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  • CE Credit available
    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/15/2024 at 8:50 AM (EST)

    Methemglobinemia, Heavy metals, Hydrocarbons, Ethanol, Methanol, Marine, Reptiles, Arthropods, Mushrooms, Herbicides, insecticides and more!

    #TotalTox2024

    The last live, virtual session of the Total Tox Course will focus on Non-Pharmaceuticals.

    This session will include discussions of toxicology of plants and mushrooms, and reptile, marine, and arthropod envenomations. Experts will also cover anesthetic toxicity, malignant hyperthermia, and methemoglobinemia. Gain expertise in managing heavy metal poisoning and the complexities of ethanol and toxic alcohol intoxication. Participate in interactive case panels on novel treatments for critically ill patients and evaluation of an unknown potential toxicology issue, bringing together all your knowledge from the Total Tox Course.


    Learner Objectives

    After attending the event, participants should be able to:

    • Identify non-pharmaceutical poisons found in various locations including home, cabinet, garage, and yard.
    • Discuss current and emerging management options for ethanol intoxication, withdrawal, and use disorder.
    • Examine other toxicological concerns including heavy metals, methemoglobin-forming agents, toxic hyperthermia, and venomous creatures

    Questions?

    Please write to ACMT at events@acmt.net

    Preliminary Agenda | Session 3 - November 15, 2024

    8:50 - 9:00 AM ET | Opening Remarks

    9:00 - 9:30 AM ET
    Hospital Hazards #1: Anesthetic Toxicity & Malignant Hyperthermia
    Shaun D. Carstairs, MD, FACMT Medical Toxicologist, 98point6, Inc., Seattle, WA

    9:30 - 10:00 AM ET
    Hospital Hazards #2: Methemoglobinemia
    Andrea Carlson, MD Emergency Medicine Physician

    10:00 - 10:30 AM ET
    Heavy Metals In the ED: Lead, Arsenic & Mercury
    Evan Schwarz, MD, FACMT Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


    10:30 - 10:45 AM ET | Break (15 min)


    10:45 - 11:45 AM ET
    Case Panel: Novel Treatments for the Crashing Patient; Hot Patient Case

    11:45 - 12:30 PM ET
    Ethanol Intoxication: Too Much Of a Good Thing
    Anthony Pizon, MD, FACMT Chief of Medical Toxicology Division, Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

    12:30 - 1:15 PM ET
    When It's Not Ethanol: Demystifying Toxic Alcohols
    Bram Dolcourt, MD Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Emergency Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI


    1:15 - 1:45 PM ET | Break (30 min)


    1:45 - 2:15 PM ET
    Ethanol Withdrawal: When the Good Times End
    Jerrold Blair Leikin, MD, FACP, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT, FACOEM, FASAM Adjunct Clinical Professor Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences & Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois Chicago and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, North Chicago, IL

    2:15 - 2:45 PM ET
    Don't Touch That! Marine, Arthropod & Reptile Envenomations
    Michael Levine, MD, FACMT Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

    2:45 - 3:15 PM ET
    The Toxic Yard
    Fiona Garlich Horner, MD Head of Toxicology & Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, LAC+USC Medical Center & University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

    3:15 - 3:45 PM ET
    The Toxic House
    Ashley Haynes, MD, FACEP Medical Director, Addiction Toxicology of Kansas, Wichita, KS


    3:45 - 4:00 PM ET | Break (20 min)


    4:00 - 4:30 PM ET
    The Toxic Cabinet
    Stephen Wood, MS, ACNP-BC, FEWM Acute Care Nurse Practitioner & Director of Advanced Practice Providers, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Brighton, MA

    4:30 - 5:00 PM ET
    The Toxic Garage
    Andrew King, MD Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine & Medical Director, Wayne State University School of Medicine & Michigan Poison and Drug Information Center, Detroit, MI

    5:00 - 5:30 PM ET
    Case Panel

    Andrea Carlson, MD

    Emergency Medicine Physician

    Advocate Christ Medical Center

    Dr. Andrea Carlson is an attending physician in Emergency Medicine at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, IL, where she has served the patients of Chicago's South Side for 25 years.  She is also the Director of Medical Toxicology, and the Associate Program Director of the Advocate Christ Emergency Medicine Residency.  Her primary academic interests lie in toxicology education and critical care toxicology.

    Shaun D. Carstairs, MD, FACMT

    Medical Toxicologist

    98point6, Inc.

    Dr. Carstairs earned his undergraduate degree from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA and received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), the nation's military medical school.  He completed a residency in emergency medicine at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego and a fellowship in medical toxicology at the University of California, San Diego.  He served more than 25 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy, which included a combat deployment to Iraq and shipboard deployment as the leader of a mobile trauma team for the Navy’s Pacific Fleet. He retired from the Navy as a Captain in 2019. He currently serves as a faculty member in the Department of Emergency Medicine & Division of Medical Toxicology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to his role at UCSD, he holds an appointment as Professor of Military & Emergency Medicine at USU.

    Bram Dolcourt, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Emergency Medicine

    Wayne State University

    Bram Dolcourt is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Wayne State University and serves as Associate Residency Director for Emergency Medicine at Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit. Dr. Dolcourt is a Clinical Consultant to the Michigan Poison and Drug Information Center. Dr Dolcourt complete Medical School at New York Medical College and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Dolcourt then went on to complete fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Dolcourt’s interests include inpatient addiction medicine and heavy metal exposures.

    Ashley Haynes, MD, FACEP

    Medical Toxicologist, Addiction Medicine Specialist

    Veterans Health Administration

    Dr. Haynes completed training in a combined emergency medicine-internal medicine program in 2014, and a toxicology fellowship at UTSW in 2016. She has been treating substance use disorders as part of her practice since that time and is board certified in addition medicine. She currently works for the VA at the Robert J Dole Veterans Medical Center in Wichita, KS, treating patients in a residential treatment center, as well as clinic, and performing bedside consults.

    Fiona Garlich Horner, MD

    Head of Toxicology & Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

    LAC+USC Medical Center & University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

    Dr Fiona Garlich Horner is the Head of Medical Toxicology at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Medical Center, and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. She is a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine in Portland, Oregon, and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After completing a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at New York University and the New York City Poison Control Center, she served as an attending emergency physician and medical toxicologist with the Poison and Drug Information Service (PADIS) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 

    Dr. Garlich is now an attending emergency physician and medical toxicologist at LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, one of the largest and busiest public hospitals in the United States. She is the director of the inpatient toxicology consultation service and the resident toxicology rotation, as well as the chair of the hospital’s medication safety committee. Her primary academic interests lie in toxicology education and advancing the care of vulnerable and incarcerated populations.

    Andrew King, MD

    Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine & Medical Director

    Wayne State University School of Medicine & Michigan Poison and Drug Information Center

    Dr. King is an Emergency medicine physician, Medical Toxicologist and Addiction Medicine specialist at the Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University. He works as an emergency physician at Sinai Grace and Detroit Receiving Hospitals. He additionally works at the Tolan Park Research Center where he sees patients with substance use disorders. He is the interim director of the Michigan Poison and Drug Information Center and the Fellowship Director of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship. He is excited to be an organizer and presenter at the Total Tox Course!

    Jerrold Blair Leikin, MD, FACP, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT, FACOEM, FASAM

    Adjunct Clinical Professor Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences & Professor of Medicine

    University of Illinois Chicago and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science

    I am a currently Adjunct Clinical Professor on the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Service of UI Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Professor of Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science in North Chicago, Ill.

    In 1980, I received my medical degree from the Chicago Medical School.  I then completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Northwestern University (1984) followed by a three-year preceptorship/fellowship training in Medical Toxicology at Cook County Hospital and University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. I am Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology and Addiction Medicine. 

    I served as the Associate Director of the Emergency Department at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago from 1998-2001.  During this time, I was also the Medical Director of the Rush Poison Control Center and served as Medical Director of the United States Drug Testing Laboratory (from 1991 -1996).  I was also the Medical Director of PROSAR (located in St. Paul, MN); a national call center devoted to industrial exposures and product safety issues, up until December 2013.

    I have presented over 200 research abstracts at national meetings (primarily to the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology) and have published over 200 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.  I am the co-editor of the Poisoning and Toxicology Handbook (now in its fourth edition), published by CRC Press, and the American Medical Association Handbook of First Aid and Emergency Care, and published by Random House (New York).  I am also the co-editor with Dr. Robin McFee for the Toxico-terrorism book (McGraw Hill) and the Handbook of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Agent Exposure (CRC Press) both published in 2007.  I was also the co-editor of the American Medical Association Complete Medical Encyclopedia, published by Random House in 2003.  I am presently the Editor-in-Chief of the primary care journal, Disease-a-Month, published by Elsevier.  I was on the Illinois State Board of Health from 2016 – 2019.

    Michael Levine, MD, FACMT

    Co-Division Chief of Medical Toxicology

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Michael Levine is a Los Angeles native, who completed his emergency medicine residency at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine program, based out of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. After residency, he completed his medical toxicology fellowship at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. After staying as faculty for a year in Phoenix, he moved back to Los Angeles, where he joined the faculty at USC. He is currently the division chief of medical toxicology. He is actively involved in patient care, research, and serves on numerous hospital and university committees. He is an active member of American College of Emergency Physicians, the American College of Medical Toxicology, and is a member of the Toxicology Investigator's Consortium.

    Howard McKinney, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT

    Secretary-Treasurer

    American Board of Applied Toxicology & North American Society of Toxinology

    Dr McKinney graduated in 1971 from the University of California San Diego, Revelle College with a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA), Biology major, Spanish Literature minor. 

    In 1978 he graduated from UCSF School of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD), and was recruited to be a founding staff member of the San Francisco Poison Center, where he worked until 1992.

    In 1992 he passed the Boards to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Applied Toxicology DABAT), and was hired as a Clinical Pharmacist in Critical Care at Univ Calif Davis Medical Center in Sacramento California (UCDMC).

    In 2018 he was approved as a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (FAACT), and retired from UCDMC. He continues his work as Secretary-Treasurer of ABAT and NAST (North American Society of Toxincology), as well as his love of herpetology, hiking, photography, videography and music.

    Anthony Pizon, MD, FACMT

    Chief of Medical Toxicology Division, Professor of Emergency Medicine

    University of Pittsburgh

    Dr. Anthony (Tony) Pizon received his medical degree from the University of Toledo School of Medicine in 2001.  He then completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2004 and his Medical Toxicology Fellowship at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona in 2006. Dr. Pizon is currently a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Medical Toxicology at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. He serves as Chief of the Division of Medical Toxicology and Director of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship at UPMC. He is also Assistant Medical Director of both the Pittsburgh and West Virginia Poison Centers. Yet, most importantly, he is blessed with amazing wife, Caryn, and four wonderful children (Benjamin, Elizabeth, Gabriela, and Seraphina).

    Evan Schwarz, MD, FACMT

    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Dr. Schwarz attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, before completing a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, Missouri.  After residency, he completed a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine in Dallas, Texas, before returning to Missouri where he was an Advisory Dean and the Medical Toxicology Division Chief and Fellowship Director at Washington University. In 2023, he took a position in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for ACMT.

    Stephen Wood, MS, ACNP-BC, FEWM

    Acute Care Nurse Practitioner & Director of Advanced Practice Providers

    St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

    Stephen P. Wood is an acute care nurse practitioner and director of advanced practice providers in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. Prior to this he spent 11 years practicing as a nurse practitioner in emergency medicine. His roots are in EMS and he has over 30 years of field experience, including 10 as a flight paramedic. He is an instructor in the School of Nursing at Northeastern University in the graduate nursing program and is a graduate scholar of the Harvard Macy Institute program for Healthcare Educators. He is a former fellow in Bioethics at the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School and a current visiting researcher at the Petrie-Flom Center at the Harvard Law School Petrie-Flom Center for Health Policy.  He holds a Master of Science in Nursing as well as a Master of Science in Toxicology. He is the Director of Field Operations for World Extreme Medicine USA and host of the WEM podcast.

    Registration Rates

    Registration includes:

    • Access to the live virtual event on November 15, 2024
    • Access to the on-demand recording for 90 days after the event
    • Access to the Speaker slides
    • 8.00 Continuing Education Certificate. Available credits: Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Nursing Education (CNE), Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE), Continuing Medical Education for Physician Assistant (AAPA CME), and Continuing Education for Nurse Practitioners (AANP CE).

    Member Rates


         Member Tier I: Full, Affiliate, International, Emeritus


         $200


         Member Tier II: Fellows


         $200


         Member Tier III: Residents, International - Developing Country


         $125


         Member IV: Medical Students


         $75

    Non-Member Rates


         Non-member Tier I: Physicians, Pharmacists, Lawyers, "Other"


         $250


         Non-member Tier II: Fellows, SPIs, Nurses, etc.


         $250


         Non-member Tier III: Educators & Emergency Responders


         $150


         Non-member IV: Residents & Students


         $100


    ACMT Membership

    ACMT Members receive a discounted rate. Interested in becoming an ACMT Member? Contact our Membership Team at membership@acmt.net. Learn more at: www.acmt.net/membership


    Package Rates

    Sign up for the all three days of the 2024 ACMT Total Tox Course and save $100!

    Purchase the package here!


    Refunds and Cancellations

    • Cancellations made 15 days or more in advance of the event date will receive a full refund less a 8% processing fee.
    • Cancellations made within 14 days of the event date will not receive a refund.

