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2012 Snakebite Seminar Programme

Posted in Snakebite Seminar, Snake-bite on Thursday, 08 November 2012.

Main Event - 0800 Saturday 10th November 2012 at Turtle Bay Beach Club, Watamu

2012 Snakebite Seminar Programme

Seminar Programme, 9th to 11th November 2012

hemingways-logoFriday 9th November

18:30

Casual familiarisation and get together at Hemingways Resort bar for attendees (cash bar).

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Saturday 10th November

turtle-bayVenue: Turtle Bay Conference Room, Watamu.

08:00

Registration and entrance begins at 08.00 ahead of punctual start at 09.00.

Entrance fee payable on arrival of KSh 2,000 per person

09:00

Welcome and introduction

Royjan Taylor

Director, Bio-Ken Snake Farm

09:15

Official opening of meeting

Sanda Ashe

Director, Bio-Ken Snake Farm

09:30

“What’s new about Snakebite in Africa”

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Prof. David Warrell

Professor of Tropical Medicine & Infectious Diseases,
Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford.

10:15

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“Management of rural Snakebites : Lessons from Papua New Guinea.”

Dr. David Williams

Australian Toxinologist and CEO of the Global Snakebite Initiative, currently based in Papua New Guinea.

11.10

20 minute Coffee Break

11:30

“The Correct Management of Severe Scorpion Stings in Africa.”

oxford-uni-logoProf. David Warrell

Professor of Tropical Medicine & Infectious Diseases,
Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford.

12.15

“Why Snake Venom is so variable.” 

bangor-uni-logoDr. Wolfgang Wuster

Lecturer - School of Biological Sciences, University of Bangor, Wales

13:00

1 hour 15 minutes Lunch Break.

 

14:30

“Uses of Toxins in Medicine; The importance of conserving venomous snakes”

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Asst. Prof. Kate Jackson

Dept. of Biology, Whitman College, Washington, USA.

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15:00

“Snakebite in Tanzania: The situation on the ground.”

Professor Kim Howell

Dept. of Zoology & Wildlife Conservation, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

15:30

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“The James Ashe Antivenom Trust and Saving Snakes.”

Royjan Taylor

Director of Bio-Ken Snake Farm and Founding Trustee of the James Ashe Antivenom Trust (JAAT).

16:00

“The way forward.”

Sanda Ashe

Founding Director Bio-Ken Snake Farm

Main Questions to speakers

17:45

“Conclusion and Tomorrow.”

Royjan Taylor, Bio-Ken Snake Farm

18:00

Official closing of the meeting by Sanda Ashe.

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Sunday 11th November

10:00am

Live Snake demonstration at Bio-Ken Snake Farm

Royjan Taylor, Kyle Ray and Charles Wright

On:

Anyone, even your maid could do it!
The safe handling and re-location of Deadly snakes by the lay person.

End of Seminar

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