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Seminar on Best Practices of Infection Containment during Normal & High-Risk Periods

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Date, Time & Venue
17 Mar 2010 at 6:30 to 8:00pm (6:15 for registration) in Room 107-108 of Etech Centre (Causeway Bay, HKCT) (402-406 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay)

Programme Highlights
Exposition of how pandemic viral strains develop and spread; how early containment of infection transmission can significantly impact the overall spread of the virus; overview of common preventative measures taken by organizations with an assessment of their efficacy and desirability; description of anti-microbial and other infection prophylactics and how they can halt or mitigate the spread of infectious disease in both normal and heightened risk periods of operation.

Speaker Profile
Melissa has served in the role of CEO since 2001, where she focuses on strategic and policy issues, providing the Company’s vision and direction. She is fiercely dedicated to Filligent's mission, constantly urging our team to deliver timely, effective, ethical and pragmatic tools for disease interventions. She is particularly concerned with the health plight of those in developing nations.

Melissa is a great believer in independent, critical thinking. She insists that we deconstruct complex issues, right down to first principles. From this, we build a range of scientific solutions, layering in strategies to deal with real-life problems. Her vision, personal background and career in ethical investing, finance and law make Melissa an ideal person to guide Filligent.

Melissa continues to conduct pro bono work at Filligent, assisting disempowered and under-privileged people.  She currently serves as a member of the board of Mother’s Choice, a community organization helping pregnant girls, their families, babies and children in Asia Pacific, and is co-founder of PathFinders, a pioneering organization that helps distressed migrant women and children in Hong Kong find a safe and legal home.  Melissa is currently spearheading Filligent’s collaboration with leading academics, NGOs and Chinese corporations, Tools for Change, to provide a sustainable health and education program for urban migrant workers and their families in China.

Prior to founding Filligent, Melissa worked as a corporate lawyer at Skadden Arps in the US and Asia, an investment banker at Lehman Brothers in Asia and a private equity investor at GE Equity where she was granted the “Winner’s Circle Award” for excellence. In 2000, Melissa co-founded Maven International, an ethical private equity investment fund and advisor.  An Australian, Melissa has lived in Hong Kong for over 13 years. She has a Juris Doctorate from New York University, School of Law.

Registration & Enquiries
This seminar is free of charge and prior registration is required.
Only on-line registration via http://www.hkarms.org/registration/EventRegister.php?Event=29
Participant number is limited to 80 on a first-come-first-served basis.
For enquiries, please contact Ms Elley Cheng at talks@uti.hk


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