The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) announced its officers and new members-at-large of the Board of Directors for 2022-2023. These members bring decades of experience in the field of poison information and demonstrate the vast medical expertise poison centers offer to our communities.
Carol DesLauriers, PharmD, DABAT, Assistant Vice President at the Illinois Health and Hospital Association and leader of the Illinois Poison Center will serve as the AAPCC Board President. In addition, Julie Weber, RPh, CSPI, Managing Director of the Missouri Poison Center will continue to serve on the board as Past-President.
AAPCC also elected Alvin Bronstein, MD, FACEP, to serve as President-Elect. Dr. Bronstein is Attending Faculty at Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Safety (RMPDS), and Branch Chief of Hawaii Department of Health.
Linda Kalin, RN, BS, CSPI, will serve a second term as Treasurer and is the Executive Director of the Iowa Poison Control Center. Shireen Banerji, PharmD, DABAT, is the newly elected Secretary and the Director of Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Safety (RMPDS).
In addition, four new at-large members were elected to serve on the board:
- Bruce Ruck, PharmD, DABAT, Managing Director, NJ Poison Information and Education System
- Christopher Holstege, MD, Director, Blue Ridge Poison Center
- Victoria Frankl, RN, CSPI, MPH, Education Coordinator, Northern New England Poison Center
- Wendy Stephan, PhD, MPH, CHES, Health Education Coordinator, Florida Poison Information Center-Miami
About the American Association of Poison Control Centers
The American Association of Poison Control Centers represents 55 poison centers across the country. We are united in our cause to prevent every poison- and toxin-related health emergency in America. Through our national Poison Help line (800-222-1222) and website PoisonHelp.org, we provide all Americans expert advice from nationally accredited medical specialists about potential drug interactions, poison ingestions and exposure to toxins such as insects or chemicals — available 24/7/365, at no cost. The American Association of Poison Control Centers ensure a national quality standard for the detection, prevention and treatment of toxin-related health emergencies.
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