North American Society of Toxinology The Home of All Things Venomous

Founded in July, 2012, The North American Society of Toxinology (NAST) is a North America-based, international, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of the science of all things venomous.

We are a 501(c)(3) organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

Members include medical clinicians, veterinarians, basic scientists, zoo and collection managers, animal scientists, herpetologists, antivenom researchers and developers, drug developers, and others with an interest in venomous animals and their venoms.

Toxicon is the official journal of NAST. 

Meet our Our 2024 Board of Directors

Our Membership Community includes:

  • medical clinicians
  • veterinarians
  • basic scientists
  • zoo and collection managers
  • animal scientists
  • herpetologists
  • antivenom researchers and developers
  • drug developers
  • others with an interest in venomous animals and their venoms
Steve Seifert, MD - NAST/Venom Week Founder

Steve Seifert, MD - NAST/Venom Week Founder

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Protected: NAST Board Members Documents

February 8, 2024

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*NEW NAST Website

January 15, 2024

NAST has been working to update the look and feel, membership system and other features.  On Jan 15th, 2024 this new website became live.  If you see any issues please contact us.

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August 13, 2023 – Newsletter

September 5, 2023

In great sadness we report on 18 May 2022, the passing of Professor Steven A. Seifert MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT, FEAPCCT  –  Dr. Seifert, with the able participation of colleagues, initiated Venom Week Symposia and NAST. A comprehensive Memoriam for Dr. Seifert will be uploaded soon. Since the passing of Dr Seifert, NAST has been working to restructure our organization and maintain momentum for future Venom Week Symposia.   Please accept our apologies for any problems during…

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2023-2024 Board of Directors

July 8, 2023

President Sean Bush, MD Secretary-Treasurer-Membership-Website Howard McKinney, Jr., PharmD Past Presidents (all continue as active voting Board Members) Steven A. Seifert, MD, 2012 – 2016 Dan Keyler, PharmD, 2016 – 2018 Carl-Wilhelm Vogel, MD, PhD, 2018 – 2020 Elda Sanchez, PhD, 2020 to 2022 Members-at-Large Alfred Aleguas, PharmD James O. Armitage, MD Gordon Henley Brian Hew, PhD Stephen R. Johnson, PhD Matt Lewin, MD Bry Loyst Stephen Mackessy, PhD. Michael Schaer, DVM. F. Mazda Shirazi,…

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Links of Interest to our Members

May 8, 2023

Websites of Interest: Clinical Toxinology Resources FDA CBER World Health Organization The Global Snakebite Initiative International Society on Toxinology

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Past Meeting Information

January 8, 2023

NAST was formed to take on the organization, and become the primary sponsor of, Venom Week Symposiums. These symposiums are a periodic, North America-based, international scientific meeting on all things venomous. Venom Week Symposiums have been held in: 2022 Meeting Highlights – Scottsdale, AZ 2020 Meeting Highlights – Gainesville, FL 2018 Meeting Highlights – Kingsville, TX 2016 Meeting Highlights – Greenville, NC 2012 Meeting Highlights – Honolulu, HI 2009 Meeting Highlights – Albuquerque, NM 2007…

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About Us

Founded in July, 2012, The North American Society of Toxinology (NAST) is a North America-based, international, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of the science of all things venomous.

We are a 501(c)(3) organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

Members include medical clinicians, veterinarians, basic scientists, zoo and collection managers, animal scientists, herpetologists, antivenom researchers and developers, drug developers, and others with an interest in venomous animals and their venoms.

Toxicon is the official journal of NAST. 

Meet our Our 2024 Board of Directors

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