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Seminar on travel-related infections and tropical diseases

Topic Seminar on travel-related infections and tropical diseases
Course Type Web-based: Zoom Webinar

The seminar aims to provide the latest update on travel-related infections and tropical diseases with the highlight of the following aspects:


  • Clinical pearls in management of travel medicine
  • Update on dengue fever and its control
  • Public health actions on exotic infections


Date 2 February 2024
Venue Zoom
Organizer Co-organised by Infectious Disease Control Training Centre, Hospital Authority/Infection Control Branch, Centre for Health Protection and Chief Infection Control Officer’s Office, Hospital Authority
Target Group Healthcare professionals in Hospital Authority, Department of Health and private settings

Session 1 

Time Topic Speaker
09:00 – 09:05 Welcome address TBC
09:05 – 09:50 A primer on travel-related infections

Dr Sai-yin Samson, WONG

Clinical Associate Professor of Microbiology Practice, Department of Microbiology, University of Hong Kong

09:50 – 10:35 UPDATE on dengue clinical management

Professor Kalayanarooj SIRIPEN, M.D.

Consultant, Dengue Center of Excellence, Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health, Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok, Thailand/ Consultant, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

10:35 – 10:50 Q&A  
10:50 – 11:00 Break  
11:00 – 11:45 Developing the Sterile Insect Technique for Aedes albopictus control in Guangzhou

Dr Dongjing ZHANG

Associate Professor of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

11:45 – 12:30 Travel health risks of visiting tropical and subtropical countries in the era of global warming

Dr Pang-yung FAN

Medical & Health Officer, Travel Health Centre, Port Health Division, Department of Health

12:30 – 12:45 Q&A  
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch Break  

Session 2   

Time Topic Speaker
14:00 – 14:45 Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases from Public Health Perspective

Dr Pamela Sabina MBABAZI

Medical Epidemiologist at WHO

14:45 – 15:30 Exotic tropical infections for clinicians

Professor David MABEY

Professor of Communicable Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine / Director, Wellcome Trust Bloomsbury Centre for Global Health Research / Honorary Consultant Physician, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London

15:30 – 15:45 Q&A  
15:45 – 16:00 Break  
16:00 – 16:45 Entomology for clinicians

Professor James LOGAN

Professor of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London

16:45 – 17:30 The Travel Clinic

Professor John Wingate SIMON

Honorary Clinical Professor, School of Clinical Medicine, Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong

17:30 – 17:45 Q&A  

Published at 2024-01-26