15th International Scientific Conference of the Asia Pacific Medical Association of Medical Toxicology 2016
 17 - 20 November 2016

 

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17 November 2016
Pre-Conference Workshops (Registration is now closed for both workshops)

Toxicological Emergencies Simulation
Training (TEST) Course

Venue: Tan Tock Seng Hospital
SIMTAC, Level 4, Emergency Block
11, Jalan Tan Tock Seng
Singapore 308433

The Hazmat Medical Life Support Program – Basic Provider Course (One Day Course)

Venue: Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Seminar Room, Level 3
11, Jalan Tan Tock Seng
Singapore 308433

 

17 November 2016
7pm Welcome Reception at Oasia Hotel Novena
(Attendance to the Welcome Reception is strictly by RSVP only)

 

Day One - 18 November 2016
  Threatrette
 8.00am
Registration & Breakfast
 8.30am   Opening Ceremony
 9.00am
APAMT Fellowship Lecture
Successes and Challenges in Strengthening Poison Control and Prevention
in the Asia Pacific Region

Prof Thomas CHAN
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
 
Threatrette
Conference Room
 
Session 1A
Session 1B
  Agrochemical Toxicity
Session Chair - Ravindra Fernando
  Free Paper Session
Session Chairs: Fahim CADER & Gregory CHAM
 9.45am 1A-01: Do OP or Pyrethroid Insecticides Cause Diabetes?
Michael EDDLESTON
 9.45am 1B-01: Effective Use of Social Media in Awareness Development and Management of Snakebite in Bangladesh
Chowdhury FORHAD UDDIN HASAN
10.05am 1A-02: Glufosinate Herbicide Poisoning - A Review
Yen-Chiao MAO
10.00am 1B-02: Facebook, Factsheets and Phone Calls: The Impact of a Dedicated Toxicovigilance Position on Poisoning Prevention and Calls to an Australian PIC
Genevieve ADAMO
10.25am 1A-03: Mitochondrial Toxicity in Agrochemical Poisoning
Ashish BHALLA
10.15am 1B-03: ‘Living with the Enemy’: From Classroom to Real Situation
Asdariah MISNAN
10.30am End of Session 1B
10.45am
Morning Teabreak
 
Session 2A
Session 2B
  Toxicology of Recreational Drugs
Session Chairs - Wui Ling CHAN & Man-Li TSE
 

Free Paper Session - Agrochemicals 1
Session Chairs: Hossein HASSANIAN-
MOGHADDAM & Adeline NGO

11.15am 2A-01: Use of E-Cigarettes to Vape Recreational Drugs and New Psychoactive Substances
David WOOD
11.15am

2B-01: Preventing Pesticide Suicides by Restricting Access from Shops - Exploratory and Pilot Studies
Manjula WEERASINGHE

11.35am 2A-02: Abuse and Detection of New Psychoactive Substances in Singapore
Yi Ju YAO
11.30am

2B-02: Relationship Between Alcohol Co-Ingestion And Outcome In Profenofos Self-Poisoning - A Retrospective Case Series
Dhanarisi HEWA KALUKAPUGE JEEVAN

11.55am

2A-03: The Diversification of Medications in Thai Adolescents, Will We Ever Catch Up
Chulathida CHOMCHAI

11.45am 2B-03: Effects of Lipid Emulsion on Hemodynamics in Organophosphate Compound Poisoning
Ashish BHALLA
12.15pm 2A-04: Clinical Audit Questions Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome
Mike MCDONOUGH
12.00pm

2B-04: A Pilot Study To Evaluate The Use Of The Triple Cholinesterase Test In Organophosphorus Poisoning
Suresh SANDHYA

