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The North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology (NACCT) is organized by the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology ( Each year, ACMT hosts several activities at NACCT for medical toxicologists and other interested registrants on a wide range of cutting-edge topics.

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October 25, 2018

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
ACMT Pre-Meeting
Performance and Enhancing Agents 360
Sure, you’ve heard of doping. But what does that actually mean? Who’s using what and why? What’s the science behind it? Aren’t some things allowed so elite athletes, military special operations personnel, and high performance professionals can safely optimize their results? What do their physicians think about performance enhancement? How does drug testing impact management of underlying conditions and acute medical issues in these individuals? How does high profile use of performance enhancing agents influence the rest of us - from those with great aspirations to those just trying to get through the day? This exciting symposium will answer your questions with expert speakers from sports toxicology, sports medicine, military medicine, veterinary medicine, analytical testing, sports law, supplement development, and event planning. Join us to hear the different perspectives and learn what every toxicologist needs to know about performance and enhancing agents! 
  • Discuss the scope of performance enhancing agent use by elite athletes, military, and high performance professionals.
  • Identify specific agents and how they impact performance.
  • Understand the perspective of the elite about performance enhancing agents.
  • Explain the importance of research on nutrition and supplements for human performance.
  • Describe the analytical processes of detection of performance enhancing agents and interpretation of results medically and legally.
  • Review the options for medical management of underlying conditions and acute issues in elite athletes, military, and high performance professionals.
  • Discuss performance enhancement in international equestrian competition and how it compares with and influences human performance issues.
  • Explore consideration of performance enhancement agent use in planning for large event and organization management.
  • Recognize how the use of performance enhancing agents by elite athletes, military, and high performance professionals influences the general population.
  • Understand the unique risks and adverse effects of performance enhancing agent use in the general population. 

October 26, 2018

5:00 - 7:00 PM
ACMT Clinical Pathophysiology Competition (CPC)
Jeffrey R. Suchard, MD, FACMT, FACEP, Emergency Medicine Physician, UC Irvine Health, Orange, CA

October 27, 2018

7:30 - 8:30 AM
7:30 - 8:30 AM
7:30 - 8:30 AM
ACMT Quality Measures Workgroup
ACMT Women in Tox Section
ACMT Position Statements and Guidelines Committee
10:30 - 11:30 AM
ACMT Practice Symposium
God and Man at the Bar: Addiction, Sobriety and Spirituality
Gerald F. O'Malley, DO, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Rachel Haroz, MD, FAACT, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Nora Sadek, MD, Founder, Muslim Healthcare Professionals of Minnesota; Hospitalist, Brigham & Women’s Hospital; Dana Farber Institute Faculty, Harvard Medical School
  • Explain the elements of addiction common to almost all cultures and religious denominations using, as an example, the custom of supplication for sobriety at the grave of Lord Honda Izumonokami Tadatomo.
  • Describe the importance of the spiritual experience for achieving and maintaining sobriety as described by Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Panel Discussion: four representatives from traditional internal medicine based addition counseling; faith-based addiction counseling; an inter-religious organization and a non-denominational Native-American health organization will discuss the unique spiritual resources accessed and utilized by addicts and alcoholics from different cultural and religious backgrounds including, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Atheism and some culturally important influences such as Afro-Caribbean, Native American, Southeast Asian, Polynesian and Gothic cultures and debate the relative importance and contribution of faith to sobriety.
12:30 - 1:30 PM
12:30 - 1:30 PM
12:30 - 1:30 PM
JMT Editorial Board
ACMT Clerkship Council
ACMT ToxIC Network
4:45 - 5:45 PM
ACMT FIT Roundtable
The Role of Medico-Legal Consulting in Your Medical Toxicology Career
Moderator & Speaker
Jeffrey Brent, MD, PhD, FACMT, FAACT, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Littleton, CO
  • Understand the importance of a fully diversified medical toxicology career.
  • Recognize how medical-legal consulting can be incorporated into diversified medical toxicology career.

October 28, 2018

7:30 - 8:30 AM
7:30 - 8:30 AM
7:30 - 8:30 AM
ACMT ASM Planning Committee
ACMT International Committee
ACMT Research Committee
10:30 - 11:30 AM
ACMT Scientific Symposium
Hypersensitivity Issues in Occupational Exposures
Jerrold B. Leikin, MD, FACMT, FACEP, FAACT, FACOEM, FACP, Director of Medical Toxicology, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Chicago, IL
Peter Orris, MD, MPH, Chief of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, UI Health, Chicago, IL
Andrew J. Scheman, MD, Dermatologist, North Shore Center for Medical Aesthetics Ltd., Northbrook, IL
12:00 - 1:00 PM
12:00 - 1:00 PM
12:00 - 1:00 PM
ACMT Education Committee
Medical Toxicology Foundation Board Meeting
ACMT Membership Committee

October 29, 2018

7:30 - 8:30 AM
7:30 - 8:30 AM
7:30 - 8:30 AM
ACMT Fellowship Directors Committee
ACMT Practice Committee
ACMT Military Section
11:30 - 12:30 PM
11:30 - 12:30 PM
11:30 - 12:30 PM
ACMT Government Section
ACMT Industry Section
ACMT Addiction Medicine Committee
1:30 - 2:30 PM
ACMT FIT Visiting Professor Lecture
Pursuing a Research Career as a Medical Toxicology Young Investigator: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Navneet Cheema, MD, Assistant Professor, Assistant Program Director, University of Chicago, Section of Emergency Medicine
Patrick M. Lank, MD, MS, FACEP, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Stephanie Carreiro, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, UMass Medical School
David H. Jang, MD, MSc, FACMT, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • To learn about opportunities for medical toxicology fellows to pursue a research career.
  • To learn various strategies to be successful: identify an appropriate mentor (s), generating publications, developing an innovative research plan, and finding a supportive environment.
  • To learn about potential barriers and ways to circumvent that include: Personal finances (i.e. loans!), a difficult or lack of mentor, and lack of supportive environment.