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Vaccinology Update conference

The SA Vaccinology Update conference is a partnership between the:

The annual conference focuses on:

  • important issues
  • latest research
  • policy updates and initiatives related to immunisation

The target audience consists of:

  • GP’s
  • obstetricians
  • nurses
  • midwives
  • immunisation providers
  • public health practitioners.

 

2017 presentations

Presentations videos are available on the following topics:

Opening Address and welcome to country - A/Prof Helen Marshall, Mr Jack Buckskin & Prof Brendan Murphy, Chief Medical Officer Australia  

Session 1

Chaired by Prof Claire Roberts Deputy Director, Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide.

Session 1 presentations include the following topics:

  • Progress and Priorities in immunising Indigenous children - Professor Jonathan Carapetis, Director of the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth, Western Australia
  • Influenza in pregnancy – cause for concern - Dr Steven Scroggs, Medical Director Women’s and Babies Division, Women's and Children's Hospital

Session 2

Chair: Professor Mike Gold, Head, Allergy and Immunology Dept, Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Session 2 presentations include the following topics:

  • Immunisation Section Update - Ms Janine Mitchell, Immunisation Nurse Consultant, Immunisation Section, SA Health

  • Improving protection - recommending unfunded vaccines - A/Professor Stephen Lambert, Public Health Physician and Medical Epidemiologist, Communicable Diseases Unit of Queensland Health

  • Vaccinating on the inside - Breda MacDonald and Iann Homer, Immunisation Nurse Consultants, Women's and Children's Hospital 

Session 3

Chair: A/Professor David Lynn, EMBL Australia Group Leader, Infection & Immunity, SAHMRI, School of Medicine, Flinders University

Session 3 presentations include the following topics:

  • The evolving epidemiology of meningococcal disease and “B Part of It” update - Professor Helen Marshall, Deputy Director, Robinson Research Institute and NHMRC Fellow, The University of Adelaide and Senior Medical Practitioner and Medical Director Vaccinology and Immunology Research Trials Unit, Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Successful implementation of community vaccination programs against vaccine preventable diseases in rural South Australia. Men ACWY (Ceduna) and Measles (Gawler)  - Luda Molchanoff, Advanced Nurse Manager - Immunisation Lead & Strategic, Projects and Jenny Fyfe-Infection Control Officer, Ceduna District Health, Services, Country Health Local Health Network
  • Health Care Worker immunisation - Dr Doug Shaw , Public Health Medical Consultant, Communicable Disease Control Branch, SA Health
  • Summary and close -  Professor Helen Marshall 

2016 presentations

Presentation videos are available on the following topics:

Session 1

Chaired by Prof Sarah Robertson, Director, Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide

Session 1 presentation includes the following topics:

Opening Address and welcome - A/Prof Helen Marshall, Dr Lewis O’Brien & Prof Paddy Phillips

Are we ready for the next pandemic? -Prof Chris Baggoley, Executive Director of Medical Services for the Southern Adelaide Health Network and previously Chief Medical Officer Australia.

Immunisation in special risk groups -Dr Jim Buttery, Professor of Paediatric Epidemiology, Departments of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and Paediatrics, Monash University; Director of Research at Monash Children’s Hospital and Head of Monash Immunisation Monash Health.

Zika virus infection – should we be worried? - Dr Peter Muller, Director Maternal -Fetal Medicine Services, WCH

Session 2

Chaired by Adjunct A/Prof Jenny Fereday, Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery, Women’s and Children’s Health Network .

Session 2 presentation includes the following topics: 

Immunisation Update- Ms Melissa Peall, Clinical Practice Consultant, Immunisation Section, SA Health

VaxSMS™ App immunisation reminders; is it a case of happy ever after? -Mr Mark McMillan, Research Associate, Vaccinology and Immunology Research Trials Unit, WCH

Changes to the Australian Immunisation Register -Mr Michael Griffiths , Director Immunisation Registers Section, Immunisation Branch – Office of Health Protection, Department of Health and

- Ms Tracie Hibbard, Director of the Australian Immunisation Register

Mastering no jab no pay -Mrs Angela Newbound, Adelaide Primary Health Network (APHN) Immunisation Coordinator

Session 3

Chaired by Professor Nigel Stocks, Head of the Discipline of General Practice at the University of Adelaide

Session 3 presentation includes the following topics: 

The South Australian Meningococcal B vaccine in adolescents projects- A/Prof Helen Marshall

Medical Director, Vaccinology and Immunology Research Trials Unit, WCH and Deputy Director RRI

Immunisation in the elderly- Prof Robert Booy

Head of the Clinical Research team, the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS)

Development of new interventions to address vaccine hesitancy- Dr Margie Danchin

Senior Research Fellow, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Paediatrician

Panel discussion- Chair: Professor Nigel Stocks

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