A collaboration of health professionals whose aim is to educate, communicate and assist with the clinical management of poisoning cases within Australia and New Zealand.

5-7 May 2016
Royal on the park hotel
Brisbane QLD

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May 2016 will see the city of Brisbane, Queensland, host the Toxicology and Poisons Network Australasia - TAPNA - Scientific Meeting. TAPNA 2016 will comprise of a 2 day Scientific Meeting followed by the 'Toxic Issues in Acute Care' satellite sessions. The meeting is expected to attract delegates from overseas as well as within Australia and New Zealand and will provide opportunities to present original research as well as state of the art workshops and plenary sessions on topics relevant to Toxicology practice.

This will be an event not to miss for doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals within Clinical Toxicology and poison centres as well clinicians from acute medical specialties which have to deal with poisoning.

We look forward to welcoming you to Brisbane for TAPNA 2016.

Dr Michael A Downes
Conference Convenor


Dr David Juurlink
Dr. David Juurlink is an internal medicine specialist and Head of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. He is also a Medical Toxicologist at the Ontario Poison Centre and a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. He has received degrees in Pharmacy and Medicine from Dalhousie University, followed by postgraduate training in Internal Medicine, a residency in Clinical Pharmacology, a fellowship in Medical Toxicology and a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology all at the University of Toronto. In addition to his clinical and administrative roles, he is the Principal Investigator of the Canadian Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network and maintains an active research program in the field of drug safety, the clinical consequences of drug-drug interactions and the epidemiology of suicide and parasuicide.

Dr Peter Saul
Dr. Peter Saul is a senior specialist in intensive care at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, and Director of Intensive Care at Newcastle Private Hospital. He is a founder of the Clinical Unit in Ethics and Health Law at the University of Newcastle, and advises the NSW Ministry of Health through the Clinical Ethics Advisory Panel. He has an interest in end of life, and has been involved in writing all the current NSW guidelines on end of life care and advance care planning. Current research interests include the provision of ethics support in health care and the management of dying in acute care.