Antibiotic resistance: are plagues of the past plagues of the future?
This year, the Food for Thought Lecture Series is once again revisiting "BIG ideas", a theme that we looked at ten years ago! How have things changed? What progress, if any, has been made in various fields? Join us for what promises to be a very thought-provoking series. The series will be hosted by Professors Don Smith and Tim Geary.
Our third speaker is Dr. Cédric Yansouni, MD, FRCPC, DTM&H, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Infectious Dis.) Department of Microbiology, J.D. MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases. Dr. Yansouni is an Infectious Diseases physician and a Medical Microbiologist whose research focuses on improving diagnostic capacity in low resource or remote settings.
In much of the world, the lack of diagnostic lab capacity is a key barrier to surviving severe infections. Dr. Yansouni’s has research focused on improving diagnostic capacity in low resource or remote settings, in developing countries as well as in Canada. Can timely access to diagnostics in remote areas stop the spread of infections?