Pills and Thrills
Last week, Texas Tech University Heath Sciences Center at El Paso, University Medical Center and the West Texas Regional Poison Center hosted a Continuing Medical Education (CME) conference at the El Paso Convention Center entitled, “Pills and Thrills that Kill: Toxicology in Review.”
This educational activity was designed for emergency medicine, internal medicine, pediatric and family medicine physicians, as well as critical care and mid-level providers, registered nurses, and pharmacists – particularly those preparing to take the Certification as a Specialist in Poison Information (CSPI) examination.
During the event, Jhonny Ordonez, M.D., a fellow from UT Southwestern Medical School, and presenter at the event, was awarded the John F. Haynes, Jr., M.D., Medical Toxicology Scholarship. He is the first scholarship recipient of this award, which was established in memory of the late John F. Haynes, Jr., M.D., a long-time physician in the TTUHSC at El Paso Department of Emergency Medicine.