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Seminar on Epidemiology and Outbreak Management


Topic Seminar on Epidemiology and Outbreak Management
Course Type
Content
  • To recap the basic knowledge of epidemiology
  • To review the systematic approach of outbreak management 
  • To showcase real-life examples of field investigations
     
Date 18 February 2022
Venue Web-based
Organizer Co-organised by Infectious Disease Control Training Centre, Hospital Authority (HA IDCTC)/ Infection Control Branch (ICB), Centre for Health Protection (CHP) and Chief Infection Control Officer’s Office, HA
Target Group Healthcare professionals practicing in HA, Department of Health and private settings, in particular those working in the field of infection control and healthcare management
Speakers

AM Session    Introduction to Epidemiology and Outbreak Management

Time Topic Speaker
09:00 – 09:05 Welcome speech Dr Hong CHEN
Consultant-in-charge, Infectious Disease Control Training Centre, Hospital Authority / Head, Infection Control Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health
09:05 – 09:50 Introduction to infectious disease epidemiology Dr Tim TSANG
Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong
09:50 – 10:35 Approaches to outbreak investigations

Dr Daniel LUCEY
Senior Scholar, O'Neill Institute / Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Medical and Law School / Clinical Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, US

10:35 – 10:50 Q&A  
10:50 – 11:00 Break  
11:00 – 11:45 Surveillance of communicable diseases Dr Eric LAU
Scientific Officer, Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong
11:45 – 12:30 Lessons learned from emerging and re-emerging infections in Singapore Prof Yee-sin LEO
Executive Director, National Centre for Infectious Diseases, Singapore / Adjunct Professor, NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health / Clinical Professor, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
12:30 – 12:45 Q&A  
12:40 – 14:00 Lunch break  
PM Session    Outbreak management: from principle to practice
Time Topic Speaker
14:15 – 14:35 Outbreak management in local perspectives Dr Emma LUK
Medical & Health Officer, Communicable Disease Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health
14:35 – 15:05 Outbreak management in hospital settings Dr Bosco LAM
Consultant Microbiologist, Princess Margaret Hospital / Infection Control Officer, North Lantau Hospital, Hospital Authority
15:05 – 15:25 Outbreak management – operation flow Ms Man-ying KONG
Senior Nursing Officer, Chief Infection Control Officer Office, Head Office, Hospital Authority
15:25 – 15:40 Q&A  
15:40 – 16:00 Break  
16:00 – 16:45 Implementing a One Health response to emerging zoonotic diseases

Dr Colin A. BASLER
Deputy Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) One Health Office, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, US

16:45 – 17:30 Insights from outbreak work overseas 2003-2020 Dr Daniel LUCEY
Senior Scholar, O'Neill Institute / Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Medical and Law School / Clinical Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, US
17:30 – 17:45 Q&A  
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Published at 2022-01-28
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