Zika – A Re-Emerging Threat - Hosted by the Healthcare Committee
Vernon Lee, Associate Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore
Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)
Date : September 08, 2016
Time : 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Price : $0.00
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What's Old, What's New, and What's the Impact on Health and Society?
Zika has been around for decades, resulting in occasional outbreaks, including the recent large outbreaks in South America with cases reported globally, including an imported case into Singapore. The association of the South American outbreak with abnormalities in newborns and neurological symptoms among infected individuals have resulted in concern. This presentation will touch on the history of Zika, the recent developments, and what this means for our health. It will also touch on the measures taken to prevent it, and the impact our economy, our society and beyond.
About the Speaker
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore
A/Prof Vernon Lee is a preventive medicine physician and adjunct Associate Professor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore.
He was previously Advisor to the Assistant Director General for Health, Security and Environment at the World Health Organization headquarters; and has also worked in the WHO Office in Indonesia on avian and pandemic influenza preparedness, and continues to contribute to WHO working groups on infectious diseases epidemiology and preparedness.
A/Prof Lee graduated from medical school at the National University of Singapore and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. He also holds a PhD in epidemiology from the Australian National University, and the Master in Public Health and Master of Business Administration degrees from the Johns Hopkins University, USA.