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Agenda

The agenda (below) is based on abstracts and topics submitted to date. 
CME:
scheduled for up to 22hrs of AMA category 1 credits
Agenda and CE are subject to change.

Oral Presentations:
15 or 30 minutes (includes Q&A).
Session Format: There will be two morning and two afternoon sessions, with 15 minute breaks between each session.  Time permitting, we will try and have 10-15 minutes at the end of each session block for Q&A.

Special Events

July 18th (5:30-7:30pm): Opening Reception at 1951@Skysong
July 20th (6:00-8:00pm): Closing Dinner at the Showcase Room in Tempe
July 21st (afternoon): Excursion to Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary
July 21st (evening):  Herping with Sean Bush

Filming and Photography: Video and photos may be taken during the event for purposes of a documentary film, social media, and other customary uses.  Those wishing not to be  filmed or photographed should make the event staff aware prior to the event or morning session.

Key Locations

Speaker Sessions

Skysong Bldg 3; Synergy Rooms

Poster Session & Opening Reception: Get a photo with Big Boy

Skysong Bldg 1; 1951@Skysong – relaxing environment with Jukeboxes and 1950’s memorabilia

Expert Panel Discussions (4pm on Monday and Tuesday)

Venom Toxins

Turning Toxins into Treatments – July 18th (4:00-4:45pm)
Panelists: Glenn King PhD, Ray Norton PhD, Jeroen Kool PhD, Stephen Munk PhD
Moderator: Craig Woods DVM
Therapeutics & Diagnostics – What’s New, What’s Needed, What’s NextJuly 19th (4:00-4:45pm)
Panelists: Sean Bush MD, Nick Brandehoff MD, Spencer Greene MD, Jonas Jürgensen MSc, Matthew Lewin MD, PhD, Raegan Wells DVM, MS
Moderator: Michael Schaer DVM

Preliminary Agenda and Schedule

(updated on 10-July-2022)

MONDAY July 18, 2022

7:00am-8:00am: Light breakfast served in Skysong Bldg 3
Registration: Skysong Bldg 3 Synergy Conference Rooms

8:00am-12:00pm: Morning Sessions

Session Moderator: Craig Woods

  • 8:00am-8:55am: DEDICATION TO STEVEN SEIFERT MD
    Venom Week VIII will begin with a tribute to Steven Seifert MD, who helped establish the Venom Week symposiums.
  • 8:55am-9:15am: OPENING REMARKS, SYMPOSIUM AGENDA & WEEK FORMAT, RECOGNITION OF INTERNATIONAL GUESTS AND SPONSORS
    Craig Woods DVM, MS, MBA  –  Director – Infectious Disease and Biosecurity Projects, Institute for Future Health, Arizona State University
  • 9:15am-9:30am: DEVELOPMENT OF AN IN VITRO PROFILING PLATFORM FOR THE MECHANISTIC ASSESSMENT OF CYTOTOXIC ACTIVITIES OF (CROTALID) SNAKE VENOMS
    Matyas Bittenbinder MSc  –  Amsterdam Institute of Molecular and Life Sciences (AIMMS), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • 9:30am-10:00am: HIGH-THROUGHPUT BIOASSAYS APPLIED TO PHYLOGENETIC AND ENVENOMATION STUDIES OF SPIDER AND SNAKE VENOMS
    Fernanda Cardoso PhD  –  Institute for Molecular Bioscience; University of Queensland
  • 10:00am-10:15am: BREAK
  • 10:15-am-10:45am: VENOM COMPLEXITY: TESTING HYPOTHESES OF ADAPTIVE FUNCTION IN ARTHROPODS AND SNAKES
    William Hayes PhD  –  Director of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation Studies; Loma Linda University
  • 10:45-am-11:15am: TIMBER RATTLESNAKE (CROTALUS HORRIDUS): BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION IN THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY
    Daniel Keyler PharmD, FAACT  –  University of Minnesota
  • 11:15am-11:45am: THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF ANTIVENOM ACQUISITION FOR ASSOCIATION OF ZOOS & AQUARIUMS FACILITIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY
    Jeffrey Ettling PhD  –  Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
  • 11:45am-12:00pm: Q&A
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch with Exhibitors
1:00pm-5:00pm: Afternoon Sessions

