I am an emergency physician trained in the JBZ hospital in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. After working 7 months in Brighton, England and a long holiday travelling the world, I started working in the OLVG hospital in Amsterdam in 2012. Since then my interest in toxicology has grown with a special interest in TCA, cardiotoxic and drug poisoning. When I was a board member of the NVSHA responsible for setting up the new national training program, I initiated the toxicology section and toxicology course. Currently I am president of the Dutch multidisciplinary clinical toxicology platform and developing a toxicology expert center at OLVG. Recently started my PhD on acute cardiovascular complications of drugs of abuse at the UMC Utrecht and a master in medical toxicology at the Colombo university Sri Lanka. With all these efforts and this SimToxNL course I hope to contribute to the care for toxicology patients. I am confident this is going to be a valuable course to contribute to this goal and hope to see many of you there!