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Welcome

The EAPCCT looks forward to welcoming you to the beautiful Estonian capital Tallinn, for the 40th International Congress of the EAPCCT from 19 to 22 May 2020, the first congress we will have held in the Baltic states. Tallinn is a vibrant and enterprising city that sits on the shores of the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland. It has a long and remarkable history as a major trade hub dating from the 13th Century onwards. At the centre of the city is one of the world’s best-preserved medieval cities with its cobbled streets, ancient walls and turrets, old merchant houses, warehouses and churches still intact; designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Yet Tallinn also manages to be a modern city, famous for its progressive outlook and for its leadership in modern technological industries. A major tourist destination with excellent connections Tallinn boasts fascinating museums, art galleries, theatres, great cuisine, hostelry and hospitality whilst the surrounding countryside and seas bring nature very close. It was the European Capital of Culture in 2011. Join us there for some great science and to explore!

The academic aspects of the EAPCCT Congress are being organised by the EAPCCT Board and Scientific and Meetings Committee who have prepared the following symposia which will be complemented by oral, short oral and poster presentations from submitted abstracts.

EDUCATIONAL PRE-CONGRESS
Fundamental and applied studies – an overview of their role for the clinical toxicologist
  • This will include a series of talks from international experts on the translational application of fundamental and mechanistic research techniques in the poisoned patient.
  • It promises to be an excellent pre-congress which will be of interest to poisons specialists, clinicians, academics and all of those with an interest in management of poisoning.
MAIN CONGRESS SYMPOSIA
  • Round Table on Toxicology Data Collection Networks
  • Oral caustic ingestion - decontamination, investigation and management
  • Experience with the new product notification requirements
  • Alcohol (ethanol) as a co-ingestant
  • Bedside testing in the poisoned patient
  • Drug formulation and its importance in the poisoned patient
  •  This will include a pro-con debate on screening for recreational drugs at the bedside.
  •  Toxicology 2.0: Social Media, Artificial Intelligence and novel tools for data collection and dissemination in toxicology
  •  Lung toxicity – from mechanistic studies to the bedside
  •  APAMT symposium
  • Best paper session
We very much encourage you to submit your work and original data as abstracts for the Tallinn Congress: we wish to include as many of your abstract submissions as we can for oral, short oral and poster presentation in the scientific programme of the Congress.

Abstract submission opens: 2 September 2019
Abstract submission closes: 7 October 2019
Notification of abstract acceptance: by end January 2020
The Congress will be held at the Tallinn Kultuurikatel (Tallinn Creative Hub), a thrilling modern venue in a historic space with excellent facilities.
There will be plenty of opportunity for you to network with colleagues from around the world during the coffee breaks and over lunches, and at the regular social events such as the Wednesday welcome reception to be held at the Energia avastuskeskus (Energy Discovery Centre). The Friday congress dinner will take place at the Lennusadam (Seaplane Harbour), a notable maritime museum.

The congress will once again be organised by Grupo Pacifico, the experienced Professional Congress Organiser many of you will have met before.

We look forward to seeing you and to welcoming you for four days of stimulating company in Tallinn, Estonia.
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