National Journal Club - September 2023

National Journal Club - September 2023

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Presented by:
University of Massachusetts Program in Medical Toxicology, led by Dr. Jeff Lai and joined by Drs. Jeffrey Brent and Mark Mycyk.


  • Walach H, Klement RJ, Aukema W: The safety of COVID-19 vaccinations – We should rethink the policy. Vaccines 2021;9:693. (Retraction notice: July 2, 2021 Vaccines 2021;9:729.
  • Mehra MR, Desai SS, Ruschitzka F, et al: Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine with or without a macrolide for treatment of COVID-19: a multinational registry analysis. Published online May 22, 2020 

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

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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.

Jeffrey Brent, MD, PhD, FACMT

Distinguished Clinical Professor of Medicine and Emergency Medicine

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Jeffrey Brent, M.D., Ph.D., is a Distinguished Clinical Professor of 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 former Board member of the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT). 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-Principle Investigator of ACMT’s Toxicology Investigators Consortium.

Jeffrey Lai, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

UMass Memorial

Jeffrey Lai, MD, is an emergency physician and medical toxicologist at UMass Chan Medical School and UMass Memorial Health. He is the medical toxicology fellowship director and the clerkship director for the Introduction to Medical Toxicology elective at UMass Chan Medical School. His academic interests include medical education, the application of novel technologies to the treatment of substance use disorder, and the surveillance of impairing substances in patients with severe traumatic injuries.

Mark Mycyk, MD, FACMT

Chair of Research

Cook County Health

Dr. Mycyk currently serves as the Chair of Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Cook County Health. He is a board member of several biomedical journals, including service as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Medical Toxicology and Associate Editor of Academic Emergency Medicine. Dr. Mycyk received an AB in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard College and an MD from University of Illinois. He completed his Residency in Emergency Medicine at Boston City Hospital/Boston Medical Center and his fellowship at Toxikon Consortium.


National Journal Club - September 2023
09/12/2023 at 12:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 09/12/2023
09/12/2023 at 12:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 09/12/2023
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