Menzies Weekly Seminar


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Presenter:  Associate Professor Josh Davis

Date: Jun 26, 2018

Time: 11:00am to 11:30am

Contact person:  Menzies Communications unit
T: (08) 8946 8658
E: communications@menzies.edu.au

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

Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia – common, deadly, and misunderstood; addressing the evidence gaps in its management.”

Abstract: Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) occurs in every large hospital in Australia every week, and leads to death in approximately 20% of those affected. Despite this, a total of less than 2,500 people have ever been randomised into clinical trials to assess optimal treatment strategies. I will describe the results of a series of planned and ongoing randomised controlled trials being led out of Menzies which compare various antibiotic regimens for SAB, as well as a world-first adaptive platform trial which aims to enrol 6,000 patients with SAB and to answer the key management questions.

Biography: Josh is a clinician researcher, and divides his time between clinical work as an Infectious Diseases physician in Newcastle, and research work as a principal research fellow based at Menzies. Read more on our website.

Next: Tuesday, 3 July
Dr Teresa Wozniak
| Research Fellow at HOT NORTH working on developing a cross-jurisdictional surveillance system for drug-resistant infections across northern Australia.

  • The Menzies seminars are free of charge and open to the general public
  • The presentations will be 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions.
  • Information about the roster for presentations can be obtained from the communications team on 8946 8658 or communications@menzies.edu.au
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