19 February 2016

A leading Midlands consultant in infectious diseases has been invited to speak at a three-day forum at the Royal Society of Medicine in London this September, attended by doctors from all over the country.

Dr Ravi Gowda, who lives in Warwick, is a consultant with the Nuffield Hospital group and director of Travel Klinix in Coventry, which offers advice on travel health and promotes health and wellbeing in companies and other organisations, where it also provides health screening.

An acknowledged specialist in infectious and tropical diseases, he will be lecturing on ‘Tropical Problems in the Returning Traveller’.

“It is quite an accolade to be asked to speak at this prestigious forum, which gives doctors from around Britain the opportunity to hear the very latest developments in medicine from leading specialists. It’s a great honour to have been invited,” he said.

In addition, Dr Gowda, who recently appeared on BBC radio discussing the Zika virus, has been giving an update on tuberculosis at an NHS seminar in Coventry, attended by some 70 doctors in general practice.

Also, his health and wellbeing centre, Travel Klinix, is working in partnership with Coventry City Council’s Public Health Team, Birmingham City University and Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust to promote HIV testing in Coventry; and providing training and awareness of blood borne viruses ( HIV, hepatitis B and Hepatitis C) and tuberculosis to clinicians and the community .