MORNINGSTAR | Combatting the Toxicology Skills Crisis

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Published: 19Jun2019

Each year, tens of thousands of North Americans experience intentional and unintentional poisonings and overdoses from both prescription drugs and other widely available chemicals and substances that can result in serious illness and even death.

Montreal Medical Toxicology Initiative (MMTI) has partnered with the McGill School of Continuing Studies to offer online, self-paced training entitled "Clinical Toxicology: Fundamentals for Front-Line Practitioners". Lead by Dre Sophie Gosselin from McGill University Emergency Medicine, the Centre Antipoison du Québec and the Hôpital Charles-Lemoyne in Montréal, Canada and Dr. Robert S. Hoffman, from NYU School of Medicine and New York City Poison Control Centre who's been practicing for over 30 years, this three-module online program aims to provide emergency physicians and other healthcare professionals with the required knowledge and skills to master the management of the three most important poisonings (salicylates, acetaminophen and toxic alcohols).

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