CME: scheduled for up to 22 hrs of AMA category 1 credits, subject to change based on final agenda.
UPDATES (July 1st 2022)
MONDAY (July 18, 2022)
Documentary Film: We are planning to accommodate a documentary film team working on the latest developments in antivenom therapies. Attendees should be aware that filming is planned during the Monday afternoon session. Seating will be made available for those wishing to be excluded from being potentially included in the film.
Abstract Submissions: Closed effective July 3rd, 2022
Exhibits: Sold out
Hotel – Skysong Elements: Sold out
Other Hotels in the Area (TripAdvisor List)
Courtyard Scottsdale Old Town Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale Old Town
THURSDAY (July 21, 2022) – FREE Excursions
Afternoon Tour of Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary (PHS). PHS will host a free tour in north Scottsdale. PHS is currently the largest US reptile sanctuary with 1200 reptiles, over 200 venomous snakes from all over the world, and maintains the largest antivenom bank in the western United States.
Evening Herping: Sean Bush MD will be headed out at dusk to go herping in the Phoenix area.
Special Tribute in Remembrance of Dr. Steven Seifert
Steven A. Seifert MD, FACMT, FAACT, FEAPCCT
Feb. 27, 1950 – May 18, 2022
We are deeply saddened by the recent passing of Dr. Steven A. Seifert, who 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. At the opening of Venom Week VIII, will be holding a special tribute to Dr. Seifert, a true gentleman who will always be remembered as a friend, colleague and by how many lives he touched.
Welcome to Arizona, let us know if we can help.
We are excited to host attendees from all over the world to the 8th Venom Week symposium.
Please let us know if there is anything you need before and during the symposium on all things venomous.
Craig Woods DVM, MS, MBA (Organizing Chair) – Arizona State University (The Institute for Future Health) profile
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.
40 scheduled presenters (% mix)
About Venom Week
Symposiums cover a range of research and clinical topics including venomics and venom toxin research, drug discovery from venom toxins, laboratory methods, and clinical management of human and veterinary envenomations. At the end of the symposium, attendees should have an understanding of venom pathophysiology, clinical abnormalities and treatment of envenomation, biodiversity of venom toxins, new developments in toxinology research, and venomous animal biology.
Jerry Harrison | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee
“Snake Drugs and Rock & Roll”
Member of the Talking Heads (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) and Healthcare and Technology Investor
Jerry Harrison, keyboardist and guitarist of the bands Talking Heads and Modern Lovers, is an accomplished artist and inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In addition, Mr. Harrison is a science and healthcare technology investor and will provide his unique insight on the global burden of snakebite and envenomation.
Sean Bush MD
Dr. Bush’s work has spanned over 25 years and was the subject of the 11-part television series, Venom ER, which appeared on the Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet.
Jacob Glanville PhD
Broad Neutralizing Antivenom Antibody from a Hyperimmune Subject
Special Thanks to our International Guests
Australia’s Venom Team
Europe’s Venom Team
Julien Slagboom MSc Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Christoffer Sørensen MSc – Technical University of Denmark
USA & South America
Dr. Jacqueline Sachett – Amazonas State University (Brazil)
Gena Broussard DVM
Marshall Werner PhD – Grand Valley State University
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Montamas Suntravat PhD
Elda Sanchez PhD
University of Arizona
Anne Wertheimer PhD
Mazda Shirazi MD, PhD
Sarah Carotenuto DVM
Samuel Francis MD
Joao Vissoci PhD
Armand Zimmerman MSc
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
Venom Week VIII
The 8th Venom Week Symposium provides 3 1/2 days of venomous topics. Just in case you need more, here are some additional venom events and resources.