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IPC Twitter Chat Series

Nov 23, 2020
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Illinois Poison Center's Twitter Chat Series 

(Every Thursday in March) 



Join the Illinois Poison Center for its first Twitter Chat Series!  Check out below for the quick details. 

What is a Twitter Chat?

A Twitter tweet chat is a pre-arranged chat that happens on Twitter through the use of Twitter updates (called tweets) that include a predefined hashtag to link those tweets together in a virtual conversation.

What: The Illinois Poison Center will host its first 4-week Twitter chat series during Illinois Poison Prevention Month in March

When: The 4-week Twitter chat will take place every Thursday, starting March 8th. The designated hashtag for the series is #PoisonCtrChat. Join us from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. CST, every Thursday in March.


  • “Bringing up baby” (March 8th) -  Discussion and Q & A for parents (new and experienced!) on best practices and tips for creating and maintaining a poison-free home and play environment. Our experts will discuss common calls from parents and help you determine when you should call the poison center. {No Transcript Available}
  • “Snakes and Spiders, Oh My!” (March 15th) - Discussion and Q &A about some of nature's and Illinois' most venous creatures (including aquatic animals). Our experts will offer prevention tips for hiking, gardening, and other outdoor activities.                      {Transcript
  • “Say it ain’t drugs or alcohol” (March 22nd) - Discussion and Q &A about the synthetic drug epidemic sweeping the nation, including Illinois. Our experts will offer information about what you need to know to keep your family safe. There will also be discussion on how the IPC is working with state agencies to get these drugs off the street. {Transcript}
  • Medication Management (March 29th) - Discussion and Q &A on medication management within your home. Our experts will offer storage tips, poison prevention tips, etc. {Transcript}

    Our Twitter Chat Guests will include (subject to change):

    • Dr. Sean Bryant, Associate Medical Director, Illinois Poison Center
    • Dr. Mike Wahl, Medical Director, Illinois Poison Center 
    • Dr. Carol DesLauriers, Operations Director, Illinois Poison Center

    Who: Anyone can participate! If you have questions,  we have answers! Follow us on Twitter: @ILPoisonCenter for updates leading up to the event. Use #poisonctrchat to follow the discussion. To join Twitter go to www.twitter.com today!

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