29-30 August 2017, St Hilda’s College, Oxford, UK –
Evolutionary diversity of natural toxins: implications for antivenom development and drug discovery –
The meeting will address aspects of venoms and envenoming, including the expanding range of venomous taxa, venoms in drug discovery and experimental science, antivenoms and other treatment strategies, ion channel and inflammatory venoms, “-omics”, snake and arthropod bites and stings, and microbial and plant/mushroom toxins.
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The European premiere of ‘Minutes to Die’ to be screened at Venoms 2017
Snakebite has recently been added to the WHO list of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Each year, an estimated 125,000 lives are lost, mostly children and agricultural workers in the most productive period of their lives. Another 400,000 will suffer from long-term disability; constant wound care, amputations and ongoing psychological morbidity. For those who do get treatment, families are often forced to decide between life, and years of debt from overpriced antivenoms, if antivenom is even available.
We are delighted that the European premiere of ‘Minutes to Die’, showing stories of snakebite victims, filmed by the Lillian Lincoln Foundation, Health Action International and the Global Snakebite Initiative will be screened at Venoms 2017 at St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford, Oxford (UK) on 29th August.
This screening will be open to the public. For free registration please send your name, postal address (business or home) and email address to Venoms@LPMHealthcare.com.
The screening will be followed by a drinks reception and a question-answer session with the key stars of the film.