12.30-1.30pm, Wed 30th August 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton
Presented by Professor Hugh R Taylor AC, President, International Council of Ophthalmology; Melbourne Laureate Professor and Harold Mitchell Chair of Indigenous Eye Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne
Chlamydia have been around “forever” but it is only in recent years that the “epidemic” of chlamydial sexual transmitted infections, STIs, has been recognised. The clinical disease of trachoma has been around throughout historical times and has many lessons for understanding chlamydial STIs. Understanding the centrality of reinfection and a combined intervention have eliminated trachoma in many countries and good progress also is being made in Australia Aboriginal communities.