Toxinology Courses

There are several toxinology courses available around the world. They vary from regional to global in coverage and from experimental to clinical in scope.

Les Animaux Venimeux et Veneneux: Systematique, Biologie, Toxicologie
Paris, France, dates not available at present
Information: Christine Rollard
This course, spread out over several modules, covers the details of venomous animals and their toxins, with some comments on clinical effects. It is designed for scientists needing detailed knowledge of toxinology, rather than for clinicians.

Clinical Toxinology Short Courses
Adelaide, Australia - Most recent Course March 2016. Next Course planned for November 28th to December 6th, 2017
Information: Prof. J White
This course is designed for clinicians and provides an intensive global overview of all aspects pertaining to clinical toxinology, including details of the organisms, toxins, clinical effects and treatment. Teaching is by lectures from an international faculty, tutorial sessions and practicals.

The last Course was held in 2016 and attended by about 50 doctors from many countries. The program for that course is available for viewing here. The program for the 2017 Course is still being refined, based on the 2016 program. By 2018 it may form part of a more comprehensive clinical toxinology training scheme, possibly including a full university diploma or masters level course over one or more years, combined with on-site clinical training/experience at global envenoming hotspots. This is being developed by the IST Board of Clinical Toxinology.

More information on the Clinical Toxinology Short Course is available here (including a Course brochure and an enrolment form for the 2017 course, both in pdf format).

Brazilian Toxinology Course
A local course for principally Brazilian doctors, run by the Instituto Butantan, Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Inquiries to Instituto Butantan, Brazil

Swiss Tropical Institute Toxinology Course
A short course run by the Institute covering many aspects of clinical toxinology.
Inquiries to the Swiss Tropical Institute


Forthcoming Courses

Clinical Toxinology Short Course
Adelaide, November 28th to December 6th, 2017. Details of the 2017 Course, including exact program and faculty are still being developed.

The Course is now open for enrolment. For further information see here.