The Innovative Medical Toxicology Course: Core Review & Critical Updates is organized by New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and will be held during Apr 11 - 13, 2018 at NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City, New York, United States of America.
The target audience for this medical event is students, specialists in poison information, resident physicians, attending physicians, physician assistants, and nurses.
Conference Description :
This three-day course will be instructed by dynamic faculty from the NYU Langone Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and the New York City Poison Control Center and is intended to teach learners of all backgrounds about the exciting world of medical toxicology. At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to apply poisoning basics such as the identification and management of GI decontamination, toxic acetaminophen exposure, salicylate poisoning, and toxicologic bradycardia.
Attendees will learn to identify and outline mechanisms of action for neuro-psychiatric medications including those used to treat psychiatric disorders, hypoglycemic agents, and antimicrobials, and to describe plans of care for patients on these medications. Also, clinical findings in patients suffering from natural toxins including those from plants, mushrooms, snakes, and spiders will be presented. Potential sources, clinical manifestations, and specific therapies for exposure to poisonous chemicals including carbon monoxide, cyanide, Met Hb, caustics, organic phosphorus pesticides, iron, lead, metals, and toxic alcohols and drugs of abuse will be examined.
Workshops will be designed to give the attendees more hands-on experience in small groups, and include topics such as toxicology ECGs, calculations in toxicology, toxicokinetics, and medication errors. A high-fidelity simulation session will be given to allow attendees the opportunity to take care of the poisoned patient "at the bedside."
Conference Objectives are :
After participating in this activity, clinicians should be able to:
• Relate practical and appropriate information regarding both common and significant clinical problems in the care of the poisoned patient. They will utilize published, evidence-based criteria to support the diagnosis and management of the patients for whom care is provided.
• Recognize new drugs of abuse/uncommon toxins and utilize the proper approach to treatment of the acutely poisoned patient.
• Read ECGs appropriately, identify toxicological evidence and, subsequently, perform a gastrointestinal decontamination on a poisoned patient.
• Describe the diagnostic approach to determining the toxicological etiologies of rare poisonings.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.