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Seminar on infectious diseases and infection control management


Topic Seminar on infectious diseases and infection control management
Course Type Infection control
Content

Addressing three emerging infectious diseases, namely mpox, Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers and Clostridiodes difficile and would focus on the following aspects:

Latest epidemiology
Strategies on surveillance
Advances in clinical management
Infection control measures
Emergency preparedness

Poster

Date 7 December 2023 - 8 December 2023
Venue Web‐based
Organizer Infectious Disease Control Training Centre, Hospital Authority / Infection Control Branch, Centre for Health Protection
Target Group Healthcare professionals in Hospital Authority, Department of Health and private settings
Speakers

Day 1

Session 1 New face of a known disease: The global outbreak of mpox 2022

Time

Topic

Speaker

Video

09:00-09:05

Welcome address

Dr CHEN Hong

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

WHO response for elimination of human-to-human transmission of mpox

Dr Rosamund LEWIS

Technical lead & Emergency Manager for mpox. Head, Smallpox Secretariat. Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness and Prevention Department. Health Emergencies Programme. WHO

09:50-10:35

Surveillance and public health response to mpox in Hong Kong

Dr K H KUNG

Principal Medical & Health Officer (Surveillance), Communicable Disease Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health

 

10:35-10:50

Discussion Session

 

 

10:50-11:05

Break

 

 

11:05-11:20

Mpox: Health Education and Risk Communication

Dr Y H LEUNG

Head, Health Promotion Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health

 

11:20-12:00

Clinical management of mpox: Hong Kong Experience

Dr Owen TSANG

Consultant (Medicine & Geriatrics), Princess Margaret Hospital/ Medical Director, Infectious Disease Centre, Hospital Authority

 

12:00-12:15

Discussion Session

 

 

12:15-14:00

Lunch Break

 

 

Session 2 Facing our worst fear bravely: Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers

Time

Topic

Speaker

Video

14:00-14:45

Epidemiology and Control of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

Dr Maryam KESHTKAR-JAHROMI

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Medical Officer, The National Institutes of Health, the United States

14:45-15:30

Experience sharing in managing Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF)

Dr Maryam KESHTKAR-JAHROMI

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Medical Officer, The National Institutes of Health, the United States

15:30-15:45

Discussion Session

 

 

15:45-16:00

Break

 

 

16:00-16:30

Overview of Hong Kong’s preparedness plans for emerging infections

Dr Albert AU

Head, Emergency Response and Programme Management Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health

 

16:30-17:00

Proposed approach to safely transport Ebola cases in Hong Kong

Dr Henry WONG

Consultant (Accident and Emergency), Tuen Mun Hospital, Hospital Authority

17:00-17:45

Challenges and Opportunities of Vaccination for Ebola in Africa

Dr Stephen B Kennedy

Senior Researcher, UL-PIRE Africa Center, University of Liberia, Liberia

17:45-18:00

Discussion Session

 

 

 

 

Day 2

Session 3 Common yet challenging: C. difficile Infection (CDI)

Time

Topic

Speaker

Video

09:00-09:45

Epidemiology and Surveillance of CDI

Prof Fidelma FITZPATRICK

Head of Department, Clinical Microbiology, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Consultant Microbiologist, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

09:45-10:00

Initiating surveillance in public hospitals in Hong Kong

Dr Leo LUI

Associate Consultant, Infectious Disease Control Training Centre, Hospital Authority/ Infection Control Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health

10:00-10:45

C. difficile: Spore to Vegetative to Spore and Everything in Between

Dr Paul FEUERSTADT

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Frank H. Netter School of Medicine of Quinnipiac University

10:45-11:00

Discussion Session

 

 

11:00-11:15

Break

 

 

11:15-12:00

Role of gut microbiota in the pathogenesis and therapeutics of CDI

Prof Qi SU

Assistant Professor (Research), Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

12:00-12:45

One Health perspective on CDI

Prof Dazhi JIN

Professor, School of Medical Laboratory, Hangzhou Medical College

Director, Institute of Clinical Microbiology, Hangzhou Medical College

Chief, Key Laboratory of Biomarkers and In Vitro Diagnosis Translation of Zhejiang province

12:45-13:00

Discussion Session

 

 

 

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Published at 2024-01-15
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