2023 AACT Symposium | DEI in Toxicology: What it Means for Patients and Learners
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ACMT is delighted to host the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT), for a half-day symposium at our Spring Meeting!
2023 AACT Symposium | DEI in Toxicology: What it Means for Patients and Learners
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
San Diego, Marriott La Jolla, San Diego, CA
Supporting and increasing the diversity, equity and inclusion of members of the toxicology community is paramount. However, so is increasing our knowledge of the diverse patient populations so that we are providing equitable and inclusive care. The first half of the symposium will cover content related to the disabled patient, alternative medicine use, toxicological skin manifestations on darker skin, and hormone toxicities in transgender patients. The second half will focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, in the Medical Toxicology specialty. Join the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) as we explore this crucial topic together. See agenda for more info!
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team. Continuing Education is pending for this activity. It is expected to be approved for 4.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits will be available for this activity for an additional fee. To receive continuing education credits, learners must attend the sessions in-person. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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AACT Member Discount
If you are an AACT Member, you are eligible for a registration discount! Enter AACT at checkout to receive a $50 registration discount. Does not apply to ACMT Members.
Early-bird rates expire at midnight on FEBRUARY 16, 2023. Fees increase to the Regular Rate after this date, no exceptions.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing on or prior to February 16, 2023 will be refunded subject to a $150 processing fee. No refunds will be given after February 16, 2023. Please send cancellation request to ACMT at email@example.com.
Talk times and topics are subject to change. All times listed in local, Pacific Time Zone.
12:45 - 1:00 PM - Opening Remarks
1:00 - 1:30 PM
Toxicology in the Disabled Patient: Baclofen Pumps & Muscle Relaxers
Justin Seltzer, MD, Medical Toxicology Fellow, UC San Diego Division of Medical Toxicology, San Diego, CA
1:30 - 2:00 PM
The Culturally Competent Tox History: Assessing for Potential Exposures Associated with Herbal Folk Remedies, Cosmetics, and Ethnic Foods
Michael Yeh, MD, MS, Medical Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention & National Center for Environmental Health, Atlanta, GA
2:00 - 2:30 PM
Toxicology of Herbal Remedies
Kevin J. Mercer, PharmD, MPH, Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, HCA Houston Healthcare, Houston, TX
2:30 - 3:00 PM
Gender Affirming Care: Hormone Toxicities in the Transgender Patient
Haylee Veazey, MD, Faculty Physician, Emergency and Internal Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
3:00 - 3:15 PM - Break
3:15 - 3:45 PM
Toxicology of Medical Abortifacients
Garry Winkler, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX
3:45 - 4:15 PM
Microaggressions: How to be an Ally
Adam Overberg, PharmD, BCPS, DABAT, Managing Director, Indiana Poison Center, Indianapolis, IN
4:15 - 4:45 PM
How to Implement Holistic Review in a Toxicology Fellowship Program
Jeff Druck, MD, FACEP, Vice Chair of Faculty Advancement, DEI, and Wellbeing for Emergency Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
4:45 - 5:15 PM
Turning Talk Into Action - Future Directions for Tox
Peter Akpunonu, MD, FAAEM, FFSEM, FACEP Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine & Medical Toxicology, Director, Medical Toxicology, Director, Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine, Director, Radiation Injury Treatment Network, University of Kentucky Hospital, Medical Director, Kentucky Poison Control Center, Louisville KY
Peter Akpunonu MD, FAAEM, FFSEM, FACEP
University of Kentucky
Dr Akpunonu is an associate professor of emergency medicine and medical toxicology at the University of Kentucky. His professional interests are CBRNE, novel psychoactive substances and health disaparities in poisoning. He enjoys hands on practical lectures. He has participated in multiple clinical trials and is an active member of MENATOX, ACMT and AAEM Dr Akpunonu is the medical director of the inpatient toxicology consultation service at the University of Kentucky. He also is the medical director of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine service. Dr Akpunonu is also the medical director of the Kentucky Poison Control Center.
As an emergency physician and toxicologist, Dr. Akpunonu specializes in the recognition, triage, and management of poisonings and holds a deep interest in the areas of novel psychoactive substances of abuse, envenomations and prescribed patterns.
