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ACMT Pre-Meeting
2021 NACCT Virtual
October 13, 2021

Critical Measures: Intensive Care Toxicology


This one-day fully virtual ACMT symposium will be a presentation of the intersection of clinical toxicology practice and intensive patient care issues, encompassing the management of both pediatric and adult patients. The symposium’s experts will draw from the fields of toxicology, addiction medicine, adult and pediatric critical care, cardiology, nephrology, neurology, and more! Sessions to include plenary presentations, engaging panel discussions, and lively debates. Listen to internationally recognized multidisciplinary experts as they weigh in on critical measures, including:
  • Technological advances in the care of critically ill patients, including ventilation strategies, non medication cardiovascular support options, and renal replacement therapies
  • Impact of the pandemic on pediatric substance use and overdose
  • Critical illness caused or complicated by addiction and dependence
  • The reality of workarounds for pharmaceutical shortages
  • Pharmacogenomic considerations on patient management in the ICU.
  • Novel therapeutic strategies for toxicologic intervention
  • Sizing up the critical role of the toxicology specialist in patient care management.

After participating in this program, learners will be able to:

  1. Effectively employ technological devices in the management of poisoned patients.
  2. Discuss complex pain, sedation, and withdrawal management.
  3. Utilize new, repurposed, and tailored pharmaceutical interventions.
  4. Understand the advantage of involving the toxicology specialist in clinical care

Agenda - All Events are Virtual

9:45 - 10:00 AM ET
Welcoming & Opening Remarks
10:00 - 10:30 AM ET
Beyond ARDSnet: Ventilation Strategies in the Toxic Patient
Aaron Skolnik, MD, Senior Associate Consultant, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical Director of Respiratory Care, Mayo Clinic Arizona / Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
10:30 - 11:00 AM ET
ECMO & Cardiac Assist Devices
Susanna Byram, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center
11:00 - 11:30 AM ET
Renal Replacement Therapy: Adjusting Pharmaceutical Doses
Joshua King, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
11:30 - 11:45 AM ET Morning Break
11:45 - 12:15 PM ET

New Antidotes and Novel Uses of Antidotes to Manage the Critically Ill Poisoned Patient
Bruno Megarbane, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Medical and Toxicological Critical Care, Lariboisière Hospital, Paris University, INSERM UMRS-1144

12:15 - 12:45 PM ET
Ethanol Withdrawal in the ICU: Scoring vs. Pharmacologic Management
Lewis Nelson, MD, FACMT, Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
12:45 - 1:15 PM ET
Case-Based Discussion: Treatment of SUD and Addiction in the ICU
Timothy J. Wiegand, MD, FACMT, Director of Toxicology and of the Toxicology Consult Service, University of Rochester Medical Center
Jeffrey Brent, MD, PhD, FACMT, FAACT, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Colorado School of Public Health
JoAn Laes, MD, Addiction Medicine Physician, Hennepin Healthcare
Ryan J. Magnuson, DO, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care, University of Rochester Medical Center
Benjamin L. McKinney, DO, Internist, University of Rochester Medical Center
Stephanie T. Weiss, MD, PhD, Medically Accountable Investigator, Translational Addiction Medicine Branch, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health
1:15 - 2:15 PM ET Lunch Break
2:15 - 2:45 PM ET
Pediatric Overdose and Overdose Trends in the world of COVID
Diana Bottari, DO Medical Director, Controlled Substance Monitoring Team, Advocate Aurora Health, Lead Physician, Opioid Mitigation Strategies, Advocate Aurora Health, Integrative Pain Provider, Advocate Medical Group Spine Care Center, Advocate Health Care
2:45 - 3:15 PM ET
Repurposing Approved Xenobiotics as Medical Countermeasures
Judith Wolfe Laney, PhD, Chief, Chemical Medical Countermeasures, Division of CBRN Countermeasures, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services
3:15 - 3:45 PM ET Pharmacologic Challenges: Drug Shortages & Drug Expiration
Brenna Farmer, MD, MBA, MS, FACMT, Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
3:45 - 4:15 PM ET
Pharmacogenomics in the ICU
Andrew Monte, MD, PhD Associate Professor Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology University of Colorado Denver
4:15 - 4:30 PM ET Afternoon Break
4:30 - 5:00 PM ET
Is Your Patient Really Dead? Brain Death Testing in the ICU
Laura Tormoehlen, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Indiana University School of Medicine
5:00 - 5:30 PM ET
Advantage of the Bedside Medical Toxicologist
Donna L. Seger, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Dept of Medicine, Vanderbilt:  Executive Director, Tenn Poison Center; Nashville TN
5:30 - 6:00 PM ET
Case-Based Discussion: Multi-Disciplinary Care of the Critically Poisoned Patient
Elizabeth Moore, DO, Assistant Attending Physician, New York - Presbyterian Hospital; Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Susanna Byram, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center
Leslie Ann Dervan, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine, Seattle Children's Hospital
Bryan D. Hayes, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT, FASHP, Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, & Overnight Services, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor - Department of EM, Division of Medical Toxicology, Harvard Medical School
Rama B. Rao, MD, FACMT, Associate Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College NYP
J.J. Rasimas, MD, PhD, FAPM, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota; Medical Director of C-L Psychiatry, Hennepin County Medical Center



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