Texas Children’s Hospital to host conference on envenomations at Baylor College of Medicine

June 24, 2014

Experts from across the state to present at second annual Houston Venom Conference

HOUSTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine is teaming up with Texas Children’s Hospital and The Houston Zoo to host the second annual Houston Venom Conference.

The conference will include a full day of lectures focusing on the clinical diagnosis and management of terrestrial and aquatic envenomations.

The conference, sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital, will take place on June 28 at Baylor from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sessions during the conference will address exciting and potentially life-saving topics for Texans during the summer such as: “The Sting: Scorpion Envenomations,” “Snakes of Southeast Texas,” “Copperhead Bites: Are we under-treating or over-reacting?” and more. The conference, which will feature speakers from across the state including medical toxicologists and emergency physicians, will be free, thanks to an unrestricted educational grant from BTG.

Following the lectures, guests will have the opportunity to visit the Houston Zoo for exclusive guided tours of the Aquarium and Reptile House, where a reception will also be located to cap the event. Registration is required and must be done by June 25. For registration and additional information, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-houston-venom-conference-registration-11556881945.

The conference will take place at Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, 77030, in the Texas Medical Center. Parking is available in the nearby TMC Parking Garages 6 or 7. For a map, visit the TMC parking guide here: http://www.texasmedicalcenter.org/parking/visitors/. Attendees should meet in room M321 in the Baylor Cullen building.

About Texas Children’s Hospital
Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.

Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) in Houston is recognized as a premier academic health sciences center and is known for excellence in education, research and patient care. It is the only private medical school in the greater southwest and is ranked 21st among medical schools for research and 12th for primary care by U.S. News & World Report. Baylor is listed 19th among all U.S. medical schools for National Institutes of Health funding and number one in Texas. Located in the Texas Medical Center, Baylor has affiliations with seven teaching hospitals and jointly owns and operates CHI St. Luke’s Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. Currently, Baylor trains more than 3,000 medical, graduate, nurse anesthesia, physician assistant and orthotics students, as well as residents and post-doctoral fellows. Follow Baylor College of Medicine on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/BaylorCollegeOfMedicine) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/BCMHouston).

Elizabeth Shackouls

Glenna Picton

SOURCE Texas Children’s Hospital

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