Important Dates

ACMT Pre-Symposium
Thurs. September 19

ACMT 25th Annual Clinical Pathological (CPC) Presentation Competition
Fri. September 20

Other ACMT Activities at #NACCT2024
Sun. September 22

FIT Visiting Professor Lecture
FIT Roundtable
ACMT Scientific Symposium
ACMT Practice Symposium

ACMT @ NACCT Pre-Symposium
EntheoTox: Navigating the Psychedelic Frontier

Join the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) at the 2024 North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology (NACCT) in Denver, Colorado, from September 19-23, 2024. The ACMT Pre-Meeting on Thursday, September 19th will explore the fascinating topic of EntheoTox: Navigating the Psychedelic Frontier.

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in the therapeutic potential of psychedelics, accompanied by a growing need to understand their safety profiles. This full-day symposium will bring together experts from diverse fields to explore the intersection of psychedelics and toxicology, shedding light on the physiological, psychological, and toxicological aspects of these compounds.

Keynote speakers include:

Charles Grob, MD, a pioneer in the research of psilocybin and psychiatry. Dr. Grob’s groundbreaking work has paved the way for understanding the therapeutic potential of psychedelics in mental health treatment.

Jim Grigsby, PhD, known for his groundbreaking work in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology, Dr. Grigsby will be speaking on the neurobiology of psychedelics.

Other sessions will feature such topics as the use of psychedelics during pregnancy or breastfeeding, pharmaceutical preparation of fungi, the safety of microdosing and its efficacy, the use of psychedelics in palliative care, the ethical considerations of indigenous rights in psychedelic science, and much, much more!

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ACMT Pre-Symposium Agenda

Morning: Science

8:00 AM – 8:15 AMWelcome & Opening Remarks
8:15 AM – 9:00 AMNeurobiology of PsychedelicsJim Grigsby, PhD, Professor of Clinical Health Psychology, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
9:00 AM – 10:00 AMPsychedelics in PsychiatryCharles Grob, MD, Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
10:00 AM – 10:30 AMPsychedelic Safety and the Role of the Medical ToxicologistPatil Armenian, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine & Medical Toxicology, University of California San Francisco – Fresno, Fresno, CA
10:30 AM – 10:45 AMMorning Break (15 mins)
10:45 AM – 11:15 AMPsychedelics in Pregnancy, Breastfeeding & Postpartum CareLaurie S. Halmo, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Toxicology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
11:15 AM – 11:45 AMSafety & Efficacy of MicrodosingAnthony DeGelorm, PharmD, DABAT, Clinical Toxicologist, North Carolina Poison Control, Charlotte, NC
11:45 AM – 12:15 PMLessons from the Field: Harm Reduction & MDMA-Assisted PsychotherapySara Gael, MA, Psychedelic Therapist, Boulder, CO
12:15 PM – 1:45 PMLunch Break (90 mins)

Afternoon: Therapeutic Uses & Regulation

1:45 PM – 2:45 PMPsychedelics in Addiction TreatmentSnehal Bhatt, MD, Chief of Addiction Psychiatry, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
2:45 PM – 3:15 PMPalliative Care & PsychedelicsBenjamin Hatten, MD, MPH, Medical Toxicologist, Toxicology Associates & Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO
3:15 PM – 3:45 PMBioPiracy: Ethical Issues and Indigenous Rights in Psychedelic ScienceAriel Clark, JD, Attorney at Calyx Law and Co-Founder, Psychedelic Bar Association, Los Angeles, CA
3:45 PM – 4:00 PMAfternoon Break
4:00 PM – 5:30 PMPanel Discussion | What to Expect with Legalization: Anticipating the Psychedelic FrontierModerator: Caitlin Bonney, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Keith Burkhart, MD, Senior Advisor for Medical Toxicology, US Department of Health and Human Services, Silver Spring, MD
Ariel Clark, JD, Attorney at Calyx Law and Co-Founder, Psychedelic Bar Association, Los Angeles, CA
Andrew Monte, MD, PhD, Scientific & Medical Director, RMPDS: Drug Center & Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO
Shana Kusin, MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR