Teaching News

13 Jul 2018

End of the Croucher Summer Course on Emerging Viral Infections

The first edition of the Croucher Summer Course on Emerging Viral Infections was a success!

Frome July 1st to 7, 24 students from all around the world gathered at HKU-Pasteur Research Pole for an hectic week of lectures and workshop sessions, adressing the grand challenges of containing emerging viral infections, with an inclusive One-Health approach, combining the fields of animal and human health.

Many thanks to all the participants, students and faculty. The HKU-Pasteur team really wishes you the best!

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05 Jul 2018

Call for application: Hepatitis Workshop, Ho Chi Minh City

Applications are now open for our International Workshop at Institut Pasteur in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam:

Epidemiology, Surveillance, and Elimination of Viral Hepatitis

Application form / Tips for Application

Date: October 29 - November 2, 2018

Deadline for application: September 3, 2018

Venue: Training Center, Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

No registration fees / Accommodation will be provided

Epidemiology of viral hepatitis; Diagnostic tests and ethical
considerations; Surveillance: purpose and methods, optimizing screening strategies, risk reduction; Surveillance: management, data analysis for communication and assessment of surveillance; Prevalence and burden of disease of chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, HCC; Prevention and treatment: vaccines and antivirals; Access to treatment, infrastructure to monitor delivery and compliance; Role of government, NGOs, patients, industry.

Confirmed faculty: Roberto Bruzzone (Hong Kong); Benjamin Cowie (Australia); Hoang Quoc Cuong (Vietnam); Jennifer MacLachlan (Australia); Nguyen Thi Na (Vietnam); Yusuke Shimakawa (France);

Participants’ Profile: The course is specically designed for health personnel, mainly but not exclusively from countries in South East Asia, including medical and health professionals, policy makers, disease researchers interested in expanding their critical understanding of the complex issues to combat viral hepatitis in the context of the global WHO strategy towards its elimination as a public health threat.

Application: Please return the completed form, including 1-2 letters of recommendation, to hku-pasteur@hku.hk. Selected applicants will be notified by September 13, 2018.