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2021 ACMT Symposium | The 4th Wave: Methamphetamines & Stimulants

The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) invites you to join them at their one-day virtual symposium entitled "The 4th Wave: Methamphetamines & Stimulants" on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. This symposium aims to examine the current trends of methamphetamine use, abuse, and co-use with other illicit substances. Multiple innovative research initiatives will be discussed highlighting some of the work of the Methamphetamine Research Center in Portland, Oregon. Multiple speakers on topics ranging from pregnancy and methamphetamine use, stimulant abuse in children, psychiatric effects of methamphetamine, and the approach to the agitated patient will be covered. The symposium will close with discussions on the challenges with treatment of the methamphetamine addiction. This activity will appeal to healthcare providers and researchers involved with care of patients with substance use disorders.

Preliminary Agenda - Thursday, April 13, 2021 - All Times Listed in Eastern Time Zone (ET)

9:45 - 10:00 AM ET
Welcome & Introductions
Paul M. Wax, MD, FACMT, Professor, Emergency Medicine, UT-Southwestern; Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology
Kathryn T. Kopec, DO, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicologist; Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

 10:00 - 10:20 AM ET

Methamphetamines & Stimulants: How did we get here?
Brent W. Morgan, MD, FACMT, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

 10:20 - 10:50 AM ET

Real Time Communication Network: Identifying Stimulants in Your Neighborhood
Agnes D. Winokur, MS, Associate Laboratory Director, Drug Enforcement Agency/Southeast Laboratory, U.S. Department of Justice, Miami, FL

10:50 - 11:20 AM ET

Speed in the 21st Century: Emerging Trends in Stimulant Use
Josh G. Schier, MD, FACMT, Medical Toxicologist Associate Director, Emory/CDC Medical Toxicology Fellowship, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
11:20 - 11:30 AM ET Break
11:30 - 12:00 PM ET
Risky Decision Making in Methamphetamine Users: The Role of Opioid Blockade
Milky Kohno, PhD, Research Scientist, Portland VA Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
12:00 - 12:30 PM ET
Genetic and Neuroimmunological Factors in Methamphetamine Addiction
Tamara J. Phillips, PhD, Senior Research Career Scientist, Portland VA Medical Center; Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
12:30 - 12:40 PM ET Break
12:40 - 1:10 PM ET
TAR1 Receptor Density in Relation to Meth Addiction Genetic Predisposition
William Hoffman, MD, PhD, Staff Psychiatrist, Mental Health and Clinical Neurosciences Division, Portland VA Medical Center; Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
1:10 - 1:40 PM ET
Neuro Inflammation and Treatments of the Future
Jennifer M. Loftis, PhD, Research Scientist, Portland VA Medical Center; Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
1:40 - 2:10 PM ET
Lunch Break
2:10 - 2:30 PM ET
Expecting While High: Stimulant Use and Pregnancy
Lindsay K. Admon, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2:30 - 2:50 PM ET
So You've Filed a Child Protective Services Report: Now What?
Patience Pearson, LMSW, Addiction Medicine Social Worker, Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
2:50 - 3:10 PM ET
Methamphetamine in Children
Ayrn D. O'Connor, MD, FACMT, FAAEM, Director, Medical Toxicology Fellowship, University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix Banner -- University Medical Center Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
3:10 - 3:30 PM ET
Meth and the Mind: Psychiatric Effects of Methamphetamine
Stephanie T. Weiss, MD, PhD, Addiction Medicine Research Fellow, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
3:30 - 4:20 PM ET
Panel Discussion: The Agitated Patient
Jon B. Cole, MD, FACMT, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare-Minneapolis; Medical Director, Minnesota Poison Control System, Minneapolis, MN
Andrew I. Stolbach, MD, MPH, FACMT, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Caitlin F. Bonney, MD, FACMT, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Toxicology Director, University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
Stacey Hail, MD, FACMT, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

4:20 - 4:30 PM ET

Break
4:30 - 4:50 PM ET
Targeting the Speed Gene? Antibody Therapy for Methamphetamine Use
Eric C. Peterson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Arkansas College of Medicine, Little Rock, AR
4:50 - 5:10 PM ET
Innovations in Treatment of Stimulant Use
Todd Korthuis, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Program Director of Addiction Medicine Fellowship and Co-Director of the Oregon Addiction Education and Prevention Initiative, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
5:10 - 5:40PM ET
Social Aspects of Stimulant Use 
Brian L. Chan, MD, MPH, Instructor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR Stacey Hail, MD, FACMT, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
5:40 - 6:20 PM ET
Panel Discussion: Challenges Associated with Treating Stimulant Use Disorder
Amanda Risser, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Director of Substance Use Disorder Services, Family Medicine Specialist, Public Health & General Preventive Medicine; Legacy Emanuel Medical Center; Oregon Health and Science University Hospital, Portland, OR
Brian L. Chan, MD, MPH, Instructor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics; Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
Guest Speaker: Special Perspective from a Former Addict

Fees & Registration


Early Bird Rates*
Deadline: March 4, 2021
   
Regular Rates
March 5, 2021 - April 13, 2021 
Registration Category 
Fee Registration Category  Fee
ACMT Member $195 ACMT Member $250
Fellow-in-Training $150 Fellow-in-Training $200
Resident $150 Resident $200
Student $125 Student $175
Specialist in Poison Information (SPI) $150 Specialist in Poison Information (SPI)  $200
Non-Member: Government & Military Personnel $195 Non-Member: Government & Military Personnel $250
Non-Member $295 Non-Member $325
Continuing Medical Education (CME pending) $75 Continuing Medical Education (CME pending) $75
 
 
*Early Bird Rates expire at 11:59 PM on March 4, 2021Fees increase to the Regular Rate after this date, no exceptions.
 
**Proof of student and resident status is required to confirm this rate. Proof consists of a copy of your student ID or a letter from your institution’s Registrar verifying student or resident status. Documentation must be received within two weeks of registering via email to info@acmt.net or fax to (844) 226-8333. Attention: 2021 ASM. 
 
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing on or prior to March 4, 2021 are subject to a $150 processing fee. Refunds will not be granted after March 4, 2021. Please send cancellation request to ACMT at info@acmt.net, or fax to 623-533-6520.
 

Event Details

The 2021 ACMT Symposium will be a virtual event that takes place online. Registrants will receive an email with instructions on how to access the virtual event platform closer to the event in April 2021. All sessions will be recorded and made available to registrants after the event for on-demand viewing.
 
Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits will only be available for attendees who attend the live virtual event on April 13, 2021. CE will not be available for those who choose to watch the on-demand recordings and do not attend the live event on April 13th.

Questions?

Write to: info@acmt.net