Toxicology and Terror Workshop

A one-day intensive workshop to assist clinicians, first responders, health service managers, relevant agency staff and policy makers respond to toxicological terror incidents


Topics covered will include nerve agents, vesicants, cyanides and pulmonary irritants. Students will examine major industrial accidents producing toxicological mass casualties and the corresponding health service response.


This workshop is presented by Associate Professor Shaun Greene and Professor George Braitberg in collaboration with a range of toxicology experts.

Associate Professor Shaun Greene is a clinical toxicologist and emergency medicine physician who works at Austin Health in Melbourne. He is currently medical director of the Victorian Poisons Information Centre and Director of the Austin Hospital Clinical Toxicology Service. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Toxicology and the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) and has a Master’s in Medical Toxicology (toxicogenetics and genomics). Shaun trained as a clinical toxicologist in the United Kingdom where he developed a keen professional and research interest in recreational drugs and novel psychoactive substances.

Professor George Braitberg AM OStJ is a practicing emergency physician and toxicologist of 35 years. He is Head of the Emergency Medicine Stream for the Department of Critical Care at the University of Melbourne and Director of Emergency Research, Austin Hospital. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Toxicology, the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) and the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and has a Master in Bioethics and Health Services Management.




University of Melbourne, Parkville


$990 (including GST)

This workshop is accredited for 8 ACEM or CICM CME hours and is suitable for ANZCA CPD. Certificates of attendance will be provided.

NB: This workshop is offered on its own or as a component of the subject 'Terror Medicine Principles and Responses' in the Specialist and Graduate Certificates in Disaster and Terror Medicine and Health Management. If you would like to enrol in an entire course, commencing in 2022, you can find out more here...