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5th Annual Oscar Night Education 2 South Auditorium 12/3/2015 5:30 PM 12/3/2015 8:30 PM
Join us on December 3rd to celebrate the end of a great semester! We will be rolling out the red carpet and screening YouTube videos produced by the Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) class. Dress up in your best Oscar attire for hors d'oeuvres and refreshments, followed by awards presented for best videos in several categories. Friends, family, and community members are all invited to attend both the reception and video screening.
A Legal PotPourri - Forensic and Legal Aspects of Cannabis Marriott City Center, Denver, CO 12/9/2015 12:00 AM 12/10/2015 11:59 PM Yes The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) will offer a course entitled A Legal “PotPourri” on December 9-10, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. This course is part of ACMT’s educational series ‘Seminars in Forensic Toxicology’ and will take place at the Marriott City Center. The conference will consist of two parts, with single day registration available. Day 1 will focus on a spectrum of medicolegal concepts related to medicinal and recreational use of cannabis. As more states legalize marijuana, new and complicated issues related to increased use and availability arise. The conference will address public health issues such as childhood exposures, as well as describe the legal framework for civil tort and criminal cases involving impairment. Related topics such as marijuana alternatives and interpretation of post-mortem laboratory values will also be discussed. Day 2 explores the intricacies involved in interpreting clinical and laboratory information relating to ethanol. The conference will emphasize practical issues faced by toxicology consultants, such as dram shop laws, postmortem toxicokinetics, and presenting the concepts underlying ethanol tolerance to the lay public. An expert panel will also lead participants in an evaluation of fatalities attributed to prescription medication. Collaborative sessions will focus on providing expert testimony and developing sound expert reports. According to Charles McKay, MD, Vice President of ACMT, “This course promises to be another great opportunity to evaluate the science and communication skills so important to our forensic toxicology practices. In particular, the chance to discuss marijuana issues with medical, forensic, and research toxicology experts is very timely.” The course will be of value and interest to medical and forensic professionals who provide consultation to patients, clinicians, attorneys, and others needing expert advice. This Seminar in Forensic Toxicology will use a variety of formats, including case based didactics, breakout groups, and panel discussions, to maximize learning and engagement. ACMT has had great success in developing programs for medical, clinical, analytical, and other forensictoxicologists. A Legal “PotPourri” will be ACMT’s sixth Seminar in Forensic Toxicology. Lewis Nelson, MD, co-organizer of the conference reports “Collaboration with like-minded professionals benefits everyone by providing different perspectives on overlap issues. These cutting edge topics are particularly relevant given the complexity of applying clinical science in a legal context.”

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