Global conference to focus on emerging infectious diseases

Ebola is among the emerging infectious diseases that will be discussed at the third annual conference of the Washington University Center for Global Health and Infectious Disease.
Ebola is among the emerging infectious diseases that will be discussed at the third annual conference of the Washington University Center for Global Health and Infectious Disease.

Researchers from around the world will gather April 10 to discuss the risk of emerging infectious diseases and how best to translate research to clinical care at the third annual conference of the Washington University Center for Global Health and Infectious Disease.

A diverse array of topics will be addressed, including the Ebola virus, tuberculosis and the human-animal-ecosystem interface.

The conference, which will be at the Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC) on the Medical Campus, is open to all. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required by April 3.

“Now in its third year, this event presents an important opportunity for faculty, staff and students to learn from international experts addressing key issues in infectious disease,” said William G. Powderly, MD, the J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine, co-director of the Division for Infectious Diseases at the School of Medicine and director of the Institute for Public Health and Global Health Center. “The lunch session gives attendees a chance to connect directly with our speakers and each other, and the poster session will showcase the diversity of work happening in global health and infectious disease at the university and beyond.”

Presenters include leaders from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Emory University and Washington University. Visit the Center for Global Health and Infectious Disease website for a list of speakers.

In addition, students and junior investigators will present their research in global health and infectious disease at the Oral Trainee Symposium April 9 in Erlanger Auditorium in the McDonnell Medical Sciences Building on the Medical Campus. Further, the Forum for International Health and Tropical Medicine will hold its 17th Annual Global Health Symposium on April 11 in EPNEC.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Center for Global and Infectious Disease at the Washington University Institute for Public Health and the School of Medicine’s departments of medicine, molecular microbiology and pathology and immunology.

Visit the Global Health and Infectious Disease conference website.

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