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Darwin Convention Centre
4 April 2009

The Current and Future Challenges of Respiratory Infectious Disease

Course description

Despite advances in anti-microbial therapies, infectious disease remains a major and ever-changing challenge. Potential new epidemics such as avian flu have created headlines across the world. More traditionally recognised pathogens including tuberculosis still remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality particularly in the developing world and the Asian-Pacific region. There are also particular challenges unique to the tropical areas. These problems relate to emergence of resistant strains of organisms as well as the never-ending challenges of service delivery in remote and resource-limited areas. This symposium was presented by a world-leading faculty drawn from the internationally recognised Menzies Institute as well as major loco-regional and international centres. An update of many of the key challenges in the battle against infectious disease was presented.

This ESAP took place prior to the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand (TSANZ)

Session One
Chair: Tom Kotsimbos
09:00A Prospective, Multinational Surveillance of Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia in Adults: ANSORP study
Doo Ryeon Chung, Korea
09:30Lung Injury and Respiratory Distress in Severe Falciparum and Vivax Malaria
Nick Anstey
10:00Morning Tea & Trade Exhibition
Session Two
Chair: Paul Seale
10:30Delivering Specialist Service to Remote Aboriginal Communities and Beyond
Malcolm McDonald, NT
11:00Issues around TB screening-who and how?
Vicki Krause, NT
11:30TB in the Torres Strait: Practical and Legal Problems
Graham Simpson, QLD
Session Three
Chairs: Jonathan Carapetis and Paul Torzillo
13:00Developments in Conjugate Pneumococcal Vaccines
Rosalyn Singleton, USA
13:30Melioidosis in Australia and beyond
Bart Currie, NT
14:00Childhood Pneumonia: Global and Regional Issues
Kim Mulholland, NT
14:30Suppurative Lung Disease in Childhood
Anne Chang, QLD

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