Amalia Laborde is a medical doctor, clinical toxicologist, and occupational medicine specialist. She is the Head Professor of Toxicology at the Faculty of Medicine, Republic University of Montevideo, Uruguay, and Director of the Department of Toxicology at the University Clinical Hospital. She has expertise in clinical, occupational and environmental toxicology and has worked for the Montevideo Poison Control Center and the Occupational Toxicology Unit for more than 20 years. In 2010 she started the Pediatric Environmental Unit in collaboration with the Primary Health Care Network of the State Health Services Administration. She has conducted studies and authored journal articles and book chapters on clinical toxicology and human environmental toxicology. Dr Laborde has been invited as a faculty member and lecturer at numerous scientific events in Latin America and has collaborated as temporary adviser with PAHO/WHO initiatives on lead poisoning and other metals, pesticides, environmental health history, air pollution and children environmental health training package for health professionals. She directs the postgraduates medical professionals fellowship in toxicology and is a faculty member of the Environmental Engineering Master’s and the Public Health Diploma.