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National Indigenous Immunisation Research Workshop 2013: lessons learnt and future directions
Hosted by the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. The cost for registration is $220 which includes catering. Full time students are free. The workshop program will be distributed to registrants once finalised.
When: Thursday 7th & Friday 8th November 2013
Venue: The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle by Rydges,
Cnr Marine Terrace and Essex Street, Fremantle, WA
Registrations due 13th September 2013
Register online. Note that the online system can only accept one registration at a time.
To identify priorities in Indigenous immunisation research
To facilitate engagement and networking among researchers, policy makers, immunisation providers, the community and other relevant stakeholders
To facilitate implementation and translation of research into policy and practice
Who should attend?
Researchers, immunisation and health service providers, and relevant community, professional, philanthropic, industry and government representatives working in immunisation and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
Confirmed speakers/ session facilitators include:
Dr Mark Alderson, Director of the PATH Pneumococcal Vaccine Project, USA.
A/Prof Kelvin Kong, Ear Nose & Throat Surgeon, Newcastle
Prof Fiona Stanley AC, Australian of the Year 2003
Prof Jonathan Carapetis, Director of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
Dr Robert Menzies, Deputy Director, Surveillance, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance
A/Prof Ross Andrews, Deputy Director, Menzies School of Health Research
Ms Telphia Joseph, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance
A/Prof Peter Richmond, University of Western Australia
A/Prof Deborah Lehmann, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
Oral presentations/ topic areas:
15 minute oral presentations are invited on any topic relevant to Indigenous immunisation and vaccine preventable diseases. We invite presentations of original research, as well as planned or proposed projects. Delegates selected to provide an oral presentation will be notified by September 30th. Complete the presentation proposal form attached, and return by email to NIIRW2013@ichr.uwa.edu.au before September 13th 2013.
Topic areas include (but are not restricted to):
· Pneumococcal and ear disease
· Rotavirus and diarrhoeal diseases
· Influenza and respiratory infections
· Vaccine coverage/ program delivery
· Group A Streptococcus
· Hepatitis B and human papillomavirus
· Community and stakeholder engagement issues
· Vaccine delivery strategies
· Workforce capacity issues
· Maternal & neonatal immunisation
· Data linkage studies
Registration does not include accommodation costs and delegates are requested to make their own arrangements. There are several options available in Fremantle including at the workshop venue. Fremantle is approximately 30 minutes from the centre of Perth by train or taxi.
Hosted by the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research with support from the Centre for Research Excellence in Immunisation in Disadvantaged and Understudied Populations and the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases.
Sponsored by an unrestricted grant from the Medicines Australia Vaccine Industry Group.