Aims and Objectives
The European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT) was founded in 1964 by a group of physicians and scientists with the specific goal of advancing knowledge and understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of poisoning. In pursuance of this objective,
The Association intends to
- Foster a better understanding of the principles and practice of clinical toxicology in order to prevent poisoning and to promote better care for the poisoned patient particularly through poisons information centres and poisons treatment centres.
- Unite into one group individuals whose professional activities are concerned with clinical toxicology whether in a poisons centre, university, hospital or in government or industry.
- Encourage research into all aspects of poisoning.
- Facilitate the collection, exchange and dissemination of relevant information among individual members, poisons centres and organisations interested in clinical toxicology.
- Promote training in, and set standards for the practice of, clinical toxicology and to encourage high professional standards in poisons centres and in the management of poisoned patients generally.
- Collaborate with international and integrational organizations including the WHO and European Communities.
- Establish and maintain effective collaboration with governments, governmental organisations, professional bodies and other groups or individuals concerned with clinical toxicology.
- See the introductory poster presented at the 2011 Congress of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) by Dr. Sally Bradberry, Birmingham.
The EAPCCT is a member of the International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX).
The EAPCCT is co-sponsoring the Journal CLINICAL TOXICOLOGY, together with the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) and the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC)