International Association of
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology
Fostering education, research and practice in TDM and CT


Current Issue - March 2018
  The March Compass now available. In this issue:

Compass Mar 2018
  • Presidential Address by Teun van Gelder
  • Thank you letter from Past President Loralie Langman
  • Report of the Scientific committees
  • Committee of Clinical Toxicology and Drugs of Abuse
    » Kratom - Is it a cure for opioid addiction and chronic pain or is it a dangerous drug?

    By Kamisha L. Johnson-Davis
  • Anti-infective Committee
    » Antimicrobial dose optimisation workshop

    By Jason Roberts and Elicia Driver
  • Anti-infective Drug Committee
    » The influence of inflammation on voriconazole metabolism

    By Anette Veringa and Jan-Willem C. Alffenaar
  • Alternative Sampling Strategies Committee
    »  Oral fluid - A suitable specimen for compliance testing in psychopharmacotherapy and substitution therapy
    By Michael Böttcher and Olof Beck
  • Introducing New Members of the Young Scientist Committee
  • Travel Grants for the 2018 Congress
  • Member-Get-A-Member Campaign 2018
    By Maria Shipkova
  • Get Prepared for the 2018 IATDMCT Congress
  • Spotlight on New Members
  • IATDMCT Resources-Regional Meeting in Vellore, India
  • Meet the New Council 2017-2019

Views and reports appearing in Compass do not necessarily have the endorsement of the Association.

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Editor in Chief: Paula Schaiquevich
Associate Editors: Edgar Spencer, Franck Saint-Marcoux

The Compass is the official Newsletter of the International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring & Clinical Toxicology and is available in Pdf, ePub and Mobi formats. It is dedicated to communicate news and information related to the activities and the aims of the Association to all members.


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