2023 ACMT Symposium March 30, 2023 | San Diego Marriot La Jolla, San Diego, CA
2023 AACT Symposium
March 30, 2023
San Diego Marriot La Jolla
San Diego, CA
Self-Harm, Suicidality, and the Poisoned Patient: The Intersection of Toxicology and Mental Health
After a 2-year hiatus, ACMT is back for our first in-person Symposium since the start of the pandemic! Join ACMT for a full-day symposium where we explore the intersection of toxicology and mental health.
Suicide is a major public health problem and leading cause of preventable death. The practice of toxicology often involves caring for patients who injure themselves by poisoning. Toxic exposures may affect the central nervous system, cause neuropsychiatric symptoms, and increase the likelihood of suicidality. Join ACMT for a full-day symposium that will discuss the ethics, psychology, management, and global epidemiology of the suicidal patient through a toxicology lens. Clinicians will also learn about lethal means restriction, care of the “frequent attempter,” and strategies to prevent death by suicide. Ultimately, the course will hopefully help us better understand the suicidal toxicology patient and improve their care.