KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (Dec. 1, 2008)—Malaysia's Rubber Export Promotion Council is planning a series of seminars to promote the use of natural rubber gloves in infection control within healthcare environments.
The seminars will take place in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, Australia, on Dec. 8, 10 and 12, respectively.
Henning Allmers, director of the department of occupational medicine at the division of dermatology, environmental medicine and health sciences at the University of Osnabrueck in Germany, will discuss natural rubber latex allergies in the German health care system.
Kristiina Turjanma of Tampere University Hospital in Finland will present her analysis of current development on latex protein allergy in Finland in particular and Europe in general.
Connie Katelaris, professor in immunology and allergy at the University of Western Sydney and Michael Sutherland of Austin Health will report on the latest studies and development in Australia on latex protein allergy.
Also, Esah Yip, director of MREPC's U.S. office, will present a paper on continued use of latex gloves. Amir Hashim of the Malaysian Rubber Board will talk about the environmental advantage of natural polymers.