Publish date: 28 December 2022

In 2022 the Hospital for Tropical Diseases enjoyed centenary celebrations with monthly seminars involving speakers from the Trust, from around the UK and the World.

UCLH Chief Executive, David Probert said;

“I think it is fantastic that the HTD has made learning the focus of it’s 100th year. I joined one of the seminars over the summer to help celebrate and was interested to hear from a range of speakers about how we track emerging infections. It is great to see the HTD have a legacy of recordings to keep the learning going into their next century.” 

Mike Brown, Clinical Director for the Infection Division said:

“A huge thank you to everyone for helping to celebrate the Hospital for Tropical Diseases centenary this year. We shared with an audience of more than 8,000 people over the seminar series. We were so were proud to show the unique UCLH offer with different specialties working together with the HTD team to solve some of the trickiest clinical cases, generate and learn from data to improve patient care and train the next generation”.

If you would like watch any of the seminars they are available to watch on the Trust’s YouTube channel. Please see the links below.

* Chris van Tulleken interviews Prof Chris Whitty about the next 100 years of emerging infectious threats at the launch of a series of seminars to celebrate 100 years of the HTD.

* Training and the Next Generation - Phil Gothard

* Refugee and migrant health

* Malaria: When the tests & the drugs don't work

* Complex Brain Infections

* Introducing the new HTD Leishmaniasis MDT

* Monkeypox, Imported Fever Service, HCIDs, virtual wards & partnership working

* Surveillance for emerging infections

* Insights and pearls from The Infectious & Tropical Histopathology MDT

* Fungi and the Future Tropical Fungal Infection at the HTD

* Chagas disease – shining a light on a hidden disease and community

The 100 year anniversary of the hospital building opening in 1920 actually fell in 2020, having evolved from a service run on ex-naval ships during the 19th century. However, due to the team's work in infectious diseases, COVID-19 prevented the centenary celebrations taking place during 2020 and so the occasion was marked through 2022 instead.