The 2010 Malcolm Adcock Memorial Lecture will feature lecturer Donald E. Low, MD, speaking on "Influenza: Past, Present and Future.”
Low is microbiologist-in-chief in the department of microbiology at Toronto’s Mt. Sinai Hospital and professor of laboratory medicine and pathology at the University of Toronto.
He is an internationally recognized expert in the study of epidemiology and the mechanism of antimicrobial resistance in the community and hospital pathogens. He is particularly noted for dealing with the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) pandemic in Canada. His efforts at dealing with a Norwalk virus outbreak in 1985 affecting 800 staff members and 100 patients at the Mt. Sinai Hospital are also well known. His present concerns focus on the H1N1 and H5N1 viruses and their potential for human misery.
The Adcock Lecture Series is named for the late Malcolm P. Adcock, Health Commissioner of the city of Cincinnati for 11 years and a dedicated servant of the community’s public health services.
The lecture is jointly sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Homeland Security Research Center, Cincinnati Health Department, the University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center.