Important Dates

Abstract submissions

Open: 03 December 2018
Deadline: 24 June 2019

Early bird registration

Closes: 11 August 2019

Online registration

Closes: 13 October 2019

Contact Details

EMAIL ADDRESS:

chipo@eoafrica.co.za

TELEPHONE:

+27 (0)11 325 0020

Postal Address:

PO Box 782243 Sandton,
Johannesburg, 2146 South Africa

Website:

www.eoafrica.co.za

International Faculty

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Professor Didier Pittet – Switzerland

Didier Pittet, MD, MS, is Professor of Medicine, the Hospital Epidemiologist & Director of the Infection Control Programme and World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

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Professor Didier Pittet – Switzerland

Didier Pittet, MD, MS, is Professor of Medicine, the Hospital Epidemiologist & Director of the Infection Control Programme and World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

He holds Honorary Professorships at Imperial College London, UK, Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Health Science, and the First Medical School of the Fu, Shanghai, China. Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine, Ireland. Professor Pittet is Lead Adviser of the WHO “Clean Care is Safe Care” & the African Partnerships for Patient Safety programmes, Patient Safety, WHO Headquarter. Professor Pittet is the recipient of several national and international honours including a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) awarded by Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II for services to the prevention of healthcare-associated infection in the UK (2007), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Lectureship for his contribution to infection control and healthcare epidemiology (2008), the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases’ Award for Excellence (2009) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM/ICAAC 2016). The book “Clean Hands Save Lives” by the French writer Thierry Crouzet (2014), published in 17 languages, and the movie “Clean Hands” (2016), describe Didier Pittet medical odyssey to promote patient safety worldwide. Professor Pittet is co-author of more than 500 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 50 textbook chapters. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals and editorial consultant for the Lancet. The experience of his team in engaging nations and healthcare settings worldwide in a universal commitment to patient safety is unique.
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Dr Pui-Ying Iroh Tam – Malawi

Pui-Ying Iroh Tam is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at LSTM, Consultant Paediatrician at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, and Head of the Paediatric and Child Health Research Group at MLW.

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Dr Pui-Ying Iroh Tam – Malawi

Pui-Ying Iroh Tam is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at LSTM, Consultant Paediatrician at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, and Head of the Paediatric and Child Health Research Group at MLW.

Her specialist training is in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, and her fellowship research applied phylogenomics to the study of common pneumococcal protein vaccine candidates. As Assistant Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology at the University of Minnesota she validated and evaluated molecular diagnostics as a method of surveillance in resource-limited settings. She relocated to Malawi to head the paediatric research group, develop a research agenda relevant to paediatric and child health in Malawi, and to further pursue her interest in global health research, with a focus on paediatric translational research, clinical studies and trials
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Professor David Lewis – Australia

David Lewis is Director of the Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre and Professor at the University of Sydney. He is also the STI/HIV Discipline Leader within the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity.

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Professor David Lewis – Australia

David Lewis is Director of the Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre and Professor at the University of Sydney. He is also the STI/HIV Discipline Leader within the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity.

David’s research interests include antimicrobial resistance and surveillance of STI pathogens, bacterial causes of urethral discharge and genital ulcer syndromes as well as STI care in resource-poor settings. He is the Immediate Past President of the International Union against STIs.  David is a Joint Editor of Sexual Health and, for over a decade, served as Deputy Editor for Sexually Transmitted Infections. David frequently assists the World Health Organization in matters related to STI treatment guidelines and strategic initiatives, point-of-care diagnostics and the Gonococcal Antimicrobial Susceptibility Programme (GASP). He also provides technical support to the Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership (GARDP) with the strategic objective of bringing new antimicrobial agents for gonorrhoea into clinical practice.
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