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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   Clinical perspectives of travel medicine and update on Dengue fever

Time Topic Speaker Video
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 Practice, Department of Microbiology, University of Hong Kong

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

Professor Kalayanarooj SIRIPEN

Professor of Pediatrics, Rangsit University, Thailand / Consultant, WHO Collaborating Centre for Case Management of Dengue/DHF/DSS

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

Professor Dongjing ZHANG

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

11:45 – 12:30 Travel health risks of visiting tropic 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   Neglected tropical diseases, vectors and global warming

Time Topic Speaker Video
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

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 2024-03-07