Need for transdisciplinary systems thinking to address snakebite

Snakebite, a major public health issue but a hugely neglected problem continues to affect millions of people with death and disability worldwide. In 2018, the first ever International Snakebite Awareness Day was celebrated on September 19, to emphasize on awareness and actions needed to tackle the burden of snakebite. The George Institute for Global Health (TGI), will be organizing a seminar on the topic ‘Need for transdisciplinary approach for addressing snakebite burden’ on this day. The deliberations of the seminar aim to expand the lens from the current clinically dominant approach to address snakebite to include learnings from other disciplines and enable systems thinking to solve the issue.

Mark your calendars for 19th September 2021, Sunday, 14:00 -15:00 hours IST

Key Focus & Our Speakers 

  • Introduction to event: Snakebite – an issue like no other
  • Talk 1: Why ‘Neglected Tropical Disease’? The politics of ‘Otherization’ of snakebite in India
    • Dr Rahul Bhaumik, Department of History, Women’s College, University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India,
  • Talk 2: Snakebite & climate change: preparedness for the imminent crisis  
    • Dr Soumyadeep Bhaumik, Injury Division, The George Institute for Global Health, India; Meta-research and Evidence Synthesis Unit, The George Institute for Global Health
  • Talk 3: Using snake rescue data to develop snakebite mitigation strategies
    • Mr. Vishal Santra, Society for Nature Conservation, Research and Community Engagement, West Bengal, India; Captive and Field Herpetology, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Fireside Chat with audience interaction: Transdisciplinary systems approach for snakebite – challenges and way forward 

The session concludes with a Q&A session where the audience can engage with the panelists.

More information here . Register here .

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