International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology (IATDMCT)

Last Updated: June 12, 2018

Definition - What does International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology (IATDMCT) mean?

The International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology (IATDMCT) is a professional organization representing physicians and scientists working in the fields of therapeutic drug monitoring and clinical toxicology. Therapeutic drug monitoring is the practice of measuring the concentration of medications in the blood to ensure safe and effective dosing. Clinical toxicology is the study of the toxic effect of drugs intended for therapeutic use and drugs of abuse. Clinical toxicologists may also study the effects of environmental chemicals and other chemical exposures on the human body.

WorkplaceTesting explains International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology (IATDMCT)

The IATDMCT supports education and research in these fields as well as the development of standards of practice. The organization also facilitates cooperation and coordination of efforts among members. Among the states goals of the IATDMCT is to encourage the use of therapeutic drug monitoring and clinical analysis to improve the diagnosis of medical conditions and the outcome of medical treatment. The organization is global in scope and represent members from over 50 countries. Professions represented by the IATDMCT include physicians, pharmacists, pharmacologist, clinical chemists and toxicologists, medical technologists, forensic and environmental toxicologists, and environmental analysts. The TDM Journal and Compass are published by the organization to regularly update and inform members about new developments in the therapeutic drug monitoring and clinical toxicology fields. Additionally, members may access a variety of other educational materials including webcasts, software, and committee reports.

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