North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology Boston, MA • September 12 - 16, 2016
Sheraton Boston


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The North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology (NACCT) is the world’s largest clinical toxicology meeting, bringing together scientists and clinicians from around the globe.

The content provides ongoing education for healthcare professionals managing poisoned patients, and health educators working in clinical toxicology. Continuing education credit is available for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and educators.


  • Keynote Speaker, Jennifer Arnold, MD, MSc, FAAP
  • Toxicology and the lab – novel drugs of abuse
  • Mythology in toxicology
  • Expert investigation of dietary supplements
  • Cases of severe metal toxicity in an occupational setting
  • A poison center perspective on legalization of marijuana
  • Toxicology History Society presentations
  • Poisoning epidemics in the developing world
  • The Year in Toxicology Literature & The Toxicology News Hour
  • Advanced Hazmat Life Support Provider & Instructor courses

NACCT Welcomes Dr. Jennifer Arnold!

Jennifer L. Arnold, MD, MSc, FAAP, a neonatologist at Texas Children's Hospital and star of TLC’s docudrama, The Little Couple, will be giving an inspiring Keynote Address on Wednesday, September 14, presenting “Think Big: My Approach to Overcoming Obstacles.”

Please join Dr. Arnold for a book signing immediatley following her presentation. Pre-order a book at a discounted rate as we will have a limited quantity for sale at the conference.


  • Identify clinical toxicology myths
  • Define non-conventional testing for heavy metals
  • Review pharmacokinetic profiles in the elderly
  • Describe neural pathways relevant to addiction
  • Understand how the toxicology laboratory support is critical to diagnosis and management
  • Discuss recent cutting-edge toxicology literature
  • Describe the “Athlome Project”
  • Identify toxins which may mimic brain death
  • Understand the mechanism of action of bromethalin

Who Should Attend

  • BS Pharm/RPhs
  • DVMs
  • MDs
  • DOs
  • PAs
  • ARNPs
  • PharmDs
  • PhDs
  • RNs

Conference Program

Monday, September 12


7:00 AM



AACT Pre-Symposium It's All Grey & White Fundamentals in Neurotoxicology ACPE-0225-9999-16-200-L01-P

1:00 PM

AACT Pre-Symposium It's All Grey & White Fundamentals in Neurotoxicology ACPE-0225-9999-16-201-L01-P

Tuesday, September 13


New and Novel Rx: Drugs, Antidotes, and Delivery Systems
Developments in pharmaceutical therapy are critical components in the continuous advancement of healthcare. Each year, hundreds of new medications are approved by the FDA and contribute to improvements in the treatment and prevention of medical conditions. Healthcare professionals face a constant challenge to be current on these developments. Which offer improvements?  Which offer options? Which are truly breakthrough therapies?  New drugs. Generic equivalents. Biosimilars. New indications.
New delivery systems. For toxicologists, the challenge includes the even greater unknown of future safety concerns, interactions, and toxic manifestations. This symposium will provide an overview of select new and novel drugs, including anticoagulants, biologics, antivirals, and others. It will also highlight advances in antidote therapy and drug delivery system advances to help toxicologists be prepared for today and tomorrow.


8:00 AM

ACMT Pre-Symposium New and Novel Rx Drugs, Antidotes, and Delivery Systems ACPE-0225-9999-16-202-L01-P

1:00 PM

ACMT Pre-Symposium New and Novel Rx Drugs, Antidotes, and Delivery Systems ACPE-0225-9999-16-203-L01-P


ACMT 18th Annual CPC ACPE-0225-9999-16-204-L04-P

Wednesday, September 14


7:00 AM



NACCT Keynote Presentation:


AACT Career Lectureship Award ACPE-0225-9999-16-206-L04-P


PEC: AAPCC Updates ACPE-0225-9999-16-233-L04-P

11:00 PM

AAPCC Symposium ACPE-0225-9999-16-207-L04-P


Platform Session I - Abstracts # 1-8 ACPE-0225-9999-16-244-L04-P


PEC: Trends in Public Health ACPE-0225-9999-16-234-L04-P


ACMT Practice Symposium ACPE-0225-9999-16-208-L04-P


PEC: Crafting A Community Needs Assessment ACPE-0225-9999-16-235-L04-P


ABAT Practice Symposium ACPE-0225-9999-16-209-L04-P


AACT Radiation Section Symposium ACPE-0225-9999-16-210-L04-P


AAPCC SPI Roundtable ACPE-0225-9999-16-211-L04-P


PEC: Navigating Change/Sustaining Your PCC ACPE-0225-9999-16-236-L04-P

Thursday, September 15

10:00 AM

AACT Acute & Intensive Care Symposium ACPE-0225-9999-16-213-L04-P


AACT Scientific Symposium ACPE-0225-9999-16-212-L04-P


PEC: HRSA Updates ACPE-0225-9999-16-237-L04-P


ACMT Fellows-in-Training Roundtable ACPE-0225-9999-16-214-L04-P


AACT Occupational/Environmental Section Symposium ACPE-0225-9999-16-215-L04-P


AAPCC SPI Clinical Practice Symposium ACPE-0225-9999-16-216-L04-P

12:30 PM

EAPCCT Symposium ACPE-0225-9999-16-217-L04-P


Toxicology History Society ACPE-0225-9999-16-218-L04-P


AAPCC SPI Best Practices Symposium ACPE-0225-9999-16-219-L04-P


AACT Fellows-in-Training Brief Oral Presentations ACPE-0225-9999-16-220-L04-P


PEC: The Accreditation Process ACPE-0225-9999-16-239-L04-P


Platform Session II: Abstracts # 9-13 ACPE-0225-9999-16-245-L04-P


PEC Symposium: Partnership Success Stories ACPE-0225-9999-16-221-L04-P


ACMT Ellenhorn Award: “A Medical Toxicologist's Adventures in Preventing the Problem” ACPE-0225-9999-16-222-L04-P


AAPCC Veterinary Symposium ACPE-0225-9999-16-223-L04-P


AACT Herbal Supplemental Section Symposium ACPE-0225-9999-16-224-L04-P


PEC: Illicit Drug User Resource Validity for Education ACPE-0225-9999-16-240-L04-P


ACMT Fellows-in-Training Visiting Professor Roundtable ACPE-0225-9999-16-225-L04-P

Friday, September 16

7:30 AM

CAPCC Symposium ACPE-0225-9999-16-226-L04-P


AACT Sports Section Symposium ACPE-0225-9999-16-227-L04-P


Platform Session III: Abstracts # 13-16 ACPE-0225-9999-16-246-L04-P


PEC: SPI/Educator Partnerships ACPE-0225-9999-16-241-L04-P


ACMT Scientific Symposium ACPE-0225-9999-16-228-L04-P


AACT Year in Toxicology Literature ACPE-0225-9999-16-229-L04-P


PEC: Legalized Marijuana: The Poison Prevention Outlook ACPE-0225-9999-16-242-L04-P

1:00 PM

APAMT Symposium ACPE-0225-9999-16-230-L04-P


AACT Toxicology Newshour ACPE-0225-9999-16-231-L04-P


PEC: Swap and Share ACPE-0225-9999-16-243-L04-P


AACT Geriatics Section Symposium ACPE-0225-9999-16-232-L04-P

Conference Faculty


The American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide Continuing Medical Education for Physicians.

The American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of Continuing Pharmacy Education.

Application for nursing credits has been submitted to the California Board of Nursing. Credit hours are preliminary and subject to final approval.


Continuing Education Credit

American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) designates this live activity for a maximum of 37 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and polices of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) and American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC). The AACT is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This program was designed in accordance with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

This Congress will have multiple ACPE Universal Program Numbers. Pharmacists can earn up to a maximum of 37 continuing education credit hours. Each pharmacist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


Visit Boston, a city rich in culture and history, and discover why it's one of the most popular destinations in the world. Slip on your walking shoes and stroll past sites that shaped America on Boston's three-mile Freedom Trail. While admiring picturesque cobblestone streets and graceful 18th-century buildings, you'll see the Old South Meeting House, the U.S.S. Constitution, Paul Revere’s House, the Old North Church and more. Or, head to the colorful 19th-century Faneuil Hall Marketplace and explore the unique shops, cafes and restaurants. The conference is scheduled during Boston’s most beautiful season – the colorful autumn. The trees are turning amazing shades of orange, red and yellow – perfect weather for a stroll along the Charles River or a visit to the nearby Boston Public Gardens for a picnic and Swan Boat ride. And, of course, no visit to Boston is complete without enjoying a beverage at Cheers!

Enjoy a spectacular display of sea life at the New England Aquarium, cheer on the Red Sox at Fenway Park or get tickets to see the famous Boston Pops. Visit Cambridge, just across the Charles River, for a look at the birthplace of higher education in America and the home of Harvard University. You may even want to extend your stay for a leisurely drive to Cape Cod or go visit the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket where you can walk the miles of unspoiled beach or play a round of golf.

Located in the heart of historic Back Bay, the Sheraton Boston Hotel rises above the city, encompassing all the style and class of Boston. The Sheraton offers distinctive service and atmosphere, an indoor/outdoor swimming pool and rooftop patio and a complete range of amenities. Nearby you’ll find some of Boston’s finest shopping, dining, and entertainment, all within easy walking distance. The boutiques, galleries and cafes of fashionable Newbury Street, the upscale shopping at Copley Place, and such unique restaurants as Teatro, Mamma Maria’s, Stephanie’s on Newbury and Sonsie … all will enhance your visit to Boston. Click here for more information on Boston.




