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First Virtual Toxicology Teaching Day in November

Jeanna Marraffa speaking at Tox Teaching Day 2019

(photo: Assistant Clinical Director, Jeanna Marraffa, speaking at Tox Teaching Day in 2019)

SYRACUSE - The 24th annual Toxicology Teaching Day is coming up on November 4th. This year it will be virtual for the first time in its history. To keep everyone safe, all you have to do is register for the event online, log-on and prepare to learn how to care for the poisoned patient.

Each year around 100 physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other health care providers who routinely care for poisoned patients attend the daylong event. This specially designed program is intended to provide extensive, high-quality, up-to-date information required for the management of toxicologic health problems. 

Speakers' topics this year included: a discussion on COVID-19 and therapeutic toxicities, COVID-19 and home poisonings and public health implications, a lecture on toxins causing Nystagmus and on dietary supplements. Plus, our popular 'Escape from the Tox Room' exercise.





In the case of a poisoning or for information purposes, call the Upstate New York Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222. We are open 24/7, 365 days a year. Each year our center manages more than 50,000 calls from health care providers, 911 operators, hospitals, industry, schools, and the general public in our 54-county service area.

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About Upstate New York Poison Center

Housed inside Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, the Upstate New York Poison Center is dedicated to reducing the number, cost and severity of poisonings within its designated 54-county service area as mandated by New York State Law. The Center is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to both health professionals and the general public at 1-800-222-1222.

About Upstate Medical University

SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region's largest employer with 9,460 employees. Affiliated with the State University of New York, Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care.