Jeffrey Druck, MD, FACEP
Vice Chair of Faculty Advancement, DEI, and Wellbeing for Emergency Medicine
University of Utah
Dr. Druck went to medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, followed by residency at Denver Health. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of Faculty Advancement, DEI, and Wellbeing for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Utah, as well as serving on the board of SAEM. His interests include mentorship, wellbeing, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), medical education, and the intersection of education and clinical care. He has been involved in medical education at the undergraduate level, graduate level, and CME level. From a DEI perspective, he has been involved in DEI efforts on an undergraduate, graduate, and national level.
Research interests: mentoring, medical education, wellbeing, DEI
Kevin Mercer, PharmD, MPH
Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Houston Methodist West Hospital
Dr. Kevin Mercer is originally from Louisville, KY. He received PharmD and MPH degrees from the University of Kentucky and pursued pharmacy residency training at The University of Chicago Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. His professional interests within the realm of emergency medicine include toxicology, cardiac arrest, and global health. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, SCUBA diving, and cooking.
Adam Overberg, PharmD, BCPS, DABAT
Indiana Poison Center
Adam is the managing director of the Indiana Poison Center. After earning his PharmD from UNC in 2010, he practiced in a variety of settings before finding a home in the world of toxicology and poison centers. He is a Diplomate of ABAT and is active on multiple committees through ABAT, AACT, America’s Poison Centers, and other organizations, and maintains an active precepting schedule for two schools of pharmacy and numerous PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residency programs. His interests include acetaminophen poisoning, novel psychoactive substances, and institutional and organizational psychology, but what he loves most of all is spending every minute he can with his "threenager" and wife, collecting and using fountain pens, and watching soccer.
Justin Seltzer, MD
Medical Toxicology Fellow
UC San Diego
Dr. Justin Seltzer was born and raised in San Diego, CA. He did both his undergraduate studies and medical school at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. He completed residency training in emergency medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. Within toxicology, his interests include pharmaceutical drug toxicity, antidote development and drug repurposing, and hazardous materials such as chemical warfare agents, pesticides, industrial chemicals, and radiation exposure.
Haylee Veazey, MD
Physician, Assistant Professor
Hennepin Healthcare, University of Minnesota School of Medicine
Haylee Veazey is a faculty physician who is dual board certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. She practices at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis and is an Assistant Professor in both EM and IM at the University of Minnesota School of medicine. She is the medical director of the Adult Gender and Sexual Health clinic at Hennepin Healthcare and splits her time evenly between Gender and Sexual Health and Emergency Medicine. She came out of the closet as a trans woman early in her residency and has been active in educating on diversity and gender and sexual health since then.
Garry Winkler, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Garry Winkler, M.D. is a Board Certified Medical Toxicologist and Emergency Medicine physician based out of Houston, Texas. He is at the University of Texas Health Houston practicing Emergency Medicine and Toxicology and is the Section Chief of Medical Toxicology. Garry serves as the current co-chair for the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology’s (AACT) Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity section.
He graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2008. After receiving his Medical Degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, he completed his Surgical Internship at Boston Medical Center in Boston, MA. He completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Arizona Tucson University Campus and received a distinction in Medical Education. He completed his Medical Toxicology fellowship at the University of California San Diego.
Michael Yeh, MD, MS
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention & National Center for Environmental Health
Michael Yeh, MD, MS, is a medical officer at the National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in Atlanta, Georgia, and a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Michael obtained a B.S. in biology from SUNY Stony Brook, an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University, as well as an M.S. in epidemiology and M.D. from the University at Buffalo. He completed a combined internal medicine / emergency medicine residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Michael worked as an emergency physician in community hospitals on Long Island and Rhode Island before completing the Emory University/CDC fellowship in medical toxicology in 2021. His current activities at CDC include working with America’s Poison Centers on surveillance of chemical exposures and public health hazards, acute outbreak investigations, emergency preparedness for chemical and radiological disasters, and medical toxicology fellow education.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and American College of Medial Toxicology. Amedco LLC 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. Amedco Joint Accreditation #4008163.
Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation
Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses (ANCC) Credit Designation
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 4.00 ANCC contact hours.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians (ACPE) Credit Designation
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 4.00 knowledge-based CPE contact hours.