Dr. Natasha Crowcroft, Director of Surveillance and Epidemiology, PHO, will be speaking at Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology (LMP) Monday Seminar Series. On Monday, May 2, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Crowcroft will be speaking about, “How microbiology and epidemiology can be happily married: The HPA Aetiological Study of Encephalitis” at 1 King’s College Circle in room 2172 of the Medical Sciences Building. LMP Monday Seminar Series will be hosted by Dr. Richard Hegele, MD, FRCPC, PhD. Everyone is welcome! Don’t miss out.
Natasha Crowcroft has a bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery and master of science from the University of London, post graduate specialist qualifications in internal medicine and public health (Membership of the Royal College of Physicians [MRCP] and Fellow of the Faulty of Public Health [FFPH]), and a medical doctorate from the University of Cambridge.
Crowcroft has worked internationally in several European programs and as adviser to the World Health Organization (WHO) on methods of estimating global burden of pertussis and neonatal tetanus. She was the first person selected to represent the United Kingdom (UK) in the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET) and is the founding president of the EPIET Alumni Network (EAN), which links public health epidemiologists across Europe.
While working in Belgium from 1995 to 1997, Crowcroft undertook one of the first cross border projects completed between Belgium and France, a study of hantavirus infections. After this, she worked for a decade in the Immunisation Department of the Health Protection Agency’s Centre for Infections as a national expert in vaccines, leading on surveillance of a number of diseases including diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis as well as vaccination coverage. She has also led incident responses to Lassa fever, pioneered immunization training initiatives and has research interests in encephalitis and vaccine program evaluation. She is a member of the Canadian National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI).
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