The NYC Poison Control Center holds a monthly Consultants’ Conference to educate providers about notable toxicologic cases. The conferences are a key feature of the Center’s role as a research and professional education center for toxicologists, fellows, residents, medical students and other health professionals from around the world. Conferences are jointly provided by the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and the NYC Poison Control Center.
Consultants’ Conferences provide an opportunity for medical toxicologists, emergency physicians, pharmacists and other providers to learn about the diagnosis and treatment of notable toxicologic cases from renowned experts in various specialties. These consultants offer insight into the analysis and approach to diagnosis and treatment, and they then lead conversations with participants. The cases are often presented by NYU Toxicology fellows-in-training, but anyone can present cases that are deemed appropriate.
The conferences and our other professional education initiatives seek to integrate pharmacology, toxicology, pathophysiology and clinical medicine. We aim to study and treat intentional and unintentional exposure to pharmaceuticals, drugs of abuse, industrial and hazardous materials, environmental chemicals, plant toxins and animal venoms.
Consultants’ Conferences are typically held on the first Thursday of each month, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. Until further notice, conferences will no longer take place at the Public Health Laboratory; instead, they will be hosted through WebEx. Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are available.