    All cancellation requests must be made in writing and emailed to: events@acmt.net. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A refund that results from a cancellation or change to your registration will be returned to the original payer and in the original method of payment. 

    Pending review, limited exceptions will be made based on need and circumstance (family emergency, for example) and must be submitted in writing to events@acmt.net. For these instances, the full registration fee, minus a 8% processing fee, will be refunded. Because each exception must undergo a review and approval process, we ask in advance for your patience.


    Questions?

    For any questions, please email us at events@acmt.net.

    Instructions

    Once you have completed your registration:

    1. Click on the Contents tab on the day of live event. This is where you will be able view the Zoom link for the course as well as all required components.
    2. Complete the Pre-Test. For best the best learning experience, please complete this before the live event on November 1, 2024.
    3. Watch live event. You can use the Zoom link in the Learning Center to leave and enter the webinar during event.
    4. Complete the Post-Test. These questions are based on content from the lectures to gauge your comprehension of the lectures. It requires a 80% to pass.
    5. Complete the Event CE Survey. If you are completing CE, this survey is required.
    6. Claim your CE certificate. Once you have claimed your CE credit, you will not be able to change your CE certificate.

    Full credit can only be claimed after completion of all required components.


    Hardware/Software Requirements

    Computer or Other Internet-Enabled Device; Internet Connection; Browser. 

    Materials

    None. 

    Prerequisites

    None. 

    Format

    This event is a live Webinar with CME, CNE, CPE, AAPA CME, and AANP CE.


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    Available Continuing Educations Credits:

    • Continuing Pharmacist Education (CPE)
    • Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)
    • Continuing Medical Education (CME)
    • Continuing Medical Education for Physician Assistant (AAPA CME)
    • Continuing Education for Nurse Practitioners (AANP CE)
    • Register
      • Non-member - Tier I - $250
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      • Non-member - Tier III - $150
      • Non-member - Tier IV - $100
      • Member - Tier I - $200
      • Member - Tier II - $200
      • Member - Tier III - $125
      • Member - Tier IV - $75
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  • CE Credit available
    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/08/2024 at 8:50 AM (EST)

    Opioids, Withdrawal, Recreational Drugs, Opioids, Drug psychoses, Chemical Burns, Decon, Carbon Monoxide, Cyanides and more!

    #TotalTox2024

    Join us for the next live, virtual session of the Total Tox Course, Substance Use Disorder & Emergency Preparedness.

    The first half of this session will cover substance use topics like opioid addiction, cannabis toxicity, and new substances. Experts will also discuss drug screen issues, pulmonary irritants, and the effects of mitochondrial asphyxiants on first responders to chemical suicides. The session will conclude with a focus on disaster preparedness, including radiation types and symptom management, nerve agents, and a brief history of bioterrorism and identification of agents. Interactive case panels with expert speakers will focus on substance use disorder and disaster preparedness.


    Learner Objectives

    After attending the event, participants should be able to:

    • Discuss psychoactive substances as well as the diagnosis and treatment approaches for substance use disorders.
    • Describe medication-assisted treatments for opioid use disorder, focusing on buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone.
    • Explain medical management principles for CBRNE and other hazmat situations

    Questions?

    Please write to ACMT at events@acmt.net

    Preliminary Agenda | Session 2 - November 8, 2024

    8:50 - 9:00 AM ET | Opening Remarks

    9:00 - 9:45 AM ET
    Chasing the Dragon: The New Dangers of Opioid Addiction
    Lewis Nelson, MD, FACEP Chair of Emergency Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

    9:45 - 10:15 AM ET
    Taming the Dragon: Management Options for Opioid Use Disorder
    Rachel Wightman, MD, FACMT Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI

    10:15 - 10:45 AM ET
    Cannabis & Cannabis Toxicity
    Mark Neavyn, MD, FACMT Medical Director & Emergency Medicine Physician, Northern New England Poison Center & Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME


    10:45 - 11:00 AM ET | Break (15 min)


    11:00 - 11:15 AM ET
    What's New in Your Neighborhood?
    Stephanie Weiss, MD, PhD Staff Clinician, Translational Addiction Medicine Branch, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Baltimore, MD

    11:15 - 12:00 PM ET
    Case Review

    12:00 - 12:30 PM ET
    Drug Screen Pitfalls
    Paul M. Wax, MD, FACMT Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT), Phoenix, AZ


    12:30 - 1:00 PM ET | Break (30 min)


    1:00 - 1:45 PM ET
    I Can't Breath! Pulmonary Irritants & Simple Asphyxiants
    Charles McKay, MD, FACMT Associate Medical Director, CT Poison Control Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT

    1:45 - 2:15 PM ET
    Chemical Suicide & Mitochondrial Asphyxiants
    Paul M. Wax, MD, FACMT Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT), Phoenix, AZ

    2:15 - 2:45 PM ET
    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: High Flow Oxygen or the Hyperbaric Chamber
    Kelly Johnson-Arbor, MD, FACEP, FUHM, FACMT Medical Director, National Capital Poison Center & MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC

    2:45 - 3:15 PM ET
    Disaster Preparedness #1: Radiation Events
    Joseph K. Maddry, Lt Col, USAF, MC, FS, MD, FACMT Deputy Commander, Department of Emergency Medicine, US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Houston, TX


    3:15 - 3:30 PM ET | Break (15 min)


    3:30 - 4:00 PM ET
    Disaster Preparedness #2: Organophosphates & New Agents
    Christina Hantsch, MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT Emergency Physician and Medical Toxicologist, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Maywood, IL

    4:00 - 4:45 PM ET
    Disaster Preparedness #3: Other Chemical & Biological Terrorism
    Aaron Frey, DO Emergency Medicine Attending Physician and Medical Toxicology Fellow, Richmond Emergency Physicians, Inc. & University of Virginia, Richmond, VA

    4:45 - 5:30 PM ET
    Case Review

    Aaron Frey, DO

    Core Faculty & Medical Toxicologist

    WellSpan Health at York Hospital

    Dr Aaron Frey is an emergency medicine physician and medical toxicologist. He studied government and international studies at Campbell University in North Carolina and Spanish at Middlebury College in Vermont.  He worked as a firefighter, emergency medical technician, and search and rescue diver during his undergraduate career. The experiences he had in those roles are what influenced him to become a physician. His particular interests include hazardous materials and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) weapons, remote, austere, and wilderness medicine, and damage control resuscitation. He currently practices emergency medicine and toxicology at the Wellspan York Hospital in York, PA and holds an academic appointment of assistant professor of emergency medicine and medical toxicology at Drexel University College of Medicine.

    Christina Hantsch, MD, FACEP, FAACT, FACMT

    Emergency Physician and Medical Toxicologist

    Dr. Hantsch is a graduate of the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University. She completed an emergency medicine residency, including a year as chief resident, at the Medical College of Wisconsin and then continued her training in a medical toxicology fellowship at Vanderbilt University. After her fellowship, she spent nearly 22 years at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and Loyola University Medical Center. There, she established an inpatient toxicology clinical service and clinical rotations for graduate medical trainees and students in multiple fields. With an interest in medication management and safety, she joined the hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, serving as member for 6 years before being appointed chair and leading the committee for another 6 years. Dr. Hantsch earned the academic rank of Professor of Emergency Medicine, was Director of the Division of Toxicology, and Director of Academic Affairs in the Department of Emergency Medicine. As a clinical faculty member, she was appointed to the Stritch Committee on Academic Rank and Tenure, serving for 7 years including 2 as a subcommittee chair leading revision of the clinician educator track guidelines. In 2018, she was the founding Program Director of the Loyola emergency medicine residency. Dr. Hantsch served for more than 8 years as Medical Director of the Illinois Poison Center. In addition, she is a regular organizer and contributor to many local, regional, and national/international continuing education programs. After leaving academics, she worked for the U.S. FDA in pharmacovigilance for a year. As of 2022, she is board certified in addiction medicine in addition to emergency medicine and medical toxicology. Dr. Hantsch was elected to the ACMT Board of Directors in 2021, is a member of the Education Committee, and chair of the Practice Committee.

    Kelly Johnson-Arbor, MD, FACEP, FUHM, FACMT

    Medical Director

    National Capital Poison Center & MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

    Dr. Kelly Johnson-Arbor is a physician who is triple board-certified in Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology, and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. She completed her undergraduate education at Harvard College and earned her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester, followed by a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the University of Connecticut. She currently serves as the co-medical director of National Capital Poison Center and the medical director of hyperbaric medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery and Emergency Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and serves as an associate faculty member of the MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety. 

    Dr. Johnson-Arbor has been in practice as a medical toxicology physician for more than 15 years. She has extensive experience in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of various types of toxic exposures affecting both adults and children. She has served as a toxicology consultant for multiple Poison Control Centers in the United States, and currently treats toxicology patients at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She has a special interest in the management of heavy metal toxicity and carbon monoxide poisoning. An avid researcher and writer, Dr. Johnson-Arbor has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals including New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA Internal Medicine, and Annals of Emergency Medicine. She enjoys teaching toxicology principles to the public as well as medical professionals.

    Joseph K. Maddry, Lt Col, USAF, MC, FS, MD, FACMT

    Deputy Commander

    Department of Emergency Medicine, US Army Institute of Surgical Research

    Lt Col Maddry earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the US Air Force Academy in 2001 as a Distinguished Graduate. His first assignment was as Officer in Charge of Bioenvironmental Engineering at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. During his tenure, he led his unit’s response to the largest anhydrous ammonia spill in U.S. history. He then attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University, earning Alpha Omega Alpha membership honors. He completed his emergency medicine residency at SAUSHEC and his medical toxicology fellowship at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center in Denver, Colorado.

    Following fellowship, Lt Col Maddry returned to Brooke Army Medical Center as an emergency physician and medical toxicologist. He served as Chief of the BAMC Simulation Center from 2014 to 2015.  Subsequently, he served as Director of the US Air Force En route Care Research Center (ECRC) from 2015 to 2020. In this position, he oversaw 20 personnel and a $14.8 million research portfolio. He is an author of over 100 peer reviewed publications and 150 research presentations and has been awarded over $28 million in research grants. The Society of Academic Emergency Medicine recognized Dr. Maddry’s research as one of the best publications of 2014. Lt Col Maddry was awarded the Defense Health Board Early Career Investigator Award, the 2017 USAF Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Research award and the 2018 Military Health System Research Symposium Small Team Research Accomplishment Award for Excellence. 

    Lt Col Joseph Maddry is currently the Deputy Commander of the US Army Institute of Surgical Research, overseeing over 700 personnel focused on optimizing combat casualty care. Dr. Maddry also serves as Director of Medical Toxicology at Brooke Army Medical Center and as the Director of the Clinical Resuscitation, Emergency Sciences, Toxicology, and Triage (CREST2) Research Program. He leads the development of the next generation of military researchers by serving as the Director of the SAUSHEC Military Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship and as Director of the Clinician Scientist Investigator Opportunity Network (CSION). 

    He is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine with the Uniformed Services University and has academic appointments at the University of Texas Health, Texas A&M, and the University of Colorado Denver. Lt Col Maddry has served in Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti, Japan and Burkina Faso.

    Charles McKay, MD, FACMT

    Associate Medical Director

    CT Poison Control Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Dr. McKay was trained in Anatomic and Surgical Pathology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology and was a Medical Director of Occupational Health and Medical Review Officer for a hospital system during more than 30 years of clinical practice, during which he provided toxicology consultation at 3 hospitals, directed a medical toxicology fellowship training program, and provided medical oversight of a regional poison control center. He provides medical legal consultation across the country on toxicology-related issues, and has testified in nearly 100 cases, many related to questions of alcohol- and -drug-induced impairment.

    Howard McKinney, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT

    Secretary-Treasurer

    American Board of Applied Toxicology & North American Society of Toxinology

    Dr McKinney graduated in 1971 from the University of California San Diego, Revelle College with a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA), Biology major, Spanish Literature minor. 

    In 1978 he graduated from UCSF School of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD), and was recruited to be a founding staff member of the San Francisco Poison Center, where he worked until 1992.

    In 1992 he passed the Boards to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Applied Toxicology DABAT), and was hired as a Clinical Pharmacist in Critical Care at Univ Calif Davis Medical Center in Sacramento California (UCDMC).

    In 2018 he was approved as a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (FAACT), and retired from UCDMC. He continues his work as Secretary-Treasurer of ABAT and NAST (North American Society of Toxincology), as well as his love of herpetology, hiking, photography, videography and music.

    Mark Neavyn, MD, FACMT

    Medical Director & Emergency Medicine Physician

    Northern New England Poison Center & Maine Medical Center

    Mark Neavyn, M.D. joined Maine Medical Center as the Medical Director for the Northern New England Poison Center in 2020. After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Augustana College, he went on to earn his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College.  He then completed his residency in emergency medicine at Drexel University, followed by a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the University of Massachusetts.  

    His clinical interests include treatment and stabilization of patients after poisoning, drug overdose, and environmental exposures. He is particularly interested in the public health implications of cannabis use and emerging trends in novel psychoactive substances.  

    In his spare time Dr. Neavyn enjoys running on the beautiful trails in and around Portland, Maine.

    Moderator: Lewis Nelson, MD, MBA, FACMT, FASAM

    Chair of Emergency Medicine

    Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

    Lewis S. Nelson, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Chief of Service for the Emergency Department at University Hospital of Newark, and Senior Consultant to the New Jersey Poison Information & Education System. Dr. Nelson is board certified in emergency medicine, medical toxicology, and addiction medicine. His areas of specific interest include preventing and managing the consequences of opioid and other substance use, multimodal pain management strategies, health policy, and medication safety.

    Dr. Nelson has served as President of American College of Medical Toxicology and on the Board of Directors of both the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. He is currently the president of Association of Academic Chairs in Emergency Medicine. He is a long time consultant for several governmental agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Food and Drug Administration. He is an editor of the textbook “Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies.

    Paul M. Wax, MD, FACMT

    Executive Director

    American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT)

    Dr. Wax is the Executive Director of the American College of Medical Toxicology. He received his B.A from Dartmouth College, his M.D. from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, his Emergency Medicine training at the UCLA Hospitals, and his Medical Toxicology training at Bellevue Medicine Center / New York University. He is Board-certified in both Medical Toxicology and Emergency Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Toxicology.

    Stephanie Weiss, MD, PhD

    Staff Clinician, Translational Addiction Medicine Branch

    National Institute on Drug Abuse

    Dr. Stephanie Weiss is the Staff Research Physician serving the Translational Addiction Medicine Branch of the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Intramural Research Program. After earning a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical chemistry, Dr. Weiss received her medical degree in 2011.  She is board certified in emergency medicine, addiction medicine, and medical toxicology and was selected to participate in the Boston University Research in Addiction Medicine Scholars Program prior to joining NIDA.  Dr. Weiss is responsible for providing optimal, safe, and ethical care to study participants and clinical support toward the TAMB mission conducting inpatient and outpatient proof-of-concept human laboratory studies. Her research interests include novel psychoactive substances, medication misuse, and improving interpretation of urine drug testing.

    Rachel Wightman, MD, FACMT

    Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

    Dr. Wightman is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is a triple board-certified practicing physician in medical toxicology, addiction medicine, and emergency medicine. She serves as Director of Toxicology Education for Brown Emergency Medicine and as faculty in the Addiction Medicine Fellowship at Rhode Island Hospital. She completed medical toxicology fellowship and emergency medicine residency at New York University School of Medicine/ Bellevue Hospital Center. 

    Dr. Wightman’s primary clinical expertise is in the evaluation and management of drug toxicity syndromes in complex medical patients and enhancing medication safety for high-risk drugs. Her research is focused on evaluation and tracking of emerging drug trends, cannabis hyperemesis syndrome, and medications for treatment of opioid use disorder.

    Registration Rates

    Registration includes:

    • Access to the live virtual event on November 8, 2024
    • Access to the on-demand recording for 90 days after the event
    • Access to the Speaker slides
    • 8.0 Continuing Education Certificate. Available credits: Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Nursing Education (CNE), Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE), Continuing Medical Education for Physician Assistant (AAPA CME), and Continuing Education for Nurse Practitioners (AANP CE).

    Member Rates


         Member Tier I: Full, Affiliate, International, Emeritus


         $200


         Member Tier II: Fellows


         $200


         Member Tier III: Residents, International - Developing Country


         $125


         Member IV: Medical Students


         $75

    Non-Member Rates


         Non-member Tier I: Physicians, Pharmacists, Lawyers, "Other"


         $250


         Non-member Tier II: Fellows, SPIs, Nurses, etc.


         $250


         Non-member Tier III: Educators & Emergency Responders


         $150


         Non-member IV: Residents & Students


         $100


    ACMT Membership

    ACMT Members receive a discounted rate. Interested in becoming an ACMT Member? Contact our Membership Team at membership@acmt.net. Learn more at: www.acmt.net/membership


    Package Rates

    Sign up for the all three days of the 2024 ACMT Total Tox Course and save $100!

    Purchase the package here!


    Refunds and Cancellations

    • Cancellations made 15 days or more in advance of the event date will receive a full refund less a 8% processing fee.
    • Cancellations made within 14 days of the event date will not receive a refund.

    All cancellation requests must be made in writing and emailed to: events@acmt.net. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A refund that results from a cancellation or change to your registration will be returned to the original payer and in the original method of payment. 

    Pending review, limited exceptions will be made based on need and circumstance (family emergency, for example) and must be submitted in writing to events@acmt.net. For these instances, the full registration fee, minus a 8% processing fee, will be refunded. Because each exception must undergo a review and approval process, we ask in advance for your patience.


    Questions?

    For any questions, please email us at events@acmt.net.

    Instructions

    Once you have completed your registration:

    1. Click on the Contents tab on the day of live event. This is where you will be able view the Zoom link for the course as well as all required components.
    2. Complete the Pre-Test. For best the best learning experience, please complete this before the live event on November 1, 2024.
    3. Watch live event. You can use the Zoom link in the Learning Center to leave and enter the webinar during event.
    4. Complete the Post-Test. These questions are based on content from the lectures to gauge your comprehension of the lectures. It requires a 80% to pass.
    5. Complete the Event CE Survey. If you are completing CE, this survey is required.
    6. Claim your CE certificate. Once you have claimed your CE credit, you will not be able to change your CE certificate.

    Full credit can only be claimed after completion of all required components.


    Hardware/Software Requirements

    Computer or Other Internet-Enabled Device; Internet Connection; Browser. 

    Materials

    None. 

    Prerequisites

    None. 

    Format

    This event is a live Webinar with CME, CNE, CPE, AAPA CME, and AANP CE.


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    Continuing Education credit for this activity is provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare. The activity is pending approval, and registrants will be able to claim up 8.0 Continuing education credits. 

    Available Continuing Educations Credits:

    • Continuing Pharmacist Education (CPE)
    • Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)
    • Continuing Medical Education (CME)
    • Continuing Medical Education for Physician Assistant (AAPA CME)
    • Continuing Education for Nurse Practitioners (AANP CE)
    • Register
      • Non-member - Tier I - $250
      • Non-member - Tier II - $250
      • Non-member - Tier III - $150
      • Non-member - Tier IV - $100
      • Member - Tier I - $200
      • Member - Tier II - $200
      • Member - Tier III - $125
      • Member - Tier IV - $75
    • More Information
  • CE Credit available
    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/01/2024 at 8:50 AM (EDT)

    Anti-Inflammatories, Antihistamines, Antitussives, Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, Antimicrobials, and more!

    #TotalTox2024

    Our first live, virtual session will be on Pharmaceuticals, where speakers will examine systematic approaches to managing poisoned patients, covering mechanisms of toxicity and treatment guidelines for substances like acetaminophen, NSAIDs, and SSRIs. Interactive case panels will allow you to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios, enhancing your clinical decision-making skills.


    Learner Objectives

    After attending the event, participants should be able to:

    • Discuss general care of poisoned patients including clinical toxidromes, common diagnostic tests, antidotes and other treatment options.
    • Recognize, and understand treatment of, specific over-the-counter agent poisonings such as acetaminophen, NSAIDs, and antihistamines.
    • Evaluate the toxicity of psychiatric, cardiovascular, anticonvulsant and other prescription medication classes including therapeutic management advances.

    Questions?

    Please write to ACMT at events@acmt.net

    Preliminary Agenda | Session 1 - November 1, 2024

    8:50 - 9:00 AM ET | Opening Remarks

    9:00 - 9:45 AM ET
    From Toxidromes to Activated Charcoal: A Rational Approach For Managing the Poisoned Patient
    Ann Arens, MD Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

    9:45 - 10:15 AM ET
    Over-the-Counter Poisons #1: Acetaminophen
    Neeraj Chhabra, MD, MSCR Medical Toxicologist & Emergency Medicine Physician, Cook County Health & NorthShore University HealthSystem, Chicago, IL

    10:15 - 11:00 AM ET
    Over-the-Counter Poisons #2: NSAIDS and ASA
    Renee Petzel Gimbar, PharmD Clinical Associate Professor, University of Illinois Chicago College of Pharmacy, Chicago, IL


    11:00 - 11:15 AM ET | Break - 15 min


    11:15 - 11:30 AM ET
    Case Review

    11:30 - 12:00 PM ET
    Over-the-Counter Poisons #3: Antihistamines & Antitussives
    Michelle Hieger, DO Emergency Physician and Medical Toxicologist, WellSpan Health & VCU Health System, York, PA

    12:00 - 12:45 PM ET
    The Ins and Outs of Ups and Downs #1: Tricyclic Antidepressants & Antipsychotics
    J.J. Rasimas, MD, PhD, FAACT, FACLP, FACMT, FACPsych Professor of Psychiatry & Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota & Penn State College of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN

    12:45 - 1:15 PM ET
    The Ins and Outs of Ups and Downs #2: SSRIs and Lithium
    Katherine Katzung, MD, FACEP, FASAM Director of Addiction & Toxicology Program & Emergency Care Physician, Abbott Northwestern Hospital & Emergency Care Consultants, Minneapolis, MN


    1:15 - 1:45 PM ET | Break - 30 min


    1:45 - 2:15 PM ET
    Beta Blockers and Calcium Channel Blockers: When the Antagonists Become Antagonistic
    Katherine Katzung, MD, FACEP, FASAM Director of Addiction & Toxicology Program & Emergency Care Physician, Abbott Northwestern Hospital & Emergency Care Consultants, Minneapolis, MN

    2:15 - 2:30 PM ET
    Case Review

    2:30 - 3:00 PM ET
    Drug-Induced Dysrhythmias: When You Can't Control the Rhythm
    William "Russ" Kerns, II, MD, FACMT, FACEP Emeritus Professor of Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

    3:00 - 3:45 PM ET
    Anticoagulants and Antithrombotics: When You Can't Control the Bleeding
    Nena Bowman, PharmD, DABAT Director of Vaccine Operations, Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Immunization Program, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN


    4:45 - 4:00 PM ET | Break - 15 min


    4:00 - 4:30 PM ET
    Out of Balance: Toxicity of Endocrine Agents
    Charles McKay, MD, FACMT Associate Medical Director, CT Poison Control Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT

    4:30 - 5:00 PM ET
    Anticonvulsants: When the Level Makes You Unsteady
    Daniel J. Sessions, MD Medical Toxicologist, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA

    5:00 - 5:30 PM ET
    Antimicrobials & Antivirals: When the Cure Becomes Toxic
    Maryann Amirshahi, PharmD, MD, MPH, PhD, FACMT Emergency Medicine Attending Physician and Associate Professor Of Emergency Medicine, MedStar Washington Hospital Center & Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.

    Maryann Amirshahi, PharmD, MD, MPH, PhD, FACMT

    Emergency Medicine Attending Physician, Professor Of Emergency Medicine, Co-Medical Director

    MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown University Hospital, National Capital Poison Center

    Maryann Amirshahi completed her Bachelors in Pharmacy and PharmD degrees at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, followed by medical school at Temple University. She completed her emergency medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, medical toxicology fellowship at the George Washington University/National Capital Poison Center, and clinical pharmacology fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center. She also received an MPH from the George Washington University focusing on environmental and occupational health. She completed her PhD at Erasmus University, with a focus on pharmacology and public health. She is board certified in emergency medicine, medical toxicology, addiction medicine, and clinical pharmacology. She is also a registered pharmacist with over a decade of practice experience and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. 

    She is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. Maryann practices clinically at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where she not only treats poisoned patients on a daily basis, but also plays a major role in bringing addiction care to the emergency department setting. She also is active at the health system level with roles in medication safety, opioid stewardship, and resident education. Nationally, she serves on the Board of Directors for the American College of Medical Toxicology. Maryann is currently the co-medical director at the National Capital Poison Center. Maryann is a proliferative researcher with nearly 200 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Her research interests include medication safety, medical toxicology, drug shortages, addiction treatment in the emergency department, and prescription drug abuse.

    Ann Arens, MD

    Emergency Medicine Physician

    Ochsner Medical Center

    Dr. Arens is an Emergency Medicine physician who practices at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Arens completed her Emergency Medicine training at the Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine, and her medical toxicology training at the University of California – San Francisco. She was amongst the first toxicologists to identify and describe counterfeit fentanyl products, and has continued to identify outbreaks of new drugs of abuse. She has a broad range of research interests including: the identification of new drugs of abuse including novel opioids contributing to the current opioid epidemic, the use of antidotes, and advanced supportive care of the poisoned patient.

    Neeraj Chhabra, MD, MSCR

    Medical Toxicologist & Emergency Medicine Physician

    Cook County Health & NorthShore University HealthSystem

    Neeraj Chhabra, MD, MSCR is an Emergency Physician and Medical Toxicologist based in Chicago, Illinois. He provides medical toxicology consulting services for the Illinois Poison Center and Cook County Health. Dr. Chhabra completed his fellowship in medical toxicology with the Toxikon Consortium in 2017 and his master’s degree in clinical research at Rush University Graduate College in 2020. His clinical focus is on the acute management of poisonings and overdose.

