Texas snakes and snakebites to be topic of UTHCT seminar on Friday

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Venomous snakes and their bites will be the topic of a free seminar presented from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 20, in Hudnall Auditorium at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, 11937 U.S. Highway 271 in Tyler.

David Morgan, MD, an associate professor of emergency medicine at Scott & White and medical director of Central Texas Poison Control, will present “Texas Snakebites.”

Dr. Morgan, who is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, will describe the types of venomous snakes found in Texas, describe the injuries caused by their venom, and outline emergency medical treatment for those bites.

UTHSCT’s Department of Medical Education sponsors the free Grand Rounds lecture. It is designed for physicians and other health-care providers. Lunch will be provided, but reservations are required. For information or to reserve a place, call the Department of Medical Education at (903) 877-7255.

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