Infectious Diseases is a rapidly changing field with the advent of new and old pathogens, emergence of multidrug resistant organisms and an improved appreciation of the host-pathogen interactions. The 2020 RCPE ID symposium is intended to provide an update on challenges faced by dedicated infection specialists as well as generalists in the hospital setting and far beyond.
During the morning session we will get an insight into novel ways utilizing the knowledge of host-pathogen interactions and manipulating them to control difficult infections from three renowned experts. This is followed by a session focussing on global health and epidemiological aspects. We are particularly excited about the keynote lecture by an acclaimed physician and anthropologist with hands on experience in dealing with infectious disease threats in the field. The afternoon will continue with the highly topical issues of controlling infections with vaccination and conclude with three interactive sessions on dealing with the gaps and challenges we face in managing specific infections.