    Christina Hantsch, MD, FACEP, FAACT, FACMT

    Emergency Physician and Medical Toxicologist

    Dr. Hantsch is a graduate of the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University. She completed an emergency medicine residency, including a year as chief resident, at the Medical College of Wisconsin and then continued her training in a medical toxicology fellowship at Vanderbilt University. After her fellowship, she spent nearly 22 years at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and Loyola University Medical Center. There, she established an inpatient toxicology clinical service and clinical rotations for graduate medical trainees and students in multiple fields. With an interest in medication management and safety, she joined the hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, serving as member for 6 years before being appointed chair and leading the committee for another 6 years. Dr. Hantsch earned the academic rank of Professor of Emergency Medicine, was Director of the Division of Toxicology, and Director of Academic Affairs in the Department of Emergency Medicine. As a clinical faculty member, she was appointed to the Stritch Committee on Academic Rank and Tenure, serving for 7 years including 2 as a subcommittee chair leading revision of the clinician educator track guidelines. In 2018, she was the founding Program Director of the Loyola emergency medicine residency. Dr. Hantsch served for more than 8 years as Medical Director of the Illinois Poison Center. In addition, she is a regular organizer and contributor to many local, regional, and national/international continuing education programs. After leaving academics, she worked for the U.S. FDA in pharmacovigilance for a year. As of 2022, she is board certified in addiction medicine in addition to emergency medicine and medical toxicology. Dr. Hantsch was elected to the ACMT Board of Directors in 2021, is a member of the Education Committee, and chair of the Practice Committee.

    Michelle Hieger, DO

    Emergency Physician, Medical Toxicologist, and Addiction Medicine Physician

    Wellspan Health, York, PA

    I am a board-certified Medical Toxicologist, Addictionologist, and Emergency Medicine physician. I completed my residency at Memorial Hospital in York, PA. My fellowship was completed at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. I currently work at WellSpan York Hospital in York, PA, as an Emergency Physician, Medical Toxicologist, and working with in-patients starting treatment for addiction. I initiated the toxicology service at York Hospital and now I am the Medical Director for Medical Toxicology. I am interested in treating the poisoned patients at bedside, and especially interested in the antidotal therapy with physostigmine (if it returns) and flumazenil. I enjoy professional engagement with ACMT.

    Katherine Katzung, MD, FACEP, FASAM

    Director of Addiction & Toxicology Program & Emergency Care Physician

    Abbott Northwestern Hospital & Emergency Care Consultants

    Katherine Katzung, MD is an attending physician in the emergency department at Abbott Northwestern, where she serves as chair of the department.  Additionally, she is the medical director of the hospital’s addiction medicine and toxicology program, which began in 2020 after she received grant funding to initiate a hospital-based toxicology/addiction medicine consult service as well as an  emergency department-based addiction medicine "bridge" clinic to provide continuity of care for patients initiated on Suboxone.  This innovative program allows patients evaluated at Abbott Northwestern in the emergency department or inpatient units continuity of care, while focusing on harm-reduction strategies, until they can be given a warm hand-off to community providers.

    A graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, she completed emergency medicine training at Regions Hospital in St. Paul and additional fellowship training in medical toxicology.  She is board certified in emergency medicine, medical toxicology, and addiction medicine.  Her clinical interests surround the intersection of these 3 specialties, with special focus on early ED & hospital-based interventions to evaluate and treat substance use disorder, including initiation of medication assisted therapies.

    She volunteers as a consultant for the Minnesota Poison Control System in addition to serving on the board of the Steve Rummler HOPE Network and acts as medical director of its overdose prevention program.

    William "Russ" Kerns, II, MD, FACMT, FACEP

    Emeritus Professor of Emergency Medicine

    Carolinas Medical Center

    Dr. Kerns trained in Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology and served as Professor in both disciplines at Carolinas Medical Center for 33 years. Faculty roles included leadership of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship and clinical division, consultation for the Carolinas Poison Center, and research. Research interests included antidotes, envenomation, and resuscitation of cardiotoxic drugs. He also served the ACMT focusing on advancing research and education.

    Charles McKay, MD, FACMT

    Associate Medical Director

    CT Poison Control Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Dr. McKay was trained in Anatomic and Surgical Pathology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology and was a Medical Director of Occupational Health and Medical Review Officer for a hospital system during more than 30 years of clinical practice, during which he provided toxicology consultation at 3 hospitals, directed a medical toxicology fellowship training program, and provided medical oversight of a regional poison control center. He provides medical legal consultation across the country on toxicology-related issues, and has testified in nearly 100 cases, many related to questions of alcohol- and -drug-induced impairment.

    Renee Petzel Gimbar, PharmD

    Clinical Associate Professor

    University of Illinois Chicago College of Pharmacy

    Renee Petzel Gimbar received her PharmD from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and completed PGY-1 training at UIC and PGY-2 training at Rutgers University. She started emergency medicine pharmacy services at the University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville and Loyola University Medical Center. She was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology in 2019. She currently is a clinical associate professor in the department of pharmacy practice at UIC College of Pharmacy, an Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology Clinical Pharmacist at UI Health, and the Residency Program Director for the PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency. She has integrated herself in the emergency medicine and medical toxicology services at both Loyola and UIC, active in the acute care of patients, didactic and beside education of healthcare trainees. Dr. Petzel Gimbar has been involved in multiple research studies and publications related to emergency medicine and toxicology practice, including a current multi-year NIH study addressing emergency department hypertension in underserved patients. She has given invited lectures internationally and nationally on both emergency medicine and medical toxicology topics. At home, she attempts to manage her nine, seven, and five year olds without a toxic ingestion.

    J.J. Rasimas, PhD, MD, FAACT, FACLP, FACMT, FACPsych

    Professor of Psychiatry & Emergency Medicine

    Dalhousie University, University of Minnesota, & Penn State College of Medicine

    Dr. Rasimas has a Jesuit university background in biochemistry, mathematics, and philosophy. He completed the Medical Scientist Training Program, earning a PhD in chemical biology (2002) and MD (2003) from Penn State University. After Psychiatry residency at the Mayo Clinic, he was a clinical fellow at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC where he did translational research and trained in medical ethics. He also undertook formal education in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, completed the critical care based medical toxicology fellowship at Penn State, and became certified in Psychosomatic Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Medical Toxicology. Further work at NIH has included the Undiagnosed Diseases Program and roles in research ethics and oversight. Dr. Rasimas was the Director of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Co-Chair of the Biomedical Ethics Committee at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota before moving to Prince Edward Island, Canada in 2022. Based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown, he served as the lead Psychiatrist for C-L and Addictions for the province. He has recently transitioned to Nova Scotia Health in an effort to build treatment programs for patients with complex psychosomatic illnesses and substance use. For PEI, Dr. Rasimas remains the Medical Director of the Atlantic Mentorship Network for Chronic Pain, Addictions, and Mental Illness. Dr. Rasimas is a university professor with continued involvement in medical education in both the US and Canada pursuing an academic medical career at the interface of psychosomatic medicine, medical toxicology, and psychodynamic psychotherapy with a primary clinical interest in the phenomenology of suicide.

    Daniel J. Sessions, MD, FACMT, FASAM, FAAEM

    Chief, Division of Medical Toxicology

    Ochsner Medical Center

    Dr. Sessions practices medical toxicology, emergency medicine and addiction medicine at Ochsner Health in the New Orleans area. Dr. Sessions has expertise in poisoning and drug overdose, envenomation, toxic occupational exposure, medication assisted therapy for opioid and alcohol use disorder and forensic toxicology. Dr. Sessions earned his degree in medicine from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans in 2008. He is board-certified in emergency medicine and medical toxicology by the American Board of Emergency Medicine in 2012 and 2014. He completed a medical toxicology fellowship at the Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center at Denver health in Denver in 2013. He is board-certified in addiction medicine by the American Board of Preventative Medicine in 2022. Dr. Sessions actively participates in the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, the American College of Medical Toxicology, the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

    Registration Rates

    Registration includes:

    • Access to the live virtual event on November 1, 2024
    • Access to the on-demand recording for 90 days after the event
    • Access to the Speaker slides
    • 8.0 Continuing Education Certificate. Available credits: Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Nursing Education (CNE), Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE), Continuing Medical Education for Physician Assistant (AAPA CME), and Continuing Education for Nurse Practitioners (AANP CE).

    Member Rates


         Member Tier I: Full, Affiliate, International, Emeritus


         $200


         Member Tier II: Fellows


         $200


         Member Tier III: Residents, International - Developing Country


         $125


         Member IV: Medical Students


         $75

    Non-Member Rates


         Non-member Tier I: Physicians, Pharmacists, Lawyers, "Other"


         $250


         Non-member Tier II: Fellows, SPIs, Nurses, etc.


         $250


         Non-member Tier III: Educators & Emergency Responders


         $150


         Non-member IV: Residents & Students


         $100


    ACMT Membership

    ACMT Members receive a discounted rate. Interested in becoming an ACMT Member? Contact our Membership Team at membership@acmt.net. Learn more at: www.acmt.net/membership


    Package Rates

    Sign up for the all three days of the 2024 ACMT Total Tox Course and save $100!

    Purchase the package here!


    Refunds and Cancellations

    • Cancellations made 15 days or more in advance of the event date will receive a full refund less a 8% processing fee.
    • Cancellations made within 14 days of the event date will not receive a refund.

    All cancellation requests must be made in writing and emailed to: events@acmt.net. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A refund that results from a cancellation or change to your registration will be returned to the original payer and in the original method of payment. 

    Pending review, limited exceptions will be made based on need and circumstance (family emergency, for example) and must be submitted in writing to events@acmt.net. For these instances, the full registration fee, minus a 6% processing fee, will be refunded. Because each exception must undergo a review and approval process, we ask in advance for your patience.


    Questions?

    For any questions, please email us at events@acmt.net.

    Instructions

    Once you have completed your registration:

    1. Click on the Contents tab on the day of live event. This is where you will be able view the Zoom link for the course as well as all required components.
    2. Complete the Pre-Test. For best the best learning experience, please complete this before the live event on November 1, 2024.
    3. Watch live event. You can use the Zoom link in the Learning Center to leave and enter the webinar during event.
    4. Complete the Post-Test. These questions are based on content from the lectures to gauge your comprehension of the lectures. It requires a 80% to pass.
    5. Complete the Event CE Survey. If you are completing CE, this survey is required.
    6. Claim your CE certificate. Once you have claimed your CE credit, you will not be able to change your CE certificate.

    Full credit can only be claimed after completion of all required components.


    Hardware/Software Requirements

    Computer or Other Internet-Enabled Device; Internet Connection; Browser. 

    Materials

    None. 

    Prerequisites

    None. 

    Format

    This event is a live Webinar with CME, CNE, CPE, AAPA CME, and AANP CE.


    Need Assistance or Have Questions?

    For assistance logging in, accessing content, purchasing or completing Continuing Education credits, or for other questions, please contact us at events@acmt.net or visit our FAQ page.

    If you are in need of accessible learning accommodations, please contact events@acmt.net for additional assistance.

    Continuing Education

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    Continuing Education credit for this activity is provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare. The activity is pending approval, and registrants will be able to claim up 8.0 Continuing education credits. 

    Available Continuing Educations Credits:

    • Continuing Pharmacist Education (CPE)
    • Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)
    • Continuing Medical Education (CME)
    • Continuing Medical Education for Physician Assistant (AAPA CME)
    • Continuing Education for Nurse Practitioners (AANP CE)
    • Register
      • Non-member - Tier I - $250
      • Non-member - Tier II - $250
      • Non-member - Tier III - $150
      • Non-member - Tier IV - $100
      • Member - Tier I - $200
      • Member - Tier II - $200
      • Member - Tier III - $125
      • Member - Tier IV - $75
    • More Information
  • CE Credit available
    Contains 3 Product(s)

    Pharmaceuticals, SUD & Emergency Preparedness, and Non-Pharm

    #TotalTox2024

    Join us for the ultimate virtual toxicology learning experience with the 2024 ACMT Total Tox Course | Live Event Package!

    During this live, virtual event, earn valuable continuing education credits, learn from leading experts and peers, and enhance your clinical skills and preparedness for a wide range of toxicological emergencies. Included with your registration fee are up to 24.0 (8.0 per day) of continuing education credits for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners. Learn from leading experts and peers, and enhance your clinical skills and preparedness for a wide range of toxicological emergencies. Secure your spot in the ACMT Total Tox Course today!

    This course will focus on the follow medical toxicology topics:

    Pharmaceuticals - Friday, 11/01/2024

    Our first session will examine systematic approaches to managing poisoned patients, covering mechanisms of toxicity and treatment guidelines for substances like acetaminophen, NSAIDs, and SSRIs. Interactive case panels will allow you to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios, enhancing your clinical decision-making skills.

    SUD & Emergency Preparedness - Friday, 11/08/2024

    The first half of this session will cover substance use topics like opioid addiction, cannabis toxicity, and new substances. Experts will also discuss drug screen issues, pulmonary irritants, and the effects of mitochondrial asphyxiants on first responders to chemical suicides. We will conclude with a focus on disaster preparedness, including radiation types and symptom management, nerve agents, and a brief history of bioterrorism and identification of agents. Interactive case panels with expert speakers will focus on substance use disorder and disaster preparedness.

    Non-Pharmaceuticals - Friday, 11/15/2024

    The final session of the Total Tox Course will focus on the toxicology of plants and mushrooms, and reptile, marine, and arthropod envenomations. Experts will also cover anesthetic toxicity, malignant hyperthermia, and methemoglobinemia. Gain expertise in managing heavy metal poisoning and the complexities of ethanol and toxic alcohol intoxication. Participate in interactive case panels on novel treatments for critically ill patients and evaluation of an unknown potential toxicology issue, bringing together all your knowledge from the Total Tox Course.


    Questions?