  • The NACCT conference will be held at the Sheraton Boston, 39 Dalton Street, Boston MA 02199  Phone: (617) 236-2000
  • CLICK HERE to reserve your room at the Sheraton Boston
  • Or call (888) 627-7054 and inform the representative that you are attending NACCT. Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation. Reservations must include first night’s deposit
  • Rates: $255 Single or Double Occupancy, $295 Club Level
    (Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes)
    Rates available from September 10-18, 2016 (based on room availabilty)
  • To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before August 19, 2016


Contemporary Forums has a special discount agreement with United Airlines unavailable to the general public. To obtain special conference fares visit, and insert Offer Code ZVJ9100493.

Ticketing and payment can be made directly by you or through your travel agent. To ensure the best flights and times, and since seats are limited, make your reservations early. Fares are guaranteed at the time of ticket purchase.

Arrangements have been made with Hertz to be the official car rental agency for the NACCT.  Special rates will be in effect throughout the congress, as well as one week before, and one week after, the meeting. To obtain the special rates, please call the Hertz Meeting Sales Desk at 800-654-2240 or go online at and provide discount code CV #03000263.


Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee's best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked.

Registration Fees • NACCT Main Congress • September 14-16, 2016

  Early Bird on or before 7/29 Advance 7/30-9/11 On Site 9/12
General Registration $900 $1,000 $1,150
ACMT/EAPCCT/CAPCC Members $850 $940 $1,090
AACT/AAPCC Members $600 $680 $825
SPI/Educators $425 $475 $500
Tox Fellow-in-Training* $425 $475 $500
Active-Duty Military Personnel** $425 $475 $500
Residents/Students $350 $400 $450
Guest $60 $60 $60
CE Credit $200 $200 $200
New England Aquarium & Dinner $100 $100 $100

Registration Fees • Affiliated Programs • September 12, 2016

AACT Pre-Meeting Symposium  
General Registration $345
AACT Members $250
AAPCC Members $300
Tox Fellow-in-Training* $225
Active Duty Military Personnel** $225
SPI/Educators $225
Residents/Students $225
CE Processing Fee $80

Registration Fees • Affiliated Programs • September 13, 2016

ACMT Pre-Meeting Symposium  
General Registration $345
ACMT Members $250
AAPCC Members $300
Tox Fellow-in-Training* $225
Active Duty Military Personnel** $225
SPI/Educators $225
Residents/Students $225
CE Processing Fee $80


* Includes both physician and non-physician (e.g., PharmD, PhD) currently enrolled in a medical/clinical toxicology fellowship program
** Armed Forces of the Unwited States of America (US Army, USN, USMC, USAF, USCG)

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Attendee Information

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Boston, MA           September 12 - 16

Thank you for registering for the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology conference, being held September 12 - 16, at the Sheraton Boston, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199 - Telephone (617) 236-2000.


Monday, September 12, from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. You must check in to receive your conference materials. The location of the Registration Desk will be listed on the hotel's event schedule.


Tuesday, September 13, from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. You must check in to receive your conference materials. The location of the Registration Desk will be listed on the hotel's event schedule.


Tuesday, September 13 - Registration 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 14 - Registration 6:30 - 8:00 a.m.

If you attended the Preconference, you do not need to check in again for the Main Conference.


Begin promptly as listed in the conference brochure and online, and are open only to registered participants. Out of consideration to others, infants, children and spouses are not permitted in the meeting rooms or refreshment break areas.


Participants will complete online speaker evaluations for each session attended and then an overall evaluation in order to obtain CE credit and print the Certificate of Attendance. Completion of this process is the attendee's responsibility and must be completed within 30 days after the conference by going to Detailed instructions will be emailed to you and also available on the NACCT Mobile App.




The Sheraton Boston offers a special conference rate for NACCT attendees. These special group rates are in effect from September 10-18, 2016, based on room availability. To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before August 19, 2016. For Sheraton Boston room reservations call (888) 627-7054 24 hours daily. Be sure to say you are participating in the NACCT conference. For additional hotel information call the Sheraton Boston directly at (617) 236-2000.

Valet parking rates at the Sheraton Boston is $38 from 4-8 hours and $53 for overnight parking. Due to the limited space and height restrictions of the parking facility, oversized vehicles will be charged $92 per night and oversized parking is at a first come first serve basis. Any vehicle exceeding a height of 6' and/or exceeding 17' in length is considered oversized.

Fare from Boston-Logan International Airport to the Sheraton is approximately $35-$45.

The Back Bay Logan Express Shuttle runs every 20 minutes from 6:00AM to 10:00PM. Fee is $5 per person with credit card. Cash is not accepted. Travel time is 20 minutes.

