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Medical Toxicology Fellowship

Terrorism for the Clinican:
Diagnosis & Treatment of Exposures to Chemicals, Radiation & Biotoxins


Registration is CLOSED for April and May 2014 Sessions

Location: National Capital Poison Center
3201 New Mexico Avenue Suite 310
Washington, DC 20016


Sessions are offered on these 2014 dates:   (you only attend ONE of these dates):
April 7, 8, May 16, 20, 21, 22


Time: 8:45 am - 2:45 pm
Poison Center Faculty:
  • Toby Litovitz, MD, ABEM, ACMT - Executive & Medical Director
  • Cathleen Clancy, MD, ABEM, ABIM, ACMT - Associate Medical Director
  • Nicole Reid, RN, BSN, MEd - Certified Specialist in Poison Information


Continuing Education:

The Accreditation Review Committee (ARC) of the American Academy of Continuing Medical Education (AACME) designates this medical education activity for a maximum of 5 hours in the Category 1 credit of the AACME Designation (approval pending).  Each physician must claim only those credits that he/she actually spends in the activity. Many health professional licensing boards accept AACME accreditation for required CE credits.  Attendees should check with their individual licensing boards.  A certificate of attendance will be issued to non-health professionals.


Topics to be Covered and Registration:

The National Capital Poison Center is offering 6 training sessions intended to improve the early recognition and treatment of individuals exposed to chemical terrorism agents.  The objectives of the training sessions are to:

  1. List clinical presentations of chemterrorism agent exposures, radiation, and biotoxins for early identification of cases.

  2. Describe the role of the Poison Center  in surveillance for, and diagnosis and treatment of, individuals exposed to terrorism agents.

  3. Discuss treatment modalities for individuals exposed to chemterrorism agents, radiation, and biotoxins.

Participants will meet the poison center experts and learn about:

  • Nerve Agents
  • Phosphine
  • Biotoxins: botulism, ricin, trichothecene mycotoxins
  • Cyanide
  • Choking/riot control agents: phosgene, chlorine, tear gas
  • Vesicants: mustards, Lewisite, phosgene oxime
  • Radiation
  • Chemical/bioterrorism incident surveillance: role of the poison center and role of the clinician

Registration is CLOSED for April and May 2014 Sessions

There is no charge for this program or for training materials.  Lunch will also be provided (no charge).


PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. You are NOT pre-registered until you receive a confirmation email.  Directions will be sent with confirmation.  Do not assume you are pre-registered unless you receive an email confirmation


To pre-register, send the completed registration form (which you can access below) to and wait for your confirmation email.

  • Training Announcement

Registration Form (save the document to your computer before and after completing the form, then email to


Registration is CLOSED for April and May 2014 Sessions

Questions? Contact Jessica at 202-895-4266;


This program is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), and the Government of the District of Columbia, Department of Health, Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Administration (HEPRA).



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