2023 AACT Symposium | DEI in Toxicology: What it Means for Patients and Learners

2023 AACT Symposium | DEI in Toxicology: What it Means for Patients and Learners

Includes a Live In-Person Event on 03/29/2023 at 12:45 PM (PDT)

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    • Early bird pricing available!
    • Non-member - Tier I - $175
    • Non-member - Tier II - $150
    • Non-member - Tier III - $125
    • Non-member - Tier IV - $100
    • Member - Tier I - $125
    • Member - Tier II - $100
    • Member - Tier III - $75
    • Member - Tier IV - $50
    • Regular Price after 02/17/2023 12:59 AM
    • Non-member - Tier I - $200
    • Non-member - Tier II - $175
    • Non-member - Tier III - $150
    • Non-member - Tier IV - $125
    • Member - Tier I - $150
    • Member - Tier II - $125
    • Member - Tier III - $100
    • Member - Tier IV - $75

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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!


Continuing Education

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. 

Purchase CE credit

Registration Rates

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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 Rate*

Early-bird rates expire at midnight on FEBRUARY 16, 2023. Fees increase to the Regular Rate after this date, no exceptions.

Cancellation Policy

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 events@acmt.net.

Agenda

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, National Center for Environmental Health, Atlanta, GA


2:00 - 2:30 PM

Toxicology of Herbal Remedies

Kevin J. Mercer, PharmD, MPH, Clinical Pharmacist, 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, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology, University of Texas Health Science Center 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

Associate Professor and Medical Director

University of Kentucky Hospital & Kentucky Poison Control Center

Dr. Akpunonu is an Associate Professor of emergency medicine at the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital. He serves as the medical director for their toxicology service, medical director for their undersea and hyperbaric medicine service, and the site director for the radiation injury treatment network. He is also the medical director of the Kentucky Poison Control Center.

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 Pharmacist

HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood

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

Managing Director

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

University of Texas Health Science Center Houston

Michael Yeh, MD, MS

Medical Officer

National Center for Environmental Health

Continuing Education

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. 

Purchase CE credit

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Live In-Person Event
03/29/2023 at 12:45 PM (PDT)   |  4 hours, 30 minutes  |  Attendance Required
03/29/2023 at 12:45 PM (PDT)   |  4 hours, 30 minutes  |  Attendance Required