Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology (APAMT)

Reviewed and revised 20 November 2016


  • APAMT is the Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology:

The Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology in an international association established by a group of medical toxicologists in 1989. Its goal is to promote chemical safety, poison control and treatment within the Asia Pacific region.

To achieve this goal, the organisation embarks on activities with the purpose of establishing and maintain cooperation with government organisations, professional bodies and individuals concerned with poisoning and poisoning-related issues and the gathering of relevant and essential data, for the further understanding of poisoning situations in the Asia Pacific region.

The association also promotes the conduct of scientific research on poison in clinical toxicology individual and the exchange of poison information among the different poison centres in the region. It fosters professional education in the field of toxicology and collaborates with international institutions, particularly the World Health Organization.



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Chris is an Intensivist and ECMO specialist at the Alfred ICU in Melbourne. He is also a Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University. He is a co-founder of the Australia and New Zealand Clinician Educator Network (ANZCEN) and is the Lead for the ANZCEN Clinician Educator Incubator programme. He is on the Board of Directors for the Intensive Care Foundation and is a First Part Examiner for the College of Intensive Care Medicine. He is an internationally recognised Clinician Educator with a passion for helping clinicians learn and for improving the clinical performance of individuals and collectives.

After finishing his medical degree at the University of Auckland, he continued post-graduate training in New Zealand as well as Australia’s Northern Territory, Perth and Melbourne. He has completed fellowship training in both intensive care medicine and emergency medicine, as well as post-graduate training in biochemistry, clinical toxicology, clinical epidemiology, and health professional education.

He is actively involved in in using translational simulation to improve patient care and the design of processes and systems at Alfred Health. He coordinates the Alfred ICU’s education and simulation programmes and runs the unit’s education website, INTENSIVE.  He created the ‘Critically Ill Airway’ course and teaches on numerous courses around the world. He is one of the founders of the FOAM movement (Free Open-Access Medical education) and is co-creator of litfl.com, the RAGE podcast, the Resuscitology course, and the SMACC conference.

His one great achievement is being the father of three amazing children.

On Twitter, he is @precordialthump.

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