Betty Chan

Head of Department

Current appointment

· Head of Clinical Toxicology Unit, clinical toxicologist, Prince of Wales Hospital.

· Emergency Physician, Prince of Wales Hospital.

· VMO Toxicologist, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. NSW Poisons Information Centre.

· Conjoint Associate Professor, University of New South Wales. 

· Associate editor, Clinical Toxicology.

 

Teaching

· She is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the Emergency Department at Prince of  Wales Hospital and University of New South Wales 

· At Prince of Wales Hospital, the clinical toxicology unit provide a 6-month comprehensive weekly toxicology teaching. 

Journal articles
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Chan BS; Buckley NA, 2022, 'Authors’ reply to comment on: clinical experience with titrating doses of digoxin antibodies in acute digoxin poisoning', Clinical Toxicology, vol. 60, pp. 548, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2021.2013497
2022
Seifert SA; Buckley N; Chan B; Chan TYK; Cumpston K; Kirschner RI; Megarbane B; Mullins M; Seger D; Thomas S; Vale JA; Wilks M, 2022, 'Clinical Toxicology Review Metrics and Expert Reviewers, 2021', Clinical Toxicology, vol. 60, pp. e1 - e3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2022.2038872
2022
Chan BS; Mirabella J; Allen K; Berling I; Chiew AL; Isoardi K; Brown J; Isbister G, 2022, 'Tapentadol exposures and poisonings in Australia', CLINICAL TOXICOLOGY, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2022.2074857
2022
Mirabella J; Ravi D; Chiew AL; Buckley NA; Chan BS, 2022, 'Prescribing Trend of Tapentadol in a Sydney Local Health District.', Br J Clin Pharmacol, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bcp.15448
2022
Chan BSH; Sheppeard V; Dawson AH, 2022, 'E-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury in an adolescent', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 216, pp. 374, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.51473
2022
Pai K; Buckley NA; Isoardi KZ; Isbister GK; Becker T; Chiew AL; Cairns R; Brown JA; Chan BS, 2022, 'Optimising alkalinisation and its effect on QRS narrowing in tricyclic antidepressant poisoning', British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, vol. 88, pp. 723 - 733, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bcp.15008
2022
Black E; Monds LA; Chan B; Brett J; Hutton JE; Acheson L; Penm J; Harding S; Strumpman D; Demirkol A; Lintzeris N, 2022, 'Overdose and take-home naloxone in emergency settings: A pilot study examining feasibility of delivering brief interventions addressing overdose prevention with ‘take-home naloxone’ in emergency departments', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.13925
2022
Chan BS; Isbister GK; Chiew A; Isoardi K; Buckley NA, 2022, 'Clinical experience with titrating doses of digoxin antibodies in acute digoxin poisoning. (ATOM-6)', Clinical Toxicology, vol. 60, pp. 433 - 439, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2021.1968422
2022
Huang J; Buckley NA; Isoardi KZ; Chiew AL; Isbister GK; Cairns R; Brown JA; Chan BS, 2021, 'Angiotensin axis antagonists increase the incidence of haemodynamic instability in dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker poisoning', Clinical Toxicology, vol. 59, pp. 464 - 471, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2020.1826504
2021
Sun J; Stewart P; Chiew A; Becker T; Siu W; Varndell W; Chan BS, 2021, 'Association between shift work and cognitive performance on the Trail Making Test in emergency department health officers', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 33, pp. 711 - 717, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.13753
2021
Roberts DM; Premachandra KH; Chan BS; Auld R; Jiranantakan T; Ewers C; McDonald C; Shaw V; Brown JA, 2021, 'A cluster of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) poisonings following insufflation of a white powder sold as cocaine', Clinical Toxicology, vol. 59, pp. 969 - 974, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2021.1904140
2021
Chan BS; Kiss A; McIntosh N; Sheppeard V; Dawson AH, 2021, 'E-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury in an adolescent', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 215, pp. 313 - 314.e1, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.51244
2021
Seifert SA; Buckley N; Chan B; Chan TYK; Cumpston K; Kirschner RI; Megarbane B; Mullins M; Seger D; Thomas S; Vale JA; Wilks MF, 2021, 'Clinical Toxicology review metrics and expert reviewers, 2020', Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.), vol. 59, pp. e1 - e3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2021.1874197
2021
Jiang E; Raubenheimer JE; Isbister GK; Chan BSH; Buckley NA, 2021, 'Machine read frontal QRS-T angle and QTc is no substitute for manual measurement of QTc in pro-arrhythmic drug overdose', Journal of Electrocardiology, vol. 65, pp. 151 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2021.02.006
2021
Chan BS; Buckley NA, 2021, 'Translating EXTRIP criteria to better define patients with lithium toxicity for haemodialysis', British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, vol. 87, pp. 2157, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bcp.14567
2021
Chan BS; Cheng S; Isoardi KZ; Chiew A; Siu W; Shulruf B; Vecellio E; Buckley NA, 2020, 'Effect of age on the severity of chronic lithium poisoning', Clinical Toxicology, vol. 58, pp. 1023 - 1027, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2020.1726376
2020
Buckley NA; Cheng S; Isoardi K; Chiew AL; Siu W; Vecellio E; Chan BS, 2020, 'Haemodialysis for lithium poisoning: Translating EXTRIP recommendations into practical guidelines', British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, vol. 86, pp. 999 - 1006, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bcp.14212
2020
Chiew AL; James LP; Isbister GK; Pickering JW; McArdle K; Chan BSH; Buckley NA, 2020, 'Early acetaminophen-protein adducts predict hepatotoxicity following overdose (ATOM-5)', Journal of Hepatology, vol. 72, pp. 450 - 462, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhep.2019.10.030
2020
Seifert SA; Buckley N; Seger D; Thomas S; Chan B; Chan TYK; Kirschner RI; Megarbane B; Oakes J; Wilks M; Mullins M; Allister Vale J, 2020, 'Clinical Toxicology Expert Reviewers 2019', Clinical Toxicology, vol. 58, pp. e1 - e3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2020.1712900
2020
Chan B; Aneman A, 2019, 'A prospective, observational study of cerebrovascular autoregulation and its association with delirium following cardiac surgery', Anaesthesia, vol. 74, pp. 33 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/anae.14457
2019
Chan BS; Isbister GK; Page CB; Isoardi KZ; Chiew AL; Kirby KA; Buckley NA, 2019, 'Clinical outcomes from early use of digoxin-specific antibodies versus observation in chronic digoxin poisoning (ATOM-4)', Clinical Toxicology, vol. 57, pp. 638 - 643, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2018.1546010
2019
Scott-King JM; Tieu S; Chiew AL; Lui J; Kirby KA; Chan BS, 2019, 'Clinical decision rule for non-traumatic computed tomography of the brain', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 31, pp. 974 - 981, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.13292
2019
McLenachan CJ; Chua O; Chan BSH; Vecellio E; Chiew AL, 2019, 'Comparison of Wells and YEARS clinical decision rules with D-dimer for low-risk pulmonary embolus patients', Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 49, pp. 739 - 744, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.14138
2019
Bracken LM; Chan BSH; Buckley NA, 2019, 'Physiologically based pharmacokinetic modelling of acute digoxin toxicity and the effect of digoxin-specific antibody fragments', Clinical Toxicology, vol. 57, pp. 117 - 124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2018.1503288
2019
Bethmont A; Harper CE; Chan BSH; Dawson AH; McAnulty J, 2019, 'Increasing illicit use of nitrous oxide in presentations to NSW emergency departments', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 211, pp. 429 - 429.e1, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50377
2019
Cheng S; Buckley NA; Siu W; Chiew AL; Vecellio E; Chan BS, 2019, 'Seasonal and temperature effect on serum lithium concentrations', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, vol. 54, pp. 282 - 287, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867419889160
2019
Egan H; Isbister GK; Robinson J; Downes M; Chan BS; Vecellio E; Chiew AL, 2019, 'Retrospective evaluation of repeated supratherapeutic ingestion (RSTI) of paracetamol', Clinical Toxicology, vol. 57, pp. 703 - 711, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2018.1547829
2019
Isoardi KZ; Harris K; Carmichael KE; Dimeski G; Chan BSH; Page CB, 2018, 'Acute bone marrow suppression and gastrointestinal toxicity following acute oral methotrexate overdose.', Clin Toxicol (Phila), vol. 56, pp. 1204 - 1206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2018.1484128
2018
Chan BS; Mills N; Chiew A, 2018, 'Does physician education and factsheet impact on safe opioid use in emergency patients?', Canadian Journal of Addiction, vol. 9, pp. 26 - 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/CXA.0000000000000019
2018
Chan B; Butler E; Frost SA; Chuan A; Aneman A, 2018, 'Cerebrovascular autoregulation monitoring and patient-centred outcomes after cardiac surgery: a systematic review', Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, vol. 62, pp. 588 - 599, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aas.13115
2018
Chiew AL; Isbister GK; Page CB; Kirby KA; Chan BSH; Buckley NA, 2018, 'Modified release paracetamol overdose: a prospective observational study (ATOM-3)', Clinical Toxicology, vol. 56, pp. 810 - 819, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2018.1439950
2018
Isoardi K; Lee S; Burren JM; George J; Goggin A; Chan BS, 2018, 'Bufadienolide toxicity in a child following cane toad egg ingestion', EMERGENCY MEDICINE AUSTRALASIA, vol. 30, pp. 728 - 729, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.13150
2018
Chan BSH; Chiew AL; Grainger S; Page CB; Gault A; Mostafa A; Roberts MS; Buckley NA; Isbister GK, 2018, 'Bromoxynil and 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid (MCPA) poisoning could be a bad combination', Clinical Toxicology, vol. 56, pp. 861 - 863, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2018.1433299
2018
Chan BS; Becker T; Chiew AL; Abdalla AM; Robertson TA; Liu X; Roberts MS; Buckley NA, 2018, 'Vasoplegic Shock Treated with Methylene Blue Complicated by Severe Serotonin Syndrome', Journal of Medical Toxicology, vol. 14, pp. 100 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13181-017-0637-1
2018
Chiew AL; Isbister GK; Kirby KA; Page CB; Chan BSH; Buckley NA, 2017, 'Massive paracetamol overdose: an observational study of the effect of activated charcoal and increased acetylcysteine dose (ATOM-2)', Clinical Toxicology, vol. 55, pp. 1055 - 1065, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2017.1334915
2017
Chan BS; Dawson AH; Buckley NA, 2017, 'What can clinicians learn from therapeutic studies about the treatment of acute oral methotrexate poisoning?', Clinical Toxicology, vol. 55, pp. 88 - 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2016.1271126
2017
Chan BS; Chiew A; Isbister GK; O’Leary M; Buckley NA, 2017, 'Authors’ responses to letter to the editor re: “Efficacy and effectiveness of anti-digoxin antibodies in chronic digoxin poisonings from the DORA study (ATOM-1)”', Clinical Toxicology, vol. 55, pp. 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2016.1214278
2017
Chan BS; Dawson AH; Buckley NA, 2017, 'Response to the letter regarding “Is it really safe to withhold folinic acid when less than 1000 mg/m 2 methotrexate is ingested?”', Clinical Toxicology, vol. 55, pp. 1020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2017.1315822
2017
Roberts DM; Gallapatthy G; Dunuwille A; Chan BS, 2016, 'Pharmacological treatment of cardiac glycoside poisoning', British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, vol. 81, pp. 488 - 495, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bcp.12814
2016
Wong A; Mac K; Aneman A; Wong J; Chan BS, 2016, 'Modern Intermittent Haemodialysis (IHD) is an Effective Method of Removing Salicylate in Chronic Topical Salicylate Toxicity', Journal of Medical Toxicology, vol. 12, pp. 130 - 133, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13181-015-0502-z
2016
Gupta M; Rademaker M; Sullivan JR; Foley P, 2016, 'A decade of Australian methotrexate dosing errors.', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 205, pp. 485 - 485.e1, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja16.00755
2016
Chan BS; Isbister GK; O’Leary M; Chiew A; Buckley NA, 2016, 'Efficacy and effectiveness of anti-digoxin antibodies in chronic digoxin poisonings from the DORA study (ATOM-1)', Clinical Toxicology, vol. 54, pp. 488 - 494, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2016.1175620
2016
Corcoran G; Chan B; Chiew A, 2016, 'Use and knowledge of single dose activated charcoal: A survey of Australian doctors', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 28, pp. 578 - 585, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.12659
2016
Chan BSH; Sellors K; Chiew AL; Buckley NA, 2015, 'Use of multi-dose activated charcoal in phenytoin toxicity secondary to genetic polymorphism', Clinical Toxicology, vol. 53, pp. 131 - 133, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/15563650.2014.998338
2015
Calver L; Page CB; Downes MA; Chan B; Kinnear F; Wheatley L; Spain D; Isbister GK, 2015, 'The Safety and Effectiveness of Droperidol for Sedation of Acute Behavioral Disturbance in the Emergency Department.', Ann Emerg Med, vol. 66, pp. 230 - 238.e1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2015.03.016
2015
Chan BSH; Buckley NA, 2014, 'Authors' responses to Letter to the Editor regarding 'Early digoxin-specific antibody fragments to treat patients at risk of life-threatening toxicity'', Clinical Toxicology, vol. 52, pp. 987, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/15563650.2014.968253
2014
Sellors K; Jones A; Chan B, 2014, 'Death due to intravenous use of α-pyrrolidinopentiophenone.', Med J Aust, vol. 201, pp. 601 - 603, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja13.00203
2014
Chiew AL; Khamoudes D; Chan BSH, 2014, 'Use of continuous veno-venous haemodiafiltration therapy in dabigatran overdose', Clinical Toxicology, vol. 52, pp. 283 - 287, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/15563650.2014.900179
2014
Chan BSH; Buckley NA, 2014, 'Digoxin-specific antibody fragments in the treatment of digoxin toxicity', Clinical Toxicology, vol. 52, pp. 824 - 836, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/15563650.2014.943907
2014
Bailey AR; Sathianathan VJ; Chiew AL; Paterson AD; Chan BSH; Arora S, 2011, 'Comparison of intermittent haemodialysis, prolonged intermittent renal replacement therapy and continuous renal replacement haemofiltration for lithium toxicity: A case report', Critical Care and Resuscitation, vol. 13, pp. 120 - 122
2011
Williams GD; Kirk EP; Wilson CJ; Meadows C; Chan BS, 2011, 'Salicylate intoxication from teething gel in infancy', MJA Open, vol. 194, pp. 146 - 148, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21299491
2011
Graudins A; Chiew A; Chan B, 2010, 'Overdose with modified-release paracetamol results in delayed and prolonged absorption of paracetamol', Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 40, pp. 72 - 76, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1445-5994.2009.02096.x
2010
CHAN BSH; DOOHAN MM, 2009, 'Traumatic coronary artery fistula', Emergency Medicine, vol. 5, pp. 7 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-2026.1993.tb00765.x
2009
Graudins A; Pham H; Salonikas C; Naidoo D; Chan BS, 2009, 'Early presentation following overdose of modified-release paracetamol (Panadol Osteo) with biphasic and prolonged paracetamol absorption', New Zealand Medical Journal, vol. 122, pp. 64 - 71
2009
Gunja N; Roberts D; McCoubrie D; Lambert P; Jan A; Simes DC; Hackett P; Buckley NA, 2009, 'Survival after massive hydroxychloroquine overdose', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, vol. 37, pp. 130 - 133, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19157361
2009
Kerr JF; Dawson A; Whyte I; Buckley N; Murray L; Graudins A; Chan B; Trudinger B, 2006, 'TACTIC randomized trial of different loading infusion rates of N-acetylcysteine [7]', Annals of Emergency Medicine, vol. 47, pp. 124 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2005.08.030
2006
Graudins A; Chan BS; Mallows J, 2005, 'Quality of poisoning management advice in the Monthly Index of Medical Specialities Annual', Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 17, pp. 511 - 519, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1742-6723.2005.00784.x
2005
Graudins A; Kerr F; Dawson A; Whyte I; Buckley NA; Murray L; Chan BS; Trudinger B, 2005, 'The Australasian Clinical Toxicology investigators collaboration randomized trial of different loading infusion rates of N-Acetylcysteine', Annals of Emergency Medicine, vol. 45, pp. 402 - 408, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2004.08.040
2005
Chan B; Whyte I; Dawson A; Downes M, 2005, 'Use of neostigmine for the management of drug induced ileus in severe poisonings.', Journal of medical toxicology : official journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology, vol. 1, pp. 19 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/bf03160900
2005
Chan B; Whyte PI; Dawson A; Downes M, 2005, 'Use of Neostigmine for the Management of Drug Induced Ileus in Severe Poisonings', JOURNAL OF MEDICAL TOXICOLOGY, vol. 1, pp. 19 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF03160900
2005
Chan B, 2002, 'Admission and Discharge Decisions in Emergency Medicine', Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 14, pp. 330 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1442-2026.2002.00361.x
2002
Chan BS; Lazzaro VA; Seale JP; Duggin GG, 1998, 'The renal excretory mechanisms and the role of organic cations in modulating the renal handling of paraquat.', Pharmacol Ther, vol. 79, pp. 193 - 203, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0163-7258(98)00015-1
1998
Graudins A; Stearman A; Chan B, 1998, 'Treatment of the serotonin syndrome with cyproheptadine.', J Emerg Med, vol. 16, pp. 615 - 619, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0736-4679(98)00057-2
1998
Chan BSH; Graudins A; Whyte IM; Dawson AH; Braitberg G; Duggin GG, 1998, 'Serotonin syndrome resulting from drug interactions', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 169, pp. 523 - 525, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.1998.tb123399.x
1998
Chan BS; Duggin GG, 1997, 'Survival after a massive hydrofluoric acid ingestion.', J Toxicol Clin Toxicol, vol. 35, pp. 307 - 309, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/15563659709001217
1997
Chan BS; Seale JP; Duggin GG, 1997, 'The mechanism of excretion of paraquat in rats.', Toxicol Lett, vol. 90, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0378-4274(96)03820-9
1997
Chan BS; Lazzaro VA; Seale JP; Duggin GG, 1996, 'Transport of paraquat in a renal epithelial cell line LLC-PK1.', J Pharmacol Exp Ther, vol. 279, pp. 625 - 632, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8930165
1996
Chan B; Gaudry P; Grattan-Smith TM; McNeil R, 1993, 'The use of Glasgow Coma Scale in poisoning.', J Emerg Med, vol. 11, pp. 579 - 582, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0736-4679(93)90312-u
1993
Conference Papers
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Chan BS; Mirabella J; Allen K; Berling I; Chiew AL; Isoardi K; Brown J; Isbister G, 2022, 'Tapentadol exposures and poisonings in Australia', in Clinical Toxicology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15563650.2022.2074857
2022
Graudins A; Chiew A; Green D; Chan BS, 2008, 'Deliberate self-poisoning with Panadol Extend (R) results in delayed peak serum concentrations and prolonged absorption of paracetamol', in CLINICAL TOXICOLOGY, INFORMA HEALTHCARE, pp. 365 - 365, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000256917000052&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2008
Chan BS; Chiew A; Graudins A, 2008, 'Intravenous hypertonic sodium bicarbonate infusion reverses flecainide-induced ventricular cardiac conduction delay', in CLINICAL TOXICOLOGY, INFORMA HEALTHCARE, pp. 369 - 369, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000256917000070&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2008
Conference Abstracts
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Cheng S; Buckley NA; Siu W; Chiew AL; Vecellio E; Chan BS, 2020, 'Seasonal and temperature effect on serum lithium concentrations', in Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, Vol. 54, pp. 282 - 287, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867419889160
2020
Conference Presentations
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Bracken L; Chan B; Chiew A; Buckley N, 2016, 'Physiologically based pharmacokinetic modelling of digoxin for the treatment of digoxin toxicity', presented at Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicity, 01 December 2016 - 04 December 2016
2016

2016 John Gilroy Potts Award at the ACEM conference in recognition of the paper “‘The Safety and Effectiveness of Droperidol for Sedation of Acute Behavioural Disturbance in the Emergency Department’ that was published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine 2015.  (Leonie Calver; Colin B. Page, MBChB; Michael A. Downes, MBBS; Betty Chan, MBBS, PhD; Frances Kinnear, MBBS; Luke Wheatley, MBBS; David Spain, MBBS; Geoffrey Kennedy Isbister, MD, BSc)

2019 Best Scientific presentation at the 39th Congress of the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT) on a paper entitled "Using EXTRIP criteria as indications for Extracorporeal Treatment in Lithium Poisoning."

The Inspiring Ideas Challenge for 2017 on the ONE study, "Overdose and take home Naloxone in Emergency settings." 

Emergency Physician & head of Toxicology Unit at Prince of Wales Hospital.

VMO Toxicologist for the New South Wales Poisons Information Centre

Area of research interest & expertise: 

1) Digoxin Overdose and Response to Antibody (DORA)

2) Dihydropyridine Toxicity Project (DTP)

3) Methotrexate Intoxication & Antidote (MIA).

4) Safe Opioid Use & Prescription (SOUP)

5) Developing & validating clinical decision rules in non-traumatic CT head.

6) Herbicide toxicity: paraquat, bromoxynil, MCPA.

7) Acute behaviour Disturbance Treatment: Droperidol OR Midazolam II study (DORM II).

8) Sodium channel blocker toxicity

9) Lithium poisoning.

10) Cognitive assessment post overdose

11) Cognitive assessment following shift work amongst medical personnel

12) Tapentadol hospital prescription trend and poisoning