Session Moderator: Michael Schaer DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM

  • 1:00pm-1:30pm: BROAD ELAPID VENOM PROTECTION BY BROADLY NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODY FROM A SNAKEBITE HYPERIMMUNE SUBJECT
    Jacob Glanville PhD – Centivax, South San Francisco, CA
  • 1:30pm-2:00pm: Venom Week Group Photo – outside Bldg 3
  • 2:00pm-2:15pm: SNAKEBITES IN CAMEROON: EVALUATION OF SNAKE ANTIVENOM IN AFRICA (ESAA) AND REAL LIFE CONDITIONS
    Jean-Philippe Chippaux MD, PhD – Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France
  • 2:15pm-2:30pm: HIGH THROUGHPUT IDENTIFICATION OF MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES THAT BIND SPECIFIC VENOM TOXINS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW SNAKEBITE TREATMENTS
    Julien Slagboom MSc – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2:30pm-2:45pm: IN VIVO NEUTRALIZATION OF MYOTOXICITY INDUCED BY MYOTOXIN II FROM BOTHROPS ASPER USING A NOVEL FULLY HUMAN IGG ANTIBODY
    Christoffer Sørensen MSc – Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • 2:45pm-3:00pm: BREAK in ThinkZilla
  • 3:00pm-3:30pm: RETROSPECTIVE COMPARISON OF THREE ANTIVENOMS FOR THE TREATMENT OF DOGS WITH CROTALID ENVENOMATION
    Sarah Carotenuto DVM, DABVP – University of Arizona
  • 3:30pm-4:00pm: VETERINARY ANTIVENOMS & VENOM DIAGNOSTICS: PROJECTED MARKET SIZE AND DEVELOPMENT COSTS IN THE US
    Craig Woods DVM, MS, MBA – Arizona State University
  • 4:00pm-4:45pm: PANEL DISCUSSION: TURNING TOXINS INTO TREATMENTS
    Venoms are complex mixtures of various toxins with precise metabolic targets, providing a biodiverse landscape in which to explore drug development and “Turn Toxins into Treatments”.  This panel will discuss the state of the art in venom toxin discovery for therapeutic applications.   Experts in venomics and drug development will discuss the methods, therapeutic areas of interest (pain, cancer, …), opportunities, challenges, and what lies ahead.
    Panelists: Glenn King PhD, Ray Norton PhD, Jeroen Kool PhD, Stephen Munk PhD (ASU Biodesign Institute)
    Moderator: Craig Woods DVM, MS, MBA
  • 4:45pm-5:00pm: Q&A
5:30pm-7:30pm: Poster Abstracts (presenting author listed)
Location: 1951@Skysong; hors d’Oeuvres and refreshments will be served
  • Mapping resources for snakebites and other animal envenoming clinical management in the Brazilian amazon
    Timothy Beck MD, Duke University
  • Pseudoaneurysm: a rare complication after Russell’s viper snakebite
    Steven Miller PharmD, The Poison Control Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Proteomic identification and quantification of the Crotalus atrox snake venom reactome and neutralization by antivenom using a system biology approach
    Nicholas Willard, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • Medically important phospholipase spider toxins may have evolved from non-venom enzymes with similar catalytic activity
    Alexandra Sundman BS, University of Arizona
  • Indian ornamental tarantula bite envenomation
    Reem Alsultan PharmD, Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center
  • Envenoming from crotalus morulus (viperidae: crotalinae) – tamaulipan rock rattlesnake and treatment with f(ab’)2 antivenom: first case report
    Elizabeth Grossart MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona
  • Effects of snake venom cysteine-rich secretory proteins on the acute inflammatory response
    Abcde Cirilo, Texas A&M University – Kingsville
  • Snake venom cysteine-rich secretory proteins induced the upregulation of caveolin-1 and p38 expression in human endothelial cells
    Armando Reyes BS, Texas A&M University – Kingsville
  • Incidence and associated treatments for snakebite envenomation in dogs
    Monica Chen DVM
  • Bacterially produced opossum snake venom inhibitor proteins
    Marshall Werner PhD, Grand Valley State
  • Retrospective evaluation of scorpion envenomation in domestic species: 2002-2021
    Karla Smith DVM, ASPC
  • Venom toxin levels in sera from dogs naturally envenomated by arizona pit vipers
    Alexis Nelson BSE, Iowa State University (presented by C.Woods)
  • Analysis of the neurotoxic effects of Naja Kaouthia (Monocled Cobra) snake venom using muscle and glia cell lines
    Carmen Cayo MS, Texas A&M University – Kingsville
  • Immunorecognition and neutralization of Crotalus durissus cumanensis venom by a commercial antivenom produced in Columbia
    Augusto Rafael Acosta-Pena, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
  • Intrageneric cross-reactivity between monospecific rabbit sera against venoms of the medically most important Bitis spp. and Echis spp. African snakes
    Aarón Gómez Argüello, affiliation Instituto Clodomiro Picado, Universidad de Costa Rica
  • Trends in the discovery of cross-reactive antibodies against snake toxins using antibody phase display
    Christoffer Sørensen MSc, Technical University of Denmark
  • A genetic and venomic analysis of C.v. viridis x C.o. concolor hybrids in Western Colorado.
    Cara Smith, School of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado

TUESDAY July 19, 2022

7:00am-8:00am: Breakfast at Skysong Elements Hotel
Registration: Skysong Bldg 3 Synergy Conference Rooms

8:00am-12:00pm: Morning Sessions

Session Moderator: William Hayes PhD

  • 8:00am-8:15am: Opening Remarks
    William Hayes PhD
  • 8:15am-8:45am: ORGANOIDS FROM VENOM GLAND OF THE WESTERN DIAMONDBACK- A NEW TOOL TO STUDY SNAKE ENVENOMATION
    Karin Allenspach Dr.med.vet, PhD, DECVIM – College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University
  • 8:45am-9:15am: DEVELOPMENT OF AN ORALLY-ACTIVE SPIDER-VENOM PEPTIDE FOR TREATMENT OF CHRONIC VISCERAL PAIN
    Glenn King PhD – School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland, Australia
  • 9:15am-9:45am: VENOM-DERIVED INHIBITORS OF MICROGLIAL KV1.3 POTASSIUM CHANNELS AS THERAPEUTIC LEADS FOR AUTOIMMUNE AND NEUROINFLAMMATORY DISEASES
    Ray Norton PhD – Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Australia
  • 9:45am-10:00am: USE OF PLA2-RICH PSEUDECHIS PAPUANUS VENOM TO ATTENUATE SURGICAL BRAIN INJURY
    Zachary Travis MPH – Loma Linda University School of Medicine, CA
  • 10:00am-10:30am: BREAK
  • 10:30am-11:00am: SNAKE DRUGS AND ROCK & ROLL
    Jerry Harrison – Ophirex, CA
  • 11:00am-11:30am: UPDATE ON SPLA2 INHIBITION FOR THE TREATMENT OF SNAKEBITE ENVENOMING
    Matthew Lewin MD, PhD –  Ophirex, CA
  • 11:30am-12:00pm: WHEN IT REALLY IS A SPIDER BITE
    Sean Bush MD – WakeMed Health, NC
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch with Exhibitors
1:00pm-5:00pm: Afternoon Sessions

