1er Congreso Nacional de Vipéridos - English version

 

The Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México and Red de Ayuda del Accidente Ofidico are pleased to invite you to the First National Congress on Mexican vipers and ophidian envenomation which will be held from May 23rd to 27th, 2016 in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León, México.

Program:

Pre-congress Courses:

1. General Biology and Captive husbandry

a). Life Histories

b). Physiology

c). Feeding

d). Control of variables

2. Clinical management

a). Clinical evaluation

b). Illness and diagnostic

c). Sampling and necropsies

3. Biotechnology, venom and ophidian envenomation

a). Venom biochemistry

b). Venom preservation

c). Antivenins

d). Treatment

4. Management, handling and Ethics

a) Handling in the field and captivity

b) Legislation

c) Animal welfare

5. Taxonomy and biogeography

a) Molecular Phylogenetics

b) Transcriptomic based taxonomy

c) Biogeography

6. Preservation a). Maceration

b). Clearance

c). Plastination

d). Tanning

A 100% attendance is required in order to obtain certificate

 

Congress:

Subjects related to venomous snakes: Biology, Taxonomy, Evolution, Ecology, Conservation, Biotechnology and Ophidian envenomation.

1. Oral presentations (research projects)

2. Poster presentation

3. Thesis competition

4. Plenary lectures

5. Photograph competition

6. Closing ceremony and presentation of “Dr. David Lazcano Villarreal” award

Dr. DAVID LAZCANO VILLAREAL award:

Dr. David Lazcano-Villarreal has a BSc degree in chemistry in 1980 and a BSc degree in biology in 1982, with a MScs degree in wildlife management and PhD in biological sciences with a specialty in the study of wildlife management from the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL). Currently, he is the head of the herpetological laboratory and coordinator of student academic exchange programs for the Faculty of Biological Sciences, UANL. Since 1979, he has taught courses in undergraduate and graduate programs. He has directed 37 thesis of graduate and postgraduate students. He serves as a member of the academic body “Conservation Biology" and the national network "Exotic Species of Mexico." His main research interests include: biogeography, taxonomy, systematics, ecology, herpetological inventory, and propagation of species in captivity. He has carried out 34 research programs on regional herpetology. He is an author of 155 scientific papers, 19 book chapters and 3 books. His research results have been presented in 65 papers delivered at national and international scientific meetings. He has promoted the study of herpetology, particularly the conservation and knowledge of poisonous snakes in the northeastern Mexico. Organizing committee recognize his career by presenting this award that will be given to the best researchers in the field. All congress' attendance (except for Thesis participants) are welcome to participate.

Costs:

Course: 150 USD

Congress: 100 USD

Both (courses and congress): 250 USD

Payment and registration

 

International participants:

Payments can be easily done with credit card through PayPal deposit through our site. PayPal will charge 4.5% approx. for the service.

- You can also pay in cash on registration desk on the first day of your arrival to congress.

- If you require an invoice, be sure your payment is fully complete and your ticket has been sent. Costs do not include taxes.

Please send a copy of the ticket and registration format to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Oral Presentation

All works will be separate in sessions according to the theme. Speakers will have 15 minutes for oral presentation plus 5 minutes for questions. In order to properly include your work on the schedule, please summit an abstract according to directions stated ahead.

 

Posters

Posters must be presented vertically printed in a 90 X 120 cm (35.4 X 47.2 inch) sheet. Posters should contain the most relevant information and be profusely illustrated. In order to properly include your work on the schedule, please summit an abstract according to directions stated ahead.

 

Abstract Reception

Will start on September 1st, 2105 and stops on February 1st, 2016. All submission, oral presentations, posters and those for Thesis presentations contest will require an abstract. You need a pre-registration from the main author prior to the final approval of the paper. We will only accept a paper per person as first author, but there is no limit on the number of presentations as a co-author.

 

Overview sheet must fill out all required fields.

The authors' names must start with the last name, followed by a coma and then first names (e.g. Aramberri Lavín, José; Naranjo de Heron, José Francisco). The main author should be designated with an asterisk. Complete addresses must be numbered following authors, detailing the institution, address, and country. Only the electronic address (email address) of the corresponding author is needed and this person will be responsible for reviewing comments of the summary. The design of the format will not exceed the space allocated for the abstract adapting it to all abstracts extension (500 words). Five key words should be noted and you must indicate whether the paper is free, poster or Thesis contest (Bachelor's degree or grade). It is important that in the text teh scientific

names symbolize in italics. Abstracts should be sent in Word format written in Arial font size 12, justified paragraph.

Abstracts should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LIMITED DATE 1 OF FEBRUARY 2016

 

Thesis contest

There will be three prizes to the best undergraduate, masters' and doctorate Thesis works. In order to participate, a presentation letter, detailing the importance of your research, is required. Last day to receive submissions will be February 1st, 2016. PDF copy of your thesis work should be attached to your letter. Candidates are students that have already graduated with in the last six years (2010-2015). Three best Theses on each category will be asked to present an oral defense of their work according to the following process:

1. The expositor must present their results orally to judges designated by the Organizing Committee who will decide the winners. The expositor will have 10 minutes for their presentation; plus 5 minutes for questions and answers.

2. Decisions will be based on the originality of the topic or subject, the quality of the research, the clarity of the presentation, the certainty and security in their responses to questions.

3. The decisions of committee shall be final.

 

Photography Contest

Bases:

1. Photographs must exclusively be of Mexican vipers
2. A maximum of 2 photographs could be present by each participant.
3. Photographs must be original from the participant and that have not been used in other contest.
4. Photographs should not present any kind of edition (retouch, size changing etc.)
5. Photos should be printed in a 25.4 X 38.1 cm 10 x 15 inches, with a 200 RGB high resolution, JPG format and accompanied by a technical file containing:
. Scientific name
. Common Name
. Locality and date when the photography was taken
. Photographic technich used
. Author's Name
. Each author should print his own photos the day of the event
6. Photographs files should be sent to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
7. Photographs that do not comply with the above requirements will be automatically disqualified

 

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Organizers and participating institutions
David Lazcano Villarreal. Facultad de Biología, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Guillermo Gil Alarcón. Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel, UNAM ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Adriana González Hernández. Buró de Investigaciones y Soluciones Biológicas, A.C. ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Alejando Carbajal Saucedo. Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas Aplicadas, UAEM ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Fahd Henry Carmona Torres. Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, UNAM ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Mónica Salmerón Estrada. Herpetario Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ricardo Czaplewski Cicero. Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, UNAM This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Víctor Hugo Reynoso. Instituto de Biología, UNAM This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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