Presented by Swaine L. Chen, MD, PhD
Measurable Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to…
1. Understand that GBS can be a foodborne disease
2. Understand current known characteristics and risk factors of foodborne GBS (ST283, associated with raw fish, associated with Southeast Asia)
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Swaine L. Chen, MD, PhD
Dr. Swaine Chen is a Senior Research Scientist in Infectious Diseases at GIS and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. He has a broad background in medicine, biology, and chemistry. In his lab, he studies not only why some bacteria cause infections, but also tries to develop new methods so that we can diseases more quickly in the future. Another major aspect of his work is using DNA sequencing to detect and understand outbreaks of infectious diseases, especially those that are unexpected, like the Group B Streptococcus outbreak associated with yu sheng fish in 2015 in Singapore.