12.15pm

2B-05: Extrapyramidal Effects of Acute Organophosphate Poisoning
Reji KENT

12.30pm
Lunch and Poster Session 1
 
Session 3A
Session 3B
  American Academy of Clinical Toxicology Symposium
Session Chair: Sophie GOSSELIN
  Free Paper Session - Agrochemicals 2
Session Chairs: Winai Wananukul & Hock Heng TAN
2.00pm 3A-01: Multiple Faces of Ketamine; Toxin or Treatment? 
Sophie GOSSELIN
2.00pm 3B-01: BROMOXYNIL OR MCPA – The Toxic Ingredient
Betty CHAN
2.20pm 3A-02: Agitated Delirium: Where Does Ketamine Fit In?
Robert HOFFMAN
2.15pm 3B-02: Neurocognitive Changes in Survivors of Aluminium Phosphide Poisoning in Acute Phase and Follow up till 3 Months
Ashish BHALLA
2.40pm 3A-03: Ketamine Analgesia in Pain Management
Sophie GOSSELIN
2.30pm 3B-03: Reducing Cell Macromolecule Damage Protects Rats Against Monocrotophos Induced Type 1 Paralysis
Sivamani POORNIMA
2.55pm 3A-04: Ketamine and Analogs Toxicity
Michele BURNS
2.45pm 3B-04: Cholinesterase Enzyme Reactivation and Brain Mitochondria Protection by Quercetin and Rutin in Acute Poisoning by Diazinon in Mice
Hamidreza MOHAMMADI
3.10pm 3A-05: Withdrawal Syndrome Managements 
Robert HOFFMAN
3.00pm 3B-05: Clinical Outcome of Paraquat Poisoning during Pregnancy
Satariya TRAKULSRICHAI
3.15pm End of Session 3B
3:30pm
Afternoon Tea Break
 
Session 4A
Session 4B
  Regulatory Toxicology/Industry
Session Chairs: Yi Ju YAO & Thanjira Jiranantakan
  Predictive Toxicology/Environmental
Session Chairs: Gayatri SANKARAN & Andrew Dawson
4.00pm 4A-01: An Overview of Toxins and Toxicants in Our Foods
Sheot Harn Joanne CHAN
4.00pm 4B-01: From Beer to Hips - Diagnosis and Treatment of Cobalt Toxicity
Robert HOFFMAN
4.20pm 4A-02: Overview of Pharmacovigilance in Singapore
Cheng Leng CHAN
4.20pm 4B-02: Challenges of Environmental Lead Poisoning in Children
Satariya TRAKULSRICHAI
4.40pm 4A-03: Toxicity, Risk, and Decisions: What the Clinician Needs to Know About Pesticides
Timothy PASTOOR
4.40pm 4B-03: Increased Self-poisoning in Young Australians: Why, 2Ks?
Rose CAIRNS
4.55pm End of Session 4B
5.00pm
End of Day 1 Programme


Day Two - 19 November 2016
  Threatrette
8.00am
Registration & Breakfast
8.30am
Plenary: Challenges in Natural Toxin Envenomations and Research in Asia Pacific Region
Prof. P. GOPALAKRISHNAKONE

Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
 
Threatrette
Conference Room
 
Session 5A
Session 5B
  Natural Toxicology
Session Chairs: Gregory CHAM & Abul Faiz
  Free Paper Session
Session Chairs: Ashish Bhalla & Betty CHAN
9.15am 5A-01: Laboratory and Bedside Diagnosis in Snakebite
Geoff ISBISTER
9.15am 5B-01: Liver X Receptor Agonist TO901317 Attenuates Paraquat-induced Acute Lung Injury Through Inhibition of NF-κB and JNK/p38 MAPKs Signal Pathways
Xiao HU
9.35am 5A-02: Remote Envenomation Consultation Service - The Malaysian Experience
Ahmad Khaldun ISMAIL
9.30am 5B-02: Silymarin Attenuates Paraquat-induced Lung Injury via Nrf2-mediated Pathway in vivo and in vitro
Feng ZHAO
10.00am 5A-03: Snakebite and Antivenom Development
Indika Bandara GAWARAMMANA
9.45am 5B-03: Antioxidant Therapy on Paraquat Induced Pulmonary Injury; Quantified with Human Clara Cell Protein ELISA
Sudheera JAYASINGHE
10.15am 5A-04: Recovery of Venom Induced Consumption Coagulopathy (VICC) in Russell’s Viper (Daboia russelii) Envenoming: Does Antivenom Play a Role?
Anjana SILVA
10.00am 5B-04: Changing oleander (Thevetia peruviana) Poisoning Patterns in Sri Lanka and Novel Risk Factors
Nicholas OSBORNE
10.15am End of Session 5B
10.30am
Morning Tea Break
 
Session 6A
Session 6B
  European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists Symposium - Antidotes
Session Chair: Paul DARGAN
  Free Paper Session - Natural Toxin 1
Session Chairs: Chen-Chang Yang & Yi Ju YAO
11.00am 6A-01: Organophosphate Poisonings: When Should We Use Oximes?
Michael EDDLESTON
11.00am 6B-01: Analysis of The Efficacy of Taiwan Freeze Neurotoxic Antivenom Against Southeast Asia Cobra Venoms through Animal Model and Proteomics Approaches
Chih Chuan LIN
11.20am 6A-02: Toxic Alcohol Poisoning: Should We Use Ethanol or Fomepizole?
Knut Erik HOVDA
11.15am

