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Where is the 2022 EAPCCT Congress going to be?
In September 2021, despite the uncertainty, the EAPCCT Board decided that the 2022 congress in Tallinn would take place as long planned after the deferment of our 2020 booking!

Recognising that a few of our international delegates might still experience problems attending we resolved to have a totally hybrid congress, despite the additional costs this would entail.
When will the 2022 congress be?
The main congress will run from 25th to 27th May 2022 – with the pre-congess day on the 24th May.
What is the format of the congress?
The 2022 Congress will be a fully hybrid event.

Every platform session held in Tallinn will be transmitted live on a virtual platform and also recorded for subsequent on-demand viewing (Note: on-demand viewing does not qualify for CME points).

It will be possible, if attending virtually, to send questions and comments for discussion.

This means that for the first time ever it will be possible to see every presentation of both parallel sessions of the congress!.
Will there be posters?

Yes. All posters will be available on the virtual platform with introductory audio soundtracks, and there will be poster boards for those attending physically to display their paper versions to facilitate face-to-face discussions in the traditional way.

All posters are eligible for the annual poster prizes.

We recognised that our virtual poster discussion sessions in the 2021 congress did not function as well as we hoped, and so we are exploring ways of discussing the posters of virtual attendees in another way, perhaps after the congress proper.
What about the exhibition?

Many of our regular exhibitors are keen to return and join us again – so there will be exhibition booths both in Tallinn and on the virtual platform as well. We have had approaches from other organisations about joining us.

Are the ‘usual’ full day programmes envisaged?

Yes, we are reverting to the old format of three days of 2 parallel sessions, interspersed with breaks and poster sessions. We hope that most of our speakers will be physically present to give their presentations, and these will all be streamed live. All platform sessions will be recorded for subsequent on-demand viewing, enabling our delegates to be able to attend every congress lecture!

Will there be a pre-congress day still?
Yes. This will be held on 24th May 2022.

The theme of the pre-congress is ‘Bedside testing of the poisoned patient’. We have an impressive panel of speakers for this day.
Will there be parallel sessions?
Yes – there are parallel streams on all days of the main congress, with some sessions held as plenary events (Louis Roche Lecture, Fellows’ Lecture and Young Investigator Award).
What are the main topics and symposia themes of the main congress?
Please see the programme pages on this site.
Will accepted abstracts be published in Clinical Toxicology?
Yes – all abstracts accepted for inclusion in the programme will be published in Clinical Toxicology provided registration and congress educational accreditation requirements are completed.
Will acceptance and publication of a submitted abstract be dependent on congress registration as usual?
Yes – there is a deadline of 18th February 2022 for early registration and completion of the congress educational accreditation requirements for presenting authors.
Will there be the regular annual events such as the Young Investigator Award and the Louis Roche Lecture?

These are all important and popular sessions and will be included as plenary events in our offerings for 2022.

The Louis Roche lecturer is Dr Sally Bradberry.
The title of her presentation is ‘Re-thinking alcohol: A call to ACTion’

The 2nd EAPCCT Fellows’ lecture will be given by Professor Csaba Szabo of the University of Fribourg and is entitled ‘Hydrogen sulfide and cyanide: more than just poisons!’

The EAPCCT Local Representative lecture (given while the Young Investigator Award is being adjudicated) will be given by Dr Raido Paasma from Tallinn, Estonia. His title is ‘Toxicological challenges in Estonia in the 21st Century’.


Are the registration fees different for the types of attendance?
Owing to the considerable additional technical costs of achieving this hybrid event over 4 days the registration fees are the same for both physical and virtual attendanc.
As the congress is hybrid, when will the final registration dates be?

Presenters will need to have registered by 18th February 2022.
‘Early-bird’ reduced price registrations are available until 28th March 2022.
Standard rate registrations will be offered until the days shortly before registration for virtual delegates to ensure the congress platforms remain secure.
Registration will be possible on-site in Tallinn.

Please note there are EAPCCT awards for congress attendance – deadline for application 16th March 2022 (see the awards page on this website).

We have retained our 6 delegates for the price of 5 for group poisons centre bookings as well.
Will my memberships entitle me to reduced fees?
Lower congress fees are a benefit of EAPCCT, AACT and APAMT membership and will be available to paid-up members. The rates are dependent also on the date of registration.
Will it be possible to register for specific sessions or days only?

It will be possible to register for the pre-congress separately to the main congress.

There are one-day registrations available for the main congress.

It is not possible to register for single sessions.
Will the EAPCCT congress attendance awards be available for virtual attendance?
The usual congress attendance awards will be offered to applicants meeting the criteria and submitting an accepted abstract, whether attending physically or virtually. The deadline for applications is 16th March 2022. Please see the awards page of this site.


As the congress is hybrid will I be able to claim EACCME credits?

Application to have the sessions and the congress approved by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) will be made and if successful, credits will be available to delegates.

EACCME credits are only available when delegates attend sessions ‘live’ either in person or virtually.

It is not possible to claim EACCME credits for sessions recorded and viewed on-demand, nor is it possible to claim credits for lectures that occur simultaneously!.


I support the congress as a sponsor / exhibitor; what possibilities are there?
There are many opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors to have a presence at the congress both physically and virtually if they wish. Reservations of an exhibition stand will include a single delegate pass for the academic sessions of the main congress.

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If I attend virtually, do I need special computer equipment?
You will need a reasonably modern computer / mobile / tablet and if presenting you will receive detailed instructions as to requirements. If you can already accommodate video conference apps there should be no issues, other than those caused by local firewall arrangements.
If the congress is hybrid, how will I receive information for sign in?
Your secure and personalised access to the congress platforms will be emailed to you following your successful registration. This will be provided to all delegates however they are attending.
Whom can I contact in case of further questions?
The congress will, as usual, be organised by the wonderful team at Grupo Pacifico. They can be contacted here Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.  if needed.


I have concerns about Covid-19 – what regulations and precautions apply?

The current situation in Estonia is that to attend public events one must be fully vaccinated and abide by the regulations of the venues. However, this may change (several times!) before the congress.

You are advised to check your own national guidance for travellers, the travel guidance issued by your airlines etc, and the guidance from the Estonian Health Ministry which can be found on the dedicated page on this website. This will be updated regularly.

In the days before the congress, we will issue the current guidance for the congress venue as well as the venues for the Welcome reception and the Congress dinner. This will include arrangements for the lunches and coffee breaks.

At the venues there are likely to be options for distancing and enhanced hygiene measures. You are advised to bring masks and hand-gels for your own protection.

We are currently looking at the feasibility of arranging on-site facilities for PCR testing at the congress venue on the morning of the final day for those who need results before travelling home. If available, we will announce details.

If there is a further significant CV-19 wave the contingency plan is for a virtual congress only – but we are optimistic that the event will take place as planned.


  • Congress website opens
    October 2021
  • Abstract submission opens
    October 2021
  • Abstract submission closes / Attendance Awards application deadline
    25 October 2021
    2 November 2021 (NEW DATE)
  • Congress registration opens
    5 January 2022
  • Presenter registration deadline
    18 February 2022
  • Early bird registration deadline
    28 March 2022
  • Congress platform opens
    23 May 2022
  • Pre-congress
    24 May 2022
  • Congress
    25-27 May 2022
  • Welcome reception
    25 May 2022
  • EAPCCT General Assembly
    26 May 2022
  • Congress dinner
    27 May 2022