The Global Educational Toxicology Uniting Project (GETUP)
GETUP is a project aimed at connecting countries with established clinical toxicology services and countries without clinical toxicologists around the globe. The international boundaries to medical education are becoming less marked as new technologies such as multiuser videoconferencing are developed and become more accessible to help bridge the gaps. Benefits of videoconferencing allow real-time interaction without the need to be in one location. In 2013, the Austin Hospital Toxicology Service in Victoria, Australia; Fresno Toxicology Service in California, USA and Colonial War Memorial Hospital, Suva, Fiji became the pilot sites for a multinational education project. The aim was to share different views on toxicological problems, teach EM residents and also offer education to countries without a toxicology service. In the first year, 30 different centers in 19 different countries have either trialled or responded positively to invitations to participate in the project.
With the help of the ACMT the founding members are looking to expand this project globally and connect countries through video teleconferencing.