4 Oct 2019

"Whose fault is it that Bob caught syphilis?" Professor Christopher Fairley throws some light

Professor Christopher Fairley (left) with colleagues at the
Sexual Health Centre
Professor Christopher Fairley AO, Director of the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) has had a lifetime of clinical practice and research into sexually transmitted diseases. He has been recognised by the award of an Order of Australia last year, and the National Health and Medical Research Council have recognised the urgent need to fight the rise of sexually transmitted infections by most recently funding his and MSHC colleagues' research $6 million.

Prof Fairley is giving Central Clinical School's annual public lecture on Thursday 17 October 2019. He asks the question, 'Whose fault is it that Bob caught syphilis?' RSVP here

Late one night in Melbourne, Bob got syphilis after having sex with a man with syphilis. Lots other men had sex with other men that night but didn’t contract syphilis.  Bob used a condom, but they don’t always protect against syphilis. So, ‘whose fault was it’ that Bob got syphilis? The answer matters because it leads to a solution to an important problem. With syphilis cases in Melbourne on the rise, we desperately need a solution.

About our speaker
Christopher Fairley AO is Director of the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre and Professor of Public Health at Monash University. He holds three specialist medical fellowships from the College of Physicians (Infectious Diseases), Faculty of Public Health and Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine. He is an editor of the journal ‘Sexual Health’. He has supervised 30 doctoral students to completion, has over 700 journal publications and sits on the boards of IUSTI and ISSTDR. His principal research interests are the public health control of sexually transmitted diseases and the effectiveness of clinical services.

Event details

  • Thursday 17 October 2019
  • 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start. Lecture will be followed by Q&A session
  • A+ Alfred Research Alliance Lecture Theatre, 80 Commercial Road, Melbourne 3004
  • A free event with light snacks and drinks available
  • RSVPs through Eventbrite required: public-lecture-syphilis-epidemic.eventbrite.com.au
More event details here: www.monash.edu/medicine/ccs/events/2019-CCS-public-lecture

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