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2014-08-25 23:03:59

AAPCC names Stephen T. Kaminski, J.D., new executive director and chief executive officer. ALEXANDRIA, VA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) has named Stephen T. Kaminski, J.D., as its new executive director and chief executive officer effective Sept. 29, 2014, announced AAPCC President Marsha Ford, MD, FACMT, FACEP. With more than 15 years of leadership in both the private and nonprofit sectors, Stephen joins the AAPCC from the American...

2014-08-11 16:25:26

-- Florida, Alabama, Virgin Islands Students Win National Poison Prevention Week Poster Contest WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students whose artwork conveys simple but powerful messages on safe product storage, the potential dangers of children's curiosity and how to get poison help are the winners of the 2015 National Poison Prevention Week poster contest. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140811/135178 The drawings from the students - who hail from Alabama,...

2014-07-11 23:00:42

Senator Bill Nelson Introduces Bill Along with Nine Senate Co-Sponsors ALEXANDRIA, Va. (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 The American Association of Poison Control Centers and the experts at America’s 55 poison centers are commending Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) for his introduction of the Child Nicotine Poison Prevention Act of 2014 on July 10, 2014. Along with fellow Senate co-sponsors, this bill urges the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) to enact rules requiring safer,...

2014-03-14 23:02:13

National Poison Prevention Week Runs March 16-22, 2014 Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) will join local poison centers and poison prevention partners across the country in celebrating National Poison Prevention Week March 16 through 22, 2014, according to AAPCC President Marsha Ford, MD, FACMT, FACEP. Since 1962, the President of the United States has proclaimed the third week of March as National Poison Prevention Week to...

2014-01-28 23:02:10

Consolidated Appropriations Act Passed House with 359-67 Vote and Senate with 72-26 Vote; PC Network Act Passed House with 388-18 Vote and Senate with Unanimous Consent Vote Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Please note - Correction appears in fourth paragraph clarifying the authorization amount per year. The American Association of Poison Control Centers and the experts at America’s 56 poison centers are commending the U.S. Congress for its recent passage of the Consolidated...

2014-01-27 23:01:26

Consolidated Appropriations Act Passed House with 359-67 Vote and Senate with 72-26 Vote; PC Network Act Passed House with 388-18 Vote and Senate with Unanimous Consent Vote Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 The American Association of Poison Control Centers and the experts at America’s 56 poison centers are commending the U.S. Congress for its recent passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 along with the Poison Center Network Act and President Obama for signing the...

2014-01-10 16:21:57

DES PLAINES, Ill., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Emergency Nurses Association applauds the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 3527, the Poison Center Network Act, by a vote of 388-18. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131217/DC35231LOGO) This important legislation reauthorizes funding for the operation of our nation's 57 poison control centers for fiscal years 2015 - 2019. The bill provides support for the centers' 24-hour toll-free phone number; the...

2014-01-06 23:02:58

2012 report provides information about 3.3 million cases managed by poison centers nationwide. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 In 2012, America’s 57 poison centers managed 3.3 million cases, an average of more than 9,000 per day, according to the recently published 2012 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ National Poison Data System. The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) maintains the National Poison Data System (NPDS), a...

2013-07-16 23:02:09

America’s Poison Experts Offer Tips To Stay Poison-Free While Traveling Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 The American Association of Poison Control Centers and the experts at America’s 57 poison centers are encouraging summer travelers to stay poison-free while vacationing, according to Wendy Stephan, educator with the Florida Poison Information Center – Miami. “Poison emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere – even on vacation,” Stephan said. “In fact, poisonings often...

2013-06-14 23:00:39

AAPCC President Thanks Urban Outfitters for Removing Products. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 The American Association of Poison Control Centers and the experts at America´s 57 poison centers are pleased with Urban Outfitters´ decision to remove its line of products designed to look like prescription medicine bottles. Today, AAPCC President Marsha Ford, MD, FACMT, FACEP, issued the following statement: “Today, we have learned that Urban Outfitters has decided to stop...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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