Menzies seminar series 


Dr Sophie La Vincente presents ‘Community management of endemic scabies in remote Aboriginal communities of northern Australia: Treatment participation and outcomes’, on Thursday 22 May from 12pm to 1pm.

Scabies and skin infections are endemic in many Australian Aboriginal communities. There is limited evidence for effective models of scabies treatment in high prevalence settings.

Dr La Vincente’s team aimed to assess the level of uptake of scabies treatment among households where scabies had been diagnosed as part of an ongoing community-based scabies control program that has had limited effectiveness. The team also sought to investigate acquisition of scabies over the four-weeks following treatment provision.

Dr La Vincente will discuss the findings in her seminar.

Sophie La Vincente is an epidemiologist working with the Centre for International Child Health in Melbourne. She recently completed her Master of Applied Epidemiology (MAE) through the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU, under the supervision of Ross Andrews from Menzies' Child Health Division.

Prior to the MAE, Sophie was undertaking pain research as a postdoctoral fellow in pharmacology and the University of Adelaide.

This seminar takes place in the Menzies Seminar Room, John Mathews Building, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus.