Symposium on Infectious Diseases - Behind enemy lines: The hunt for future epidemics
Location: Munich, Germany
Anatomical Institute, Pettenkoferstrasse 11, Lecture hall A202
Across the world, epidemics of infectious disease have killed more humans in history than any other cause. The morbidity and mortality of infectious diseases profoundly shape politics, business and culture. Infectious diseases are not only spreading faster, they appear to be emerging more quickly than ever before posing greater public health treat. It is therefore crucial to anticipate future epidemics by accumulating knowledge through appropriate research and by monitoring infectious diseases emergence using indicators from different sources.
The aim of the Symposium is to examine the lessons learnt from the changing epidemiology of infectious disease outbreaks, interrogate evidence based emergency response approaches and their anthropological utility as well as to explore the advancements in infectious disease diagnostics and computational biology. The symposium promises to offer new insights into infectious disease outbreak to all scientists particularly researchers in the field of infectious diseases, public health practitioners, laboratories scientists, students and all other interested individuals.
CME Credit: 8 CME credit points have been applied to the Bavarian Medical Association.
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:10 Welcome and Introduction
09:10 - 09:40 The Global threat from Infectious Disease outbreak:
Lessons missed and learnt
Prof. Dr. Bettina Borisch, Institute of Global Health
University of Geneva, Switzerland
09:40 - 10:10 Changing Epidemiology of Infectious Disease Outbreak
Dr. Ambrose Talisuna, World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa - Congo, Brazzaville, The Republic of Congo
10:10 - 10:40 Coffee Break
10:40 - 11:10 Infectious Disease Outbreak and Emergencies
Dr. Chadia Wannous, Coordinator of "Towards a Safer World" Network for Pandemic Preparedness, Switzerland
11:10 - 11:40 Advances in Infectious Disease Diagnosis
Prof. Dr. Matthias Niedrig, Robert Koch Institute, Germany
11:40 - 13:30 Lunch and Poster Session
13:30 - 14:00 Anthropology of Infectious Diseases
Prof. Peter J. Brown, Emory Global Health Institute
Emory University, USA
14:00 - 14:30 Coffee Break
14:30 - 16:30 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Bettina Borisch
16:30 - 17:00 Closing ceremony
The registration deadline is March 3, 2018.
30 EUR General audience
10 EUR Students
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