RSTMH: Topics in Infection 2016

Event 16 Nov 2015
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This one-day meeting, which we organise in association with Public Health England and Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, brings together over 300 microbiologists, consultants in infectious disease, infection control nurses and biomedical and clinical scientists to hear updates on recent 'hot topics' in all aspects of infectious disease.

We are currently finalising the programme and expect topics to include:

  • The recent UK scarlet fever outbreak
  • The rationale for new vaccine programmes (Men B, Men ACWY etc)
  • Convalescent plasma in the treatment of disease
  • Unintended additional mortality due to the Ebola crisis
  • Close-contact zoonoses
  • The importance of social and cultural practices in the containment of disease

For more information & registration: https://rstmh.org/events/topics-infection-2016

Confirmed sessions include:

  • The Global Trachoma Mapping Project: lessons learnt and next steps, Dr Anthony Solomon, WHO
  • Strategies to reverse the neglect of tropical snakebite victims, Dr Robert Harrison, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine