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Snakes: Behaviour, Toxincology & Bite Management (Including Live Snake Handling)

  • 13 Dec 2016
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Education Centre, Wimmera Base Hospital, Horsham (Victoria)

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Brief overview:

Paramedics Australasia is visiting the Wimmera and we're inviting paramedics, nurses and doctors from BOTH sides of the state border to join us in Horsham for an interactive session on snake behaviour and toxicology ahead of the summer.


This event will include snake handling by snake experts Geoff Coombe and Rudy Della-Flora, and an envenomation session with Chris Cotton (SA).

Light food and refreshments will be served on the night thanks to the generous sponsorship of Seqirus Australia - a CSL company. 

About the speakers:

Geoff Coombe

Geoff Coombe, the principal of the Geoff Coombe Living with Wildlife, has been actively involved with reptiles since the mid-1960s. He has had practical experience with venomous snakes since 1971 in both field environments and captive situations. Since 1993, Geoff has presented hundreds of talks, courses, workshops and seminars and has trained several thousand people in how to handle venomous snakes, delivering training programs all over Australia as well as overseas.

Chris Cotton

Chris Cotton is currently employed as a Clinical Support Officer with SA Ambulance and will be presenting on envenomation and bite management.


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