Meeting Announcement

The TAPNA meeting is supported by and the WikiTox postgraduate toxicology course.

TAPNA presents cutting edge clinically relevant toxicology from international and Australian experts

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What is WikiTox

WikiTox is an open access curriculum project to improve the treatment of people who are poisoned.

All content is freely accessible to anyone who visits the site, membership is not required.

The purpose of WikiTox is to create a repository of information where individuals can upload teaching material to be used freely by individuals and other teachers.
It is not intended to get complete consensus in the material as toxicology deals with diverse problems and approaches

Intellectual content is donated by members who have joined WikiTox under falls under a Creative Commons . All content undergoes editorial scrutiny by an editorial group as well as members who are able to comment or edit.

The site is financially supported by donations from groups who have used the material to provide courses.

WikiTox Course

Click here for the details of the distance learning course

Why WikiTox

Most clinical toxicology is not taught by clinical toxicologists, as a consequence the standard of content delivered is variable in quality.
Most clinical toxicologists have teaching content that they have used in their own units or at selected meetings sitting on their hard disks. This would include keynote lectures. Precongress symposia, Pre and Post graduate teaching material.

Navigating in WikiTox


Most users will seek poisons information or donated teaching materials by entering a substance in the Search Wiki box in the left margin.
  • Specific treatment monographs always start with a number eg Acetaminophen
  • Other hits with a PDF or PPT icon are direct links to teaching files, these are also accessible by following links from the monograph


An alternate way is to browse the monograph list of contents accessed in the left margin as Poisoning Monographs

This produces as series of headings which can be expanded and will take you to monographs and other information


  • You are free to use the material in the website providing it is not for profit.
  • Please acknowledge the website as the source of the material and individual authors of presentations an appropriate acknowledgement is sourced from
  • Consider joining to upload more content, including any work that you have derived from this site


Anyone can access and download from WikiTox. In order to contribute you need to join. This will allow you to edit and upload files online.
To join click the join link at the top right hand part of the page

The project is currently funded by the South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration (SACTRC whose major source of funding is from the Wellcome Trust and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia International collaborative research grant (GR071669MA )


Contributions are inserted directly into a website. The website is commonly known as a is an online editable website which has a relatively small learning curve.
This allows for multiple authors. Changes are tracked by a database. Individual pages can have their own discussion area for authors to put up suggestions
Text can be typed or cut and pasted
Other files such as documents can be uploaded and links inserted into the page to that file.

Web Site Structure

There are 2 sections:
  1. Curriculum Area: This area is for the development of content which will be available to end users to facilitate teaching clinical toxicology
    • Content is defined by the Curriculum which is organised into topic areas
  2. Project Administration: This provides an area for issues related to the conduct of the project and general suggestions

Getting Started

More help is available here in the wikispaces help section it is best to open this as a new page

A more general series of video tours of the wikiprocess are available here as a series of brief tours

This site is located at but can also be accessed by