Opioids, Toxicology, and the Law: Medical-Legal Aspects of the Opioid Epidemic
Dec. 13, 2018 - Dec. 14, 2018
The Highland Dallas
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5300 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas TX
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Due to the popularity of the 2017 ACMT Seminar in Forensic Toxicology, ACMT is offering an encore presentation on December 13-14, 2018, in Dallas, TX.
- Describe the depth and scope of the current opioid epidemic and system-wide responses to ameliorate it by prescription monitoring programs, educational efforts, and antidote availability.
- Discuss the importance of opioid tolerance when analyzing cases of opioid overdose deaths and toxicity, and application of this knowledge in assessing family court implications, and potential performance impairment from opioid use at work and when driving motor vehicles.
- Understand autopsy findings in opioid-related deaths and certification as a cause of death, potential co-morbidities, adulterants and co-ingestants, and the pitfalls associated with interpreting post-mortem blood concentrations of opioids.
- Discuss the importance of using the proper specimen matrix and source for opioid testing, as well as important issues regarding specimen handling, storage, analysis, and confirmation.
- Understand the roles and liabilities of opioid prescribers (pain management, primary care, etc.), pharmacies, and addiction medicine specialists, as they relate to opioid-related deaths both in-hospital and as outpatients, to include the issues of use and abuse of methadone, buprenorphine, and fentanyl.
*Continuing Medical Education (CME) – pending*
Feedback from the 2017 Seminar
- I loved the diversity of presentations, and that the seminar covered the wide range of professions that are impacted by this topic.
- This was one of the best seminars I’ve attended in 30 years.
- The experience and knowledge of each presenter was outstanding. The overall conference was excellent with the interdisciplinary presenters and topics as well as the discussions held with the audience.
- This was by far the best ACMT conference I have ever attended.