Menzies Lunchtime Seminar - Optimising interventions to reduce the burden of group A Streptococcus in Indigenous communities


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Presenter:  Dr Rebecca Chisholm & Dr Patricia Campbell

Date: May 23, 2018

Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Contact person:  Melita McKinnon
T: (08) 8946 8659
E: melita.mckinnon@menzies.edu.au

Location:  Seminar Room 013 | John Mathews Building (Bldg 58), Royal Darwin Hospital Campus

Target audience:  The Menzies seminars are free of charge and open to the general public

Optimising interventions to reduce the burden of group A Streptococcus in Indigenous communities

Abstract: Skin sores are associated with invasive infections and can have serious consequences leading to chronic renal and cardiac diseases and early mortality. Community-based interventions against skin sores and scabies in the Northern Territory have demonstrated the benefits of treatment, however the prevalence of infection remains high. This collaborative project is re-evaluating historical observational and treatment studies, and collecting new data to understand the drivers of high infection prevalence. Findings are being incorporated into mathematical and computational model frameworks, in order to identify the extent, timing and triggers for interventions to reduce transmission and disease burden.

Biographies:
Rebecca Chisholm is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. Rebecca is currently developing mathematical models to simulate and understand the transmission dynamics of skin infections in different population settings.
Trish Campbell is a post-doctoral research fellow at The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity at the University of Melbourne. Her current research focus is on group A Streptococcus transmission in Australian Indigenous and Fijian populations, developing mathematical models of skin sores transmission to inform understanding of optimal interventions for disease control.

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Menzies Lunchtime Seminar - Dr Rebecca Chisholm & Dr Patricia Campbell
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
12:00 pm | Australia Central Time (Darwin, GMT+09:30) | 1 hr
Meeting number (access code): 575 963 649
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