February 2017

  • Reflections on the 2017 US-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program in Seoul

    David A. Sack, MD

    Professor | Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Dove team at the US-Japan 2017 meeting.

    This year’s US- Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program cholera panel marked the 51st year since the cooperative meeting began. Looking back on the conference proceedings, you can trace the progress of cholera and enteric disease research over the past 51 years.  The conference has provided the space to share information on improved treatments, including a presentation on the historic, ground-breaking discovery of oral rehydration therapy in 1968, the failure of the old injectable cholera vaccine, and more recently, the successes of the new oral cholera vaccine.