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Australian, international infectious disease and vaccine experts gather in Perth

Over 600 leading health experts will gather in Perth this week for the Communicable Diseases and Immunisation Conference.

Starting from Monday, the conference will discuss topics ranging from progress towards the establishment of Australia’s Centre for Disease control, the latest evidence on emerging and new infectious disease threats in Australia, the latest vaccine technology, and how Australia can support neighbouring countries with their health needs.   

A special address by a senior World Health Organization official, Dr Kate O’Brien will also explore the challenges and future opportunities for immunisation and vaccination around the world. 

The full program is available here.

Hosted by the peak body Public Health Association of Australia, the conference at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre runs 19-21 June.

Media are invited to attend and cover the conference, and request interviews.

Footage and picture opportunities: Presentations about communicable diseases and immunisation; attendees gathering at conference

What: Communicable Diseases and Immunisation Conference 2023

When: Monday 19 June – Wednesday 21 June, 8:30am AWST – 5:30pm AWST

Where: Level 2, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Who: Speakers include:

  • Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Prof Paul Kelly, on the Centre for Disease Control, and other topics;
  • WHO Director, Immunisation, Vaccines and Biologicals, Dr Kate O’Brien;
  • Australia’s Ambassador for Regional Health Security, Dr Stephanie Williams, on regional health challenges and how Australia has responded;
  • WA Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Simon Millman MLA
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