North American Society of Toxinology

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North American Society of Toxinology
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Years active2012–present
Websitewww.nastox.org/index.html

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. It was founded in 2012 and is a 501(c)(3) organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.[1]

Origin[edit]

The progenitor meeting of Venom Week Symposiums, "Snakebites in the New Millennium," was held in 2005 in Omaha, NE.[2]

The first meeting named as Venom Week was held in 2007 in Tucson, AZ .[3] and subsequent meetings were held on an ad hoc basis until 2012, when NAST was founded at the combined NAST/International Society on Toxinology meeting in Honolulu to take on the organizing, and become the primary sponsor of, future Venom Week Symposiums.[4]

Foundation[edit]

At the Venom Week VI meeting (Kingsville, TX, 2018), in recognition of their roles in the founding of NAST, the "Founder Award" was given to James Armitage, Leslie Boyer, Sean Bush, Dan Keyler, Steven Seifert and Carl-Wilhelm Vogel.[5]

Organization and Membership[edit]

Members include medical clinicians, veterinarians, basic scientists, zoo and collection managers, animal scientists, herpetologists, antivenom researchers and developers, and others with an interest in venomous animals and their venoms. Additional information regarding membership can be found on the membership page of the Society's website.[6]

The officers of the Society are elected by the members.[7]

Venom Week Meetings[edit]

Venom Week Symposiums have been held in 2005 (Omaha, NE), 2007 (Tucson, AZ), 2009 (Albuquerque, NM),[8] 2012 (Honolulu, HI)),[9] 2016 (Greenville, NC),[10] 2018 (Kingsville, TX),[11][12], and 2020 (Gainesville, FL).[13]

Publication[edit]

Toxicon is the official journal of the North American Society of Toxinology.[14] The journal was started in 1963. It becamse the official journal of NAST in 2017 and is published monthly by Elsevier.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "North American Society of Toxinology Website Home Page". North American Society of Toxinology.
  2. ^ "Abstracts from Snakebites in the New Millennium, Omaha, NE". University of Nebraska Medical Center Newsroom Website.
  3. ^ "Abstracts of Venom Week 2007" (PDF). Journal of Medical Toxicology-Springer Website. doi:10.1007/BF03160951.
  4. ^ "North American Society of Toxinology President's Report 2018" (PDF). North American Society of Toxinology.
  5. ^ "North American Society of Toxinology Website Past Meetings Page". North American Society of Toxinology.
  6. ^ "North American Society of Toxinology Website Membership Page". North American Society of Toxinology.
  7. ^ "North American Society of Toxinology Website Board of Directors and Contact Page". North American Society of Toxinology.
  8. ^ "Venom Week 2009 Abstracts". doi:10.1007/s13181-010-0094-6. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  9. ^ "Venom Week 2012 Abstracts". Toxicon/Elsevier Website.
  10. ^ "North American Society of Toxinology Website Past Meetings Page". North American Society of Toxinology.
  11. ^ "Rokyta Labs Goes to Venom Week 2019". Rokyta Labs.
  12. ^ "Venom Week VI". University of Texas A&M Kingsville website.
  13. ^ "Venom Week 2020". University of Florida.
  14. ^ "Toxicon Homepage". Toxicon Journal.
  15. ^ Rosenberg P (1987). "Happy 25th birthday Toxicon". Toxicon. 25 (1): 1–2. doi:10.1016/0041-0101(87)90147-4.

External links[edit]

  • [1] | NAST Home Page
  • [2] | Toxicon Home Page