Exco Meeting 6th Nov 2015

Venue: HSA board room level 2, Room 2-6
Date: 6th Nov 2015 (Friday)
Time: 6-8pm

Agenda:
1. Discussion on APAMT Singapore 2016
– Event organizer
– SEMS participation
2. Advance simulation course
3. AOB

Education program:
530-6pm: Kelvin Kuan will be presenting clinical cases for discussion

All members are welcome!

ASIA PACIFIC ASSOCIATION of MEDICAL TOXICOLOGY CONGRESS 2016

APAMT2016 A3 Posteer2Toxicology Society Singapore is proud to host the 2016 Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology Conference in Singapore  http://www.asiatox.org/

APAMT 2016 website

**Early bird registration EXTENDED to 15th OCT 2016**

Date: 17-20 Nov 2016
Venue: Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Theme: A toxicologist rendezvous – meeting of the disciplines
Organizing Chairpersons: Dr Chan Wui Ling and Dr Phua Dong Haur

The organizing committee would like to encourage toxicologists from all fields to participate in this congress.

 

APAMT Poster

APAMT Poster 2

 

# IUTOX/SOT Travel award

Dear Member Society Leadership,

Once again, the Society of Toxicology (SOT), AstraZeneca, and the Society of Toxicology Endowment Fund are very generously sponsoring ten travel fellowships for scientists to attend the SOT Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, USA, March 22–26, 2015. Applicants may be either junior or senior scientists, reside in countries where toxicology is underrepresented, and have an active research program or currently be active in the practice of toxicology.

For more information, criteria, and to complete the application, please visit http://iutox.org/grants.asp. Award applications must be received by October 9, 2014. Awardees will be announced in November 2014. You are urged to share this information with members of your society, colleagues in your workplace, and other interested parties. Since IUTOX is administering this awards program, candidates may direct their questions to iutoxhq@iutox.org.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and hope that you will be able to take advantage of this exciting opportunity.

Best regards,

Donna D. Breskin
Executive Director
International Union of Toxicology
IUTOX HQ
1821 Michael Faraday Drive
Reston, VA 20190
www.iutox.org
Tel: (703) 438-3103 ext. 1440
Fax: (703) 438-3113

Join us for our 9th Congress of Toxicology in Developing Countries (CTDC9)
Natal, Brazil
November 7 – 10, 2015
www.sbtox.org.br

Join us for our 14th International Congress of Toxicology (ICTXIV)
Merida, Mexico
October 2 – 6, 2016
www.ict-mexico2016.org

#No Tobacco day 31 May14

World No Tobacco Day – 31 May 2014

http://www.who.int/campaigns/no-tobacco-day/2014/event/en/

Raise taxes on tobacco
The global tobacco epidemic kills nearly 6 million people each year, of which more than 600 000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke. Unless we act, the epidemic will kill more than 8 million people every year by 2030. More than 80% of these preventable deaths will be among people living in low-and middle-income countries.
For World No Tobacco Day 2014, WHO and partners call on countries to raise taxes on tobacco.

Reduce tobacco consumption, save lives

Under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), countries should implement tax and price policies on tobacco products as a way to reduce tobacco consumption. Research shows that higher taxes are especially effective in reducing tobacco use among lower-income groups and in preventing young people from starting to smoke. A tax increase that increases tobacco prices by 10% decreases tobacco consumption by about 4% in high-income countries and by up to 8% in most low- and middle-income countries.
Furthermore, increasing excise taxes on tobacco is considered to be the most cost-effective tobacco control measure. The World Health Report 2010 indicated that a 50% increase in tobacco excise taxes would generate a little more than US$ 1.4 billion in additional funds in 22 low-income countries. If allocated to health, government health spending in these countries could increase by up to 50%.
Goals
The ultimate goal of World No Tobacco Day is to contribute to protecting present and future generations not only from the devastating health consequences due to tobacco, but also from the social, environmental and economic scourges of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke.
Specific goals of the 2014 campaign are that:
governments increase taxes on tobacco to levels that reduce tobacco consumption;
individuals and civil society organizations encourage their governments to increase taxes on tobacco to levels that reduce consumption.
Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners everywhere mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death globally and is currently responsible for 10% of adult deaths worldwide.
Source: WHO website

TSS supports WHO initiative in promoting No Tobacco Day.

#SEMS ASM/Tox track 12Apr 14

Thank-you very much for those who were able to support the event. They were excellent presentations and we had a good turn out. See you all at next years SEMS/TSS toxicology track!

Tox Track SEMS2014 Changi General Hospital Auditorium – 12 April 2014 1100-1300 hrs

www.sems2014.com
Topics and Speakers
Paediatric poisonings – when a little is too much?

Dr Gene Ong Yong Kwang, MBBS, MRCPCH (UK)
Consultant
Children’s Emergency
KK Woman’s and Children Hospital
Specialty – Paediatric Medicine
http://singem.blogspot.sg/2014/06/sems-2014-gene-ong-on-paediatric.html

Recreational Drugs – What’s Happening On Earth?Dr Chan Wui Ling, MBBS, MMed (EM Med), MRCS (Edin), FCEM
Consultant
Department of Emergency Medicine
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Specialty – Emergency Medicine
http://singem.blogspot.sg/2014/06/sems-2014-chan-wui-ling-recreational.html

Novel Recreational Substances – Things That You May See in Your Next Shift
Dr Yao Yi Ju
Division Director
Analytical Toxicology Division
Health Sciences Authority
http://singem.blogspot.sg/2014/06/sems-2014-yao-yi-ju-novel-recreational.html

Do join us and support the society and its members in their presentation.

#Tox Simulation (TEST) 11Apr 14

Toxicology Emergency Simulation Training (TEST)

Venue
CGH Simulation Centre
2 Simei Street 3
Singapore 529889

Course Fees
S$ 200.00

Description
Toxicology education and simulation training for Internal Medicine, Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Residents / Trainees

*Toxicology Conferences 2014

1. EAPCCT 2014
27 – 30 May 2014 in Brussels, Belgium,
http://www.eapcct.org/index.php?page=congress

2. INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ADVANCED WORKSHOP ON MARINE ANIMALS
AND SNAKE ENVENOMATION MANAGEMENT (AMSEM)
https://sites.google.com/site/amsem2014/
Date: 2-4 September 2014
Venue: Vivatel, Kuala Lumpur
Organizer: Malaysian Society on Toxinology (MST) http://mstoxinology.blogspot.sg/p/activities.html

3. APAMT 2014
12-14 Sep 2014, Shenyang China
http://www.asiatox.org/
http://www.apamt2014.com/APAMT/About_APAMT/

4. NACCT 2014
October 17-21, 2014, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA
http://www.clintox.org/meetings.cfm

5. International Symposium for Nanosafety: Social, Environmental and Health Impacts
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
17-18 Nov 2014
http://conference.ntu.edu.sg/nanosafe/Pages/index.aspx