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Oxford Tropical Medicine Day

These presentations from our overseas researchers were shared with Medical Students at Oxford University

Oxford Tropical Medicine Day 2023

Tropical Medicine Day, 8th December 2023Chairs: Dr. Xin Hui Chan & Dr. Maria DudarevaLecture Theatre 2, Academic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital10:00 Prof. Rose McGready Malaria and Pregnancy10:30 A/Prof. Timothy Walker Virtual Ward Round at Bệnh viện Bệnh Nhiệt Đới11:00 Prof. Philip Bejon COVID-19 in Kenya11:30 Annelies Gillesen High Consequence Infectious Diseases in Practice12:00 Dr. Mehreen Datoo R21: a High Impact Malaria Vaccine12:30 Dr. Margarete Vicentine Towards Vaccination for Enteric FeverOxford Tropical Medicine Day 2023 was another great success with >110 attendees in person at the John Radcliffe Hospital and online from around the world.

The morning opened with an introduction from Dr Xin Hui Chan highlighting how the careers of all at the podium underscored how gender equity as well as multicultural and multidisciplinary working are essential in global health and to provide compassionate care for our patients.

Prof Rose McGready presented decades of data on severe malaria in pregnancy in the Thai-Burmese border cohort, highlighting how subgroups with anaemia or hyperparasitaemia alone had a more benign course with appropriate treatment than those with other organ dysfunction. She was joined by Dr Makoto Saito online from Tokyo.

Prof Tim Walker’s virtual ward round from the Vietnam Hospital of Tropical Diseases had all at the edge of seats guessing the pathogens behind perplexing neurological presentations ranging from rat lungworm (Angiostrongylus cantonensis) to Japanese encephalitis, Streptococcus suis, and tetanus, among others.

Prof Philip Bejon then gave an expert overview of the Kenyan experience of COVID, contrasting the extensive transmission of mostly asymptomatic infection and relatively low excess mortality with the overwhelmed health systems of Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Annelies Gillesen shared her field experience as a research nurse on 11 clinical studies of high consequence infectious diseases on three continents in the last eight years typically in extreme environments such as conflict zones. These included multiple outbreaks of viral haemorrhagic fevers (Ebola, Lassa), mpox, plague, and acute respiratory infections (influenza, COVID).

Dr Mehreen Datoo spoke on the clinical development of the R21 malaria vaccine from early phase to licensure. R21 is the second malaria vaccine recommended by the World Health Organization. Its cost-effectiveness and ease of deployment will help make access to a malaria vaccine a reality for even more children in Africa.

Dr Meg Vicentine gave an enthusiastic overview of the history and clinical impact of enteric fever, shortfalls in vaccination against typhoid fever and the current progress towards developing more comprehensive vaccines against Salmonella enterica serovars typhi and paratyphi.

Dr Maria Dudareva brought the event to a close with warm congratulations to the speakers on their achievements and contributions to global health.

Oxford Tropical Medicine Day 2022

Rose McGready

Professor Rose McGready tells us about The long road to WHO approval: Artemisinin therapy for treatment of malaria infection in the first trimester

Ana Cruz

Dr Ana Cruz tells us about the Zika virus in the post-epidemic phase: An evolving narrative

Jake Dunning

Dr Jake Dunning from the Pandemic Sciences Institute tells us about Monkeypox: From a ‘tropical’ problem to a global health problem

Sassy Molyneux

Professor Sassy Molyneux from Health Systems Collaborative tells us about Strengthening ethical practice at the frontline of global health research: Reflections on opportunities and challenges

Mary Warrell

Dr Mary Warrell tells us about Rabies

Tri Wangrangsimakul

Dr Tri Wangrangsimakul gives us a Case presentation: What lies beneath

Oxford Tropical Medicine Day 2021

Nick Day

Professor Nick Day, MORU Director in Bangkok, Thailand, gives us an overview of CTMGH overseas units

Philip Bejon

Professor Philip Bejon, KWTRP Director in Kilifi, Kenya, talks about the evolution of malaria in Africa over the 20th and 21st centuries

David Warrell

Prof David Warrell, Emeritus Professor of Tropical Medicine, tells us about his research on on the incidence, morbidity and mortality of snake bites

Ana Gibertoni Cruz

Dr Ana Gibertoni Cruz from the Nuffield Department of Population Health tells us how genomic diagnosics help refine which treatment has better chances to treat tuberculosis

Chris Mansbridge

Dr Chris Mansbridge, Specialist Registrar in Infectious Diseases, talks us through several clinical cases of fever in returning travellers

Sassy Molyneux

Professor Sassy Molyneux from Health Systems Collaborative tells us about her research to strengthen ethical practice at the frontline of global health research

Oxford Tropical Medicine Day 2020

Guy Thwaites

Professor Guy Thwaites from our OUCRU unit in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, tells us about Clinical trials in life threatening infectious diseases

Sophie Yacoub

Dr Sophie Yacoub from our OUCRU unit in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, tells us about dengue research in Vietnam

Paul Newton

Professor Paul Newton from Oxford and ex-Director of our LOMWRU unit in Laos tells us about: Laos, fevers, fakes & fish - public health research in Laos

Ivo Elliott

Dr Ivo Elliott from our MORU unit in Thailand tells us about Scrub & Murine: a beginners guide

Kevin Marsh

Professor Kevin Marsh from NDM-CGHR in Oxford tells us about COVID-19: why are Africa's death rates low?

Diana Lockwood

Professor Diana Lockwood from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine tells us about Leprosy - Do not neglect this ancient disease

These presentations were recorded on Teams, which provide an automatic transcript. This transcript is accessible on Stream using an Oxford Single Sign On.

  • Guy Thwaites - Clinical trials in life threatening infectious diseases - starts at 00:02:37
  • Sophie Yacoub - Dengue - starts at 00:34:43
  • Paul Newton - Laos, fevers, fakes & fish, public health research in Laos - starts at 01:02:12
  • Ivo Elliott - Scrub & murine, a beginners guide - starts at 01:3131
  • Kevin Marsh - COVID-19, why are Africa's rates low? - starts at 02:01:55
  • Diana Lockwood - Leprosy - Do not neglect this ancient disease - starts at 02:31:55