6B-02: Proteomic Characterization of Unique Venom Components and Development of Sandwich Elisa for Diagnosing Clinically Significant Snake Envenomation in Taiwan
Chien-Chun LIU

11.40am 6A-03: Cardiac Glycosides: How to Optimize Anti-digoxin Fab Fragments?
Betty CHAN
11.30am

6B-03: Clinical Spectrum of Snake Envenomation in Tamil Nadu: The Importance of Russell’s Viper Envenomation
Abraham GEORGE

12.00pm 6A-04: Refractoriness of Poisoning with Cardiotoxicants to Antidotes: Definition and Management?
Bruno MÉGARBANE

 

11.45am

6B-04: Epidemiology and Outcome of Snakebites in the Peripheral Hospitals in North Western Province of Sri Lanka
Seyed Ismail Imam SEYED SHAHMY

12.00pm 6B-05: Venomous Snakes of Medical Relevance in Nepal: Study on Species, Epidemiology of Envenoming and an Assessment of Risk Factors of Envenoming and Death
Deb PANDEY
1215
Lunch and Poster Session 2
 
Session 7A
Session 7B
  Mushroom Poisoning in Asia
Session Chairs: Feng Deng JOU & Darren Roberts
  American College of Medical Toxicology Symposium - Educational Track
Session Chair: Kent OLSON
1.45pm 7A-01: New Mushroom Poisoning Syndrome in China
Man Li TSE
1.45pm 7B-01: Role of High Fidelity Simulation in Toxicology Teaching
Gene ONG
2.05pm 7A-02: Mushroom Poisoning - The Taiwan Experience
Min–Ling WU
2.05pm GETUP Updates & 7B-02: The Global Educational Toxicology ToolKIT (GETKIT): A One Day Course on Poisoning Management for Developing Countries
Anselm WONG
2.25pm 7A-03: Novel Antidotes for Amanita Phalloides Poisoning
Darren ROBERTS
2.25pm 7B-03: WikiTox Course by Distance
Andrew DAWSON
2.45pm 7A-04: Mushroom Poisoning in Thailand: A 3-Year Retrospective Review of Poison Centers Databases
Thanjira JIRANANTAKAN
2.40pm 7B-04: Open Access Educational Software
Nick BUCKLEY
3.00pm 7A-05: Social Determinants of Health, Knowledge, Practice and Awareness of Thai Mushroom Pickers: Face to Face Interviews in 11 Villages
Thanjira JIRANANTAKAN
2.55pm 7B-05: Tox Education in India: What’s Next
Ashish BHALLA
3.15pm 7A-06: IV Silibinin (Legalon SIL) for the Treatment of Amatoxin Mushroom Poisoning (AMP) Induced Liver Injury & Fulminant Hepatic Failure (FHF): An Open Label Prospective Uncontrolled Clinical Trial
S Todd MITCHELL MD
3.10pm 7B-06: Outsourcing Toxicology Education—What Are the Options?
RJ HOFFMAN
3.25pm End of Session 7B
3.30pm
Afternoon Tea Bbreak
 
Session 8A
Session 8B
  Traditional Medicine Toxicology
Session Chair: Dong Haur PHUA & Fei Lung Rick LAU
  Free Paper Session - Natural Toxin 2
Session Chair: Nick BUCKLEY
4.00pm 8A-01: Adulteration in Botanical Products
Hwee Ling KOH
4.00pm 8B-01: Venomous Spiders in Thailand: New Discovery and Paradigm Shift in Network and Collaborations
Thanjira JIRANANTAKAN
4.20pm 8A-02: Herbal Treatment and Sub-acute Arsenic Poisoning - Vigilence, Management and Lesson Learnt
Raymond WONG
4.20pm 8B-02: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Hot Water (45˚C) Immersion Versus Ice Packs for the Treatment of Pain in Chironex Fleckeri Stings
Geoff ISBISTER
4.40pm 8A-03: Cardioactive Steroids Related Poisoing in Taiwan
Chen-Chang YANG
4.30pm 8B-03: Histamine Poisoning due to Insect Ingestion: An Outbreak Investigation from Thailand
Summon CHOMCHAI
4.45pm End of Session 8B
5.00pm
End of Day 2 Programme
5.05pm
Annual General Meeting
6.30pm
Bus departs for Conference Dinner at Majestic Bay Restaurant, Gardens by the Bay
(Purchase of ticket is required)


Day Three - 20 November 2016
  Threatrette
8.00pm
Registration & Breakfast
8.15am
Plenary: Gastric Decontamination in Asia: Beyond the Position Statements
Dr. Fei Lung Rick LAU
Hong Kong Poison Information Centre, Hong Kong
 
