Clinical Toxinology is a specialized area of clinical medicine focused on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases caused by animals, plants, mushrooms, and bacteria. It encompasses a broad range of medical conditions resulting from envenomation by venomous terrestrial and marine organisms, including poisoning from ingestion of animal and plant toxins.

Toxin-related disease is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, particularly in the tropical and subtropical continents. Snake bite is the single most important toxin-related disease, causing substantial mortality in many parts of Asia.

Toxinology SIG gathers and encourages interested emergency physicians or trainees to venture into the clinical toxinology and works to improve and disseminate accurate clinical toxinology knowledge.


  1. conducts clinical toxinology related courses in affiliation with various societies and institutions,
  2. conducts toxinology related clinical research,
  3. actively publishes case reports and clinical practice guidelines,
  4. is a program partner institution for ASEAN Fellow in Clinial Toxinology (AFCT).


  1. Clinical research on envenomation and poisoning cases consulted with Remote Envenomation Consultation Services (RECS).
  2. First Aid Course for Snakebite (FACS).
  3. Snakebite Envenoming Management (SEM).
  4. Marine Envenoming & Poisoning Management (MEP).
  5. ASEAN Marine Animals & Snake Envenomation/Poisoning Management (AMSEM).
  6. Educational workshop for RECS ASEAN & affiliated institutions.
  7. Publications and accreditation of expertise / specialty program.
  8. Regular webinar series.

SIG Committee

Dr Ruth Sabrina Binti Safferi
Vice Chair
Dr Zainalabidin Bin Mohamed@Ismail
Dr Anas Amri Bin Hashim
Dr Rosdara Masayuni Binti Mohd Sani
Associate Organization
Toxicology SIG Malaysia, Malaysian Society on Toxinology, Remote Envenomation Consultation Services Asean, International Society on Toxinology, Toxinology Society of Indonesia, Philippine Toxinology Society Incorporated.