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2014 Snakebite Seminar Programme

Posted in Snakebite Seminar, Snake-bite on Thursday, 23 October 2014.

2014 Snakebite Seminar Programme

The Ninth Bio-Ken International Snakebite Seminar

DAY ONE
Friday 24th October 2014 – Turtle Bay Conference Room, Watamu.

09:00 Welcome and introduction by Royjan Taylor

09:15 Official opening of meeting by Sanda Ashe

09:30 Stephen Spawls. African herpetologist and author of “The Dangerous Snakes of Africa” and “A Field Guide to the Reptiles of East Africa”

“A Century of Kenyan herpetology... and what do we know?”

10:00 15 Min – QUESTIONS

10:15 Prof. David Warrell. Emeritus Professor of Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, UK.

“Medically important snakes of Africa and what they can do to you!”

10:45 15 Min - QUESTIONS

11:00 20 minute Coffee Break

11:30 Dr. David Williams. Australian Toxinologist and CEO of the Global Snakebite Initiative, Australian Venom Research Unit, University of Melbourne, Australia.

“Killer in the Kunai”

12:00 15 Min - QUESTIONS

12:15 Diana Carson. Independent marketing consultant, remote site service industry in Kenya.

“A case study from Northern Kenya”

12:45 15 Min – QUESTIONS

13:00 1 hour 15 minutes Lunch Break. 

14:30 Royjan Taylor, Director of Bio-Ken Snake Farm and founder of the Saving Snakes initiative.

“Saving Snakes; hands on reptile conservation in Kenya.”

15:00 Dr. Patrick Malonza, Senior Research Scientist, HOD Herpetology Section. National Museums of Kenya.

“The role of museums in specimen collection for science.”

15:30 Dr. Solomon Kokwo, County Director of Health, West Pokot County.

“Risk factors of snakebite injuries among residents of West Pokot County.”

16:00 Sanda Ashe, Founding Director Bio-Ken Snake Farm.

“Reptile Conservation – a necessity in today’s world.”

16:15 Main Questions to speakers

17:45 Royjan Taylor, Bio-Ken Snake Farm.

“Conclusion, Tonight and Tomorrow.”

18:00 Meeting closed - done for the day.

DAY TWO - Saturday 25th October 2014 – Turtle Bay Conference Room, Watamu.

09:00 Welcome and introduction by Royjan Taylor

09:15 Official opening of meeting by Sanda Ashe

09:30 Prof. David Warrell. Emeritus Professor of Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, UK.

“Practical hospital management of snakebite in Africa”

10:00 15 Min – QUESTIONS

10:15 Dr. David Williams. Australian Toxinologist and CEO of the Global Snakebite Initiative, Australian Venom Research Unit, University of Melbourne, Australia.

“Snake-bites in remote areas”

10:45 15 Min - QUESTIONS

11:00 20 minute Coffee Break

11:30 Prof. David Warrell. Emeritus Professor of Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, UK.

“Arthropod bites and stings in Africa.”

12:00 15 Min – QUESTIONS

12:15 Johann Marais, Author of “A Complete Guide to Snakes of Southern Africa”, African Snakebite Institute, Republic of South Africa”.

“An overview of Snake-bite in Southern Africa.”

12:45 15 Min - QUESTIONS

13:00 1 hour 15 minutes Lunch Break.

AFTER LUNCH (DAY TWO)

14:30 Dr. Eugine Erulu, Lead Doctor, Watamu Nursing Home, Watamu

“A case history from Kenya; the successful treatment of a Black Mamba bite in Watamu.”

15:00 Dr. David Williams. Australian Toxinologist and CEO of the Global Snakebite Initiative, Australian Venom Research Unit, University of Melbourne, Australia.

“Addressing the Antivenom Crisis.”

15:30 Royjan Taylor, Director of Bio-Ken Snake Farm and Founding Trustee of JAAT.

“The James Ashe Antivenom Trust.”

16:00 Sanda Ashe, JAAT Trustee and Founding Director Bio-Ken Snake Farm.

“The way forward.”

16:15 Main Questions to speakers

17:45 Royjan Taylor, Bio-Ken Snake Farm

“Conclusion and Tomorrow.”

18:00 Official closing of the meeting by Sanda Ashe.

DAY THREE - Sunday 26th October 2014 - Bio-Ken Snake Farm, Watamu

Live Snake demonstration at Bio-Ken

10.00am by Royjan Taylor, Anton Childs, Kyle Ray Charles Wright and Eric Taylor On The safe handling and re-location of a dangerous snake by a layperson.

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