The Venomous Herpetology Symposium
September 8 - September 9
The Rattlesnake Conservancy (TRC) and Save The Snakes have teamed up to create the first Venomous Herpetology Symposium in Florida! This year, the symposium is hosted by Zoo Miami and we expect to have 150 professionals and students from the venomous herpetological community. The purpose of this symposium is to bring together zoos, aquariums, researchers, students, private herpetoculturists, and conservationists in a common setting to discuss the many arms of venomous herpetology. The theme this year is “Bridging the Gap”, referring to bridging the gap between the aforementioned groups’ conservation efforts and the public. Topics at the symposium will include partnerships, education initiatives, training, biosecurity, snake bite management, managing collections of venomous reptiles, venom toxinology, conservation techniques, and using social media! This year’s symposium has attracted international speakers from India and Costa Rica, as well as many notable speakers across the United States.