Tales from a Disease Detective

Presented by ANU College of Health & Medicine

Imagine hearing a talk by Agatha Christie's great detective, Hercule Poirot, as he reminisces on an extraordinary life of solving inexplicable murders. Now, instead of Poirot, imagine a disease detective, taller than Belgian sleuth, but with less savvy facial hair, as he recalls significant events in the field of Infectious Diseases.

Associate Professor Sanjaya Senanayake will attempt to do exactly that as well as touch on memorable events in his 20 years in medicine. He will also reflect on being a South Asian migrant in Australia that culminated in his comedic novel, Chilli, Chicks and Heart Attacks.

The occasion will be the launch of the latest edition of his textbook for medical students and junior doctors, Clinical Cases in General Medicine. Afterwards, he will be available for signing both his novel and textbook. 

Sanjaya Senanayake is a practising Infectious Diseases Physician in Canberra. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at The Australian National University Medical School and is also a Conjoint Lecturer at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales.

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