May 2006: San Francisco - Neonatal Infectious Diseases
The Programme for Global Paediatric Research
Neonatal Infectios Diseases
May 2 and 3, 2006
San Francisco, U.S.A.
PGPR’s third symposium was held May 2, 2006 in conjunction with the annual Pediatric Academic Societies' Meeting. This three-part symposium focussed on the serious problem of neonatal infectious diseases in developing countries. Parts 1 and 3 were comprised of expert presentations providing an overview of the problem, instances of work that is being done in the area, and region-specific information. Part 2 featured platform presentations from selected abstracts on issues included in the study of neonatal infectious diseases in developing countries.
Symposium topics included:
- Neonatal infections in the developing world, an overview: Barbara Stoll, Emory University, Atlanta, U.S.A.
- Healthcare associated neonatal infections and antimicrobial resistance in developing countries:
- Anita Zaidi, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
Diagnosis and antibiotic therapy of neonatal infections by health care workers: Abhay T. Bang, The Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health (“Search”), Gadchiroli, Maharashtra, India
- Global partnerships for infectious disease research: a focus on pediatric studies of dengue in Nicaragua: Eva Harris, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
- Platform presentations from selected abstracts
- Cutaneous innate immunity: Steven Hoath, Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, U.S.A.
- Preventing neonatal infections through skin barrier therapy: Gary Darmstadt, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U.S.A.
- Experiences with neonatal infectious disease in low-income countries
Uganda: Margaret Nakakeeto, Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda
Caribeean Nations: Upton Allen, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Canada
At the follow-up workshop on May 3 colleagues from high-, mid- and low-income countries, who are working in fields related to neonatal infectious diseases, met in order to examine the critical issues and establish clear plans for collaborative study and other action. We are now working on a summary of the workshop proceedings and discussions. That summary will be made available through publication and/or posting on this website.