Biennial Snakes & Snakebite Treatment seminars have been held in Watamu since 1997.  Our speakers are international experts in treatment of envenoming, herpetology (often both!), toxinologists, victims of particularly interesting bites/stings, antivenom producers and others.  Each Seminar has had Professor David Warrell as lead speaker – sadly he told us he is now going to retire from that particular commitment but he is also our Senior JAAT Trustee and always generous with advice and help when needed.

Royjan Taylor Memorial Snakebite Conference
Thu, Oct 22
Turtle Bay Beach Club
Oct 22, 9:00 AM – Oct 24, 5:00 PM
Turtle Bay Beach Club, Turtle Bay Road, Watamu, Kenya
Clinical Management of Snakebites in Kenya: Intensive Training Course
Mon, Mar 16
Turtle Bay Beach Club
Mar 16, 9:00 AM – Mar 20, 5:00 PM
Turtle Bay Beach Club, Turtle Bay Road, Watamu, Kenya
A comprehensive, practical training module for doctors, rural health workers, nursing officers and allied health professionals who may have to treat snakebites anywhere in Kenya
11th International Snakebite Seminar
Fri, Nov 23
Turtle Bay Beach Resort
Nov 23, 2018, 7:00 PM
Turtle Bay Beach Resort, Watamu, Kenya
The Bio-Ken International Snakebite Seminar will be held this year on 23rd and 24th of November 2018 at Turtle Bay Beach Club in Watamu.


To be bitten by a poisonous snake is everyone’s worst nightmare. In Africa this happens to people quite regularly especially to those in the rural communities. The primary objective of the James Ashe Antivenom Trust (JAAT) is to reduce the number of deaths and maiming caused by those many snakebites.

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