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ACMT Pre-Meeting
2020 NACCT in San Francisco, CA
September 10-14, 2020

ACMT Pre-Meeting - Request for Proposals - Deadline: January 3, 2020 

Submit A Proposal

ACMT members are encouraged to submit a proposal for the ACMT Pre-Meeting at the 2020 North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology (NACCT) in San Francisco, CA. This symposium will be held on September 10, 2020. The Pre-Meeting offers a full day of content centered on a theme and requires separate enrollment from the main congress. As such, subject matter appealing to a wide audience is essential to the success of the symposium.

Previous topics/titles have included:

  • Medical Mistakes and their Prevention: Medical Toxicology’s Imperative
  • The Cutting Edge of Clinical Toxicology - Critical Care Toxicology
  • Analeptics and Neuroleptics
  • Law and Order - Legal Issues in Medical Toxicology
  • Toxicology - Is it on the Level?
  • The Dark Side of Pharmaceuticals
  • Interaction with Consultants
  • International Toxicology
  • The Changing Face of the Toxicology Patient
  • The Media and Toxicology
  • Euphoria & Dysphoria
  • The Intersection of Medical Toxicology and the Federal Government
  • Vanity and Vice: Toxicology in the Sin City
  • CSI Atlanta: Toxicology, Law Enforcement, and Crime Scene Investigation
  • New and Novel RX:  Drugs, Antidotes and Delivery Systems (2016)
  • Up for Debate: Addressing Controversies in Poisoning (2017)
  • Performance and Enhancing Agents 360 (2018)
  • Music City Mixology: The High Notes and Low Notes of Booze and Drugs (2019)

How to Apply

Proposals should include:

  1. Title: should reflect the overall theme and vision for the pre-meeting.
  2. Objectives: should be succinct and highlight the innovations, research, and/or scientific issues to be addressed. In addition, please submit a short paragraph detailing the overall expectations and vision for the course.
  3. Format: you have the opportunity to plan a full day course of 7-8 hours of educational content. The incorporation of breakout sessions, panel discussions, or other creative educational formats is encouraged, along with the traditional didactic lectures. Please include number of each type of presentation and the length of time for each.
    1. Lecture Presentations: suggested topics and proposed titles, length of presentation, and preliminary objectives. Didactic sessions are, in general, 30 minutes in length each but can be paired/grouped based on related topics.
    2. Breakout Sessions: suggested topics with preliminary objectives. Breakout sessions are generally 30 minutes in length (but may be repeated once to expand the audience) and are concurrent and have a more interactive format with a smaller group. For example, for three concurrent sessions, repeated, the total length of time would be 60 minutes.
    3. Panel Discussions: panel discussions are meant to encourage robust discussion amongst the panelists and to include the audience as appropriate. Minimal use of prepared didactic material is optimal for this session. For a proposed panel, please designate topic, objectives, as well as proposed length of time. Panel discussions are generally 30-60 minutes in length.
  4. Speakers: if you would like to propose speakers, you may do so. However please do not make any commitments to proposed speakers prior to RFP submission. If selected, the session (including speakers) may be modified at the discretion of the ACMT Education Committee.

Deadline: January 3, 2020

All proposals will be peer-reviewed by members of the ACMT Education Committee and ACMT leadership. If selected, your proposal will be forwarded to NACCT for final approval (anticipated final decision by February 2020)

Submit A Proposal

Travel Support

ACMT members participate at NACCT at their own expense. Proposals may each include one non-toxicology expert for whom ACMT can potentially provide travel, hotel, and complimentary registration to attend the meeting. However, ACMT cannot guarantee this prior to final review and decision.


For questions please write to ACMT Education Program Manager