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Interview with Rafael Linden

Rafeal Linden

The theme for this year’s congress is ‘TDM and Clinical Toxicology in a Globalized World’ and in addition to some great plenaries around the theme, there are dedicated parallel sessions such as ‘TDM in developing countries’ on TuesdayNot only is this the first IATDMCT congress in Latin America, it is also the first time in the 29 year and 16 congress history that our host country is a developing country. I congratulate co-chair Rafael Linden for shining the spot-light on the challenges many countries face, but in this light we also see the many ways we all overcome these challenges. This month’s interview with Rafael gives a taste of what’s to come at the congress. See you in Brazil!


Rafael Linden
Professor of Toxicology and Pharmacology
Director, Laboratory of Analytical Toxicology
Feevale University, Novo Hamburgo, BZ

Interview with Rafael Lanaro

Rafael Lanaro

Leading up to this years’ Congress, we will hear from several of our colleagues from Brazil. This month we hear from Rafael Lanaro, from the Poison Control Centre of Campinas University. Campinas is a public research university in the state of São Paulo, consistently ranked among the top in Brazil and Latin America. The Poison’s Centre provides analytics services for emergencies to cover the metropolitan region of Campinas of 3 million (!) inhabitants. Rafael is an impressive Young Scientist, and his interview is the second in our series of Brazilian colleagues, following the December interview with congress co-chair Marina Venzon Antunes.


Rafael Lanaro
Lead Toxicologist, Academic
Poison Control Center, University of Campinas, BR

Young Scientist Activities in Brazil

night out in Brisbane

Young Scientists represent almost half of IATDMCT members. We make an important contribution to our organization and, of course, represent the future of science in the field. 



Young Scientists Night out in Brisbane, 2018

Interview with Gareth Veal


It was a real pleasure to meet Gareth Veal at last years’ congress and to hear about the national TDM programme to support paediatric oncology patients in the UK. The programme was awarded an important grant last year, reflecting the excellent work done by this research group to develop a service that is solicited and highly valued by clinicians nationwide. Gareth shares about the programme, some innovative approaches the group is developing, novel technologies to keep an eye on and his vision for the future of TDM.


Gareth Veal

Newcastle University

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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