Mon, 2012-10-15

K-RITH Scientific Symposium

From 10 - 11 October 2012, K-RITH hosted a Scientific Symposium on the Intersection of Technology and Global Health at the Hilton Hotel in Durban.  It was attended by an impressive gathering of eminent scientists from South Africa and around the world.  Talk slides are available for the speakers highlighted below.  Click here for the programme.  Speakers included:

  • Dr. Peter Agre, Nobel Laureate and Director, Johns Hopkins Malaria Institute, USA
  • Dr. David Baltimore, Nobel Laureate and Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology, USA
  • Dr. Linda-Gail Bekker, University of Cape and COO of Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation
  • Gary Cohen, Chair, IBM Africa
  • Dr. E. William Colglazier, The Science and Technology Adviser to the US Secretary of State
  • Dr. Ronald J. Daniels, President, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA
  • Ambassador Eric Goosby, United States Global AIDS Coordinator
  • Dr. Bavesh Kana, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Prof. Salim Abdool Karim, Director, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), South Africa
  • Prof. Lynn Morris Chief Specialist Scientist, National Institute for Communicable Diseases
  • Prof. Thumbi Ndung'u, HHMI International Early Career Scientist, Director, HIV Pathogenesis Programme and K-RITH Investigator, South Africa
  • Dr. Robert Tjian, President, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA