Interdisciplinary Summer School on Snakebite Envenoming
Snakebite envenoming is a highly neglected disease of poverty that is of great public health importance. Among neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), it is the deadliest disease. In addition, it causes more than 400,000 permanent disabilities annually. As snakebite envenoming is a very complex One Health issue, an interdisciplinary approach is needed to address this problem and contribute to the WHO goal to achieve a 50% reduction of snakebite deaths and disabilities by 2030.
Therefore, this hybrid summer school aims to bring together young researchers from different disciplines and countries who are working on/interested in NTDs and snakebite envenoming to foster interdisciplinary and cross-cultural exchange.
The summer school will take place over five days with arrival and departure on the first and last day at the Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg. It will be a mixture of lectures by experts from different fields and disciplines and presentations of the participants' own work (from selected abstracts), with plenty of time for discussion, feedback and exchange.
Programme and Speakers
All times are indicated in CEST.
Application & Abstract Submission
The deadline for applications was 11 June 2023.
No fee is required to attend the summer school. Accommodation must be arranged and paid for by the participants themselves. Lunch and coffee breaks are included in the summer school.
- Benno Kreuels, Research Group Snakebite Envenoming, BNITM
- Ulrich Kuch, Department of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Goethe-University Frankfurt
- Maik Damm, Independent Researcher, Germany
- Jörg Blessmann, Research Group Snakebite Envenoming, BNITM
- Deborah Hosemann, Research Group Snakebite Envenoming, BNITM
You will find the directions to BNITM on our website.
This summer school is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the German Alliance for Global Health Research (GLOHRA).