Join the conversation and receive live conference updates. Use #NACCT16 to connect with other participants, exhibitors and faculty. Tweet using #NACCT16 to ask questions, post feedback and more.

NACCT Mobile App:

  • The mobile app for NACCT 2016 is ready to download to your iOS or Android mobile device!
  • The app can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play markets. Simply search “NACCT”, download, and install – it is that easy!
  • If you have a previous version of the NACCT app from a prior NACCT meeting, tap the “settings” icon on your device, and select, “Back to All Events”. Then, select “NACCT 2016” from the list. 
  • Make sure to enable "push notifications" after you download the NACCT 2016 content in the app. Push notifications provide up-to-the-minute alerts of upcoming events, deadlines, and specific meeting information, both before and during the NACCT conference.

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Preparation of slides for PowerPoint presentation

If your abstract is accepted for platform presentation, you will need to prepare slides to present your data.  Effective slides for an audience of up to 600 people require a different style from that used in the preparation of slides for small groups (e.g. 20-50), as is often found in health science teaching.

Principles to be followed

  • Make only horizontal (landscape) slides.
  • Never put anything on the slide you do not intend to discuss.
  • Include only one concept on each slide, but avoid one line slides.
  • Use colors, if available, to help differentiate concepts or data.
  • Never use red on a slide, even in background color. The use of red ensures that 4 per cent of males in the audience will barely see what you have printed!
  • Do not spend too much time on “Background” Many presenters spend too much time on these slides, and have to gloss over there results too quickly.
  • Don’t use animation or too much color or shapes in the background – tends to distract the audience.
  • No more than seven lines of writing are readable.
  • The title should be in upper case and in a large font and be printed bold.
  • Use a lower case large font and bold print for the main body of the slide.
  • If you can’t read all of the print on the slide with the unaided eye at “book” distance, then the font size is too small! Remake it!

Graphs and charts 

  • Make graph lines and legends large and bold.
  • All words and numbers on graphs should meet the standards for text slides. i.e. they must be readable at "book" distance without magnification.
  • No red!
  • If the slides are made from a spreadsheet program, the lines may be too small for optimum quantity but may be useable. However, the titles and legends will be too small and an overlay or electronic editing of the graph will be required. 
  • Be sure that computer generated graphs fit in the template. This will ensure the correct dimensions for the slide.


Poster Preparation
If your abstract has been accepted for poster presentation at NACCT 2016, these guidelines will help you to maximize the presentation of your data to those attending.

Advantages of Posters
The advantages of a poster presentation are that:
(i)    The exchange of ideas with those who are interested in your work is enhanced
(ii)   The presentation is less confrontational and stressful, especially for first-time presenters or those who are attending NACCT for the first time
(iii)   There is a permanent record for use in your home department, or at other meetings, etc.

Please bring everything needed to mount your poster. Velcro or pushpins will work on the boards’ surfaces. Each board is two-sided and the bottom edge is supported by legs that will put it approximately 3’ off the ground. No tables or chairs will be allowed next to or under the boards during the poster session to avoid congestion.

Overall size should be less than 6 feet wide, 4 feet tall

• The objective is to show your data so that they can be read easily from four feet away.
• Keep text to a minimum. To do this, edit your material down to essential words, using tables, lists, figures, and diagrams to avoid the use of too many words.
• Use short bulleted sentences rather than lengthy paragraphs.
• Put the material in the structure of the abstract: Introduction, Methods or Case Report, Results or Case Discussion, and Conclusions.
• There is no need to include the original abstract on the poster, but you may if you like.
• A bibliography is optional. You may wish to print up a few bibliographies to be handed out to those with special interest.

The Title Panel
All printing is bold. All lines should be centered and the title placed at the top of the board. It may extend the full width.

Title: > 60 points (72 points is best), upper case.
Authors: 48 points, lower case.
Institution: 36 points, lower case.

The Body of the Poster
Headings:      36 points bold. May be lower or upper case. Italics may be used.
                      For Studies: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions
                      For Case Reports/Series: Background, Case report/s, Case Discussion, Conclusions
                      **References are encouraged, but are optional**
Text:             18 to 24 points.

Figures and Pictures
• These should be at least 5 x 7 in.
• All figures and pictures should have titles, captions, labels or legends.
• If more than one figure is used, each should be numbered.

Display Form
• Cut out the material with a one-inch margin. The impact of the poster will be highlighted if the material is attached to the poster board so that a margin of one inch surrounds the white paper.
• The use of different colors to highlight different parts of the information is optional, but effective.

If you prefer to ship your poster/s, they can be sent to the address listed below.
Shipments cannot arrive more than 5 working days before the meeting.
To help avoid mishap – please add this information to your mailing label

Sheraton Boston
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199
NACCT Conference
Hold For: Guest’s Name

The labels should be typed if at all possible. On the package that you send please label with your name and also “on hold for (insert name)”