Central Clinical School Annual Public Lecture 2019: Whose fault is it Bob got syphilis?

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Event Details

17 October 2019 at 6:30 pm – 17 October 2019 at 8:30 pm
Alfred Research Alliance A+ Lecture Theatre, 75 Commercial Road, Melbourne VIC 3004
Open to:
Alumni; Medicine, Nursing, Health Science; Public lectures


You are invited to attend the Annual CCS Public Lecture.

In 2019, the lecture will be presented by Professor Christopher Fairley AO from the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre.

6:30pm networking drinks for a 7pm lecture start.

About the event

Late one night in Melbourne, Bob got syphilis because he had sex with a man with syphilis. Many other men had sex with other men that night and did not get syphilis. Bob did use a condom, but condoms don’t always protect against syphilis. So let me ask you “Whose fault was it that Bob got syphilis?” The answer to this question matters a great deal, because it leads to a solution to the problem. And currently syphilis cases in Melbourne are rising rapidly; so we do desperately need a solution.

About the presenter

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’. His principle research interests are the public health control of sexually transmitted diseases and the effectiveness of clinical services. He has supervised 27 doctoral students to completion. He has 662 review journal publications and sits on the boards of IUSTI and ISSTDR.

Tiffany Davis
+61 3 9903 0829
Central Clinical School