Menzies Weekly Seminar - “Traditional Microbiologist – A Swan Song: Bacteriology of chronic suppurative lung disease in NT Indigenous children.”

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Presenter:  Dr Kim Hare

Date: Apr 16, 2019

Time: 12:00pm to 12:30pm

Contact person:  Menzies Communications Team
T: 8946 8658

Location:  Auditorium | John Mathews Building (Bldg 58), Royal Darwin Hospital Campus (also available on WebEx)

Abstract: Bronchiectasis is prevalent in Indigenous children and can lead to early death in adults. In 2007 Professor Anne Chang initiated a bronchoscopy study at Menzies and RDH to complement the Multicentre Bronchiectasis Studies in Australia, Alaska and New Zealand by investigating the lower airway bacteriology of bronchiectasis in children. Studies also encompass immunology and airway microbiota, and have expanded to include protracted bacterial bronchitis which may precede bronchiectasis. Bacteriology studies have explored the impacts of antibiotic treatment (especially long-term weekly azithromycin) and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines. In this update, results from two grants completed last year are presented and future work discussed.

Biography: Kim has worked at Menzies with the Ear Team since 2000 and with the Respiratory Team since 2007. Read more here.

Next Tuesday Seminar on April 23:
Dr Himanshu Gupta- Joined Menzies this year as a research officer on projects relating to smoking, alcohol, drugs and other addictive behaviours; and mental health.

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  • The presentations will be 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions.
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