Texas Children's Hospital to host conference on envenomations

HOUSTON - (June 19, 2014) - Texas Children's Hospitalis sponsoring the second annual Houston Venom Conference. The National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicineand The Houston Zooare teaming up again to present a full day of lectures focusing on the clinical diagnosis and management of terrestrial and aquatic envenomations. The conference 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 that can only be found at this unique conference. 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.

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. For registration and additional information, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-houston-venom-conference-registration-11556881945

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.