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Upcoming events: Join us online in 2021

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The Sydney ID annual colloquium is open to anyone with an interest in the areas of emerging/re-emerging infectious diseases and biosecurity, with a particular emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. This colloquium is a great opportunity for academics, health professionals and students to be updated on current developments.  

Wednesday, 17 November 2021:

  • 2:00pm: Welcome and introduction
  • 2:10pm: The Ongoing Evolution of SARS CoV-2 (Eddie Holmes)
  • 2:30pm: SARS CoV-2 immunity (Fabienne Brilot-Turville)
  • 2:45pm: The behavioural and social drivers of COVID-19 vaccination (Julie Leask)
  • 3:00pm: Questions and discussion
  • 3:15pm: BREAK
  • 3:30pm: One Health approach to bacteriophage applications (Carola Venturini)
  • 3:45pm: Managerialism, micro-improvements and the marginalisation of AMR in the hospital setting (Katherine Kenny)
  • 4:00pm: One Health AMR – new insights and challenges (Ruth Zadoks)
  • 4:15pm: Questions and discussion
  • 4:30pm CLOSE

Are you thinking of submitting an Investigator Grant or CRE application in 2022?   

Register now for a two-part zoom series to celebrate our 2021 NHRMC grant success in infection. Hear from our 2021 Investigator Grant and CRE winners as they discuss their upcoming research plans.

Discover how they achieved grant success, the process they followed in their application and the lessons learnt along the way.

Session One: Tuesday, 16 November: 11am - 12pm

  • Prof Julie Leask (Investigator Grant). Project: Identify behavioural and social drivers of low vaccination, generate new knowledge on interventions to improve coverage, and provide innovative solutions to the problem of vaccine hesitancy. 
  • Prof Greg Fox (Investigator Grant). Project: Addressing the major gaps in prevention, detection and treatment of tuberculosis ? a disease still affecting 10 million people each year. 
  • Prof Kirsten McCaffery (CRE). Project: "A new solutions- based approach" to overuse of unnecessary, ineffective healthcare. 

Session Two: Monday, 22 November: 9am - 10am

  • Dr Kerrie Wiley (Investigator Grant) Project: Integrating social science evidence into the fight against vaccine- preventable and vector- borne diseases in the Australasian, South East Asian and Pacific regions. 
  • Dr Sanjay Jayasinghe (Investigator Grant) Project: Research generating evidence to optimise pneumococcal disease prevention. 
  • Dr Ameneh Khatami (Investigator Grant) . Project: Phage Therapy - a novel solution for difficult- to- treat infections in children. 


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