The American College of Medical Toxicology Presents the 2020 Opioid Symposium and 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting in NYC on March 12-15


January 3, 2020 — Registration is open for two exciting ACMT events in March 2020 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. 

The first ACMT event is a one-day symposium on Thursday, March 12, 2020, ‘Opioid Epidemic: Controversies and Creative Solutions.’ This event will go beyond the basics and discuss big-picture approaches to the opioid epidemic. We will address novel, cutting edge, and controversial approaches, including safe-injection sites, mobile buprenorphine induction, urban greening, and others.

Featured presentations and experts for ‘Opioid Epidemic: Controversies and Creative Solutions’ include:

Overview of the Opioid Epidemic: New York City Perspective
Lewis Goldfrank, MD, FACMT, Herbert W. Adams Professor of Emergency Medicine at New York University-Bellevue Hospital

The New Neurobiology of Addiction and Implications for Innovative Treatment Solutions
Petros Levounis, MD, MA, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical Center

Point Counterpoint: We Should Curb Opioid Prescribing
Andrew Kolodny, MD, Senior Scientist, Institute for Behavioral Health; Co-Director of Opioid Policy Research, Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

The symposium precedes the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting.
Learn More and register for the 2020 Symposium.

The second ACMT event is the 18th Annual Scientific Meeting on Friday, March 13Sunday, March 15. Since 2003, the ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) has provided an opportunity for specialists in the field of medical toxicology to gather together, network, and learn from the cutting-edge research of their peers. The event will elevate the field’s discourse by featuring national and international authorities speaking on current practices in medical toxicology.

Featured presentations for the ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting include:

Moral Toxicology: Where is the Line? Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, Director, Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School of Medicine

World Trade Center Health Program: Toxicological Implications. Michael Crane, MD, MPH, Medical Director World Trade Center Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence at Mount Sinai Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at Mount Sinai

UK Novichok Attack. Simon Thomas, MD, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Newcastle University and NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle, UK; Stevan Emmett, MBChB, D.Phil, Principal Medical Officer and Senior Clinical Fellow, Defense Science and Technology Laboratory, UK

Exposomics: Environmental Effects on Health, Life & Disease. Robert O. Wright, MD, MPH, Professor and Ethel H Wise Chair, Department of Environmental Medicine & Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

Doing Harm: Examining the Drugs Used in Sexual Assault. Ann Arens, MD, Medical Toxicologist, Emergency Medicine Physician; Hennepin Healthcare, Minnesota Poison Control System

Learn more and register for the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting.

*Early Bird discounts for both events expire on January 31, 2020.

The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) is a professional, nonprofit association of physicians with recognized expertise and board certification in medical toxicology. Our members specialize in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and monitoring of injury and illness from exposures to drugs and chemicals, as well as biological and radiological agents. ACMT members work in clinical, academic, governmental, and public health settings, and provide poison control center leadership.