Pediatric Infectious Diseases Course


The course is free to attend and a certificate of attendance will be provided by the Excellence in Pediatrics Institute for those who will attend all sessions of the course.

ONLINE SESSION PID-S1: Spotting the Early Signs of Malaria in Children - The returning traveller

♦︎ Date: Friday, Oct 19, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central European Summer Time)
♦︎ Language: English
♦︎ Presenter: AUDREY CUNNINGTON,
Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at Imperial College, and honorary Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Imperial College London, UNITED KINGDOM
♦︎ Learning Objectives: (1) Understand common presentations of malaria (2) Review diagnostic tests available for malaria (3) Consider pragmatic approaches to risk stratification and diagnosis

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ONLINE SESSION PID-S2: The Evolution of Meningitis Vaccines and the Impact of Advocacy

♦︎ Date: Friday, Nov 23, 2018 (2:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central European Time)
♦︎ Language: English
♦︎ Presenters:

  • JAMES STUART, Chair of CoMO’s Scientific Advisory Group, Consultant for the WHO, Honorary Professor at the University of Bristol and Chair of Meningitis Research Foundation's Scientific Advisory Panel, United Kingdom 
  • SAM NYE, Executive Director of the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMO), United Kingdom 
  • JANE PLUMB, MBE, Chief Executive of Group B Strep Support (GBSS), United Kingdom 

♦︎ Learning Objectives: (1) Identify how and why meningitis vaccines have evolved and are still evolving (2) Recognise the importance of patient advocacy and the impact it has had on the development of existing and new vaccines (3) Learn what the future may hold for Group B strep vaccines

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RECORDED SESSION PID-S3: Meningococcal Disease in 2018

♦︎ Date: Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central European Time)
♦︎ Language: English
♦︎ Presenter: SIMON KROLL, Professor of Paediatrics and Molecular Infectious Diseases, Imperial College and St Mary’s Hospital, Member of the UK Health Protection Agency Meningococcus Forum, UNITED KINGDOM
 
♦︎ Learning Objectives: (1) Understand challenges in the management of meningococcal infection, and the unique problems posed in many countries by meningococcus B and meningococcus W. (2) Review recent vaccine developments and their potential to prevent life-threatening infection. (3) Consider strategies to minimize the impact of meningococcal disease, combining public health intervention with actions to raise public and professional awareness of the earliest signs and symptoms of serious infection.

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RECORDED SESSION PID-S4: The Diagnosis and Management of the Encephalitic Child

♦︎ Date: Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central European Summer Time)
♦︎ Language: English (Session recorded from the 10th Excellence in Pediatrics Conference)
♦︎ Presenter: JETHRO HERBERG, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Imperial College London, UNITED KINGDOM
♦︎ Learning Objectives: To be announced

 

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