National Journal Club - May 2024

National Journal Club - May 2024

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
12:00-1:00 PM ET

Presented by:
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Program in Medical Toxicology, led by Dr. Emily Kershner.


  • Love JS, Levine M, Aldy K, et al: Opioid overdoses involving xylazine in emergency department patients: a multicenter study. Clin Toxicol 2023;61:173-180.
  • Hays HL, Spiller HA, DeRienz RT, et al: Evaluation of the relationship of xylazine and fentanyl blood concentrations among fentanyl-associated fatalities. Clin Toxicol 2024;62:26-31.

Series Moderator: Steven E. Aks, DO, FACEP, FACMT, Toxikon Consortium

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This webinar is for ACMT members only.

Steven E. Aks, DO, FACMT (Moderator)

Toxicology Director and Professor of Emergency Medicine

Rush Medical College

Dr. Steven Aks graduated from the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1987. He works in Chicago, IL and 4 other locations and specializes in Public Health & General Preventive Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology. Dr. Aks is affiliated with John H Stroger Jr Hospital Of Cook County.

Emily K. Kershner, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine; VCU Health Core Faculty, Medical Toxicology Fellowship Core Faculty; Virginia Poison Center Core Faculty, Emergency Medicine Residency; VCU Health

VCU Health

Dr. Kershner completed her Medical Toxicology Fellowship at VCU in 2022 and continued her tenure there by joining the faculty. Emily's passion for medical toxicology is clearly demonstrated through her excitement to teach and learn the subject every day. In her free time, she enjoys baking and gardening with her wild toddler daughter, watching her infant son babble, and playing schedule Tetris with her husband.


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