Welcome Message

On behalf of the Middle East and North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association (MENATOX), we would like to invite you to attend our annual scientific meeting and conference being held on 📆 January 11-14, 2023, 📍 at the Novotel Al Bustan Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.It is our pleasure to announce that our keynote speaker is Dr. Lewis Goldfrank, one of the most influential figures in the establishment of medical toxicology and poison centers in the United States and worldwide. He is Editor of our major toxicology textbook, Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies, and Herbert W. Adams Professor of Emergency Medicine in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine at New York University. He was also Medical Director of the New York City Health Department’s Poison Center and Member of the National Academy of Medicine.MENATOX 2023 will include several workshops in addition to our popular two-track sessions. Below is a sample of our highly anticipated program.Clinical toxicology themes:
  • Critical care
  • Emergency medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Occupational and environmental exposures
  • Drugs of abuse
  • Disaster and military medicine
  • Analytical toxicology
Special sessions and workshops:
  • Medical toxicology for residents-in-training (in collaboration with ECREM)
  • Poison centers and public health
  • Research training workshop (offered by the UK NIHR)
  • Snake and scorpion envenomations
  • Climate change and related toxicological health hazards
  • Outbreak investigation (Emory University and Integral Global) – by invitation
  • Recognition and Initial Management of an Illness Cluster (RIMIC)
  • PetroTox
  • CBRNE Emergencies and Emergency Department Decontamination (“Emory University’s Recognition and Initial Management of an Illness Cluster (RIMIC)” workshop)
MENATOX 2023 would not be possible without the invaluable support of the UAE Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Abu Dhabi’s Department of Health, and the Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine. Logistics and planning are orchestrated by Leqaa.Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or suggestions.We look forward to seeing you in Abu Dhabi!
Badria Alhatali, MBBS
Chair, MENATOX 2023
President, MENATOX
Ziad Kazzi, MD
Chair,Organizing Committee
Past President, MENATOX
Nadeem Alduaij, MD, MPH
Chair, Scientific Committee
Past President, MENATOX

Conference Venue

Novotel Al Bustan, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates