09 Nov 2018
Core Technology Facility, Dalton Room, 46 Grafton Street, Manchester, M13 9WU
During the past 12 months the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at The University of Manchester have been working with the Infection, Immunity, Inflammation and Repair (IIIR) Domain, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, teaching and clinical leads to define a strategy for Infectious Diseases Research at Manchester.
The recent work identifies a population of 200+ academics and clinicians having with infection-related research interests which span the entire portfolio of clinical practice in Manchester.
However our proximity, within the Foundation Trust, to one of Europe’s largest Med Micro labs (2 million patient samples per annum) remains largely unexploited and as we move forwards with teaching and research in this field, it would be good to do so in much closer partnership with our clinical and industry colleagues.
In order to fuel this exercise we will be holding a focused meeting on the 9 November 2018 entitled “Hospital- and community-acquired infection”. We would like to invite you to join us and hear presentations from local and international experts in the field.
The agenda will feature talks on HIV and TB infections, rapid point of care diagnostics for CPE, an overview of hospital-acquired-infection (conclusions of the Cochrane review), faecal microbiome transplantation, an overview of activities from the Med Micro laboratory of Manchester Royal Infirmary, new drugs for MDR-Tb, community-acquired hepatitis. We expect a significant industry presence from colleagues at Alderley Park.