Filter by
City of Sydney & University of Sydney

Preventing disease: get ahead of the curve

Where
Soultrap Bar
Soultrap Bar
70-72 Campbell Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
When

Tuesday 9 April from 8pm to 9pm

Growing up, Associate Professor Meru Sheel saw infectious diseases make people very sick. This is how she became a ‘disease detective’.

Raised in India, epidemiologist Dr Meru Sheel witnessed the impact of diseases such as polio and tuberculosis first-hand. Today, Meru’s detective work analyses the patterns of infectious outbreaks like measles and COVID-19 and how vaccines can prevent these.

However, Meru found major barriers to disease prevention in resource-limited settings in the Asia-Pacific and the Caribbean. These barriers stem from global inequity in our health systems.

Join the disease detective for a fascinating talk on how infectious diseases work and what clues are used to investigate their spread. Find out how we can build systems to ensure everyone in the world has a right to health.

Bio

Associate Professor Meru Sheel is an infectious diseases epidemiologist and vaccinologist. She is particularly interested in the use of vaccines for epidemic control and immunisation among high risk populations. Associate Professor Sheel has extensive field experience in several complex environments in Asia-Pacific countries, including responding to international emergencies. Associate Professor Sheel is an adviser to the World Health Organization and serves on leading public health committees.

Also at Soultrap at 6pm: Migrapreneurs can unlock a better future for all 

About the venue - Soultrap

Soultrap is a unique, underground speakeasy style bar right in the heart of Surry Hills. 

This bare-brick speakeasy space is yours to transform – from memorable themed parties to intimate gatherings and corporate events.

Contact event organiser

City of Sydney & University of Sydney

Advertisement

More events in Talks, courses & workshops

Code Camp - free STEAM events for kids

Code Camp - free STEAM events for kids

That's right, it’s totally FREE fun learning for Aussie kids.  
Tomorrow
Book Fair

Book Fair

The RUSI NSW Ursula Davidson Library is holding a book fair until 1 July 2024
Tomorrow
Children’s Books Feedback Course with Aleesah Darlison

Children’s Books Feedback Course with Aleesah Darlison

Aleesah Darlison will provide feedback on your writing for children, enabling you to hone your skills over five months.
Tomorrow
Clay & Bubbles at Tramsheds

Clay & Bubbles at Tramsheds

Get creative with clay with Glaze Galleria at the Tramsheds, with a free glass of bubbles
Tomorrow