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Health Protection Agency conference 2008

24th July 2008

A diverse and engaging programme has just been announced for this year’s Health Protection Agency conference, which will be held at Warwick University between September 15th to September 17th.
With topics such as community care-associated infection, chemical and radiation exposures and Antimicrobial resistance on the agenda, this year’s event promises to be as stimulating and engaging as in previous years.
Professor Peter Borriello, Director for the HPA’s Centre for Infection, said: “We are very pleased to be welcoming significant contributions from a variety of leading experts in their field. As a result, the conference will provide delegates with a unique opportunity, whatever their background and area of interest, to discuss and learn about the latest developments and practises in Public Health today.
“The Health Protection Agency’s annual conference is a leading event for those involved in Public Health and with the topics under the spotlight at this year’s event, 2008 promises to continue to provide a valuable experience and contribution to public health professionals.”
Highlights of the programme include one day symposia on:

* Gastrointestinal infections - are we doing enough?
* Chemical and radiation exposures
* Community care-associated infection: a public health problem
* Epidemiology at the frontline
* Cutting edge microbiology
* Beating hepatitis - the problems and the solutions
* Antimicrobial resistance
* Tuberculosis: issues from the molecule to the globe
Other topics covered include behaviour and health protection, vaccine preventable disease, international health alerting, and emergency response experiences.
The full programme is now available on the conference website - http://www.healthprotectionconference.org.uk
As well as lectures and presentations, the programme also offers interactive workshops, a wide range of focused half day sessions and an extensive poster exhibition.
This leading, multi-disciplinary health protection conference will be attended by well over 1000 participants. For further details and to book your place please visit the conference website. Please book early to guarantee your preferred choice of sessions for each day.
Website: http://www.healthprotectionconference.org.uk
Email: hpaconference@hpa.org.uk

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Title: Health Protection Agency conference 2008
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 7667
Date Added: 24th Jul 2008

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