Jan. 29, 2004

Contact: Alan M. Warne, University of Kansas Medical Center Continuing Education, (913) 588-4487.

KU conference April 2 to focus on diagnosis, treatment of poisoning

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Health care and emergency professionals will gather in Overland Park in April for a conference on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of patients exposed to poisons.

The first Kansas Toxicology Conference: Diagnosis and Treatment of Poison Exposures will be Friday, April 2, at the Overland Park Convention Center. The conference will focus on toxicological issues in pediatric and adult populations. It will be geared toward emergency and critical care practitioners, emergency and critical care nurses, emergency department nurse practitioners and physician assistants, EMS providers and pharmacists. Continuing education accreditation will be provided for nurses, physicians and pharmacists.

Topics will include decontamination; commonly abused drugs; poison exposure in children; biological, chemical and radiation exposure; heavy metals and other workplace contaminants; and treatment of poisoning from venomous snakes and brown recluse spiders.

Faculty will include toxicology specialists from the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.; the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in Topeka; Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo.; the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha; and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine in Kansas City, Mo.

Sponsors are the KU Medical Center, KU Continuing Education and the Mid-America Poison Control Center.

For full conference details and registration:

Mail: University of Kansas, Continuing Education, Registrations, 1515 St. Andrews Drive, Lawrence, KS 66047-1625
Phone: Toll free (877) 404-KUCE (5823) or (785) 864-KUCE (5823)
Fax: (785) 864-4871
E-mail: kuce@ku.edu
TDD: (800) 766-3777
Web: www.kuce.org/kumc/ktox

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