Session Moderator: Elda Sanchez PhD

  • 1:00pm-1:30pm: USING COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS & GEOSPATIAL-AI TO IMPACT SNAKEBITE IN THE BRAZILIAN AMAZON
    Charles Gerardo MD, MHS – School of Medicine, Duke University
  • 1:30pm-1:45pm: BARRIERS TO SNAKEBITE ENVENOMATION TREATMENT IN THE BRAZILIAN AMAZON FROM THE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS’ PERSPECTIVE
    Anna Tupetz PT, DPT, MScGH – School of Medicine, Duke University
  • 1:45pm-2:00pm: DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A CULTURALLY-RELEVANT CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINE FOR SNAKEBITE ENVENOMING IN THE BRAZIL
    Eleanor Strand BS – Duke University Medical Center
  • 2:00pm-2:15pm: A MICROSIMULATION MODEL TO ESTIMATE THE DALYS, DEATHS, AND COSTS OF SNAKEBITE ENVENOMATION IN BRAZIL’S AMAZONAS STATE
    Armand Zimmerman MSc – Duke Global Health Institute
  • 2:15pm-2:45pm: CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS OF VENOMIC VARIATIONS IN COLORADO AND BEYOND
    Nicklaus Brandehoff MD – Aesclepius Snakebite Foundation
  • 2:45pm-3:00pm: BREAK in ThinkZilla
  • 3:00pm-3:30pm: ELAPID ENVENOMATION IN DOGS AND CATS – THE AUSTRALIAN EXPERIENCE
    Claire Sharp BVMS, MS – Murdoch University, Australia
  • 3:30pm-4:00pm: PROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF 95 PIT VIPER ENVENOMATIONS IN NORTHCENTRAL FLORIDA
    Michael Schaer DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC – Professor Emeritus, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida
  • 4:00pm-4:45pm: PANEL DISCUSSION: THERAPEUTICS AND DIAGNOSTICS-WHAT’S NEW, WHAT’S NEEDED AND WHAT’S NEXT
    This panel discussion will focus on recent developments in snakebite medicine, the existing needs and opportunities for developing new treatments, diagnostics and other tools to more effectively manage envenomations.
    Panelists: Matthew Lewin MD, PhD, Sean Bush MD, Nicklaus Brandehoff MD, Spencer Greene MD, Jonas Jürgensen, M.Sc., Raegan Wells DVM, MS
    Moderator: Michael Schaer DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM
  • 4:45pm-5:00pm: Q&A

WEDNESDAY July 20, 2022

7:00am-8:00am: Breakfast at Skysong Elements Hotel
Registration: Skysong Bldg 3 Synergy Conference Rooms

8:00am-12:00pm: Morning Sessions

Session Moderator: Carl-Wilhelm E. Vogel MD, PhD

  • 8:00am-8:15am: Opening Remarks
    Michael Schaer DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM
  • 8:15am-8:45am: THE EVILS OF QUANTIFICATION IN VENOMICS
    Juan Calvete PhD – Biomedical Institute of Valencia, Spain
  • 8:45am-9:15am: SNAKE VENOM – OMICS: FROM BIOMARKER DISCOVERY TO NEXT GENERATION THERAPEUTICS
    Jacob Galan PhD – Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • 9:15am-9:45am: HIGH THROUGHPUT VENOMICS
    Jeroen Kool PhD – Amsterdam Institute of Molecular and Life Sciences (AIMMS), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • 9:45am-10:00am: Q&A
  • 10:00am-10:15am: BREAK in ThinkZilla
  • 10:15am-10:45am: BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER: RECRUITMENT OF PHOSPHOLIPASE D TOXINS INTO BROWN SPIDER VENOM
    Matthew Cordes PhD – University of Arizona
  • 10:45am-11:15am: NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE PROTEOMIC PROFILING OF EXTRACELLULAR VESICLES FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF EARLY MEDIATORS IN MICE INDUCED BY CYSTEINE-RICH SECRETORY PROTEIN FROM CROTALUS SCUTULATUS VENOM
    Montamas Suntravat PhD–Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • 11:15am-11:30am: EVALUATION OF THE MODULATORY EFFECT OF NORTH AMERICAN VIPER VENOMS ON THE INNATE IMMUNE RESPONSE USING AN EXPERIMENTAL MODEL OF MONOCYTE-DERIVED MACROPHAGES
    Emelyn Salazar PhD – Texas A&M University – Kingsville
  • 11:30am-11:45am: CYTOTOXIC PROPERTIES OF NORTH AMERICAN SCORPION VENOM
    Ann Wertheimer PhD – VIPER Institute, BIO5, University of Arizona
  • 11:45am-12:00am: Q&A
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch with Exhibitors
1:00pm-5:00pm: Afternoon Sessions

