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.
  • Meetings
    • Each year, the Association holds a meeting which includes scientific presentations, business meetings, and committee meetings.