Due to the ongoing COVID-19-related national and international travel and social restrictions, the Oxford toxinology conference, Venoms and ..
Toxins 2021, is likely to be held virtually. However, if the COVID-19 situation improves and there a relaxation in the restrictions, we will consider holding this meeting either fully ‘in-person’ or as a ‘virtual-in-person’ hybrid at its usual venue of St Hilda’s College (Oxford, UK). The HOF is particularly committed to supporting and raising awareness of some lesser-known and preventable health issues, in particular snakebite. Having recognised the devastating impact snakebite can have, the Foundation aims to alleviate suffering by sponsoring high-quality antivenom research, and has recently committed to support research in three of the Asian countries worst affected by this neglected tropical disease. This will include hospital treatment of snakebite victims and first aid as well as support for studies into the effectiveness and safety of currently available and recently developed antivenoms.