Websites of Interest
ANNOUNCING VENOM WEEK V (VWV)
Save the date! Venom Week V (VWV) will be held March 9 - 12, 2016 at East Carolina University Heart Institute (ECHI), Greenville, NC. Details on registration, hotels, abstract submission, sponsorships, etc. coming very soon. Go to the North American Society of Toxinology website: www.nastox.org
The 18th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology (IST) will be held in Oxford, England, September 25 – 30, 2015. The deadlines for early bird (less costly) registration and oral presentations are at the end of this month. I will be going, presenting a paper and co-chairing one of the clinical sessions, I know of several prominent U.S. clinicians who will also be going and I encourage you to consider attending as well. I’ll have a link to the meeting on the NAST website soon but for now, here it is: http://lpmhealthcare.com/ist2015/
A Special Issue of Toxicon, composed of full manuscripts from the IST World Congress / Venom Week meeting in Honolulu, July 2012, is now in print. Here's the link.
Manuscript just published (Toxicon, July, 2013): Bush SP, Seifert SA, Oakes J, Smith SD, Phan TH, Pearl SR, Reibling ET. Continuous IV Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (Ovine) (FabAV) for selected North American Rattlesnake bite patients. Toxicon. 2013 Mar 6. doi:pii: S0041-0101(13)00069-X. 10.1016/j.toxicon.2013.02.008. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 23474267
Announcing the creation the North American Society of Toxinology (NAST), a scientific society for the advancement of the study of all things venomous.
The inaugural organizational meeting was held at the Venom Week 2012 meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 10, 2012.
The NAST Website can be accessed here: NAST
NAST has applied for 501(c)(3) status from the U.S. IRS. Membership registration and dues payment can now be made online here: NAST Membership Page.
Articles of interest:
Smyrnioudis ME, O'Rourke DP, Rosenbaum MD, Brewer KL, Meggs WJ. Long-term efficacy of pressure immobilization bandages in a porcine model of coral snakeenvenomation. Am J Emerg Med. 2014 Jun 12. pii: S0735-6757(14)00423-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.06.002. [Epub ahead of print]
Isbister GK, Bawaskar HS. Scorpion envenomation. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jul 31;371(5):457-63. doi: 10.1056/NEJMra1401108. Review.
Bush SP, Seifert SA, Oakes J, Smith SD, Phan TH, Pearl SR, Reibling ET. Continuous IV Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (Ovine) (FabAV) for selected North American Rattlesnake bite patients. Toxicon. 2013 Mar 6. doi:pii: S0041-0101(13)00069-X. 10.1016/j.toxicon.2013.02.008. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 23474267
Recurrent, persistent, or late, new-onset hematologic abnormalities in Crotaline snakebite. Seifert SA, I Kirschner R, Martin N. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2011 Apr;49(4):324-9.
Venomous animals: clinical toxinology. White J. EXS. 2010;100:233-91. Review.
Late hematologic toxicity following treatment of rattlesnake envenomation with crotalidae polyvalent immune Fab antivenom. Ruha AM, Curry SC, Albrecht C, Riley B, Pizon A. Toxicon 2010; online early: doi:10.1016/j.toxicon.2010.09.014
Recurrent coagulopathy and thrombocytopenia in children treated with crotalidae polyvalent immune Fab: a case series. Miller AD, Young MC, DeMott MC, Ly BT, Clark RF. Pediatr Emerg Care 2010;26: 576-82.
Questions or comments? Email Steven A. Seifert, MD, Symposium Organizer: firstname.lastname@example.org