Forthcoming 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.

Clinical Toxinology Short Courses
Adelaide, Australia, dates not available at present.
Information: Prof. J White
The next available Clinical Toxinology Short Course was scheduled to take place in late 2021 in Adelaide, Australia. However, the pandemic and consequent effects on travel have introduced a high degree of uncertainty about both the precise timing and way the course might be conducted. Those interested in attending should contact the course Director, Prof. Julian White so that their names can be added to the contact list for the course, which will allow them to be updated as news of course scheduling becomes available. It is likely the course may need to be postponed until 2022.

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 2019 and attended by about 50 doctors from many countries.

More information on the Clinical Toxinology Short Course is available here.

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.

Subsequent courses 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.

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

Centruroides sculpturatus. Photo by Julian White.