How to keep the bugs at bay

How to keep the bugs at bay

Just when we are all so conscious of the many threats posed to health through infection, both at home and in hospitals, AFGW Central West has organised a timely talk to give the latest research on infection control.

Entitled “Superbugs and infections in hospitals and homes: why we need to rethink how we educate health professionals and the community”, the talk by Manildra-based academic, Dr Jennifer Cox, is to be held on Sunday, August  27 at the Falcon Room, Cowra Services Club, 1.30 for 2pm with afternoon tea to follow.

Entry to be paid at the door is $25. All proceeds go to Australia Federation of Graduate Women Cowra/Canowindra HSC Scholarship Fund.

RSVP by Tuesday  August 22 (for catering): Marianne Payten 63426716/0404328483 or Anne Holloway 63451819.

Dr Jennifer Cox, who was the first recipient of AFGW Central West’s Dr Barbara Wright Post-graduate Scholarship in 2008, is from the Charles Sturt University, Orange, School of Biomedical Sciences.

Her many years’ experience in clinical microbiology and pathology laboratories formed a solid foundation for her career since the early 2000s in nursing and science education.

For her achievements in the Faculty of Science’s First Year Experience Program, which helps students participate, pass and progress in their first year of university, she was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Leadership Excellence in 2014.

In her teaching and research, She emphasises the impact of increasing antibiotic resistance and the world-wide resurgence of transmissible diseases such as Ebola and Zika virus.

Locally, Jenny is particularly interested in ensuring that students become effective in the area of infection control.

This is a topic of concern for any one who deals with public health, child care, education, aged care and of course illness in the home.

The organisers look forward to seeing you and your friends in the medical world, there, as well as many who are concerned with superbugs, other bugs and health generally!