*NEW NAST Website

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

Professor Steven Seifert 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…

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2023-2024 Board of Directors

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…

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Past Meeting Information

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,…

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2022 Meeting Highlights – Scottsdale, AZ

​Venom Week VII (2022) Scottsdale, AZ mo day, 2022 Chairs: xxxx Agenda / Daily Schedule Photos Venom Week Awards Meeting Abstracts (pre-publication, non-proprietary format) Meeting Abstracts (link to the journal; subscription required) Special Issue (full manuscripts from Venom Week presentations)

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2020 Meeting Highlights – Gainesville, FL

​Venom Week VII (2020) Gainesville, FL March 4 – 7, 2020 Chairs: Fred Aleguas, PharmD; Michael Schaer, DVM Agenda / Daily Schedule Photos Venom Week Awards  Meeting Abstracts (pre-publication, non-proprietary format) Meeting Abstracts (link to the journal; subscription required) Special Issue (full manuscripts from Venom Week presentations)

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2018 Meeting Highlights – Kingsville, TX

Venom Week VI (2018) Kingsville, TX March 14 – 17, 2018 Chair: Elda E. Sanchez, PhD Agenda / Daily Schedule Photos Meeting Abstracts (pre-publication, non-prietary PDF) Abstracts in Toxicon. For those with an online subscription: ToxiconAbstracts President’s Report: PowerPoint presentation on the history of Venom Week meetings and NAST Venom Week VI Awards

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2016 Meeting Highlights – Greenville, NC

Venom Week V (2016) Greenville, NC March 9 – 12, 2016 Chair: Sean P. Bush, MD Highest Presentation Evaluation Score:               Steven A. Seifert, “The Dynamics and Kinetics of the Venom-Antivenom Dance Agenda / Daily Schedule Meeting Abstracts in pre-publication form can be downloaded here. Pics here as a PDF. The abstracts from Venom Week V have been…

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2012 Meeting Highlights – Honolulu, HI

Venom Week IV (2012)* Honolulu, HI July 8 – 13, 2012 Co-Chairs: Steven A. Seifert, MD & Carl-Wilhelm Vogel, MD, PhD Highest Presentation Evaluation Scores: Individual scores not done. Tie for the Top Session:** Session #22, Spider Toxins & Envenomations. Chairs: Greta Binford; Eugene Grishin Session #32, Envenomations in the Developing World. Chairs: Julian White; Marieke Dijkman…

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2009 Meeting Highlights – Albuquerque, NM

Venom Week III (2009) Albuquerque, New Mexico June 1 – 4, 2009 Chair: Steven A. Seifert, MD Highest Presentation Evaluation Score: Steven Curry, “Rattlesnakebite-induced shock in central Arizona” * Agenda / Daily Schedule Faculty Photos Sponsors Abstracts: JOURNAL OF MEDICAL TOXICOLOGY ■ VOLUME 6, NUMBER 2 ■ JUNE 2010 ■ 234 – 266. * Presentation evaluation scores for…

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2007 Meeting Highlights – Tucson, AZ

Venom Week 2007* Tucson, AZ September 3 – 7, 2007 Chair: Leslie V. Boyer, MD Agenda / Daily Schedule / Faculty Abstracts: JOURNAL OF MEDICAL TOXICOLOGY ■ VOLUME 4, NUMBER 1 ■ MARCH 2008 ■ 43 – 63. * The name “Venom Week” was originated by Leslie V. Boyer, with this meeting.

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2005 Meeting Highlights – Omaha, NE

Venom Week I (2005)* Omaha, NE October 21 – 23, 2005 Chair: Steven A. Seifert, MD Highest Presentation Evaluation Score:                Bryan Fry, PhD, “The Early Evolution of Venom in Lizards and Snakes”** Agenda / Daily Schedule  / Faculty Abstracts: JOURNAL OF MEDICAL TOXICOLOGY ■ VOLUME 2, NUMBER 1 ■ MARCH 2006 ■ 29 – 45. * Renamed Venom…

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