The National Poisons Information Service (Cardiff) recently hosted an intensive two-day Medical Toxicology professional development course, from 7-8 October, in Cardiff city centre. Nearly fifty national and international delegates attended the event, including a wide range of NHS clinicians, information scientists from different poison control centres, and students from Cardiff University studying Medicine and/or Medical Toxicology this year.
A number of distinguished toxicology experts from across the UK presented an informative range of toxicological topics such as poisoning in pregnancy, paediatric poisoning, new developments in paracetamol poisoning, radiation toxicology, lead poisoning, and cardiovascular toxicity. Sessions were presented in traditional lecture-style formats and in more interactive styles, such as ‘escape rooms’ and quizzes. These arrangements allowed a good balance between more academic learning, as well as providing useful opportunities for interaction between delegates and presenters. Overall, the course was well received and provided valuable learning and networking opportunities for all involved.
The next Medical Toxicology course is planned for 6-7 October 2023 in Cardiff and will be advertised nearer the time. In the meantime, for further information, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org