General Notices

FMS Symposium on Zoonoses: Tuberculosis, Leptospirosis and Yellow Fever

Posted Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The UWI Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS) introduces its first Symposium on Zoonoses aimed at guiding health professionals and students in the detection and management of common zoonoses.  This year the focus will be on Leptospirosis, Yellow Fever, Tuberculosis and Mayaro virus.

The half-day Symposium takes place September 10 from 8.30am to 1.30pm at the Teaching and Learning Complex (TLC). Registration starts at 7.30am.

The target audience for this symposium is: doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, dentists and other allied health professionals, health care educators and students.

The cost to attend this symposium is as follows:

  • Students with ID: $100
  • Health professionals, Faculty, Others: $300 (until August 31), $400 after August 31
  • External participants in Tobago: $200

The following payment options are available:

  • Payment by Linx on the day of the Symposium
  • Payment online by credit card (details available upon request)
  • Payment by cheque
  • Cash or cheque payment at The UWI St. Augustine Cashiers’ Offices (Main Administration Building, Student Admin building) Detail Code 5DOP, or
  • Direct Deposit into any branch of Republic Bank Limited using the following information:
  • Bank address: UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad

Swift address: RBNKTTPX

Account #: 160 284 614 001

Account name: The University of the West Indies

Reason for payment: UWI Symposium on Zoonoses

Register for the Symposium by completing this Google Form (bolded words are hyperlinked).

About Zoonoses

Various infectious diseases are transmitted between animals and humans, where one or both act as vectors.  In order to reduce the occurrence of diseases and deaths due to infections that may be spread between animals and humans, the need has arisen for health professionals to keep apprised on the nature, appearance and management of these conditions, called zoonoses. The threat that these diseases pose has risen with the re-emergence of Yellow Fever in South America, and increased travel between the Caribbean, South and North America.

For further information, please contact: The Faculty of Medical Sciences at 645-3232 ext. 5020 / 5025 or email