UNM Hosts International Venom Symposium

VENOM WEEK 2009 – June 1-4

Albuquerque Welcomes International Scientific Meeting On All Things Venomous

WHAT: NM Health Sciences Center hosts international scientific symposium for researchers, clinicians, animal care workers, and others to share current knowledge and research, foster collaborations and to advance the science. Venomous animals discussed will include snakes, spiders, scorpions, lizards, marine animals and more. http://hsc.unm.edu/conf/venomweek2009/

WHERE: Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

WHO: Steven A. Seifert, M.D., UNM Professor; Medical Director, NM Poison CenterEpidemiological study of U.S. venomous snakebites Leslie V. Boyer, M.D., UA Associate Professor; Medical Director, AZ Poison and Drug Information CenterClinical trial results on new scorpion antivenom Julian White, M.D., Head of Toxinology, Women & Children’s Hospital, Adelaide Australia World Health Organization Global Antivenom Initiative David Warrell, M.D., Professor Emeritus, OxfordStudy of two new carpet viper antivenoms in Nigeria And others of timely and topical interest

VISUALS: Static displays of literature, antivenoms, and cultural artifacts regarding venomous animals.

CONTACT: Luke Frank, 272-3679 Lauren Cruse, 272-3690

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