The history of poisons and poisoning dates back thousands of years despite the term poison first entering the English literature in 1225 AD. Poisons have played an important role in human history – from political assassinations (Roman empire to present times), to weapons of war, to contemporary environmental concerns, and to medicinal drugs used therapeutically or for abuse. This presentation will provide the history of poisonings to present time to emphasize that everything is a poison. It’s just the matter of dose.
Jennifer A. Lowry, MD | Pediatrician and Toxicologist
Medical Director / Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutic Innovations
Chief / Section of Toxicology and Environmental Health
Director/ Mid-America Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit
Children’s Mercy Kansas City
Professor of Pediatrics
UMKC School of Medicine
Science Happy Hour is designed for adults and features presentations from experts in various fields. Food and drinks are provided at each event. Science Happy Hour typically takes place on Wednesdays or Fridays from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Wine, beer, soft drinks and appetizers are included with purchase of ticket.** Science Happy Hour appetizers are generously provided by Grimaldi's Pizzeria.
*Museum at Prairiefire members receive discounts on special events and FREE tickets to regularly scheduled programming, like Science Happy Hour. To receive your discount, log into your new MAP account. If you haven't logged in before, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your account.
**Must be 21+ with proof of ID to consume alcoholic beverages.
What time should I arrive by?
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Presentation begins at 6 pm
Where can I park?
Prairiefire Parking Garage
What should I expect out of the evening?
A 45-60 minute presentation followed by a Question and Answer session.
What are the age limitations for this event?
Recommended for Adults
Do I need to bring anything?