Organised by the Shenzhen Pharmaceutical Association and Shenzhen Children’s Hospital, the conference was attended by recognized experts and speakers from all over the world specializing in pertussis research and its related fields. The conference covered major topics in pertussis research, including the molecular biology of the pertussis disease, its spread and micro biota, the use of vaccines and drug resistance, the role of medical aerosol inhalers in administering treatment, as well as current preventive measures. From clinical studies to epidemiology, from the lab to the initial stages of clinical trials, the academic conference proved to be an essential platform for the dissemination and discussion of the latest developments and discoveries in the field of pertussis research.
The representatives of our press put questions on topical issues of pertussis diagnosis and treatment to speakers and express own opinions positively during the conference, which led to an ebullient atmosphere, thus enhancing academic exchanges.
The representative of our press, the director of International Cooperation Center, Betsy Wang, and the keynote speaker of the conference, Tina Q. Tan (right), the professor of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, U.S.
Tina Q. Tan: Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases; Medical Director, Adoption Clinic; Medical Director, International Patient Services Program; Co-Medical director, Travel Immunization Clinic; Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Fields of research: Pneumococcal infections; antibiotic resistance; immunization; epidemiology.