Introducing Dan O’Brien – The Club’s September Speaker

Daniel O’Brien is an Infectious Diseases Specialist and Internal Medicine Consultant. He is the Deputy Director of the Department of Infectious Diseases at The Geelong Hospital, Geelong, Australia and is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Victorian Infectious Diseases Service and Department of Medicine at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. Dan works as an Operational research advisor for the Manson Unit of Medécins Sans Frontières, London, United Kingdom. He also works as a consultant for the Burnett Institute, Melbourne, Australia, advising on the RID-TB program in Western Province, Papua New Guinea. He is currently a member of the World Health Organisation technical working group for the drug treatment of Buruli ulcer.

His main interests are International Health, especially Buruli ulcer, Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and leprosy in resource-limited settings, and Travel Medicine and Immigrant/refugee health. Over more than 20 years he has worked with health programmes in more than 30 resource-limited countries worldwide including:
Bosnia, Georgia, East Timor, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Angola, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, India, Burma, Haiti, Columbia, Papua New Guinea, Uzbekistan, and Cameroon.

We look forward to having Dan providing a unique insight for our members.