Topics in Infection 2019
This is an annual one-day meeting that brings together 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.
Date: Friday 25 January 2019
Time: 9:00 - 17:00, followed by a drinks reception and canapés for all attendees at the British Library
Venue: The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Confirmed speakers include:
- Sarah Cleaveland OBE, Professor of Comparative Epidemiology, Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow – “Progress towards global rabies elimination: the practice and potential of One Health” – Keynote speaker delivering the Soulsby Lecture
- David Heymann CBE, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House London – “Recent plague outbreaks in Madagascar and elsewhere”
- Hilary Humphreys, Professor of Clinical Microbiology, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland – "Latest updates and highlights in infection prevention and control”
- Dr Colin Brown, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, National Infection Service, Public Health England – “The changing global epidemiology of Streptococcus pyogenes”
- Malcolm Richardson, Director and Consultant Clinical Scientist in Mycology, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and Professor of Medical Mycology, University of Manchester – “Global impact of fungal toxins on human health”
- Michael Bromley, Professor of Drug Discovery at the University of Manchester – “Development of novel antifungal drugs to tackle emerging antifungal resistance”
- Sir Michael Jacobs, Professor, High Consequence Infectious Diseases Unit, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust – "Monkeypox update: human to human transmission"