Conference 2001 (September) was well attended and a great success. As expected the twenty speakers were excellent. Each speaker presented a paper and these have been colated into a presentation pack andare available at a cost of $100 from the Secretary, 23 Main Street, Yankalilla, South Australia 5203.
Among the subjects discussed during the two days were a variety of treatments, along with the amount of help that is available.
Plans for another conference are under way. It will be even bigger and better and we are hoping that other organisations will join in by giving additional sponsorship.
Helen can be booked to give talks to your local group, school, club or organisation. Please contact her on 08 8558 2738 or 0418812667 to make arrangements.
THE SPEAKERS AT CONFERENCE 2001 WERE:
Dr Robert Raven
Curator of Arachnids, Qld. Museum.
Mr Harry Boeck
Euconol Pty. Ltd. N.S.W.
Dr Jack Walsh
Diabetes and Spider Bites.
Mr Russell Karras
Dr. Lachlin Rash
Dept. Pharmacology Monash University Vic.
Dr Geoff Isbista
Mater Hospital Newcastle N.S.W.
Dr Mike Gemmell
S.A. Museum Arachnologist
Dr Michael Venning PHD
Dept of Pharmacy, University of S.A.
We brought together only the best in their field on the subject of
Spiders, their Toxin, and the destruction they cause to humans and animals.
We also had a range of speakers from alternative fields who assist bite
victims. These included:
Professional of Homeopath
Mr. David Mitchell
Flick Pest Control
Lymphoed Clinic - Laser Therapist
Mr Ian Renton
Snake Away Services
Dr Pil Needam
As requested at Conference 2000.
This year we heard from bite victims themselves:
Mrs helen midgley The Spider lady victim
Mr Andrew Conroy S.A. victim
Mrs Colleen Lang S.A. victim
Mrs catherine Allison Vic victim
Many thanks to our sponsors, Eucanol.
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