When: Wednesday 12 October 2022 at 6pm AEDT
Presenter: Dr Philip Britton
About the Webinar
This webinar will provide viewers with information about RSV in children and adults including cause, symptoms and treatments.
With increased testing for RSV in Australia, the current winter season has shown high rates of infection and hospitalisation not only for children but also for adults.
- Cause and transmission of the disease
- Symptoms and complications
- Who is at risk
Dr Britton is a paediatrician and infectious diseases physician at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and a senior lecturer in child and adolescent health with the University of Sydney. He is an early-mid career clinician researcher with expertise in surveillance of severe childhood infectious disease especially neurological infections. He co-leads the Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) network in which he is lead investigator for surveillance of childhood encephalitis, Acute Flaccid Paralysis and from 2020 COVID-19 in children and the newly described Paediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome Temporally associated with SARS-COV-2 (PIMS-TS).