    Please write to ACMT at events@acmt.net

    Preliminary Agenda 



    Session 1 - November 1, 2024

    8:50 - 9:00 AM ET | Opening Remarks

    9:00 - 9:45 AM ET
    From Toxidromes to Activated Charcoal: A Rational Approach For Managing the Poisoned Patient
    Ann Arens, MD Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

    9:45 - 10:15 AM ET
    Over-the-Counter Poisons #1: Acetaminophen
    Neeraj Chhabra, MD, MSCR Medical Toxicologist & Emergency Medicine Physician, Cook County Health & NorthShore University HealthSystem, Chicago, IL

    10:15 - 11:00 AM ET
    Over-the-Counter Poisons #2: NSAIDS and ASA
    Renee Petzel Gimbar, PharmD Clinical Associate Professor, University of Illinois Chicago College of Pharmacy, Chicago, IL


    11:00 - 11:15 AM ET | Break - 15 min


    11:15 - 11:30 AM ET
    Case Review

    11:30 - 12:00 PM ET
    Over-the-Counter Poisons #3: Antihistamines & Antitussives
    Michelle Hieger, DO Emergency Physician and Medical Toxicologist, WellSpan Health & VCU Health System, York, PA

    12:00 - 12:45 PM ET
    The Ins and Outs of Ups and Downs #1: Tricyclic Antidepressants & Antipsychotics
    J.J. Rasimas, MD, PhD, FAACT, FACLP, FACMT, FACPsych Professor of Psychiatry & Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota & Penn State College of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN

    12:45 - 1:15 PM ET
    The Ins and Outs of Ups and Downs #2: SSRIs and Lithium
    Katherine Katzung, MD, FACEP, FASAM Director of Addiction & Toxicology Program & Emergency Care Physician, Abbott Northwestern Hospital & Emergency Care Consultants, Minneapolis, MN


    1:15 - 1:45 PM ET | Break - 30 min


    1:45 - 2:15 PM ET
    Beta Blockers and Calcium Channel Blockers: When the Antagonists Become Antagonistic
    Katherine Katzung, MD, FACEP, FASAM Director of Addiction & Toxicology Program & Emergency Care Physician, Abbott Northwestern Hospital & Emergency Care Consultants, Minneapolis, MN

    2:15 - 2:30 PM ET
    Case Review

    2:30 - 3:00 PM ET
    Drug-Induced Dysrhythmias: When You Can't Control the Rhythm
    William "Russ" Kerns, II, MD, FACMT, FACEP Emeritus Professor of Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

    3:00 - 3:45 PM ET
    Anticoagulants and Antithrombotics: When You Can't Control the Bleeding
    Nena Bowman, PharmD, DABAT Director of Vaccine Operations, Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Immunization Program, Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, TN


    4:45 - 4:00 PM ET | Break - 15 min


    4:00 - 4:30 PM ET
    Out of Balance: Toxicity of Endocrine Agents
    Charles McKay, MD, FACMT Associate Medical Director, CT Poison Control Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT

    4:30 - 5:00 PM ET
    Anticonvulsants: When the Level Makes You Unsteady
    Daniel J. Sessions, MD Medical Toxicologist, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA

    5:00 - 5:30 PM ET
    Antimicrobials & Antivirals: When the Cure Becomes Toxic
    Maryann Amirshahi, PharmD, MD, MPH, PhD, FACMT Emergency Medicine Attending Physician and Associate Professor Of Emergency Medicine, MedStar Washington Hospital Center & Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.



    Session 2 - November 8, 2024

    8:50 - 9:00 AM ET | Opening Remarks

    9:00 - 9:45 AM ET
    Chasing the Dragon: The New Dangers of Opioid Addiction
    Lewis Nelson, MD, FACEP Chair of Emergency Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

    9:45 - 10:15 AM ET
    Taming the Dragon: Management Options for Opioid Use Disorder
    Rachel Wightman, MD, FACMT Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI

    10:15 - 10:45 AM ET
    Cannabis & Cannabis Toxicity
    Mark Neavyn, MD, FACMT Medical Director & Emergency Medicine Physician, Northern New England Poison Center & Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME


    10:45 - 11:00 AM ET | Break (15 min)


    11:00 - 11:15 AM ET
    What's New in Your Neighborhood?
    Stephanie Weiss, MD, PhD Staff Clinician, Translational Addiction Medicine Branch, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Baltimore, MD

    11:15 - 12:00 PM ET
    Case Review

    12:00 - 12:30 PM ET
    Drug Screen Pitfalls
    Paul M. Wax, MD, FACMT Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT), Phoenix, AZ


    12:30 - 1:00 PM ET | Break (30 min)


    1:00 - 1:45 PM ET
    I Can't Breath! Pulmonary Irritants & Simple Asphyxiants
    Charles McKay, MD, FACMT Associate Medical Director, CT Poison Control Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT

    1:45 - 2:15 PM ET
    Chemical Suicide & Mitochondrial Asphyxiants
    Paul M. Wax, MD, FACMT Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT), Phoenix, AZ

    2:15 - 2:45 PM ET
    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: High Flow Oxygen or the Hyperbaric Chamber
    Kelly Johnson-Arbor, MD, FACEP, FUHM, FACMT Medical Director, National Capital Poison Center & MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC

    2:45 - 3:15 PM ET
    Disaster Preparedness #1: Radiation Events
    Joseph K. Maddry, Lt Col, USAF, MC, FS, MD, FACMT Deputy Commander, Department of Emergency Medicine, US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Houston, TX


    3:15 - 3:30 PM ET | Break (15 min)


    3:30 - 4:00 PM ET
    Disaster Preparedness #2: Organophosphates & New Agents
    Christina Hantsch, MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT Emergency Physician and Medical Toxicologist, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Maywood, IL

    4:00 - 4:45 PM ET
    Disaster Preparedness #3: Other Chemical & Biological Terrorism
    Aaron Frey, DO Emergency Medicine Attending Physician and Medical Toxicology Fellow, Richmond Emergency Physicians, Inc. & University of Virginia, Richmond, VA

    4:45 - 5:30 PM ET
    Case Review



    Session 3 - November 15, 2024

    8:50 - 9:00 AM ET | Opening Remarks

    9:00 - 9:30 AM ET
    Hospital Hazards #1: Anesthetic Toxicity & Malignant Hyperthermia
    Shaun D. Carstairs, MD, FACMT Medical Toxicologist, 98point6, Inc., Seattle, WA

    9:30 - 10:00 AM ET
    Hospital Hazards #2: Methemoglobinemia
    Andrea Carlson, MD Emergency Medicine Physician

    10:00 - 10:30 AM ET
    Heavy Metals In the ED: Lead, Arsenic & Mercury
    Evan Schwarz, MD, FACMT Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


    10:30 - 10:45 AM ET | Break (15 min)


    10:45 - 11:45 AM ET
    Case Panel: Novel Treatments for the Crashing Patient; Hot Patient Case

    11:45 - 12:30 PM ET
    Ethanol Intoxication: Too Much Of a Good Thing
    Anthony Pizon, MD, FACMT Chief of Medical Toxicology Division, Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

    12:30 - 1:15 PM ET
    When It's Not Ethanol: Demystifying Toxic Alcohols
    Bram Dolcourt, MD Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Emergency Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI


    1:15 - 1:45 PM ET | Break (30 min)


    1:45 - 2:15 PM ET
    Ethanol Withdrawal: When the Good Times End
    Jerrold Blair Leikin, MD, FACP, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT, FACOEM, FASAM Adjunct Clinical Professor Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences & Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois Chicago and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, North Chicago, IL

    2:15 - 2:45 PM ET
    Don't Touch That! Marine, Arthropod & Reptile Envenomations
    Michael Levine, MD, FACMT Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

    2:45 - 3:15 PM ET
    The Toxic Yard
    Fiona Garlich Horner, MD Head of Toxicology & Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, LAC+USC Medical Center & University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

    3:15 - 3:45 PM ET
    The Toxic House
    Ashley Haynes, MD, FACEP Medical Director, Addiction Toxicology of Kansas, Wichita, KS


    3:45 - 4:00 PM ET | Break (20 min)


    4:00 - 4:30 PM ET
    The Toxic Cabinet
    Stephen Wood, MS, ACNP-BC, FEWM Acute Care Nurse Practitioner & Director of Advanced Practice Providers, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Brighton, MA

    4:30 - 5:00 PM ET
    The Toxic Garage
    Andrew King, MD Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine & Medical Director, Wayne State University School of Medicine & Michigan Poison and Drug Information Center, Detroit, MI

    5:00 - 5:30 PM ET
    Case Panel

    Registration Rates

    Registration includes:

    • Access to all three sessions of the live virtual event on November 1, 8, 15, 2024
    • Access to the on-demand recording for 90 days after the event
    • Access to the Speaker slides
    • 24.0 Continuing Education Certificate. Available credits: Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Nursing Education (CNE), Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE), Continuing Medical Education for Physician Assistant (AAPA CME), and Continuing Education for Nurse Practitioners (AANP CE).

    Member Rates


         Member Tier I: Full, Affiliate, International, Emeritus


         $500


         Member Tier II: Fellows


         $500


         Member Tier III: Residents, International - Developing Country


         $275


         Member IV: Medical Students


         $125

    Non-Member Rates


         Non-member Tier I: Physicians, Pharmacists, Lawyers, "Other"


         $650


         Non-member Tier II: Fellows, SPIs, Nurses, etc.


         $650


         Non-member Tier III: Educators & Emergency Responders


         $350


         Non-member IV: Residents & Students


         $200


    ACMT Membership

    ACMT Members receive a discounted rate. Interested in becoming an ACMT Member? Contact our Membership Team at membership@acmt.net. Learn more at: www.acmt.net/membership


    Refunds and Cancellations

    • Cancellations made 15 days or more in advance of the event date will receive a full refund less a 8% processing fee.
    • Cancellations made within 14 days of the event date will not receive a refund.

    All cancellation requests must be made in writing and emailed to: events@acmt.net. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A refund that results from a cancellation or change to your registration will be returned to the original payer and in the original method of payment. 

    Pending review, limited exceptions will be made based on need and circumstance (family emergency, for example) and must be submitted in writing to events@acmt.net. For these instances, the full registration fee, minus a 8% processing fee, will be refunded. Because each exception must undergo a review and approval process, we ask in advance for your patience.


    Questions?

    For any questions, please email us at events@acmt.net.

    Continuing Education

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    Continuing Education credit for this activity is provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare. The activity is pending approval, and registrants will be able to claim up to 24.0 Continuing education credits by attending all three sessions for the ACMT Total Tox Course.

    Available Continuing Educations Credits:

    • Continuing Pharmacist Education (CPE)
    • Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)
    • Continuing Medical Education (CME)
    • Continuing Medical Education for Physician Assistant (AAPA CME)
    • Continuing Education for Nurse Practitioners (AANP CE)
    • Register
      • Non-member - Tier I - $650
      • Non-member - Tier II - $650
      • Non-member - Tier III - $350
      • Non-member - Tier IV - $200
      • Member - Tier I - $500
      • Member - Tier II - $500
      • Member - Tier III - $275
      • Member - Tier IV - $125
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  • Contains 4 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 10/17/2024 at 1:00 AM (EDT)

    Cases to be announced.

    NCC - 10/2024

    Cases to be announced.


    Series Moderator: Lewis Nelson, MD, FACMT, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

    About The Series: ACMT's National Case Conference (NCC) is a monthly webinar for ACMT members that features interesting cases seen by medical toxicologists nationwide. NCC is an educational endeavor and a quality improvement effort intended to improve patient care. It is not intended to define standard of care. Attempts have been made to ensure HIPAA compliance. All data and information provided in this activity is for informational purposes only. ACMT makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of the content and will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use.

    This webinar is for ACMT members only.

    Lewis Nelson, MD, MBA, FACMT, FASAM

    Chair of Emergency Medicine

    Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

    Lewis S. Nelson, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Chief of Service for the Emergency Department at University Hospital of Newark, and Senior Consultant to the New Jersey Poison Information & Education System. Dr. Nelson is board certified in emergency medicine, medical toxicology, and addiction medicine. His areas of specific interest include preventing and managing the consequences of opioid and other substance use, multimodal pain management strategies, health policy, and medication safety.

    Dr. Nelson has served as President of American College of Medical Toxicology and on the Board of Directors of both the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. He is currently the president of Association of Academic Chairs in Emergency Medicine. He is a long time consultant for several governmental agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Food and Drug Administration. He is an editor of the textbook “Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 08/26/2024 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    Grant Writing: Biosketch

    Prepare a Winning Biosketch

    A biosketch, or biographical sketch, is a critical component of research grant applications. It provides a concise summary of an investigator's qualifications, experiences, and contributions to their field. A well-prepared biosketch not only showcases the investigator's expertise but also demonstrates their ability to successfully execute the proposed research.

    The ANTIDOTE Institute invites you to join our upcoming webinar on Monday, August 26th at 3pm ET for a special session on "How to Prepare a Biosketch." 

    Through mentorship from established investigators in the field of medical toxicology, gain insight on how to craft a concise narrative that highlights your professional background, qualifications, and the relevance of your experience to your proposed project. Learns tips and tricks on how to showcase your expertise, strengthening your grant application by establishing credibility and aligning your experience with the proposed research.

