ICEP Member Spearheads New ‘Total Tox Course’ for Emergency Providers

ICEP member Christina Hantsch, MD, FACEP, FAACT, FACMT, Director of the Division of Toxicology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, has partnered with the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) to create a new toxicology course for emergency providers.

The course will be held September 5-7, 2018, at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront.

ACMT’s Total Tox Course is a comprehensive review of the scope of emergency toxicology and will include cutting-edge interventions and management options for poisoned patients. Prominent experts in medical toxicology and emergency medicine will lead the course.

The 3-day course will focus on medical toxicology topics of interest to emergency providers, including toxicological issues of current clinical and public health importance. Attendees will be presented with state-of-the-art updates on the evaluation and initial management of poisoning and exposure to medications, drugs of abuse, chemical terrorism, and environmental toxins

Featured presentations:

  • From Toxidromes to Activated Charcoal: A Rational Approach For Managing the Poisoned Patient, Dr. Timothy B. Erickson, Chief of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Chasing the Dragon: The New Dangers of Opioid Abuse, Dr. Lewis Nelson, Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Chemical Suicide & Mitochondrial Asphyxiants, Dr. Paul Wax, University of Texas, Southwestern School of Medicine; ACMT Executive Director
  • I Can’t Breathe! Pulmonary Irritants & Simple Asphyxiants, Dr. Charles McKay, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; ACMT President
  • Disaster Preparedness: CBRNE Events, Dr. Joseph Maddry, San Antonio Military Medical Center & Dr. Christina Hantsch, Director, Division of Toxicology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • The Hot Patient: NMS, SS, Malignant Hyperthermia, Dr. Katherine Katzung, Vice Chair, Emergency Department, Abbott Northwestern Hospital
  • And more!

Target Audience: Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Pharmacists, Operational/Tactical Specialized Practice Medics, Residents and Students

Illinois Department of Public Health site code approved for 21 hours of continuing education. Continuing Medical Education credits also available.

Full agenda, faculty bios and registration

The early registration deadline is July 25.

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