Venom Week IX is being planned for summer 2024 in Durham, NC
This site contains information on Venom Week 2022, which hosted over 175 attendees from USA, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, and France.
Craig gives a big thanks to the organizing co-chairs’ efforts in planning and coordinating Venom Week VIII. You made it a fun and great event!
Steven A. Seifert MD, FACMT, FAACT, FEAPCCT
Feb. 27, 1950 – May 18, 2022
Dr. Steven A. Seifert established Venom Week symposiums, was the inaugural Board President of the North American Society of Toxinology (NAST), recognized as a leading authority in envenomation and toxinology, and recipient of the 2022 ACMT Ellenhorn Career Achievement Award. Dr. Seifert was a true gentleman who will always be remembered as a friend, colleague, mentor and by how many lives he touched.
2022 stats; 40+ presenters
Venom Weeks are international, scientific symposiums attended by leading experts on venomous animals, their venoms, and management of envenomations. These medical and scientific symposiums offer a mix of original research presentations and didactics, including topics on venom pathophysiology, comparative & translational research, venomous animal biology, venomics, and drug discovery from venom toxins.
Special Thanks to our International Guests
Australia’s Venom Team
Europe’s Venom Team
Julien Slagboom MSc Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
USA & South America
Jacqueline Sachett – Amazonas State University
Gena Broussard DVM
Marshall Werner PhD – Grand Valley State University
University of Arizona
Anne Wertheimer PhD
Mazda Shirazi MD, PhD
Sarah Carotenuto DVM
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Montamas Suntravat PhD
Elda Sanchez PhD
Samuel Francis MD
Joao Vissoci PhD
Anna Tupetz PT, DPT, MScGH
Expert Panel Discussions
interactive panel sessions will focus on state-of-the-art in toxinology
Turning Toxins into Treatments
Venom toxin diversity is a basis for new drugs. This session will focus on the state of the art methods to identify and develop venom toxins for therapeutic purposes
July 18th, 2022
Therapeutics & Diagnostics
A review of what’s new, what’s needed, & what’s next for diagnosis & treatment of snakebite and identifying new product development opportunities for industry.
July 19th, 2022
North American Society of Toxinology (NAST)
The North American Society of Toxinology (NAST), a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2012, is a North America-based, international, multidisciplinary organization focused on advancing the science of of all things venomous. NAST also helps to organize the symposiums, which rotate in location. NAST members include medical clinicians, veterinarians, basic scientists, pharmacists, zoo and collection managers, animal scientists, herpetologists, and others with expertise in venomous animals, venoms and their toxins. NAST members receive symposium registration discounts.
Toxicon, the official journal of the North American Society of Toxinology.
Venom Week VIII abstracts will be published in Toxicon if eligible