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Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University presents i-spot Lecture "The Rampancy of Infectious Disease and Prevention Research"

2015-2-27 (Fri) 18:30 - 20:00

Working together, Osaka University and Osaka City endeavor to provide citizens with small lectures in an "at home" atmosphere. Making use of its scholarship in various fields, Osaka University promotes the sharing of its learning with citizens, thereby contributing to the revitalization of local communities. The themes for these two i-spot lecture series are "Fragility of Today's Society" and "Inquiry into the Subconscious." It's free to attend, so please don't hesitate to join us!

The first lecture in this series in entitled "The Rampancy of Infectious Diseases and Prevention Research: Is there really an end to infectious disease?"

Lecturer: Assistant Professor KAWASHITA Norihito


Last year, we saw plenty of news on infectious disease: from the Dengue virus outbreak to scares of Ebola virus very close to home, Japan was faced with an unfamiliar threat that was being monitored all over the world. On the other hand, other infectious diseases rage every year, such as the yearly flu virus and HIV's steady annual infection rate. At this lecture, we'll introduce infectious diseases and discuss how and why they spread, as well as research taking place to stop them. (This research has received a Science Research Grant (No. 24790043) and a Health and Labor Sciences Research Grant (AIDS Prevention Project)). 

•This lecture is part of the "Fragility of Today's Society" lecture series.•

Date: Friday, February 27, 2015, 18:30~20:00

Venue: i-spot, 2nd F, Yodoya-bashi Odona, 4-1-1 Imabashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Admission: Admission is free (Prior registration required to attend)

Capacity: Space is limited to about 30 applicants

Registration begins on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

**Registration is now closed**

To apply: Please send the following by mail, fax or telephone:

  • The name of this lecture
  • Applicant's name
  • Applicant's age
  • Phone number
  • Contact and registration:

    TEL&FAX: 06-4866-6803

    (Phone registration hours are from Monday to Friday, 11:00~20:00, and on weekends and holidays, 13:00~17:00)

    Organized by: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University; Osaka City Planning Bureau

    Date: 2015-2-27 (Fri) 18:30 - 20:00
    Venue: i-spot, 2nd F, Yodoya-bashi Odona, 4-1-1 Imabashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
    Registration: Registration is required for this event.
    Contact: i-spot

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