to Jun 5

Australasian Society of Infectious Diseases

The ASID Annual Scientific Meeting is the leading Australasian meeting for adult and paediatric infectious disease and clinical microbiology specialists. The conference is an ideal opportunity for connecting clinicians, microbiologists and other health professions with a common interest in infectious diseases and provides a friendly forum for the exchange of scientific advances in the prevention, diagnosis and management of clinical infectious diseases.

International speakers will offer expert global perspectives on our themes and Australasian research and expertise will be highlighted with keynote lectures, proffered papers and symposia.

The main theme for ASID 2020 is "Hospital Infectious Diseases"

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8:30 AM08:30

Antibiotic Allergy in Practice Workshop

Venue Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria

Registration HERE


 A single-day program providing an update on antibiotic allergy practice and dedicated workshops focused on the implementation of antibiotic allergy testing into pharmacy, infectious diseases and hospital antimicrobial stewardship practice.

Invited international speaker

Professor Elizabeth Phillips -  Professor of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University Medical Centre, Nashville, USA.

Invited local speakers

Dr Jason Trubiano – Director of AMS and Antibiotic Allergy Services, Austin Health & University of Melbourne

Prof Connie Katelaris – Professor of Allergy and Immunology, Western Sydney University

Dr James Yun – Allergist/Immunologist, University of Sydney

Dr Natasha Holmes – Infectious diseases and antibiotic allergy physician, Austin Health


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Endorsed by ASID

Endorsed by ASID

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9:00 AM09:00

NCIC workshop and symposium

What’s new in cancer? What ID needs to know.

Keynote presentations:

Dr Josh Hill, Fred Hutch Seattle.

Infectious Complications of CAR T cells

Prof Geraint Rogers, SAMRHI.

The Microbiome: Implications for Infections and Immunity

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to Nov 19

ASID NZ Annual Meeting

NZ Annual Meeting

16-18 November 2017, Dunedin, NZ

After a highly successful conference last year, the ASID NZ meeting will take place in Dunedin again in 2017, alongside the Otago Global Health Institute's Annual Meeting. The two meetings will be bridged by the McAuley Oration, presented by Deakin University's Professor Mark McGillivray.

The ASID New Zealand Annual Meeting features presentations in a variety of topics. This year it will feature hospital infection control, as well as TB, Influenza, antibiotic stewardship and case studies.

Trainee delegates are also invited to a Trainee Day taking place on Wednesday 15 November, prior to the conference.

ASID Members and non-members with an interest in Infectiosu Diseases are invited to attend.

Register HERE

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to Nov 1

Forbes Week

Forbes Week is an annual event of a series of talks including a visiting International Fellow.

Talks and keynote presentations will be presented over the 3-days at several different hospitals, and promises to be a multifaceted and interesting event.

Hospitals this year include The Alfred Hospital, RMH and Austin Hospital.

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Forbes oration: Prof Vance Garrison Fowler

"Staphylococcus aureus: Lessons learned from 20 Years with the Persistent Pathogen".

Venue: Doherty Institute auditorium

Time: 6pm, Tuesday 31st Oct.

Forbes Dinner: RSVP HERE by Oct 26th for the Forbes week dinner


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