19th International Congress on Infectious Diseases – Kuala Lumpur February 20-23, 2020 – Submit Your Proposal

As we prepare for the 19th International Congress on Infectious Diseases to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in collaboration with the Malaysian Society for Infectious Diseases and Chemotherapy (MSIDC), ISID seeks member input.
The 19th ICID Organizing Committee will allocate up to two sessions during the 19th
ICID for ISID member-proposed symposia. You are welcome to submit a proposal for consideration by January 31, 2019. Symposia are 1.5 hours long and should include three speakers. Each speaker is asked to prepare a 20-minute presentation to be followed by a 5-minute question and answer period. ISID will reimburse economy airfare, accommodation and conference registration for invited speakers.
Symposia proposals must meet the following requirements and format:
  • The symposium should address an infectious diseases challenge of particular importance to low and middle-income countries.
  • Three speakers, all from different countries, must be included.
  • At least one speaker should be from the WHO Southeast Asia region – the region hosting the 19th ICID.
  • Symposia including at least one young investigator (40 years or younger) will be given highest priority.
  • Proposals will not be considered either from, or including associates of ISID (current & former Executive and Council members, Emerging Leaders and ProMED staff)
Symposia will be reviewed and scored by members of the 19th ICID Organizing Committee.
We look forward to hearing from you with your ideas.
Sincerely,
Britta Lassmann
ISID Program Director

Fully Funded Commonwealth Scholarships | MSc Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health and the MSc Livestock Health and Production | Royal Veterinary College | University of London

Applications close: 20 June 2018 – 23:59 (BST).

Commonwealth Scholarships are available for a number of University of London programmes by distance learning:

  • MSc Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health (RVC)
  • MSc Livestock Health and Production (RVC)
  • MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies (SAS)
  • MSc Clinical Trials (LSHTM)
  • MSc Demography and Health (LSHTM)
  • MSc Epidemiology (LSHTM)
  • MSc Infectious Disease (LSHTM)

These full fee-waiver awards are for residents of developing Commonwealth countries (see below for details).

You apply for these courses through the University of London. For scholarship applications, please follow only the specific directions below.

Applications for these scholarships are currently open.

A total of nine scholarships for the MSc Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health and the MSc Livestock Health and Production are available.

You must be a national of a qualifying Commonwealth country and hold the standard entry requirements for your preferred MSc course (including any English language requirements).

Qualifying countries

  • Bangladesh
  • Cameroon
  • Ghana
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Sierra Leone
  • Soloman Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia

Source: Commonwealth Scholarships | University of London 

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene /Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Annual Meeting 2018 – Travel Awards

Application Deadline March 28, 2018

2018 Annual Meeting October 28 – November 1, 2018, Sheraton New Orleans and New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana USA

 

The Travel Awards are offered to qualified students, early career investigators and scientists actively working in the tropical medicine field to attend the Society’s Annual Meeting. The online application is now open. Apply by March 28. Read the complete guidelines.

  • Congratulations to the 2017 Annual Meeting Travel Award recipients!

ASTMH Young Investigator Awards
Eligibility requirements – Eligibility is limited to current student/post-doctoral members of ASTMH who had a primary role in various aspects of tropical disease research and experimentation. The applicants must be available to present their research during the Young Investigator Award competition held in the morning of the opening day of the Annual Meeting. Download the complete guidelines.

American Committee on Arthropod-Borne Viruses (ACAV)
Student/Post-Doc Travel Awards

Eligibility Requirements – Eligibility is limited to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who are actively conducting arbovirus research. The award recipients will present their research either orally or as a poster during the Annual Meeting. Additionally award recipients will present “lightning talks” about their research as part of the ACAV annual business meeting, which occurs during the ASTMH meeting.
Download the complete guidelines.

American Committee on Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health – Clinical Group (ACCTMTH)
Elsevier Clinical Research Awards

Eligibility Requirements – Eligibility is limited to students (within six months of completing undergraduate or master’s level training, including medical undergraduate degrees) and post-doctoral fellows who are conducting clinically-oriented research with scientific clinical content. The applicants must be available to present their work during the Elsevier Clinical Research Award competition during the Annual Meeting.
Download the complete guidelines.

American Committee of Medical Entomology (ACME)
ACME Young Investigator Travel Awards

Download the complete guidelines.

ACME Young Investigator Travel Award – Graduate (Masters or Doctoral Career Level in 2018)
Eligibility Requirements – Eligibility is limited to any graduate student who is currently conducting research that directly or indirectly involves arthropods of medical importance. The award recipient will present his/her research either orally or as a poster during the Annual Meeting.

ACME Young Investigator Travel Award – Post-Doctoral (Graduation to have occurred 2016-2018)
Eligibility requirements – Eligibility is limited to any post-doc who is currently conducting research that directly or indirectly involves arthropods of medical importance. The award recipient will present his/her research either orally or as a poster during the Annual Meeting.

ACME Young Investigator AwardTravel  – International (Country of primary institution must be non-US)
Eligibility requirements – Eligibility is limited to any international student who is currently conducting research that directly or indirectly involves arthropods of medical importance. The award recipient will present his/her research either orally or as a poster during the Annual Meeting.

American Committee of Molecular, Cellular and Immunoparasitology (ACMCIP)
Travel Award for Low or Low-Middle Income (L/LMIC) Trainees

Eligibility requirements – Eligibility is limited to a current ACMCIP student or trainee primarily living and working in a Low or Low-Middle Income Country (L/LMIC), not based full-time in a US or European research institute. The applicant must be a member of ACMCIP, and submit an abstract to the ASTMH Annual Meeting in the fields of molecular, cellular or immunoparasitology research. Download the complete guidelines.
To see ACMCIP non Annual Meeting related awards, click here.

ASTMH Committee on Global Health (ACGH)
Student/Post-Doc Travel Awards

Eligibility requirements – Eligibility is limited to graduate students, medical students, residents and post-doctoral fellows who are conducting global health research and actively participating in advocacy, program implementation or networking efforts for global health. The award recipients will present their research either orally or as a poster during the Annual Meeting. Download the complete guidelines.

 

Source: ASTMH – Awards

Antimicrobial resistance in veterinary practice

“Ruin is the destination toward which all men rush, each pursuing his own best interest in a society that believes in the freedom of the commons. Freedom in a commons brings ruin to all.”
Garrett Hardin, The Tragedy of the Commons

“If we fail to address this problem quickly and comprehensively, antimicrobial resistance will make providing high-quality universal healthcare coverage more difficult if not impossible…It will undermine sustainable food production. And it will put the sustainable development goals in jeopardy.”Ban Ki-moon, outgoing UN Secretary General

 

its-complicated

 

Antimicrobial resistance is a critical issue for both human and animal health. As practitioners who are able to prescribe and dispense antibiotics, we (veterinarians) need to ensure that our practices are up to date and we are doing our best to limit the risk of antimicrobial resistance – not only for the sake of our patients, but also our clients and our staff. For too long have we put our use of antimicrobials as a side thought, reflecting that it would not be an issue in our realm of practice – a true tragedy of the commons.

In light of that, I feel the need to highlight that next week is Antibiotic awareness week – a week to raise awareness about the problem at hand, get up to speed on what our respective countries are doing, address our respective knowledge gaps and to develop solutions collectively. You might say it is a “One Health” issue (yes, cross-linking to earlier blogs is the “new black”).

The Australian Veterinarians in Public Health (a special interest group under the Australian Veterinary Association), a group I am proud to be a committee member of, is hosting its next webinar during Antibiotic Awareness Week on the 16th of November. The webinar will feature Dr. Laura Hardefeldt, a large animal internal medicine specialist, who is currently working on her PhD with the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship and The University of Melbourne. The aim of this webinar is to update veterinary practitioners about the mechanisms of resistance in bacteria, discuss how stewardship programs are being implemented internationally in veterinary practices and in agriculture, and some ideas of how stewardship could look within Australian veterinary practices.

This is a critical webinar for all veterinarians from all fields of practice. One hopes that such a webinar will inspire some veterinarians (if not all) to have an open discussion about the judicious use of antimicrobials in their respective clinics and help develop their own stewardship programs (1). Go on, sign up and bring on the new wave of awesome in Antimicrobial stewardship.

Register here: Australian Veterinary Association

Guy is a Director for Veterinary Careers – he secretly works in clinical veterinary practice (and his opinions are reflective of his own and not of his place of work), whilst completing his Masters in Veterinary Public Health. He enjoys the interface of clinical practice and case management whilst unleashing his VPH-nerdiness onto the unsuspecting public. 

1 – I fully appreciate that it’s not just veterinarians who need to be part of the solution and that there are other drivers that push resistance in microbes – and that will be the subject of a future 1 hour blog in due time. Needless to say, “it’s complicated”.

Public health | AVA Conference | Adelaide

A week of quality veterinary conference is starting now!

Who is joining their professional colleagues in Adelaide this week for the Australian Veterinary Association Conference?

In particular ~ check out the Public health stream talks and topics!