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Vanity & Vice: Toxicology in the Sin City
October 1, 2012 - 8am to 5pm
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 

ACMT Pre-Meeting Symposium at the
North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology


Program Description

This symposium will begin by examining the toxicologic underpinnings of various methods to look younger, last longer, and get stronger. The primary focus will be on the basic science behind these “therapies” and the evidence supporting potential approaches to treatment. The second half of the symposium will delve into debauchery - the sordid world of gambling addiction, celebrity drug abuse, addiction and detoxification, as well as the benefits and risks of public health measures to ameliorate the epidemic of opioid overdose.


8:00-8:05am Introduction: Hedonism and the Medical Toxicologist
Diane P. Calello, MD, New Jersey Poison Information and Education System, Morristown, NJ
8:05-9:00am Silicone, Science, and Silliness:The Pseudoscientific Saga of Breast Implants and the Women Who Need Them 
Jeffrey Brent, MD, PhD, FACMT, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
9:00-9:40am Nip Tuck Tox: High Dose Tumescent Anesthetics Under the Knife
Rama Rao, MD, FACMT, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
9:40-10:20am  From Botox to Bootleg Beauty: Toxic Injectables
S. Eliza Halcomb, MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO  
10:20-10:40am Break
10:40-11:20am What Charles Atlas Never Told Me; Anabolics for the Next Generation 
Matthew Hedge, MD, FACMT, Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
11:20am-12:00pm Mechanisms of Sexual Performance Enhancers: Getting Up and Keeping Up with the Latest Developments
G. Patrick Daubert, MD, KPNC Regional Toxicology, Sacramento, CA
12:00-1:30pm Lunch Break - on your own
1:30-2:15pm Celebrity Toxicology: What Happens in Vegas Sometimes Leaves Vegas
Sean M. Bryant, MD, FACMT, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
2:15-3:00pm Addicted to Gambling? Bet on Dopamine! 
Shan Yin, MD, MPH, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. Cincinnati, OH
3:00-3:20pm Break
3:20-4:00pm A Toxicologist's Perspective on Addiction and Detox
Heath A. Jolliff, DO, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH
4:00-5:00pm Opioid Overdose Prevention Panel Discussion: Harm Reduction vs. Do No Harm
Lewis S. Nelson, MD, FACMT;  Heath Joliff, DO; Charles A. McKay, MD, FACMT; Craig Smollin, MD  
Diane P. Calello, MD
New Jersey Poison Information and
Education System 
Morristown, NJ
Keenan Bora, MD
Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Regional Poison Control Center 
Detroit, MI   

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