Medical Experts Explain the Use and Potential Adverse Effects of Chloroquine & Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

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American College of Medical Toxicology offers free webinar "Medical Experts Explain the Use and Potential Adverse Effects of Chloroquine & Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19"

PHOENIX, March 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Several medications are being evaluated in studies or are being used off-label to treat COVID-19 infections. In response to several recent poisonings and one death associated with the use of chloroquine to treat COVID-19, the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) is offering this free webinar "Medical & Public Health Considerations of Chloroquine & Hydroxychloroquine Use during the COVID-19 Pandemic" on Wednesday March 25, 2020 at 3pm EDT. Join this briefing to learn from leading medical toxicologists, experts in the care of poisoned patients, as they discuss the use of, and potential adverse effects with, these drugs as physicians consider these therapies to treat patients with COVID-19.

Medical Toxicology experts from ACMT will partner with medical toxicologists from the European Association of Poison Control Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT) and the Middle East and North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association (MENATOX) to discuss the current use of these drugs for COVID-19 in France as well as the potential adverse effects when used for therapeutic purposes, in excessive doses, and in overdose.

The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Paul Wax, ACMT Executive Director, and presented by Dr. Ziad Kazzi, ACMT Board Member and MENATOX President. The panelists include Dr. Michelle Ruha, ACMT President, and Dr. Bruno Megarbane, EAPCCT Past President and Professor at the Department of Medical and Toxicological Critical Care at Lariboisière Hospital, Paris, France.

WEBEX LINK TO WEBINAR LIVESTREAM: Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Time: 3:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York) Webinar Link Audio Conference: 1-650-479-3208 (US/Canada) Access code: 669 546 525 Show all global call-in numbers: https://acmtevents.webex.com/cmp3300/webcomponents/widget/globalcallin/globalcallin.do?siteurl=acmtevents&serviceType=EC&eventID=601045467&tollFree=0 Event Password: acmt2020

The webinar will be recorded and made available for viewing online afterwards.

Presented By: American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) in partnership with the Middle East and North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association (MENATOX) and the European Association of Poison Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT).

The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) is a professional, nonprofit association of physicians with recognized expertise and board certification in medical toxicology. Our members specialize in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and monitoring of injury and illness from exposures to drugs and chemicals, as well as biological and radiological agents. ACMT members work in clinical, academic, governmental, and public health settings, and provide poison control center leadership.

 

SOURCE American College of Medical Toxicology



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