Challenges posed by Zika virus infection
The aim is to describe the recent Zika virus epidemic and to review clinical sequelae and implications for public health.
At the end of this meeting the participants will be able to:
- Understand why the WHO declared Zika Virus infection as a global emergency
- Know the methods being employed for laboratory diagnosis of infection and to control mosquito transmission
- Know current risks and management of infection in pregnancy and outcomes in newborns
- Understand and appreciate the emerging body of knowledge on neurological complications of Zika Virus infection in adults
- Know about the impact of the virus on the Caribbean in terms of clinical medicine and public health responses
This day meeting, which is presented in association with Epidemiology & Public Health Section and Global Health Section of the RSM as well as the National Institute for Health Research, Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections, is now open for registrations.
Delegates will hear from experts about the effects of the Zika virus infection on both adults and children. Featuring international keynote speaker Dr James Hospedales, Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency and other experts in the field of the Zika virus infection and other such epidemics.