Preventing Invasive Salmonella Disease in Africa: Wednesday 1st November 2023, 12pm to 1.30pm
Preventing Invasive Salmonella Disease in Africa: A tale of two vaccines
Adam House Basement Lecture Theatre, 3 Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HR
Professor Melita Gordon will present on the increasing burden of Typhoid Fever and invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella in sub-Saharan Africa, discussing ongoing efforts in vaccine prevention, covering epidemiology, genomics, immunity and clinical trials.
Professor Melita Gordon, an NIHR Research Professor and clinical academic, specialty-accredited in Gastroenterology and General (Internal) Medicine, with a career-long commitment to building research capacity and addressing major health problems through equitable clinical research, partnership, and community engagement in Africa.
Abstract: Both Typhoid Fever and invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella (iNTS) have emerged as high burden diseases in subSaharan Africa in recent decades. This seminar will discuss the ongoing work towards vaccine prevention of these invasive bacterial diseases, spanning epidemiology, disease pathogenesis, genomics, natural and vaccine-derived immune protection, and ongoing clinical trials.
This is a hybrid event. Free to attend and open to all – part of New Frontiers in Health and Social Care events.
Details of how to join virtually will be provided before the event.