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Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease International Conference 2016 (HFMDIC2016)
25th-26th July 2016  
Discovery/Breakthrough Theatrette, Level 4
Matrix, Biopolis, Singapore

Welcome to the Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease International Conference 2016 (HFMDIC2016)

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) is a common and highly contagious infection worldwide, present all year round with thousands of reported cases. There are seasonal outbreaks around the world, mainly in Singapore, Malaysia and in recent years in Asian, European and American countries. The infected children suffer from highly infectious with blisters on mouth, hands and feet and mild fever which causes discomfort and possible rare complications in the brain and heart. HFMDIC2016 will be co-organised by the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), part of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), the Consortium of Hand Foot Mouth Disease/Enterovirus 71 Studies in Asia (CoHESIA) and the Singapore Society of Microbiology and Biotechnology (SSMB), set to take place on 25th - 26th July 2016 at Biopolis. The conference will highlight the latest developments of HFMD research in regards to vaccine development, host-pathogen interaction, epidemiology and clinical perspectives. In addition, there will be an educational session that is open to public, specifically for management personnel at local childcare centers, to know more about HFMD and effective ways of managing it. This event aims to foster interaction and collaborations between different countries in translational research to fulfill the unmet clinical needs in the management of HFMD. This is in conjunction with spreading the awareness and education of HFMD with the public.

More information will be available soon. Please visit this website for updates.


Program Outline and Speaker List

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Conference Poster

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Organizing Committee

Dr Justin Jang Hann CHU
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), Singapore and National University of Singapore

Dr H Rogier van DOORN
Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Vietnam

Dr Vijaykrishna DHANASEKARAN
Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore

Dr Hanh Hao LA
National University of Singapore

Prof. Linfa WANG
DUKE-NUS, Singapore

Dr Sarah Kai Chen CHANG
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
ASEAN COST National Secretariat for Singapore

Dr Yong Wah TAN
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), Singapore

Ms June Hui Xiang OH
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), Singapore

Ms Fiuna Sut Fang LIM
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), Singapore

Ms Fiona Mei Shan TEO
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), Singapore

Ms Wan Keat YAM
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), Singapore

Ms June Guat Nee KOH
National University of Singapore

Mr Kai Zhi WONG
National University of Singapore