Tropical Medicine Seminars

Fri 5 Feb 2016 from 14:00 to 15:00

Tropical Medicine Global Health Seminars

NDM Building, Basement Seminar Room, Catering provided so please arrive promptly - First come, first served, Headington OX3 7FZ

Searching for a vaccine for melioidosis, and Update on the Zika virus epidemic

Professor Susanna Dunachie, Professor Peter Horby

Melioidosis is a neglected tropical disease caused by the soil-dwelling bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei. Patients present with a range of clinical syndromes including pneumonia, sepsis and abscesses, and the in-hospital mortality is 40% in Thailand. Melioidosis is endemic in Southeast Asia and... Read more

Melioidosis is a neglected tropical disease caused by the soil-dwelling bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei. Patients present with a range of clinical syndromes including pneumonia, sepsis and abscesses, and the in-hospital mortality is 40% in Thailand. Melioidosis is endemic in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia but it is widespread across the tropics and a recent estimate puts the annual global death toll at 89,000 which is higher than Dengue. After this talk, Professor Peter Horby will provide an update on the emerging Zika virus infection.

Audience: Members of the University only

Organisers: Francois Van Loggerenberg

Tue 1 Mar 2016 from 11:00 to 12:00

Tropical Medicine Global Health Seminars

Richard Doll Building, Lecture Theatre, Catering provided so please arrive promptly, Old Road Campus OX3 7LF

Travel Medicine in the era of Chikungunya, Ebola, and Zika virus

Dr Daniel Caplivski

Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases have evolved rapidly in recent decades as outbreaks such as SARS, Avian Influenza, Ebola, MERS, Chikungunya, and Zika virus have demonstrated how quickly infections can cross international borders. The practicing clinician must be attuned to international... Read more

Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases have evolved rapidly in recent decades as outbreaks such as SARS, Avian Influenza, Ebola, MERS, Chikungunya, and Zika virus have demonstrated how quickly infections can cross international borders. The practicing clinician must be attuned to international events as many different types of infections may present with overlapping signs and symptoms. Using a case-based approach we will examine how the evaluation of returned travelers is informed by data from international health bodies and local health departments. We will also review the latest information and limitations of testing methods for Zika virus. More about the speaker: Dr Daniel Caplivski is an associate professor of medicine at the Icahn Sinai School of Medicine at Mount Sinai who specializes in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine. He completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard College and his medical degree at Yale University. He trained in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Mount Sinai and attended the Gorgas Course in Tropical Medicine in Peru. He is a course co-director for the medical microbiology course and clinical director of the Travel Medicine Program at Mount Sinai. Dr Caplivski is the author of two books published by Oxford University Press: "HIV and Comorbidities" and "Consultations in Infectious Diseases: A Case-based Approach to Diagnosis and Management”.

Audience: Members of the University only

Organisers: Francois Van Loggerenberg

Tue 15 Mar 2016 from 17:30 to 20:30

Tropical Medicine Seminars

The Oxford Union, https://www.oxford-union.org/, St Michaels' Street OX1 3JB

CLIMATE CHANGE AND HEALTH DEBATE

The MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine students will be participating in a formal debate on Climate Change and Health. They will be taking part in two debates back to back. Topics will be announced to the students the week before the debate.

The MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine students will be participating in a formal debate on Climate Change and Health. They will be taking part in two debates back to back. Topics will be announced to the students the week before the debate.

Audience: Public

Organisers: Mrs Christelle Kervella-Jones