    Target Audience: open to the public, but specifically tailored for Fellows and Junior Faculty applying to become part of the 2025 cohort of the ANTIDOTE Institute.
    Format: Zoom Meeting
    Length: 60 min


    Have Questions?

    Feel free to reach out to us at antidote.admin@acmt.net for any inquiries or clarifications. We look forward to assisting you on your journey with ANTIDOTE Institute!

    About the ANTIDOTE Institute

    The ANTIDOTE Institute is generously funded by NIH/NIDA (Grant No. 1R25DA058490) and presents a unique opportunity for fellows and junior faculty members to kickstart their journey in investigative research. Participants can expect to: begin cultivating their own research niche, build valuable connections with peers and seasoned investigators within their field, and acquire practical knowledge encompassing key aspects of establishing a successful research program. The institute spans two years and comprises:

    1. Focused, small-group sessions featuring moderated peer review, mentorship, and in-depth discussions on fundamental research topics.

    2. Personalized one-on-one mentorship with an accomplished medical toxicology investigator.

    Furthermore, the program offers the potential for up to $25,000 in seed funding to bolster your research pursuits. 

    Interested in the Joining the ANTIDOTE Institute? 

    Find out about application deadlines and learn more at: www.acmt.net/antidote-institute

    Stephanie Carreiro, MD, PhD, FACMT

    Associate Professor, Director of the Tox(In)novation Lab

    University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

    Dr. Stephanie Carreiro is an emergency medicine physician, medical toxicologist, and digital health researcher. She is a 2009 graduate of New York Medical College, and completed her emergency medicine residency in 2013 at Brown University.  She completed a medical toxicology fellowship in 2015, and recently received a PhD in Biomedical Sciences both at the University of Massachusetts. She is currently an Associate Professor, Director of the Tox(In)novation Lab, and Research Director in the Department of Emergency Medicine at University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. Her current research program focuses on developing digital therapeutics for substance use disorder, understanding how patients use and engage with technology, and leveraging digital technology to promote health equity. She is the principal investigator multiple industry and federally funded research grants, including several awards from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. 

    Peter Chai, MD, MMS

    Associate Professor

    Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Dr. Peter R Chai is an associate professor of emergency medicine and medical toxicology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and affiliate research scholar at the Koch Institute for Integrated Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and The Fenway Institute. He is also research faculty at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Chai’s research primarily involves the development and implementation of technological solutions that detect and respond to changes in disease. These translational projects ranges from design of novel robotic and sensor systems in animal models to human clinical trials to test the implementation of injectable and ingestible sensor systems and overlying behavioral science architecture to respond to disease states.  Specifically, Dr. Chai is interested in applying ingestible electronic sensor systems to understand medication adherence in the context of substance use and HIV treatment/prevention. His work in developing ingestible sensors and their overlying behavioral interventions as closed loop systems to measure, reinforce and provide tools for PrEP and ART adherence has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and industry partners.

    • Register
      • Non-member - Tier I - Free!
      • Non-member - Tier II - Free!
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      • Member - Tier III - Free!
      • Member - Tier IV - Free!
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  • Contains 4 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 08/15/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Cases to be announced.

    NCC - 8/2024

    Cases to be announced.


    Series Moderator: Lewis Nelson, MD, FACMT, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

    About The Series: ACMT's National Case Conference (NCC) is a monthly webinar for ACMT members that features interesting cases seen by medical toxicologists nationwide. NCC is an educational endeavor and a quality improvement effort intended to improve patient care. It is not intended to define standard of care. Attempts have been made to ensure HIPAA compliance. All data and information provided in this activity is for informational purposes only. ACMT makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of the content and will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use.

    This webinar is for ACMT members only.

    Lewis Nelson, MD, MBA, FACMT, FASAM

    Chair of Emergency Medicine

    Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

    Lewis S. Nelson, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Chief of Service for the Emergency Department at University Hospital of Newark, and Senior Consultant to the New Jersey Poison Information & Education System. Dr. Nelson is board certified in emergency medicine, medical toxicology, and addiction medicine. His areas of specific interest include preventing and managing the consequences of opioid and other substance use, multimodal pain management strategies, health policy, and medication safety.

    Dr. Nelson has served as President of American College of Medical Toxicology and on the Board of Directors of both the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. He is currently the president of Association of Academic Chairs in Emergency Medicine. He is a long time consultant for several governmental agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Food and Drug Administration. He is an editor of the textbook “Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies.

  • Contains 4 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 08/13/2024 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Methamphetamines

    Methamphetamines

    Presenter: Petros Levounis, MD, MA, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, and Associate Dean, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

    Learning Objectives

    • To be announced

    About The Series: ACMT's Grand Rounds offer an in-depth and interactive platform for learning and discussion about issues that impact the research and practice of medical toxicology. Experts from within and outside medical toxicology will share their knowledge and experience and highlight areas for collaboration and mutual understanding.

    This webinar is for ACMT members only.

    Petros Levounis, MD, MA

    Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, and Associate Dean

    Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

    Petros Levounis, MD, MA, serves as professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and associate dean at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He is also the chief of service at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, director of the Northern New Jersey Medications for Addiction Treatment Center of Excellence, and president of the American Psychiatric Association. 

    Dr. Levounis completed his undergraduate work at Stanford University where he studied chemistry and biophysics before receiving his medical education at Stanford University School of Medicine and the Medical College of Pennsylvania. During medical school, he researched the effects of social class on patient-physician relationships in Oxford, England, and received an MA degree in sociology from Stanford. He then graduated from the Columbia University Psychiatry Residency program earning the National Institute of Mental Health Outstanding Resident Award and went on to complete his fellowship in addiction psychiatry at New York University.

    Dr. Levounis has published fourteen books including the self-help paperback “Sober Siblings: How to Help Your Alcoholic Brother or Sister—and Not Lose Yourself” and the textbook of “Substance Dependence and Co Occurring Psychiatric Disorders.” His books have been translated into French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 07/29/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Grant Writing: Specific Aims Page

    Prepare a Winning Specific Aims Page

    The one page of Specific Aims is often the first part of an application that reviewers read. It serves as a critical component of research grant applications, providing a snapshot of the proposed research to funding agencies, reviewers, and stakeholders. 

    The ANTIDOTE Institute invites you to join our upcoming webinar on Monday, July 29th at 2pm ET for a special session on "How to Prepare a Specific Aims Page." 

    Through mentorship from established investigators in the field of medical toxicology, gain insight on how to craft a Specific Aims page that succinctly communicates the significance, innovation, and approach of your research project. Learn tips and tricks on best practices for setting a positive tone that engages reviewers and increases the likelihood of a favorable evaluation, advancing your research career.

    Target Audience: open to the public, but specifically tailored for Fellows and Junior Faculty applying become part of the 2025 cohort of the ANTIDOTE Institute.
    Format: Zoom Meeting
    Length: 60 min


    Have Questions?

    Feel free to reach out to us at antidote.admin@acmt.net for any inquiries or clarifications. We look forward to assisting you on your journey with ANTIDOTE Institute!

    About the ANTIDOTE Institute

    The ANTIDOTE Institute is generously funded by NIH/NIDA (Grant No. 1R25DA058490) and presents a unique opportunity for fellows and junior faculty members to kickstart their journey in investigative research. Participants can expect to: begin cultivating their own research niche, build valuable connections with peers and seasoned investigators within their field, and acquire practical knowledge encompassing key aspects of establishing a successful research program. The institute spans two years and comprises:

    1. Focused, small-group sessions featuring moderated peer review, mentorship, and in-depth discussions on fundamental research topics.

    2. Personalized one-on-one mentorship with an accomplished medical toxicology investigator.

    Furthermore, the program offers the potential for up to $25,000 in seed funding to bolster your research pursuits. 

    Interested in the Joining the ANTIDOTE Institute? 

    Find out about application deadlines and learn more at: www.acmt.net/antidote-institute

    Stephanie Carreiro, MD, PhD, FACMT

    Associate Professor, Director of the Tox(In)novation Lab

    University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

    Dr. Stephanie Carreiro is an emergency medicine physician, medical toxicologist, and digital health researcher. She is a 2009 graduate of New York Medical College, and completed her emergency medicine residency in 2013 at Brown University.  She completed a medical toxicology fellowship in 2015, and recently received a PhD in Biomedical Sciences both at the University of Massachusetts. She is currently an Associate Professor, Director of the Tox(In)novation Lab, and Research Director in the Department of Emergency Medicine at University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. Her current research program focuses on developing digital therapeutics for substance use disorder, understanding how patients use and engage with technology, and leveraging digital technology to promote health equity. She is the principal investigator multiple industry and federally funded research grants, including several awards from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. 

    Peter Chai, MD, MMS

    Associate Professor

    Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Dr. Peter R Chai is an associate professor of emergency medicine and medical toxicology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and affiliate research scholar at the Koch Institute for Integrated Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and The Fenway Institute. He is also research faculty at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Chai’s research primarily involves the development and implementation of technological solutions that detect and respond to changes in disease. These translational projects ranges from design of novel robotic and sensor systems in animal models to human clinical trials to test the implementation of injectable and ingestible sensor systems and overlying behavioral science architecture to respond to disease states.  Specifically, Dr. Chai is interested in applying ingestible electronic sensor systems to understand medication adherence in the context of substance use and HIV treatment/prevention. His work in developing ingestible sensors and their overlying behavioral interventions as closed loop systems to measure, reinforce and provide tools for PrEP and ART adherence has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and industry partners.

    • Register
      • Non-member - Tier I - Free!
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      • Non-member - Tier III - Free!
      • Non-member - Tier IV - Free!
      • Member - Tier I - Free!
      • Member - Tier II - Free!
      • Member - Tier III - Free!
      • Member - Tier IV - Free!
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  • CE Credit available
    Contains 81 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 07/26/2024 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    On-Demand Prep Course for MedTox Certification Exam

    2024 ACMT Board Review Course

    The 2024 ACMT Board Review Course is back with an innovative twist for your learning experience! This online course is designed to prepare all examinees for the biennial certification examination in Medical Toxicology administered by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). Led by prominent experts in the field of medical toxicology, you will receive a broad overview of the scope of the specialty and a detailed perspective into current clinical and public health toxicological issues.

    Register today! Access to course content begins: June 1, 2024

    Learner Objectives:

    1. Identify and review core topic areas in the specialty of Medical Toxicology.
    2. Prepare for common test questions and terms that may be found on a Medical Toxicology certification exam.
    3. Discuss initial management and standard treatment approaches of patients with toxicologic issues. 


    The Flipped Classroom Advantage

    Get prepared for the ABEM certification exam with our new Flipped Classroom format - the ultimate fusion of convenience, flexibility, and interactivity. In a departure from conventional learning approaches, our Flipped Classroom (a blended learning format) will give you access to a comprehensive array of 30+ meticulously curated on-demand lectures encompassing the entire spectrum of medical toxicology. This enriched content will be at your disposal June 1, 2024 - May 31, 2025, empowering you to proceed with your studies at a pace that aligns with your commitments.

    Interactive Cram Sessions

    In addition to the autonomous learning, prepare to be part of 7 live, interactive cram sessions throughout the summer and early fall. Focused on 4-5 core topics during each session, these power-packed sessions are your golden ticket to in-depth insights, key takeaways, and invaluable Q&A with our experts.

    Unparalleled Lectures

    Our top-notch speakers are ready to guide you through each lecture, ensuring you grasp every critical concept. These lectures are pre-recorded so you can access them anytime, anywhere and as many times as you want until you are confident in each subject area. Immerse yourself in a learning journey with lectures that drill down into each aspect of the Medical Toxicology Core Content including:

    Alcohols & GlycolsDrugs of Abuse & Withdrawal
    Pediatric Toxicity
    Analytics & ForensicsEndocrine
    Pesticides
    Anesthetics, NMBs & Muscle RelaxantsEpidemiology & Population HealthPharmaco & Toxicokinetics
    AntimicrobialsGastroenterology
    Poisonous Plants
    Antipsychotics
    HematologyPsychotropics
    Aquatic ToxicityHerbals, Vitamins & Supplements
    Radiation
    CarcinogenesisHydrocarbons
    Reproductive & Developmental Tox
    Cardiovascular ToxinsInhalational Toxins & Asphyxiants
    Statistical Measures
    ChemotherapeuticsMetals & Metalloids
    Terrestrial Toxicity
    Classic Toxicology
    Miscellaneous Toxins
    The Toxic House
    Clinical Drug Testing & DiagnosticsMushrooms & Fungal ToxinsWarfare/Terrorism
    Dermatology & PathologyNeurotoxins & Anticonvulsants
    Study Resources 

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    Registration Rates

    Registration CategoriesFees

    ACMT Members

    $1500

    Non-Members

    $1750


    Registration includes:

    • Access to the on-demand content: June 1, 2024 - May 31, 2025
    • Access to 7 interactive cram sessions - live Q&A with the speakers
    • Access to PDFs of the lecture slides & handouts
    • Access to Quiz Bank
    • Access to online Flashcards
    • 26.00 Continuing Medical Education credits (Physician Only)



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    Continuing Education

    Continuing Medical Education (CME) for this activity is included in the registration fee (at no additional cost). AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring material for 26.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians may claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. No partial credit will be awarded.


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    Cancellations made on or before May 16, 2024 will receive a full refund less an 8% processing fee. Cancellations made after this date will not receive a refund. Limited exceptions may be considered for emergency situations pending review.

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    Study Resources

    When you register for this course, we'll arm you with an arsenal of study resources. Dive into the Quiz Bank to put your knowledge to the test, flip through flashcards for rapid-fire revision, and explore visual stimuli to enhance your understanding. The ACMT Board Review Course includes:

    Study Materials: slides, handouts, and supplementary materials 
    Flashcards: 350+ flashcards to help you study keywords and concepts
    Quiz Bank: 925 example test questions on a variety of toxicological topics to help you prepare for certification. Try out the new Mock Exam!

    Disclaimer: according to ABEM policy, the planning committee and faculty for this course are not allowed to have intimate knowledge of the exam or write exam questions. The content of this course is based on the expertise of ACMT members, who are specialists in Medical Toxicology. We do not have direct knowledge of the exam content. ABEM test question writers are prohibited from participating in any board review or preparatory course. The study materials, including the Quiz Bank questions, are based on years of collective experience from the Board Review Course committee, but we do not guarantee that these questions fully represent the exam content.


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    Continuing Education

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    Continuing Education credit for this activity has been approved and is provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare.

    Release date: June 1, 2024
    Expiration date: May 31, 2025


    Activity Overview
    The 2024 ACMT Board Review Course is back with an innovative twist for your learning experience! This online course is designed to prepare all examinees for the biennial certification examination in Medical Toxicology administered by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). Led by prominent experts in the field of medical toxicology, you will receive a broad overview of the scope of the specialty and a detailed perspective into current clinical and public health toxicological issues.

    Target Audience
    This activity is designed for an audience of physicians.

    Learning Objectives
    Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:

    1. Identify and review core topic areas in the specialty of Medical Toxicology.
    2. Prepare for common test questions and terms that may be found on a Medical Toxicology certification exam.
    3. Discuss initial management and standard treatment approaches of patients with toxicologic issues.

    Criteria for Success
    Statements of credit will be awarded based on the participant's attendance.  A statement of credit will be available upon completion of all on-demand lectures, the 100 Q Practice Test, and CE Survey.   


    CE credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare.

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT). AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Physicians
    AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of 26.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


    Commercial Support
    There is no commercial support for this activity.

    Disclosures
    It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The author must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with ineligible companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are mitigated by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity. AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    DISCLOSURES

    Name

    Relationship

    Commercial Interest

    Ann Arens, MD (faculty)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Jeffrey Brent, MD, PhD, FACMT (faculty)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Michele Burns, MD, FACMT (faculty)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Shaun D. Carstairs, MD, FACMT (faculty)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Leslie R. Dye, MD, FACMT, FASAM, FACCT (faculty)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Christina Hantsch, MD, FACEP, FAACT, FACMT (faculty)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Ashley Haynes, MD, FACEP (faculty)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Michael G. Holland, MD, FEAPCCT, FAACT, FACOEM, FACMT, FACEP (faculty)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Ziad Kazzi, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT (faculty)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    William "Russ" Kerns, II, MD, FACMT, FACEP (faculty)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Joshua D. King, MD, FACMT (faculty)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Kurt C. Kleinschmidt, MD, FACMT, FASAM (faculty)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Vincent R. Lee, MD (Moderator)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Michael Levine, MD, FACMT (Moderator)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Nima Maljesi, DO (faculty)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Christopher W. Meaden, MD, MS, FAAEM (Moderator)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Charles McKay, MD, FACMT (faculty)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Joshua Nogar, MD (faculty)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    J.J. Rasimas, PhD, MD, FAACT, FACLP, FACMT, FACPsych (faculty)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Daniel J. Sessions, MD, FACMT, FASAM, FAAEM (faculty)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Sarah Shafer, MD (faculty)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Jerry W. Snow, MD (faculty)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Alaina R. Steck, MD, FACMT, FASAM (Moderator)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Samuel J. Stelpflug, MD, FACMT (faculty)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Joshua Trebach, MD (Moderator)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Stephanie Weiss, MD, PhD (faculty)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN - VP, Healthcare Continuing Education and Operations

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    Michele Bielarski, RN (planner/reviewer)

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    AKH Inc Staff and Planners

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    ACMT Staff and Planners

    N/A

    Nothing to disclose

    All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product
    This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

    Disclaimer
    This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participants misunderstanding of the content. If you would like to opt out from future communications from AKH please send an email to optout@akhcme.com with your information with "Opt Out" in the subject line.

    Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider, or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

    Ann Arens, MD

    Emergency Medicine Physician

    Ochsner Medical Center

    Dr. Arens is an Emergency Medicine physician who practices at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Arens completed her Emergency Medicine training at the Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine, and her medical toxicology training at the University of California – San Francisco. She was amongst the first toxicologists to identify and describe counterfeit fentanyl products, and has continued to identify outbreaks of new drugs of abuse. She has a broad range of research interests including: the identification of new drugs of abuse including novel opioids contributing to the current opioid epidemic, the use of antidotes, and advanced supportive care of the poisoned patient.

    Jeffrey Brent, MD, PhD, FACMT

    Distinguished Clinical Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care) and Emergency Medicine

    University of Colorado School of Medicine and Public Health

    Jeffrey Brent, M.D., Ph.D., is a Distinguished Clinical Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine) and Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado Schools of Medicine and Public Health. He did his fellowship in medical toxicology at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, where he has been both medical director and fellowship director. He is a former President of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology and a former Board member of the American College of Medical Toxicology. Dr. Brent is the senior editor of Critical Care Toxicology: the Diagnosis and Management of the Critically Poisoned Patient, currently in its second edition. Dr. Brent is Co-Principal Investigator of ACMT’s Toxicology Investigators Consortium.

    Michele Burns, MD, FACMT

    Associate Physician

    Boston Children's Hospital

    Dr. Michele Burns is triple boarded in general pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine, and medical toxicology. She has been the Medical Director of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Poison Center for the last 20 years and is Chief of the Boston Children's Hospital Toxicology service. Her clinical research interests include investigating the epidemiological trends of pediatric poisoning exposures by using large hospital or national databases, and clinical communications that describe novel and innovative case presentations and/or treatment modalities in the pediatric toxicology patient. In addition, she is the Harvard Medical Toxicology Fellowship Director and a former member of both the ACMT Board and ABEM Medical Toxicology Subboard. Dr. Burns is also the Pediatric Toxicology Section Editor for UptoDate. She is committed to promoting optimal health care for acutely injured and poisoned patients, advocating for state-of-the-art treatment while contributing to national consensus guidelines and prevention efforts on a more global level.

    Shaun D. Carstairs, MD, FACMT

    Medical Toxicologist

    98point6, Inc.

    Dr. Carstairs earned his undergraduate degree from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA and received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), the nation's military medical school.  He completed a residency in emergency medicine at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego and a fellowship in medical toxicology at the University of California, San Diego.  He served more than 25 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy, which included a combat deployment to Iraq and shipboard deployment as the leader of a mobile trauma team for the Navy’s Pacific Fleet. He retired from the Navy as a Captain in 2019. He currently serves as a faculty member in the Department of Emergency Medicine & Division of Medical Toxicology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to his role at UCSD, he holds an appointment as Professor of Military & Emergency Medicine at USU.

    Leslie R. Dye, MD, FACMT, FASAM, FACCT

    Interim Medical Director, OneFifteen

    Clinical Professor, Wright State University/Boonshoft School of Medicine

    Leslie R. Dye, MD is triple board certified in emergency medicine, medical toxicology, and addiction medicine. She has worked in the fields of medical toxicology and addiction medicine for 30 years. In addition to her clinical expertise, she has academic and business content expertise from experiences as an editor-in-chief (EIC) of a peer-reviewed medical journal (Journal of Medical Toxicology) and EIC of physician and pharmacist content production for a leading international medical digital content provider. Her deep subject matter expertise is demonstrated in her role as senior editor of the textbook, Case Studies in Medical Toxicology, author of 18 peer reviewed publications and 16 textbook chapters, 66 national and 11 international presentations, 10 various commentaries, interviews, and podcasts. Her leadership skills have been proven in both corporate and academic environments, as professor at a medical school, long-term board member and past president of the American College of Medical Toxicology, Chair of the Addiction Medicine Committee, former co-chair, and co-moderator of the AACT Acute and Intensive Care Symposium, and as the manager of as many as 30 team members at an international corporation. She received a funded grant that enabled her to start the first poison control center in mainland China and trained 6 Chinese physicians in the field of medical toxicology over 3 years in the US. Dr. Dye is experienced in and continues to provide medical care in remote polar regions with no access to advanced medical facilities.

    Christina Hantsch, MD, FACEP, FAACT, FACMT

    Emergency Physician and Medical Toxicologist

    Dr. Hantsch is a graduate of the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University. She completed an emergency medicine residency, including a year as chief resident, at the Medical College of Wisconsin and then continued her training in a medical toxicology fellowship at Vanderbilt University. After her fellowship, she spent nearly 22 years at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and Loyola University Medical Center. There, she established an inpatient toxicology clinical service and clinical rotations for graduate medical trainees and students in multiple fields. With an interest in medication management and safety, she joined the hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, serving as member for 6 years before being appointed chair and leading the committee for another 6 years. Dr. Hantsch earned the academic rank of Professor of Emergency Medicine, was Director of the Division of Toxicology, and Director of Academic Affairs in the Department of Emergency Medicine. As a clinical faculty member, she was appointed to the Stritch Committee on Academic Rank and Tenure, serving for 7 years including 2 as a subcommittee chair leading revision of the clinician educator track guidelines. In 2018, she was the founding Program Director of the Loyola emergency medicine residency. Dr. Hantsch served for more than 8 years as Medical Director of the Illinois Poison Center. In addition, she is a regular organizer and contributor to many local, regional, and national/international continuing education programs. After leaving academics, she worked for the U.S. FDA in pharmacovigilance for a year. As of 2022, she is board certified in addiction medicine in addition to emergency medicine and medical toxicology. Dr. Hantsch was elected to the ACMT Board of Directors in 2021, is a member of the Education Committee, and chair of the Practice Committee.

    Ashley Haynes, MD, FACEP

    Medical Toxicologist, Addiction Medicine Specialist

    Veterans Health Administration

    Dr. Haynes completed training in a combined emergency medicine-internal medicine program in 2014, and a toxicology fellowship at UTSW in 2016. She has been treating substance use disorders as part of her practice since that time and is board certified in addition medicine. She currently works for the VA at the Robert J Dole Veterans Medical Center in Wichita, KS, treating patients in a residential treatment center, as well as clinic, and performing bedside consults.

    Michael G. Holland, MD, FEAPCCT, FAACT, FACOEM, FACMT, FACEP

    Professor of Emergency Medicine

    SUNY Upstate Medical University

    Dr. Holland is Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY where he is on the faculty of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship Training Program and is a Consulting Medical Toxicologist at the Upstate New York Poison Center and the Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office-both in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Holland is also the Director of Occupational Medicine for the Saratoga Hospital Medical Group, and is the Saratoga Hospital Employee Health Medical Director, where he oversees the health and safety of over 3100 employees and staff. He also serves as Employee Health Medical Director at Glens Falls Hospital in Glens Falls, NY, covering 2500 employees. He is also Principal Medical Toxicologist at the Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health (CTEH) in Little Rock, AR.    

    Ziad Kazzi, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT

    Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

    Emory University School of Medicine

    Born in 1975 and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, Dr. Kazzi trained in Emergency Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta (2000-03) where he served as a chief resident before completing a subspecialty fellowship in Medical Toxicology at Emory University, Georgia Poison Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology. Dr. Kazzi joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) between 2005 and 2008 where he served as a Medical Toxicologist for the Regional Poison Control Center in Birmingham and the Alabama Poison Center. Currently, he is an associate professor at the department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia as well as the director of the International Toxicology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at Emory University (http://www.em.emory.edu/services/toxicology/international_postdoc_training.html). He is also the assistant medical director of the Georgia Poison Center (www.georgiapoisoncenter.org) and a medical toxicologist at the Radiation Studies Branch of the National Center for Environmental Health at the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/radiation/) where he participates in emergency preparedness and response activities in radiation. As an emergency physician and toxicologist, Dr. Kazzi specializes in the recognition, triage, and management of poisonings and holds a deep interest in the areas of Radiation and International Toxicology. Over the past decade, he developed strong ties to India in the areas of medical toxicology, mass gathering medical preparedness, radiation emergency medicine, blast injuries and hazmat. Through his collaboration with the CDC, AIIMS, and PGIMER Chandigarh, he has delivered and co-directed the first Advanced Hazmat Life Support trainings in Ahmedabad and Delhi. He organized a number of training conferences in Nashik, Pune, Ujjain and Delhi and has been an invited speaker at the annual INDUS EM world congress. He is an active and founding board member of the Middle East North Africa Toxicology Association (www.menatox.org) and currently serves as its President. He is also a board member and chairs the International Committee of the American College of Medical Toxicology (www.acmt.net).

    William "Russ" Kerns, II, MD, FACMT, FACEP

    Emeritus Professor of Emergency Medicine

    Carolinas Medical Center

    Dr. Kerns trained in Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology and served as Professor in both disciplines at Carolinas Medical Center for 33 years. Faculty roles included leadership of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship and clinical division, consultation for the Carolinas Poison Center, and research. Research interests included antidotes, envenomation, and resuscitation of cardiotoxic drugs. He also served the ACMT focusing on advancing research and education.