Session Moderator: Craig Woods DVM, MS, MBA

  • 1:00pm-1:30pm: THE NORTH AMERICAN SNAKEBITE REGISTRY
    Michelle Ruha MD  – University of Arizona & Banner Hospital
  • 1:30pm-1:45pm: THE EPIDEMIOLOGY, CLINICAL FEATURES, AND MANAGEMENT OF MOJAVE RATTLESNAKE ENVENOMATIONS REPORTED TO THE NORTH AMERICAN SNAKEBITE REGISTRY
    Spencer Greene MD, MS – HCA Houston Healthcare-Kingwood
  • 1:45pm-2:00pm: ANNUAL AND SEASONAL VARIATION IN ANTIVENOM USAGE IN AGKISTRODON ENVENOMATIONS IN TEXAS
    Spencer Greene MD, MS – HCA Houston Healthcare-Kingwood
  • 2:00pm-2:30pm: 22 YEARS OF RATTLESNAKE BITES FROM THE ARIZONA POISON & DRUG INFORMATION CENTER
    Farshad Shirazi MD, PhD – AZ Poison & Drug Information Center
  • 2:30pm-2:45pm: Q&A
  • 2:45pm-3:00pm: BREAK in ThinkZilla
  • 3:00pm-3:15pm: PLATELET AGGREGATION AND ERYTHROCYTE MORPHOLOGICAL CHANGES IN THREE NORTH AMERICAN PIT VIPERS
    Samuel Francis MD – Duke University Hospital
  • 3:15pm-3:30pm: A SNAKE VENOM SERINE PROTEASE (SVSP) IN THE MOHAVE RATTLENSNAKE VENOM TARGETS BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS BEYOND HEMOSTASIS
    Fabiola Oyervides – Texas A&M University – Kingsville
  • 3:30pm-3:45pm: THE NATIONAL NATURAL TOXINS RESEARCH CENTER: A RESOURCE FOR NEW BIOTECHNOLOGY EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT
    Elda Sanchez PhD – NNTRC Director, Department of Chemistry Professor, Texas A&M University – Kingsville
  • 3:45pm-4:15pm: A CASE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FIELD-BASED AUTO-INJECTOR DEVICE FOR THE TREATMENT OF SNAKEBITE ENVENOMATION
    Marshall Werner PhD – Grand Valley State University, MI
  • 4:15pm-4:45pm: CLINICAL TRIAL AND ELISA EFFICACY TESTING RESULTS FOR A NOVEL EQUINE F[AB’]2 ANTIVENOM IN VETERINARY MEDICINE
    Gena Broussard DVM – Consulting Veterinarian, MT Venom LLC, CA
  • 4:45pm-5:00pm: Q&A

THURSDAY July 21, 2022 (1/2 day)

7:00am-8:00am: Breakfast at Skysong Elements Hotel
Registration Sign In and Sessions: Skysong Bldg 3 Synergy Conference Rooms

8:00am-12:00pm Morning Sessions

Session Moderator: Sean Bush MD

  • 8:00am-8:15am: Opening Remarks
    Sean Bush MD – WakeMed Health
  • 8:15am-9:15am: THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE TRADE: HIGH-THROUGHPUT METHODS FOR VENOM RESEARCH
    Bryan Fry PhD – University of Queensland, Australia
  • 9:15am-9:30am: Q&A
  • 9:30am-9:45am: LASER THERAPY AS A REDUCER OF LOCAL COMPLICATIONS: A CASE REPORT
    Jacqueline Sachett – Amazonas State University, Brazil
  • 9:45am-10:00am: BREAK in Thinkzilla
  • 10:00am-10:15am: EFFICACY OF LOW INTENSITY LASER THERAPY IN THE REDUCTION OF LOCAL MANISFESTATIONS OF BOTHROPS ATROX ENVENOMATIONS: A PILOT RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL
    Jacqueline Sachett – Amazonas State University, Brazil
  • 10:15am-10:30am: RECRUITING BASIC HEALTH UNITS TO INCREASE HEALTH COVERAGE FOR ANTIVENOM AGAINST SNAKEBITE IN THE AMAZON REGION: AN OPTIMIZED MODEL USING SPATIAL ANALYSIS
    João R.N. Vissoci PhD – Duke University School of Medicine
  • 10:30am-11:00am: BREAK
  • 11:00am-11:25am: REVIEW OF SNAKEBITE DIAGNOSTICS
    Jonas Jurgensen MSc – VenomAid Diagnostics, Denmark
  • 11:30am: Venom Week VIII Awards
    Presented by Elda Sanchez PhD and Sean Bush MD
  • 11:45am-12:00pm: Closing Remarks
    Craig Woods, Sean Bush and Bill Hayes

Closing Dinner (Banquet) – Venom Week
July 20th, 2022

The Showcase Room
149 S. Farmer Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(charter buses will leave from and return to Skysong; additional details will be provided during the symposium)

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