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Medical toxicology course 8-9 October 2021

The National Poisons Information Service (Cardiff) hosted a recent medical toxicology course in Cardiff on the 8-9 of October 2021. This was the first time the course had been a physical meeting since COVID lockdowns took effect, and was aimed to provide participants with practical knowledge regarding toxicological issues faced in everyday clinical practice. 

The course was well attended by 40 delegates from across the UK, including a number of students undertaking the distance learning medical toxicology post-graduate training programme run by Cardiff University.

A distinguished group of experts in medical toxicology presented at the course, topics included:

  • Emergency management of the poisoned patient
  • Trends in the UK drug market
  • Paracetamol poisoning
  • Plant poisoning
  • Paediatric poisoning
  • Criminal poisoning

Participants were also able to work through a number of case studies, led by consultants in toxicology, helping them apply their newly acquired knowledge to real-life case scenarios. Overall, participants benefited not only from the taught aspects of the course, but also from valuable interactions with the lecturers and face-to-face networking opportunities afforded by holding a physical meeting.

The next medical toxicology course is planned for 7-8 October 2022; further details will be advertised nearer the time.

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