    Joshua D. King, MD, FACMT

    Associate Professor, Medicine and Pharmacy; Medical Director, Maryland Poison Center

    University of Maryland School of Medicine

    Dr. King received his medical education from Penn State College of Medicine, and completed Internal Medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Virginia. He completed Nephrology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and after returning to the University of Virginia as a nephrologist, completed a medical toxicology fellowship there. Dr. King is a clinician-educator nephrologist and medical toxicologist with clinical interests in extracorporeal treatment of poisonings, extracorporeal removal of therapeutic drugs, ICU nephrology, and medical education. As a clinician, he sees hospitalized patients at the University of Maryland Medical Center on our nephrology consultation service as well as our medical toxicology consult service. He is involved in education primarily at the graduate medical education level, and to a lesser extent undergraduate medical education. Dr. King is also the medical director of the Maryland Poison Center, which provides poisoning information and treatment recommendations benefitting thousands of Marylanders each year. Dr. King carries out medical oversight of recommendations for poisonings, envenomations, and overdoses to the public and health care providers; provides education to a variety of students (pharmacy and medical) and physicians (residents and fellows) who rotate with the center; he is involved in a variety of other activities aimed at treatment and prevention of poisoning. Dr. King's research interests are largely focused where nephrology and toxicology meet – extracorporeal removal of toxins (via dialysis, apheresis, and other modalities).

    Kurt C. Kleinschmidt, MD, FACMT, FASAM

    Professor of Emergency Medicine

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

    Kurt C. Kleinschmidt, MD, FACMT, FASAM is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He is a faculty member in the Division of Medical Toxicology. His areas of interest include Substance Use Disorders and snake envenomations. He graduated from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 1986, completed his emergency medicine residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in 1990, and finished a clinical fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1999. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine (1991), Medical Toxicology (2002), and Addiction Medicine (2016). He became the Medical Director of the Perinatal Intervention Program in Parkland Health and Hospital system in 2016. He served as the Toxicology Program Director from 2004-2018 and as the Toxicology Division Chief from 2004-2020.

    Vincent R. Lee, MD (Moderator)

    Assistant Professor

    Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

    Dr. Lee is an emergency medicine physician at Glen Cove Hospital and medical toxicology attending for Northwell Health. He received his medical degree from SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY, in 2015, completed his emergency medicine residency at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, in 2018, and his Medical Toxicology Fellowship at Northwell Health in Long Island, NY, in 2020. He is board-certified in emergency medicine and medical toxicology. 

    Michael Levine, MD, FACMT (Moderator)

    Co-Division Chief of Medical Toxicology

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Michael Levine is a Los Angeles native, who completed his emergency medicine residency at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine program, based out of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. After residency, he completed his medical toxicology fellowship at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. After staying as faculty for a year in Phoenix, he moved back to Los Angeles, where he joined the faculty at USC. He is currently the division chief of medical toxicology. He is actively involved in patient care, research, and serves on numerous hospital and university committees. He is an active member of American College of Emergency Physicians, the American College of Medical Toxicology, and is a member of the Toxicology Investigator's Consortium.

    Nima Maljesi, DO

    Director of Medical Toxicology

    Staten Island University Hospital Emergency Department

    Dr. Nima Majlesi completed Emergency Medicine Residency at Morristown Medical center in Morristown, NJ, in 2007, and went on to complete fellowship in medical toxicology at Northshore University hospital (now Northshore University hospital at Northwell) in Manhasset, NY, in 2009. Dr. Majlesi is board certified in Emergency medicine, medical toxicology and addiction medicine. In addition to initiating a 24/7 medical toxicology consultation service, he is the chair of the hospital pharmacy and therapeutics committee and helped initiate a program to initiate buprenorphine in the emergency department. He has been involved in creating guidelines regarding opioid prescribing for New York City, National emergency medicine organizations as well as his own institution. Education has been the main focus of his career.

    Christopher W. Meaden, MD, MS, FAAEM (Moderator)

    Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

    Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

    Dr. Christopher Meaden is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and a Medical Toxicology Consultant for the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System. He completed his residency training in emergency medicine at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, NJ and completed his medical toxicology fellowship as the inaugural fellow at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He is board certified in emergency medicine and medical toxicology. Dr. Meaden has a Master of Science degree in molecular and cellular biology. His interests include education in medical toxicology, acute care of the poisoned patient and chemical agents of war. He is involved with the American College of Medical Toxicology Education Committee and previously served as the associate chair for the 2022 and 2023 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting. 

    Charles McKay, MD, FACMT

    Associate Medical Director

    CT Poison Control Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Dr. McKay was trained in Anatomic and Surgical Pathology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology and was a Medical Director of Occupational Health and Medical Review Officer for a hospital system during more than 30 years of clinical practice, during which he provided toxicology consultation at 3 hospitals, directed a medical toxicology fellowship training program, and provided medical oversight of a regional poison control center. He provides medical legal consultation across the country on toxicology-related issues, and has testified in nearly 100 cases, many related to questions of alcohol- and -drug-induced impairment.

    Joshua Nogar, MD

    Director of Medical Toxicology, Medical Toxicology Fellowship Director

    Hofstra/Northwell Health

    Dr. Josh Nogar grew up in the High Desert of New Mexico, but has been a New Yorker for 16 years. Dr. Nogar received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine in 2005, completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of New Mexico in 2009, and a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the University of California San Diego in 2011. He has been faculty in the department of Emergency Medicine & Medical Toxicology at North Shore University Hospital since 2011, in Long Island, NY. He has been the Medical Toxicology Fellowship Director at Northwell Health since 2016, and his areas of specific interest include fellow education, metabolic uncouplers, overdose trends, and addiction medicine. He is dedicated to helping trainees achieve their individual career goals, as well as adapting his training program to the changing scope of practice for Medical Toxicologists, as well as the needs to individual learners. Outside of work, Dr. Nogar enjoys spending time with his wife & children. He is an avid fly-fisherman.

    J.J. Rasimas, PhD, MD, FAACT, FACLP, FACMT, FACPsych

    Professor of Psychiatry & Emergency Medicine

    Dalhousie University, University of Minnesota, & Penn State College of Medicine

    Dr. Rasimas has a Jesuit university background in biochemistry, mathematics, and philosophy. He completed the Medical Scientist Training Program, earning a PhD in chemical biology (2002) and MD (2003) from Penn State University. After Psychiatry residency at the Mayo Clinic, he was a clinical fellow at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC where he did translational research and trained in medical ethics. He also undertook formal education in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, completed the critical care based medical toxicology fellowship at Penn State, and became certified in Psychosomatic Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Medical Toxicology. Further work at NIH has included the Undiagnosed Diseases Program and roles in research ethics and oversight. Dr. Rasimas was the Director of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Co-Chair of the Biomedical Ethics Committee at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota before moving to Prince Edward Island, Canada in 2022. Based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown, he served as the lead Psychiatrist for C-L and Addictions for the province. He has recently transitioned to Nova Scotia Health in an effort to build treatment programs for patients with complex psychosomatic illnesses and substance use. For PEI, Dr. Rasimas remains the Medical Director of the Atlantic Mentorship Network for Chronic Pain, Addictions, and Mental Illness. Dr. Rasimas is a university professor with continued involvement in medical education in both the US and Canada pursuing an academic medical career at the interface of psychosomatic medicine, medical toxicology, and psychodynamic psychotherapy with a primary clinical interest in the phenomenology of suicide.

    Daniel J. Sessions, MD, FACMT, FASAM, FAAEM

    Chief, Division of Medical Toxicology

    Ochsner Medical Center

    Dr. Sessions practices medical toxicology, emergency medicine and addiction medicine at Ochsner Health in the New Orleans area. Dr. Sessions has expertise in poisoning and drug overdose, envenomation, toxic occupational exposure, medication assisted therapy for opioid and alcohol use disorder and forensic toxicology. Dr. Sessions earned his degree in medicine from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans in 2008. He is board-certified in emergency medicine and medical toxicology by the American Board of Emergency Medicine in 2012 and 2014. He completed a medical toxicology fellowship at the Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center at Denver health in Denver in 2013. He is board-certified in addiction medicine by the American Board of Preventative Medicine in 2022. Dr. Sessions actively participates in the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, the American College of Medical Toxicology, the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

    Sarah Shafer, MD

    Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology

    University of Iowa Department of Emergency Medicine

    Sarah Shafer, MD, is an assistant professor of emergency medicine and medical toxicology at University of Iowa Department of Emergency Medicine in Iowa City. You may know her through her twitter handle @toxiferoustales.

    Jerry W. Snow, MD

    Associate Professor of Emergency & Internal Medicine

    Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix

    Dr. Jerry Snow serves as the Program Director for the Medical Toxicology Fellowship and holds the position of Associate Professor in both Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix. Actively engaged, he contributes to key committees such as the Banner Critical Care Committee, Banner Behavioral Health Clinical Consensus Group, Department of Medical Toxicology Clinical Competency Committee, and the Addiction Medicine Section. Nationally, Dr. Snow is involved with the ACMT Education Committee, actively participating in the Board Review Course.

    Alaina R. Steck, MD, FACMT, FASAM (Moderator)

    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

    Emory University

    Dr. Alaina Steck is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine in the Emory School of Medicine and the Medical Director of Grady Memorial Hospital's oupatient OUD treatment clinic. She is board-certified in Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology, and Addiction Medicine, and actively practices all three specialties at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. She is on the advisory boards of the Christopher White Crusade and YourPath Health. Her research and clinical efforts focus on transitions of care from the Emergency Department, integration of Addiction Medicine care with other specialty services (e.g., Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery, and Infectious Diseases), and the impact of OUD treatment on health care utilization.

    Samuel J. Stelpflug, MD, FACMT

    Director, Twin Cities Medical Toxicology Fellowship

    University of Minnesota Medical School

    Dr. Stellpflug is a Medical Toxicologist and Emergency Physician within the HealthPartners hospital system in MN and WI. He provides consultation for the Minnesota Poison Control System, and his academic appointment is through the University of Minnesota Medical School. Following medical school at the University of Wisconsin he completed a residency in emergency medicine at Regions Hospital and then the medical toxicology fellowship in the Twin Cities, a joint effort between the Regions Hospital / HealthPartners and the Minnesota Poison Control System.

    Joshua Trebach, MD (Moderator)

    Emergency Medicine Physician & Medical Toxicologist

    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

    Josh Trebach is an emergency medicine physician and medical toxicologist at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. He completed his undergraduate training at Virginia Tech, medical school training and residency at Johns Hopkins, and toxicology fellowship at New York University/New York City Poison Control Center. Josh is currently the Director of Resident Medical Toxicology Education at the University of Iowa and is passionate about all things toxicology, medical education, social media, LGBTQ health, and animal rescue.

    Stephanie Weiss, MD, PhD

    Staff Clinician, Translational Addiction Medicine Branch

    National Institute on Drug Abuse

    Dr. Stephanie Weiss is the Staff Research Physician serving the Translational Addiction Medicine Branch of the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Intramural Research Program. After earning a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical chemistry, Dr. Weiss received her medical degree in 2011.  She is board certified in emergency medicine, addiction medicine, and medical toxicology and was selected to participate in the Boston University Research in Addiction Medicine Scholars Program prior to joining NIDA.  Dr. Weiss is responsible for providing optimal, safe, and ethical care to study participants and clinical support toward the TAMB mission conducting inpatient and outpatient proof-of-concept human laboratory studies. Her research interests include novel psychoactive substances, medication misuse, and improving interpretation of urine drug testing.

    Interactive Cram Sessions


    Interactive Cram Session #1

    Friday, June 14, 2024, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

    • Pharmacokinetics & Toxicokinetics
    • Neurotoxins & Anticonvulsants
    • Pediatric Toxicity
    • Anesthetics, NMBs & Muscle Relaxants
    • Analytics & Forensics

    Interactive Cram Session #2

    Friday, June 28, 2024, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

    • The Toxic House
    • Poisonous Plants
    • Warfare/Terrorism
    • Chemotherapeutics
    • Pesticides

    Interactive Cram Session #3

    Friday, July 12, 2024, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

    • Hydrocarbons
    • Alcohols & Glycols
    • Aquatic Toxicity
    • Radiation
    • Cardiovascular Toxins

    Interactive Cram Session #4

    Friday, July 26, 2024, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

    • Classic Toxicology
    • Antipsychotics
    • Psychotropics
    • Endocrine
    • Herbals, Vitamins & Supplements

    Interactive Cram Session #5

    Friday, August 9, 2024, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

    • Inhalational Toxins & Asphyxiants
    • Carcinogenesis
    • Reproductive & Developmental Tox
    • Epidemiology & Population Health
    • Statistical Measures

    Interactive Cram Session #6

    Friday, August 23, 2024, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

    • Metals & Metalloids
    • Terrestrial Toxicity
    • Hematology
    • Antimicrobials
    • Drugs of Abuse & Withdrawal



      Interactive Cram Session #7

      Friday, September 6, 2024, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

      • Gastroenterology
      • Mushrooms & Fungal Toxins
      • Clinical Drug Testing & Diagnostics
      • Dermatology & Pathology
      • Miscellaneous Toxins
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        • Non-member - Tier III - $1,750
        • Non-member - Tier IV - $1,750
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        • Member - Tier II - $1,500
        • Member - Tier III - $1,500
        • Member - Tier IV - $1,500
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