Toxicology Education On The Go - One Year of the Journal Of Medical Toxicology Podcast

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The Journal of Medical Toxicology, the official print journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology, celebrates its first year of delivering scientific journal content in a humorous and enjoyable audio podcast, available on iTunes.

American College of Medical Toxicology

The Journal of Medical Toxicology (JMT), the official print journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT), celebrates a successful first year of delivering entertaining synopses of each print issue of the journal in the form of a fast-paced and humorous audio podcast. Available on iTunes and the ACMT website, the JMT podcast is hosted by Dr. Howard Greller, a medical toxicologist at North Shore University Hospital and co-host of The Emergency Medicine Show on Sirius XM Doctor Radio, and Dr. Dan Rusyniak, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. According to the Editor-in-Chief of JMT, Dr. Leslie Dye, “Howard and Dan are the ‘Click and Clack’ of Medical Toxicology”.

Each edition of the JMT Podcast begins with the “Cast Call”, an in depth discussion of the top article selected by each of the hosts. They then feature a discussion and review of the various scientific studies, as well as commentary on the interesting case reports, editorials, and visual items included in the month’s issue. Topics covered are diverse and range from poisoning due to common exposures such as pesticides, bath salts, and alcohol, to unusual causes of toxicity, including pine nuts, cream of tartar, and bark scorpion stings. Important public health topics including the adverse effects related to opioid abuse and misuse, emerging designer drugs of abuse, and the toxicities related to newly approved medications such as anticoagulants are common topics covered by the journal issues and the corresponding podcast.

In addition to the quarterly JMT Podcast, Drs. Greller and Rusyniak produce supplemental 'Author in the Room' (AIR) episodes to provide an up-close and personal interview with leaders in the field of Medical Toxicology. Dr. Edward Boyer, Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University Of Massachusetts School Of Medicine, was the first to be highlighted in 2012. An upcoming AIR Podcast will feature an interview with Drs. Lewis Nelson and Jeanmarie Perrone, who were the guest editors for the December 2012 JMT issue devoted to opioid use and misuse.

ACMT is a professional, nonprofit association of physicians with recognized expertise in medical toxicology. The College is dedicated to advancing the science and practice of medical toxicology through a variety of activities.

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