social Media for Collecting Real Time Clinical Information: The Syrian Case
Yuval Cohen, MD, CBRN Branch, Israel Defense Forces
10:20 - 10:40 AM
Break
10:40 - 10:55 AM
Eye Pathology, Respiratory Toxicity and Death Following Whole Body VX Vapor Exposure are Prevented Only by Repetitive Antidotal Treatment
Eugenia Bloch-Shilderman, PhD, Israel Institute for Biological Research, Ness Ziona, Israel
10:55 - 11:20 AM
Fourth Generation Nerve Agents
Charles Mckay, MD, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT, USA
11:20 - 11:45 AM
Myths and Misinformation About Casual Dermal Exposure to Fentanyl Among First Responders
Lewis Nelson, MD, Rutgers Medical Center, Newark, NJ, USA
11:45 - 12:10 PM
Weaponized Opioids
Nicholas Connors, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
12:10 - 1:10 PM Lunch
Clinical Pharmacology / Medication Safety
Moderators: Jeffrey Brent (USA), Ophir Lavon (Israel)
1:10 - 1:25 PM
Adherence with Prescription Drugs in Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Consulting with the Israel Poison Information Center Teratology Service
Yael Lurie, MD, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
1:25 - 1:40 PM
Vancomycin - Evolution of Guidelines and Clinical Practice
Laila Nasar, PharmD, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
1:40 - 2:00 PM
Dipyrone – a Good Medication with a Bad Reputation
Natalie Dinavitser, Shamir Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel
2:00 - 2:15 PM
Data Sources Supporting Food and Drug Administration Drug Safety Communications
Daniel Shepshelovich, MD, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikva, Israel
2:15 - 2:35 PM  Break
 2:35 - 2:55 PM
Drug Induced Liver Injury: State of the Art
Javier Waksman, MD, FibroGen, Inc., San Francisco, CA, USA
 2:55 - 3:15 PM
Herbal-Induced Liver Injury: Clinical and Immunogenetic Causality Assessment 
Manuela Neuman, PhD, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
 3:15 - 3:30 PM
Novel Buprenorphine Formulations and Administration Methods for Opioid Agonist Therapy
Stephanie Weiss, MD, PhD, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
 3:30 - 3:50 PM
The Interaction Between Direct Oral Anti Coagulants (DOACs) and Antiepileptic Drugs: Implications on Clinical Outcomes and DOACs Levels. What Do We Know?
Mordechai Muszkat, MD, Hadassah Medical Center, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel
3:50 - 4:20 PM
Israel Society of Toxicology - Meeting & Elections (Members Only)
 

Day 2: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

8:15 - 8:50 AM
Registration
8:50 - 9:00 AM
Announcements / Housekeeping
Medical Toxicology I
Moderators: Lewis Nelson (USA), Lee Goldstein (Israel)
9:00 - 9:15 AM
Thrombotic Microangiopathy and Acute Renal Failure Following Echis coloratus Bite in Israel
Yael Lurie, MD, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
9:15 - 9:30 AM
Arum Palaestinum Poisoning - Revenge of the Witch
Aus Maree, Hadassah Medical Center, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel
9:30 - 9:45 AM
Environmental Exposures of Firefighters in Israel
Elkana Kohn, MD, Shamir Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel
9:45 - 10:00 AM
Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure Among Children With and Without Respiratory Symptoms: A Case-Control Study
Ayala Grinshpun, Shamir Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel
10:00 - 10:15 AM
Adherence of Caregivers of Children to Advice Provided by a National Poison Information Center
Gal Neuman, MD, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
10:15 - 10:30 AM
Impact of a Toxicology Consultation Service in a Large Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital
Miguel Glatstein, MD, Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
10:30 - 10:50 AM Break
Medical Toxicology II
Moderators: Charles McKay (USA), Yedidia Bentur (Israel)
10:50 - 11:05 AM
A Bloody Mess: Brodifacoum and K2
Michael Mullins, MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
11:05 - 11:20 AM
Trends of Intentional Drug Overdose Among Youth: A Population-based Cohort Study
Yaron Finkelstein, MD, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
11:20 - 11:35 AM
The Increasing Rate of Suicide Attempts by Self-Poisoning in the US Among Youth and Adolescents with a Focus on Diphenhydramine - Another Emerging Public Health Concern
Erica Liebelt, MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
11:35 - 11:50 AM
Abuse of Non-Scheduled Medications and Non-Prescription Drugs
Wendy Klein-Schwartz, PharmD, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD, USA
11:50 - 12:10 PM
Cannabis Toxicology in Adolescents - The New Reality
Gideon Koren, MD, Ariel University, Ariel, Israel
12:10 - 1:10 PM Lunch
Medical Toxicology III
Moderators: Yaron Finkelstein (Canada), Miguel Glatstein (Israel)
1:10 - 1:25 PM
Fatalities in Poisoned Patients Managed by Medical Toxicologists
Nir Friedman, MD, The Toxicology Investigators Consortium; Safra Children's Hospital - Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
1:25 - 1:40 PM
Quality Performance Measures in Medical Toxicology
Paul Wax, MD, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX; Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology, Phoenix, AZ, USA
 1:40 - 1:55 PM
Poison Center Consultations and Legal Liability
Ophir Lavon, MD, Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
 1:55 - 2:10 PM
Lack of Predictive Value of Provoked Urine Test Results in the Determination of Toxic Exposures
Jeffrey Brent, MD, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA
 2:10 - 2:25 PM
Toxicity Assessment of Disposable Medical Devices
David Stepensky, PhD, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
 2:25 - 2:45 PM Break
Medical Toxicology IV
Moderators: Erica Liebelt (USA), Yael Lurie (Israel)
2:45 - 3:00 PM
A Quick Trip Through the QT Nomogram
Michael Mullins, MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
3:00 - 3:15 PM 
Montelukast and Neuropsychiatric Events in Children with Asthma: A Nested Case-control Study
Yaron Finkelstein, MD, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada 
3:15 - 3:30 PM  
Conducting Multicenter Medical Toxicology Research Network through the Toxicology Investigators Consortium
Paul Wax, MD, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX; Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology, Phoenix, AZ, USA
3:30 - 3:45 PM   
The Effects of a 30-minute Water-Pipe Smoking Session on Cognitive Measures and Cardio-Pulmonary Parameters
Yedida Bentur, MD, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel