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Poisonous Mushrooms: Understanding their Toxins

July 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


We apologize sincerely for the change of plans. If you have already signed up, please let us know at contact@northtexasmycology.org


 The North Texas Mycological Association is proud to offer their first course ever on poisonous mushrooms taught by renowned mycologist Dr. Denis Benjamin! Dr. Benjamin has previously served as a consultant to the regional poison center, past Chairman of the Toxicology Committee for the North American Mycological Association, and has written over 100 publications including the very popular “Mushrooms: Poisons and Panaceas”. Denis will be discussing various toxins which are found in mushrooms that adversely affect human health.

Speaker’s Bio: Denis R Benjamin MD

 Denis R Benjamin grew up in South Africa, emigrating to the Pacific Northwest in 1970. He practiced pediatric pathology at the children’s hospitals in Seattle, Washington and Fort Worth, Texas. He became an amateur mycologist soon after his arrival in the USA. He is a Research Associate at the Botanic Research Institute of Texas in Fort Worth. He was a consultant to the regional poison control center, a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Puget Sound Mycological Society and a past Chairman of the Toxicology Committee of the North American Mycological Association. He is frequent speaker at mushrooms clubs and societies. In addition to nearly 100 professional publications, he has contributed to the lay literature and mushroom magazines. He was a community Op/Ed writer for the Fort Worth Star Telegram. He is author of the landmark book on the health effects of mushrooms (Mushrooms: Poisons and Panaceas) and published a collection of mushroom foraging essays (Musings of a Mushroom Hunter: A Natural History of Foraging). He is also a watercolorist focusing on fungi and botanical art.
He was recently featured in 360West Magazine


 When you register, be sure to select your Attendance Type as either In-Person or Zoom.
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Directions for Live Class Participation

 The address is a governmental building. You can park either in the parking garage or directly behind the building. This building is locked down and you will need to make entrance through the back by motioning to the security guard. We will be in the Oak Room on the second floor, follow our “Mycology” signs!

Please be sure to arrive earlier than 10! We understand things happen, but please do your best to be there in time before the class starts. Thanks!

Directions for Zoom Participation

 You will receive an email once you purchase the class with the Zoom invite link. Please contact us if you do not receive this link within 24 hours. contact@northtexasmycology.org


July 16, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


6820 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Dallas, TX 75240 Suite 3200
6820 LBJ | Suite #3200
Dallas, 75240
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