Presented by Timothy Barkham, MBBS MSc FRCPath
Measurable Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to…
1. Discuss that GBS can be foodborne
2. Explain that a specific strain, ST283, is causing widespread adult human sepsis in SE Asia
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Timothy Barkham, MBBS MSc FRCPath
Dr. Barkham studied medicine and then specialised as a Microbiologist at St. Thomas' Hospital in London, UK. He worked at the Hammersmith Hospitals for 2 years before moving to Singapore in 1999.
He enjoys clinical infectious diseases, epidemiology and outbreak investigation. He has a 20% teaching appointment at the National University of Singapore. He has developed diagnostic assays that are marketed in Singapore and elsewhere in Asia.
He showed that ST283 was the cause of the outbreak in Singapore in 2015, and, with colleagues, pursued it’s epidemiology across Asia.