Your Poison Center is a Member of the AAPCC
What is AAPCC?
The American Association of Poison Control Centers is a nationwide not-for-profit organization of poison centers and others interested in the prevention and treatment of poisoning.
- To provide a forum for poison centers and interested individuals to promote the reduction of morbidity and mortality from poisonings through public and professional education and scientific research.
- To set voluntary standards for poison center operations.
- Certification of regional poison centers and poison center personnel.
- Interaction with private and government agencies whose activities influence poisoning and poison centers.
- Development of public and professional education programs and materials.
- Collection and analysis of national poisoning data.
- Publications and Awards
- Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers Toxic Exposure Surveillance System (TESS) published every September in The American Journal of Emergency Medicine.
- The Association's newsletter, The Poison Line, published six times a year.
- Recognition awards to individuals who have made significant contributions to poison control.
- Research fellowship and annual meeting awards.
- Each year, the Association holds a meeting which includes scientific presentations, business meetings, and committee meetings. www.aapcc.org