NSWMSC is pleased to offer student scholarships, worth $450 each, to the following event: Tick-borne diseases in Australia - The Way Forward: 7-8 March 2015.
Some information about the Conference:
The 3rd International Tick- Borne Diseases Conference (TBD15), will be held on weekend 7-8 March 2015 at the Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney.
Tick-borne diseases (TBDs) are emerging zoonotic infections that clinicians of the near future need to address. There are pathogens in Australian ticks that are making people ill after a bite. The Chief Medical Officer of Australia, Professor Chris Baggoley, has begun to address the issues of TBDs in Australia by setting up an investigative committee . Ongoing research and clinical experience is needed to elucidate the pathogens and their clinical implications to disease in Australia.
The aim of TBD15 is to bring international clinicians and scientists together so each party can impart their experience to each other, from clinic and laboratory, and to create a path to move forward in this field.
TBD15 continues with relevant themes and are proud to present the plenary speakers; Professor Jeremy Coplan from State University, New York, a psychiatrist who treats mental health issues encountered with TBDs; Associate Professor Diego Cadavid, a neurologist and immunologist from Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, who has been treating relapsing fever, a chronic tick-borne illness; and Dr Stephen Harris from Pacific Frontier Medical Inc., San Francisco, a prominent internist and TBDs educator with extensive experience in diagnosing and treating TBDs.
NSWMSC & the Karl McManus Foundation are pleased to offer full student scholarships worth $450 each, to medical students interested in attending this event. The scholarships include:
- Full registration for 2 days
- Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea
- Access to all sessions, panel discussion
Please note that tickets to the wine tasting function & conference dinner can be purchased separately. The Conference program can be found below. Please visit the following website for more information: http://karlmcmanusfoundation.org.au/news/10/32/3rd-International-Tick-Borne-Diseases
To apply, please email [email protected] by 11:59pm Friday 27 February 2015, stating (in a few words) why you would like to attend. Please include your full name, university, year level and contact details.
Successful candidates will be advised by Sunday 1 March 2015.