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,
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/April, 2014. Next Course planned for 14-19 March, 2016.
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 2014 and attended by about 40 doctors from many countries. The program for that course is available for viewing here.The program for the 2016 Course is still being refined, based on the 2014 program. By 2016 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 2016 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