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Hot Topics in Infection & Immunity in Children (Perth course)

01 December 2016 - 02 December 2016 Perth, Australia Add to calendar

The 2016 IIC Perth is the first biennial clinical training course in childhood infectious diseases to be held in Western Australia. It is based on the successful ESPID-Oxford course - Hot Topics in Infection & Immunity in Children (IIC Oxford) - concept, targeting attendants from Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region.

The course will be organized and sponsored by the Telethon Kids Institute's Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases.

Hot Topics in Infection & Immunity in Children - Perth (IIC Perth) will bring together an international faculty of leading experts providing a current and authoritative update on the prevention, diagnosis and management of childhood infectious diseases in Asia and the Pacific.

The target audience is trainees in paediatrics, specialist trainees in paediatric infectious diseases, clinical research fellows, clinicians caring for children with infections, and research scientists working in the areas of infectious diseases, immunology, microbiology and public health.

The aim is to provide a growing cohort of medical professionals caring for children with potentially fatal and disabling infectious diseases with the latest knowledge and best evidence to prevent, diagnose and cure disease. As leaders in their field, the course participants are then in the best position to train their staff, and junior and future colleagues in practising best evidence-medicine. This growing cohort of well-trained medical staff will result in better health care and hence reduced numbers of children suffering and dying from infectious diseases.

By bringing the concept of the annual ESPID-Oxford course (IIC Oxford) to Australia, the aim is to substantially grow the cohort of trained participants in Asia and the Pacific region.

For further information:
Hot Topics in Infection & Immunity in Children - Perth (IIC Perth)
Hot Topics in Infection & Immunity in Children - Perth (IIC Perth) | Preliminary Program
Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases
Telethon Kids Institute