Infectious Diseases Conference

30 May 2019


Gallagher Convention Centre


Overview:

In the last decade, a lot of progress has been made in the field of infectious diseases in South Africa, and the surrounding region.  Despite this progress, there are still looming concerns over infectious diseases, both in the region and worldwide.  Facing many major health concerns, such as TB and HIV, this conference will deal with issues which are widespread in the African context.

The new one-day Infectious Diseases Conference will offer delegates high profile speakers, as well as exposure to less discussed issues, such as the underdiagnosed hepatis E virus in the region.  The agenda is designed to provide delegates the latest information in the diagnosing, treating and preventing of a wide range of common, significant and lesser known infectious diseases. The scope and nature of the presentations will deliver up-to-date information for all medical professionals in the focal area of infectious disease.

Theme: Combatting the looming concerns over infectious diseases

  • Underdiagnosed infectious diseases: The Hepatitis E Virus
  • Emerging infectious diseases and its challenges
  • New developments in diagnosis, and treatment
  • New technologies for future vaccines
  • The transfer of diseases beyond borders
  • HIV/AIDS: prevention and new strategies for treatment
  • Evaluate the most common problems in treating preventable diseases
  • Discuss the latest outbreaks in re-emerging infectious diseases
  • Analyze new diagnostics that respond to outbreaks
  • Identify how to best prevent the spread of infectious diseases
Local Chair:
  • Professor Wolfgang Presier, Head, Division of Virology, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa