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Conference on Drugs & Toxins

Robert Rej bobrej at rachel.albany.edu
Fri Jan 5 16:49:39 EST 1996


Arnold O. Beckman Conference

"Drugs & Toxins in Clinical Laboratory Practice" This Conference
presents a comprehensive overview of the four most important
clinical settings in which xenobiotics become the cause of
pathologic change.

San Diego, California February 4-5, 1996 

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1996

7:00amRegistration 

OPENING SESSION

8:15amWelcome & Opening Remarks Robert Rej, Ph.D., Committee
Chairman 

8:30amClinical Assessment of Drug Toxicity and Safety in Humans
Wayne Ray, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University Medical Center,
Nashville, Tennessee 

SESSION I - TOXIC SIDE EFFECTS IN THERAPY

Moderator: Mario Werner, M.D. 

9:15amTitrating Cardiovascular Drugs Frank I. Marcus, M.D.,
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona 

10:00amBreak 

10:30amToxic Effects of Immunosuppressive Drugs: Mechanisms and
Strategies for Controlling Them Leslie M. Shaw, Ph.D., University
of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

11:15amToxicity of Antineoplastic Drugs Bruce Chabner, M.D.,
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 

12:00noonLunch (on own) 

SESSION II - EPIDEMIOLOGICAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF DRUGS OF ABUSE

Moderator: Edward R. Ashwood, M.D. 

1:30pmEpidemiology of Illicit and Abused Drugs in Arrestees and
Emergency Department Patients Compared to the General Population
Beatrice A. Rouse, Ph.D., U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services,
Rockville, Maryland 

2:15pmThe Role of the Clinical Toxicologist in Court R. Thomas
Chamberlain, J.D., Ph.D., SmithKline Beecham Clinical
Laboratories, Tampa, Florida 


3:00pmBreak 

3:30pm-5:00pmCase Studies 

6:00pm-7:00pmReception 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1996

SESSION III - TOXICITY AND CHRONIC EXPOSURE

Moderator: Robert Rej, Ph.D. 

8:00amThe Health Consequences of Short- and Long-Term
Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Noel S. Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.,
University of Washington, 
Seattle, Washington 

8:45amLong-Term Exposure to Environmental Contaminants: Is There
an Impact on Human Health? Jay B. Silkworth, Ph.D., General
Electric Corporation, Schenectady, New York 

9:30amBreak 

10:00amThe Cause and Prevention of Degenerative Diseases: Which
Toxins Matter? Bruce N. Ames, Ph.D., University of California,
Berkeley, California 

11:00am-12:30pmCase Studies 

12:30pmLunch (on own) 

SESSION IV - EMERGENCY TOXICOLOGY

Moderator: Martin H. Kroll, M.D. 

2:00pmToxic Syndromes Horace K. Liang, M.D., Johns Hopkins
Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 

2:45pmPediatric Poisonings Julius Goepp, M.D., Johns Hopkins
Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 

3:30pmBreak 

4:00pmAdvances in Poison Management, Toxic Syndromes, and Drugs
of Abuse Marc J. Bayer, M.D., University of Connecticut Health
Center, Farmington, Connecticut 

4:45pm-5:00pmClosing Remarks 

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

AACC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor Continuing Medical Education
for physicians. 

The AACC designates this continuing medical education activity
for 12 credit hours in Category 1 of the Physician's Recognition
Award of the American Medical Association. 

This program is approved by the AACC for 12 Category 1 ACCENT(r)
credit hours toward the Clinical Chemists' Recognition Award. 

ACCOMMODATIONS

A block of rooms is being held for conference attendees at the
Wyndham Emerald Plaza, San Diego, California. Located at the
heart of San Diego's vibrant, new downtown, The Wyndham offers
guests immediate access to all the city has to offer. Shopping,
di ning and nightclubs are within walking distance. The San Diego
Zoo, Sea World, Old Town and many other attractions are only a
5-10 minute drive. 

The special conference rate is $129 for a single room and $144
for a double room. Reservations may be made by calling the
Wyndham at 619-239-4500. Identify yourself as attending the AACC
Beckman Conference to reserve your room at the special rate. Room
s must be reserved by January 10, 1996 
to ensure availability. 

REGISTRATION

Prior to January 16, the registration fee is $350 for AACC
members and $400 for non-members. After January 16, all fees are
increased by $50. Please contact AACC Customer Service (see
below) for a registration brochure. 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT:

AACC Customer Service
2101 L Street, NW, Suite 202
Washington, DC 20037-1526
800-892-1400, 202-857-0717, FAX: 202-833-4576

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