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Sydenham Lecture

Sydenham Lecture

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The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries

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SYDENHAM LECTURE

Title:  “Life and death in chains; Streptococcus pyogenes and history

 Speaker:Marina Morgan, FRCPath (Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Exeter)


Marina has a passion for the history of infectious diseases, in particular Streptococcus pyogenes which is responsible for Scarlatina, puerperal sepsis and streptococcal toxic shock. Contributing to national guidelines on treatment of invasive streptococcal infections, she is also an advisor for INFECT, an international research project investigating necrotizing fasciitis. Dubbed by the media as the ‘killer flesh-eating bug,’ S. pyogenes also causes rheumatic fever and Sydenham’s chorea. The lecture will outline how this organism has afflicted mankind through the ages, affecting Presidents and puppeteers alike, and how we are fighting back.

 

Venue: Apothecaries’ Hall, Black Friars Lane, London EC4V 6EJ

 Date: Monday, 17th October 2016

Time: 6:00pm

 

Lecture: Free (No tickets issued, booking advisable)

Supper at 7pm

 

Please contact: Maria Ferran, Faculty Coordinator by 11th October 2016 to reserve space.

Email: facultyhp@apothecaries.org or Telephone: 020 7236 1189

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