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STS staff visit Ethiopia for the ICREID conference

26 March 2019

Two members of the department visited Addis Ababa to take part in the 2nd Annual International Conference on (Re-)Emerging Infectious Diseases from March 13-15.

The attendees of the 2nd ICREID Conference in Addis Ababa

The ICREID, organised by the Africa Centres for Diseases Control and Prevention, and Virology Education, ran over three days during March 2019. Talks and events included a reflection on 100 years of Pandemic Flu, the impact of diagnostics in reducing the use of antibiotics, and a range of disease and country-specific talks.

Prof. Sarah Edwards and Dr. Erman Sozudogru both attended the 2nd ICREID Conference, with Prof. Edwards presenting on the role of social sciences at the pre-meeting, taking part in the panel session "A One Health Approach to Research in Infectious Disease Emergencies" as part of Sarah's work on PANDORA - Pan-African Network for Rapid Research, Response and Preparedness for Infectious Disease Epidemics. Sarah appeared on the panel alongsie Daniel Bausch (UK Public Health Response Support Team), Natalie Mayet (National Institute for Communicable Disease, Johannesburg), Christian Keambou (OHCEA Network) and Philip C. Onyebujoh (Senior Policy and Strategy Advisor, Africa CDC), with Richard Kock (Royal Veterinary College/PANDORA) chairing. Prof. Edwards also chaired the session on ethics of research during epidemics for Dr. Raji Tajudeen of African CDC.

A full report should follow in the next issue of Alchemy, but for now, further details can be found on the ICREID website.