Accession Number : ADA328167

Title :   Third International Symposium of Shiga Toxin (Verocytotoxin) - Producing Escherichia Coli Infections (VTEC '97).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOIS JOY GALLER FOUNDATION FOR HEMOLYTIC UREMIC SYNDROME INC MELVILLE NY

Personal Author(s) : O'Brien, Alison

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Report Date : OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 179

Abstract : During the decade between VTEC '87, held in Toronto, and this 3rd symposium in Baltimore, there has been an explosive growth of knowledge about Shiga Toxin (Verocytotoxin) producing Escherichia coli (VTEC). At the same time there has been a worrisome increase in the incidence and impact of infections due to these organisms throughout the world. The major recent outbreaks in Japan, Germany and the western United States are cases in point. A lot of work remains to be done to control, manage and ultimately prevent the human suffering associated with this emerging infectious disease. The VTEC Symposium series was designed to provide a multidisciplinary forum for exchanging information, disseminating new knowledge, and highlighting state-of the-an scientific advances in this rapidly evolving field. This core element of the Symposium remains intact in VTEC '97 as does the striving to achieve synthesis between art, science, humanity and good fellowship, a mission for the Symposium that became so firmly entrenched during the outstanding VTEC '94 meeting in Bergamo. I wish to acknowledge the Co-chairmen of VTEC '97, Mr. Robert C. Galler without whose drive, dedication, and leadership, VTEC '97 would not have got off the ground, and Dr. James B. Kaper who has been committed to providing delegates with the best hospitality his home town of Baltimore can offer. In addition, Jim and Dr. Alison O'Brien have put together an outstanding Scientific Program.

Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA, *ESCHERICHIA COLI, *INFECTIOUS DISEASES, *WORKSHOPS, *TOXINS AND ANTITOXINS, UNITED STATES, CORES, LEADERSHIP, IMPACT, SYNTHESIS, GROWTH(GENERAL), JAPAN, GERMANY, INTERNATIONAL, WEST(DIRECTION).

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology

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