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.

... 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..

(Art. 2 of the Constitution of the EAPCCT, 2006)


This page is dedicated to the education in clinical toxicology in various European countries.


The course for the Master of Science (Toxicology) at the Medical University of Vienna includes a module in Clinical Toxicology. See the programme here.

The Netherlands

Since 1989 departments of six Dutch universities cooperate to offer a yearly Postgraduate Education in Toxicology (P.E.T.) programme. In 2010 the cooperation was extended with two more universities. The programme consists of courses of approximately one or two weeks each. The complete programme is such that it offers the participants the theoretical toxicological knowledge necessary for registration as a toxicologist, both with the Netherlands Society of Toxicology and with EUROTOX.



Since 2002, the Swedish Poisons Information Centre in Stockholm offers one or two postgraduate courses each year in clinical toxicology and metabolic syndromes. The courses are held over one week with lectures in Swedish and the number of participants varies from 26 to 75. Please, contact Jonas Höjer for more information.


The Swiss Centre for Applied Human Toxicology (SCAHT) offers a postgraduate modular Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Geneva/Lausanne, and a pregraduate, full-time Master of Toxicology (M.Sc.) course in Basel. Both include modules of clinical toxicology.

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