Principles in the treatment of acute intoxications, organized by the Esteve Foundation, was held on May 14, 1987 in Barcelona. Several investigators presented different solutions for the treatment of intoxications, such as repeat administration of activated charcoal or hyperbaric oxygen therapy, in addition to other related aspects such as the role of the psychiatrist in acute intoxications and the importance and functions of an antitoxic center. Pepe Munné, from the Emergency Department of the Clinic Hospital of Barcelona, moderated this round table and edited its contents in Dr. Antonio Esteve’s Monograph number 6.