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For Health Professionals

The Blue Ridge Poison Center is part of the University of Virginia's Department of Emergency Medicine and the Division of Medical Toxicology.

Classroom with rotatersEach year, over 4,000 medical residents and students of nursing, medicine, and pharmacy, as well as health care professionals working in Virginia, are taught by one of our boarded medical toxicologists.  Our accredited Medical Toxicology Fellowship program has enrolled 8 physicians since 2002, producing 7 boarded medical toxicologists to date. 

Our faculty are frequently invited to speak at hospitals, conferences, EMS provider training sessions, and more. Some recent topics include Snake Envenomations, Smoke Inhalation, Herbal Toxicity, Criminal PoisoningToxin-induced Seizures, and Emerging Trends in Substance Abuse. Other topics are available on request.

For more information or to request a presentation, contact:

Heather Collier, Administrative Assistant
Division of Medical Toxicology,
University of Virginia
434-924-5185 or