NCIRS Seminar Series

Controlling meningococcal disease in 2017 - evidence from Australia, NZ and the UK - Friday 7 April 2017

You are invited to a one-day symposium organised by the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, in partnership with the National Neisseria Network and the Communicable Diseases Network Australia.

Meningococcal disease in Australia has increased from a nadir of 149 cases in 2013 to 253 cases in 2016, however this remains less than half the 688 cases notified in 2002. This increase has been driven by serogroups W and Y, which now account for >50% of cases. This workshop brings together national and international experts on meningococcal disease and will hear the latest data from meningococcal B and ACWY vaccine programs in the United Kingdom. The workshop aims to distill the best evidence to inform Australia’s response to meningococcal disease in 2017.

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Date: Friday 7 April 2017
Time:  9.30am – 4.15pm
Venue: Sydney University, Refectory Room, Level 3, Holme Building (Directions Map Click Here)
Cost: $165 (Incl. GST & Booking Fees)

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NCIRS Seminar Series - All Creatures Great and Small: A One Health Approach to the Problem of Q Fever - Wednesday 22 MarchSeminar series banner 22.3.2017

Q fever, caused by Coxiella burnetii, is a serious zoonotic disease in humans with a worldwide distribution. Many species of animals are capable of transmitting C. burnetii, and consequently all veterinary workers are at risk for this disease. Australia is the only country to have a licensed Q fever vaccine (QVax ). This vaccine has been readily available and used in Australia for many years in at-risk groups, however still has 600 notifications across Australia annually.

This presentation will provide an overview of the sources of Q fever in our animal populations, new data on longevity of immunity post vaccination, as well as information on the safety of the Q fever vaccine in young adults and barriers to uptake of the vaccine.

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Time: Wednesday 22nd March 11am-12pm
Location: Seminar Room 1 and 2, CMRI Building, 214 Hawkesbury Road, Westmead, NSW 2145
Cost: Free

Light lunch will be provided

 

NCIRS Seminar Series - Pneumococcal vaccines for elderly adults - Wednesday 22 February

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You are invited to the first event of the NCIRS 2017 Seminar Series on Wednesday 22 February

The first NCIRS seminar of 2017 will be looking at the internationally controversial area of pneumococcal vaccines for elderly adults. Persons over 65 have a progressively increasing incidence of pneumococcal invasive disease and pneumonia but both available vaccines have limitations. In Australia the PABC has recommended, in principle, moving from 23 valent polysaccharide vaccine to 13 valent conjugate vaccine to prevent pneumonia.

Hear about the issues from epidemiologists Prof. Robert Booy and Dr Sanjay Jayasinghe on Wednesday 22nd February.

Register Now! Click here. Hurry places are limited. Registration required for space and catering purposes please.
Time: Wednesday 22nd February 11am-12pm
Location: Seminar Room 1 and 2, CMRI Building, 214 Hawkesbury Road, Westmead, NSW 2145
Cost: Free

Light lunch will be provided