Westmead forum: mozzies in the city

The University of Sydney is hosting its final Sydney Ideas event for 2017 – and it’s all about mosquitoes.

Westmead Hospital scientist and University of Sydney lecturer Dr Cameron Webb will lead the discussion, focusing on how to protect people and pets from these summer pests.

Other panelists include Professor Anthony Capon (University of Sydney Professor of Planetary Health)Dr Michael Walsh (infectious disease epidemiologist with the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, University of Sydney), Jayne Hanford (PhD student in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney) and Dr Hannah Bender (veterinary pathologist at the Australian Registry of Wildlife Health, Taronga Zoo).

What will the future hold with a changing climate? What can we do in our cities to help beat the bite of mozzies, while also keeping our local wetlands and wildlife healthy?

Find out at the free forum.

The forum will be held on December 5, 2017 at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research.

Doors open at 5pm, with drinks and canapes from 5.15pm.

The talk kicks off at 5.30pm.

All are welcome.