Summer training course in China, focusing on Host Immune Responses & Emerging Infectious Diseases
FINANCIAL STIPENDS & TRAVEL SUPPORT.
Each student will receive roundtrip air tickets from Toronto to Shantou, China. Accommodations will be provided by Shantou University Medical School. A small stipend will also be provided to cover meals. PRELIMINARY CURRICULUM.
Host Immunity and Pandemic Influenza.
Current Topics in Immunology.
Traditional Chinese Medicine, Swine Flu and The Evolution of Influenza A.
Experimental Influenza, and Viral Pathogenesis.
Enteric Pathogens.
Extended Field Trip in Southern China (Most likely in Guilin, Guangxi Province).
COURSE DESCRIPTION.
Emerging infectious diseases such H1N1 Influenza A, Avian Influenza and pathogenic bacteria present major problems for the international community. The International Institute of Infection and Immunity, Shantou, China in partnership with scientists from the Department of Immunology, University of Toronto; University Health Network, Toronto, Canada; University of Hong Kong; and Shantou University Medical School will offer a summer training course on pandemic influenza and emerging infectious diseases.

The course is designed to give a theoretical introduction to emerging infectious diseases and practical experience in basic techniques used in infectious disease research.

* In addition students will have the opportunity to carry out a small research project. The faculty includes international scientists in the fields of infectious diseases and immunology. The host institution, University of Shantou Medical School, is situated in Shantou, China, a city of 1.5 million people, located in the Guangdong province in southeast China.

* All infectious diseases agents used in the practical section of the training course will be agents low pathogenic potential.
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FACULTY.
David J. Kelvin (Course Director)
University Health Network, Toronto Canada

Micheal Ratcliffe
University of Toronto, Canada

Salvatore Rubino
University of Sassari, Italy

Piero Cappuccinelli
University of Sassari, Italy

Giacomo Spissu
The Parliament of Sardinia, Italy

Guan Yi
University of Hong Kong, China

Honglin Chen
University of Hong Kong, China

Jiang Gu
Shantou University Medical College, China

Liqun Jin
Shantou University Medical College, China

Yong Xiao
Shantou University Medical College, China

Krystal Lee
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Alberto Joseph Leon
International Institute of Infection and Immunity, Shantou University Medical College

Amber Farooqui
International Institute of Infection and Immunity, Shantou University Medical College
IN COOPERATION WITH. The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, Sardinia Italy International Institute of Infection and Immunity, Shantou, China Shantou University Medical School, Shantou, China University of Hong Kong, China University Health Network, Toronto, Canada Department of Immunology, University of Toronto, Canada
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