Threatrette
Conference Room
 
Session 9A
Session 9B
  Society for Emergency Medicine Singapore Symposium - Toxicology Resusictation Fast and Furious - You and Your Next Shift
Session Chair - Rahul GOSWAMI
  Free Paper Session - Poisoning Epidemiology
Session Chairs: Andrew Dawson & Gene ONG
9.00am 9A-01: Bedside Toxicology: What NOT to do
Chris NICKSON
9.00an 9B-01: Patterns and Risk Factors of Acute Poisoning Among Children in Rural Sri Lanka
Dayasiri KAVINDA CHANDIMAL
9.20am 9A-02: Extracorporeal Life Support in Toxicology - What is the Evidence and When Should It be Used
Bruno MÉGARBANE
9.15am 9B-02: Seasonal Variation in Self-Poisoning in Ten Sri Lanka Hospitals
Katharine KIRBY
9.40am 9A-03: Dialysis in the Poisoned Patient - When, Who and How
Sophie GOSSELIN
9.30am 9B-03: Administration of Over-the-Counter Medication to Children at Home and Accuracy of Oral Liquid Measuring Devices- An observational study
Godakanda Arachchige MANEESHA PRASADI
10.00am 9A-04: Paediatric Toxicology - The Agony and the Ecstacy
Kee Cheong NG
9.45am 9B-04: Pattern and Outcome of Patients Admitted with Deliberate Self Harm in Medical Wards over 5 years – A Retrospective Study
Indira MADHAVAN
10.20am End of Session 9A 10.00am 9B-05: Changes in the Population Incidence of Deliberate Self Poisoning in North Western Province of Sri Lanka – Signs for a Decline
Senarathna LALITH
10.15am 9B-06: Nurses’ Attitudes Towards Suicide and Deliberate Self-Harm in Rural Sri Lanka: A Study Form Rural Part of North Western Province
De Silva NADEESHANI LAKMINI MANASKANTHI
10.30am
Morning Tea Break
 
Session 10A
Session 10B
 

Mass Disaster Toxicology
Session Chair: R PONAMPALAM

  Free Paper Session - Dying Near ED
Session Chairs: David Wood & Hock Heng TAN
11.00am 10A-01: Reviewing A Chemical Warfare Attack Tragedy: Lessons Learnt
Hossein HASSANIAN-MOGHADDAM
11.00am 10B-01: Acute Dysnatremias in Clinical Toxicology
Dag JACOBSEN
11.20am 10A-02: Management of Nerve Agents Poisoning: Role of Field Triage Kit and Field Administered Antidotes
Weng Keong LOKE
11.20am 10B-02: Utilizing QT corrected by Dmitrienko Formula to Predict Torsades de Pointes From Drug Induced QT Prolongation
Rittirak OTHONG
11.40am 10A-03: Methanol Poisoning Diagnosis Made Easy – The Formate Bedside Strips: New Data of a Novel Method
Knut Erik HOVDA
11.35am 10B-03: Utilisation of Poison Centre Advice in Hospitals
Betty CHAN
12.00pm 10A-04: An Innovative Approach to Handle Outbreaks of Methanol Poisoning
Morten ROSTRUP
11.50pm 10B-04: The Recovery Rate of Cardiac Enzyme & Systolic Dysfunction after Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Severe CO Intoxication
Hyun KIM
12.15pm 10A-05: Chemical Burns: First Aid Regarding Hundred Exposures
Parag KULKARNI
12.05pm 10B-05: Obesity: A Risk Factor of Acute Liver Injury from Acute Acetaminophen Overdose
Summon CHOMCHAI
12.30pm End of Session 10A 12.20pm 10B-6: Cyanide Poisoning in Pre and Post National Antidote Project Era
Sahaphume SRISUMA
12.40pm
Lunch and Poster Session 3
  Theatrette
 
Session 11A
  Prescription Drug Abuse
Session Chairs: Dong Haur PHUA & Chulathida CHOMCHAI
1.40pm 11A-01: Prescription Medicine Misuse in the UK and Europe
Paul DARGAN
2.00pm 11A-02: Recognition and Management of Over the Counter Medicine Abuse
Shaun GREENE
2.20pm 11A-03: Prescription Medicine Misuse in Asia
Wui Ling CHAN
2.40pm 11A-04: Comparison of Two Different Regimens of Naloxone in Treatment of Addicted Methadone-Overdosed Patients; A Randomized Controlled Trial
Hossein HASSANIAN-MOGHADDAM
3.00pm
The Interactive Toxic Challenge
Nick BUCKLEY
3.45pm
Close of Meeting
4.15pm End of Day 3 Programme