Membership provides the following opportunities
- To identify and meet fellow professionals who may be able to resolve challenging problems, collaborate on research projects and provide general support for new initiatives.
- To help shape the development of poisons centre activity and clinical toxicology in Europe and further afield.
- To attend and contribute to the EAPCCT annual Congresses, which provide a forum for in-depth discussions on clinical toxicology, including the pre-congress study day directed at Continuing Education in Clinical Toxicology (CECT).
- To access educational material (including slide presentations) from previous congresses via the members section of the EAPCCT website.
As a Member you will receive
- Automatic on-line access to Clinical Toxicology, the official publication of the EAPCCT, which is published ten times a year; paper copies are available for a supplemental fee.
- Reduced registration fees to EAPCCT Congresses
- Reduced membership fees for our partner organisation, the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, and registration fees for the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology.
- The Newsletter of the Association.
- Current Awareness in Clinical Toxicology, a monthly summary of research publications in clinical toxicology, including abstracts of the most important papers.
- Access to the regularly updated electronic Directory of Members.
- News from Committees and Working Groups.
As an Associate member you will receive
- All of the above benefits except the Journal.
Fellowship of the EAPCCT
The Fellowship of the EAPCCT is a discretionary award conferred on members of the Association who have demonstrated distinction and commitment to the speciality of Clinical Toxicology and/or to Poisons Centres and who have made a significant contribution to the work of the Association, its sister organisations and/or its sponsored journal. It is an honorary award that does not carry specific benefits, but Fellows make a contribution to a Fellowship Fund that is used to support worthy causes as recommended by the fellows themselves.
Criteria for Fellowship
Fellows of the EAPCCT are EAPCCT members of good standing with at least 5 years continuing paid membership who have provided evidence of
a) a significant contribution to the work of EAPCCT, e.g. several of the following:
- Election or appointment to office (President, General Secretary, Treasurer, SMC chair)
- Board or SMC member
- Chair of Working group
- Abstract Editor
- Symposium organiser
- Regular contributor to meetings
- Abstract reviewer
- Contributions to the sponsored journal Clinical Toxicology (e.g. membership of SEB or EB)
- Local organisation of congresses
- Work as nominated EAPCCT expert
b) contribution to clinical toxicology or poisons centre activity by
- Research (as evidenced by published papers relating to Clinical Toxicology and/or to the work of poisons centres)
- Educational activity (as evidenced by contributions to courses, EAPCCT website material, textbooks or chapters relating to clinical toxicology or poisons centre work)
- Clinical service, including the work of poisons centres
- Senior position in poisons centre
- Contributions to other organisations including AAPCC, ACMT, APAMT, SOT, SOFT, IUTOX, EUROTOX, or other toxicology organization
- Contributions to other journals publishing research relevant to Clinical Toxicology and/or to the work of poisons centres
(note that multiple contributions are required over several years)
The fellowship is withdrawn should a member stop paying the subscription to the EAPCCT, unless they have been awarded emeritus membership, or should they fail to make their contribution to the Fellowship fund each year. Under these circumstances the former Fellow would need to reapply for fellowship.
Subscribing retired members and emeritus members can be Fellows of the EAPCCT, provided they make their annual contribution to the Fellowship Fund.
Members wishing to apply are invited to complete and return an application form. Copies of the application form can be downloaded here
The deadline for receipt is indicated on the documents and is usually the end of November each year.
Consideration of applications
Applications are considered by an EAPCCT Fellowship Committee, which is a standing committee of the Board, appointed by the President, that would usually consist of the Past President, General Secretary, Treasurer, Chair of the Scientific and Meetings Committee and (if appointed and at the discretion of the president) the Chair of the Working Group on Poisons Centres. The Fellowship Committee meets annually, usually in January.
Each application is considered against the fellowship criteria and a recommendation made to the Board for approval. The Board makes the final decision by consensus, or by majority vote if consensus cannot be reached. There is no limit to the numbers of fellows that can be appointed in any year. The decision of the Board is final and there is no right of appeal.
Members of the Fellowship Committee are not able to apply for Fellowship during their term of office. Members of the Board who are being considered for fellowship are not able to take part in discussions.
Award of fellowship
Fellowships are awarded in person at the EAPCCT Congress and details of fellowships awarded are provided on the EAPCCT website. Those members who have received the Fellowship are also indicated on the memberâ€™s directory.