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18 - 19 AUGUST 2021 (afternoons only)


​State of the Art lectures

Speaker Department/Division​​ ​Title of talk
Prof Samantha SampsonMolecular Biology and Human Genetics, Biomedical Sciences Exploiting “omics" approaches to explore the TB host-pathogen interface
Prof Faadiel EssopMedical Physiology, Biomedical Sciences Reflections on HIV-mediated cardiovascular diseases onset and progression.
Prof Jason BantjesInstitute for Life Course Health Research, Global Health Suicide Prevention:   How far have we come and what is holding us back? 
Prof Conran JosephPhysiotherapy, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Unveiling the epidemiology and rehabilitation needs of persons living with spinal cord injury in South Africa
Prof Clive GrayMolecular Biology and Human Genetics, Biomedical Sciences The Placenta has a Footprint of Maternal Immunity
Therese FishVice Dean: Clinical Services and Social Impact The Evolution of an Interorganisational Network in Higher Education: the Case of a Provincial Health Authority and Health Sciences Faculties in South Africa. 
Prof Kathryn ChuCentre for Global Surgery, Global Health Community and Patient Barriers to Injury Care in South Africa 
Prof B MashFamily Medicine and Primary Care, Family and Emergency Medicine Community-orientated primary care: principles, policy and progress.


Guest speaker​

Speake​r​ Affilia​tion ​Title of Talk
Prof Tulio de  Oliveira

Professor of Bioinformatics: School for Data Science and Computational Thinking, Faculty of Science and 

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Co-Director: KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP)

Fractional Professor: School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Affiliate Professor: Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Principal Investigator and Lead: Network for Genomic Surveillance in South Africa (NGS-SA)

Research Associate, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA)

Variants, vaccines and the COVID pandemic in South Africa and Africa