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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.

 

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

2015 presenations

Presentation videos are available on the following topics:

Session 1

Chaired by Prof Sarah Robertson

Session 1 presentation includes the following topics: 

  • The Adelaide Immunisation Centre of Excellence, WCHN - A/Prof Naomi Dwyer, A/Prof Helen Marshall, A/Prof Mike Gold, Mr Iann Homer
  • Pertussis – evolution in vaccination. New strategies for an old foe - Prof Peter McIntyre, Director, National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS)
  • Maternal immunisation in Australia – how are we going? Prof Ross Andrews, Deputy Director, Menzies Research Institute and Chair, Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
  • How safe is maternal immunisation? Antenatal influenza and pertussis vaccine safety monitoring - Ms Annette Regan, Western Australian Department of Health

Session 2

Chaired by Prof Don Roberton

Session 2 presentation includes the following topics: 

  • What’s new in immunisation? - Ms Melissa Peall, SA Health
  • The role of Child and Family Health Services in providing immunisation for South Australian children - Ms Kerrie Bowering, Director, Child Family Health Services
  • Closing the Immunisation Gap for Aboriginal children in South Australia - Ms Adrienne Storken, SA Health
  • Sustaining and improving immunisation uptake for Aboriginal people - Ms Danielle Lovegrove, Watto Purrunna Aboriginal Health Service

Session 3

Chaired by Prof Steve Wesselingh

Session 3 presentation includes the following topics: 

  • Opening to evening session - Prof Chris Baggoley, Chief Medical Officer, Australian Government
  • Communicating confidence in immunisation - A/Prof Julie Leask, University of Sydney
  • Adult immunisations – Zoster vaccines - A/Prof Kristine Macartney,Deputy Director, NCIRS
  • Uptake and impact of HPV Immunisation program - A/Prof Julia Brotherton, Medical Director, National HPV Vaccination Program Register
  • Panel discussion

 

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