Course Date and Location

Course Date and Location

Date: April 11, 2018, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Cullen Auditorium, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030

Conference Overview

Join us to learn about clinical diagnosis and management of terrestrial and aquatic envenomations. After the conference, there is an optional trip to the zoo for a tour of the reptile house and reception. 

Director of Conference

Spencer Greene, M.D., M.S, FACEP, FACMT

Dr. Greene is the director of the Houston Venom Conference and an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine.

Registration and Fees

Registration and CME/CNE/CE: $35.94 + $4.05 FEE

Zoo tour/Reception: $7.53 + $2.47 FEE

Registration fee ONLY: $17.00 + $3.00 FEE

Pay and Register online.

Agenda Schedule

8:00 a.m.


8:15-8:25 a.m.


Kathryn Jones, D.V.M., Ph.D

8:25-9:15 a.m.

Beyond Antivenom: Emerging Therapies for Snakebite

Michael Levine, M.D.

9:15-9:50 a.m.

Venom 1: A Team Response to Fight the Bite

Ben Abo, D.O., EMT-P

9:50-10 a.m.


10:00-10:35 a.m.

We Have Nothing to Fear Except Fear Itself. And Sometimes Spiders

Daniel Sessions, M.D. 

10:35-11:10 a.m.

Warm Fuzzies and Malice: the World of Venomous Mammals

Sarah Shafer, M.D.

11:10-11:45 a.m.

Envenomation Management: What's the Evidence?

Justin Hensley, M.D.

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.


12:45-1:20 p.m.

Marine Envenomations

Nick Brandehoff, M.D.

1:20-1:55 p.m.

Bugs of the Bayou

Julie LaTurner, Bug Keeper, The Houston Zoo

1:55-2:05 p.m.


2:05-2:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Other End of the Fang-the Patient's and Parent's Perspective

Moderator: Spencer Greene, M.D.

2:35-3 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Ask the Experts

Moderator: Spencer Greene, M.D.

3-3:15 p.m.

Exam and wrap Up 

3:15-3:45 p.m.

Travel to Houston Zoo for tour and reception

(separate ticket required)