2024 ACMT
Annual Scientific Open Mic Competition

April 12 – 14, 2024
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, DC

2024 Annual Scientific Meeting Important Dates

Early Bird Registration
October 2, 2023 – February 20, 2024

MedTox Shark Tank Deadline
January 15, 2024

MedTox Case Panel Deadline
January 15, 2024

Open Mic Submission Deadline
January 15, 2024

Participate in the 2024 Open Mic Competition

The ACMT Open Mic Competition offers medical toxicology fellows-in-training, residents, and medical students the opportunity to give a lecture in a national forum where experienced speakers can offer insight on both content and delivery. This session has been shown to be a valuable ACMT professional development feature.

How to Apply

ACMT invites all fellows, residents, and medical students to submit an abstract of a presentation for the Open Mic Competition. Any topic relevant to medical toxicology is appropriate—historical topics, mystery cases, molecular mechanisms, educational development, etc. Above all, we are looking for engaging speakers and interesting presentations. Presenters are chosen by a panel of evaluators. Proposals are evaluated on content and originality.

A complete proposal application includes:

  • Abstract (250 words describing your topic)
  • Objective 1
  • Objective 2
  • Objective 3
Submission Deadline: Monday, January 15, 2024

How It Works

After initial review of all submissions, a select number of abstracts will be selected for presentation at the 2024 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting on April 12-14, 2024 in Washington, DC.

This meeting will be fully in-person. Presenters will be expected to register for the meeting and present in-person on the main stage in San Diego. There will be no virtual option.

During the Open Mic session, selected presenters are required to give their presentation in an Ignite style. This format creates intense and fast presentations with sharp, concise messages. Each presentation must be 5 minutes long and have the following format:

  • 20 slides
  • 15 seconds per slide
  • Slides automatically advance after 15 seconds

For more examples of skilled, intellectually stimulating talks, we refer speakers to the TED series of lectures.

Questions? If you have any questions, please contact ACMT at events@acmt.net.