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Research Highlights from ASM 2017


At ASM 2017, 120 abstracts were presented. Twelve platforms recounted research on cutting edge topics including analytics, basic science, biomarkers, envenomation, and novel antidotes. The overall acceptance rate for submission was 83% and the balance of research to clinical presentations was 60%:40%. Abstracts are available in the March 2017 issue of the Journal of Medical ToxicologyThank you to Sam Stellpflug, MD, FACMT, in his role as Abstract Review Chair.

Please visit the MTF webpage for details regarding future MTF funding opportunities, applications (2018 application coming this summer), and progress of past grant recipients. 

Read about MTF 2017 award recipients Drs. Alwasiyah, Jang, Kopec, in the next article. Congratulations to each of them and their colleagues on their outstanding grant applications! The 2017 cycle awards bring the total MTF support of member research to $123,112 over the last seven years.

Thank you to Russ Kerns, MD, Chair of ACMT Research Committee, for this submission and award recipient details in next section.