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Conference Wrap Up - December 2019

On December 9-10, ACMT held the '2019 Seminar in Forensic Toxicology: Criminal Poisoning & Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault' at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC. 88 medial and legal professionals attended the 2-day seminar which was filled with presentations focused on the forensic and medical-legal aspects of criminal poisoning and drug-facilitated crimes.

Leading experts in medicine and law presented intriguing cases including the depth and scope of criminal poisoning and drug-facilitated crimes, the importance of forensic toxicology analytical issues as they relate to criminal poisoning and drug-facilitated crimes, courtroom challenges and how illicit substances/toxins are obtained from the Dark Web. 

Comments from Course Evaluation

  • “I thought the program was well thought out and balanced and remarkably interesting.”
  • “The course was excellent. Review of specific cases is very interesting.”
  • “Best conference ever!”
  • “I always enjoy the multidisciplinary approach that brings a varied perspective. I like that it gives me an opportunity to learn more about forensics as I do not do this in my daily practice but coud definitely incorporate.”
  • Very accessible speakers. Comprehensive multi-disciplinary content and speakers.


On December 9-11, ACMT held the 2019 Total Tox Course at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington DC. 75 medical professionals attended the 3-day course including members of ACMT, AAEM, ACEP, Non-Member Physicians, Healthcare Providers, and Residents & Students. 

The course focused on medical toxicology topics of interest to emergency providers, including toxicological issues of current clinical and public health importance. Attendees were presented with state-of-the-art updates on the evaluation and initial management of poisoning and exposure to medications, drugs of abuse, chemical terrorism, and environmental toxins. 

Comments from Course Evaluation

  • 'A very comprehensive review of Tox. Faculty engaging in bringing the relevant pearls to lectures.'
  • 'The course was put together very well. I was only able to attend the first day due to school commitments, but I still found the time there very useful. Thank you for the opportunity!'
  • 'This was one of the best CME courses I have attended over my 20+ years of practice. Great topics and speakers.'

This year we added pre- and post-tests for each day of the course. Not only did the tests provide an additional learning opportunity for our attendees, but this sort of built-in learner assessment helps us meet the criteria for providing Continuing Pharmacy Education credits.

The next Total Tox Course is  August 26-28, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN. Learn More