American Association of Poison Control Centers

The American Association of Poison Control Centers is a non-profit, national organization founded in 1958 that represents the poison control centers of the United States and the interests of poison prevention and treatment of poisoning.

The nation's 57 poison centers as well as other poison-related organizations are members of American Association of Poison Control Centers, or AAPCC. AAPCC’s mission is to advance poison centers in their public health mission.

AAPCC currently:
•    Represents U.S. poison control centers
•    Partners with other organizations and federal agencies to promote poison control center services.
•    Provides accreditation of U.S. poison control centers.
•    Provides continuing education for poison control center staff.
•    Certifies poison center personnel.
•    Owns and maintains the National Poison Data System (NPDS).
•    Provides toxicosurveillance in collaboration with federal agencies, provides annual reports on poison statistics, and provides custom reports from NPDS data.
•    Compliments efforts of poison control centers in educational outreach.
•    Provides the media, national organizations, and federal agencies access to an extensive network of toxicologists, specializing in a variety of subject matter.
•    Co-hosts the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology- the leading international event on toxicological matters.

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