Congress 2017

Scientific Programme

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The congress will address a large and comprehensive spectrum of hot topics, focusing on a variety of critical issues, some of which include:
  • A spotlight on Infection Prevention
  • Managing infections in adolescents and pregnant women
  • Drug-Resistant infections (in partnership with ESCMID)
  • Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases (in partnership with ISID)
Topics to be addressed by international speakers include:
  • Surveillance of Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases: Professor Larry Madoff (USA)
  • African viruses flourishing in the diaspora: Professor Oyewale Tomori (Nigeria)
  • Measles eradication: Professor David Durrheim (Australia)
  • Neonatal sepsis and drug-resistant infections: Professor Mike Sharland (UK)
  • Management of Gram-negative infections: Professor Jesus Rodrequez-Bãno (Spain)
  • Challenges of managing HIV in adolescents: Dr Tariro Makadzinge (Zimbabwe)
  • Infection control for both the public and private sectors (with a specific focus on engineering for PTB transmission): Professor Edward Nardell (USA)
  • Prevention of hospital-acquired infections: Professor Stephen Harbath (Switzerland)
  • Genital microbiome: Professor Jacques Raavel (USA)
Parallel sessions including the following topics:
  • Antimicrobial Research and Development
  • Diagnostics and new technologies for infections
  • New insights to viral hepatitis
  • Fungal Infections
  • Shifting borders in travel Medicine

Programme at a Glance

Thursday 09 November
15h00: Registration opens
17h00 - 18h45: Sessions commence
19h00 - 21h00: Opening Welcome Function & Trade Preview
Friday 10 November
07h00 - 17h30: Sessions continue
17h30 - 19h15: Society AGMs
Free evening for delegates
Saturday 11 November
07h00 - 18h45: Sessions continue
19h30 - Social Function
Sunday 12 November
Delegates depart