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Monday 19 June 2023


8:30am - 10:30am - Opening Plenary: Whole of society: future approach to infectious diseases prevention and control                                              Welcome to Country 

                                Introduction - Prof. Helen Marshall AM, CDIC 2023 Conference Advisory Committee Co-Chair

                                Conference Welcome - Adj. Prof. Terry Slevin, CEO, PHAA

                                Minister's welcome - Hon Mark Butler MP, Minister for Health and Aged Care

                                Opening Address - Mr Simon Millman MLA, Parliamentary Secretary for Health
                                Keynote speakers:
                                Professor Paul Kelly - Chief Medical Officer, Australian Government, Department of Health and Aged Care
                                Dr Stephanie Williams - Ambassador for Regional Health Security. Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade 

                                Ms Kristy Crooks Aboriginal Program Manager, PhD Scholar Hunter New England Local Health District

10:30am - 11:00am - Morning Tea and Exhibition

11:00am - 12:30pm - Symposiums #1-3 

                                1. Preventing congenital syphilis(Hosted by: Communicable Disease Control Directorate, WA Health)

                                2. Data linkage in communicable diseases - what we've learnt and future directions (Hosted by: AIHW)
                                3. Translational Science Hub: A case study for how Australia can attract research investment(Hosted by:                                 Sanofi, Queensland State Government, University of Queensland and Griffith University)


12:30pm - 1:30pm - Lunch and Exhibition

1:30pm - 3:00pm - Concurrent Session 1A-1G - Long Oral Presentations

3:00pm - 3:30pm - Afternoon Tea and Exhibition

3:30pm - 5:00pm - Concurrent Session 2A-2G - Long Oral Presentations

5:00pm - 5:45pm - Feery Oration (Immunisation)

                               Dr Kate O'Brien
- Director Department of Immunization, Vaccines & Biologicals (IVB) 

                               Universal Health Coverage/ Lifecourse Division (UHC) World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

5:45pm - 6:45pm - Welcome Reception

Tuesday 20 June 2023

8:30am - 10:30am - Plenary 2 - Embedding First Nations’ voices in organisational decision making; now is the time!

                                Keynote speakers
                                Dr Janet Sm
Research Scientist, Well Living House

                                Dr Lorraine AndersonMedical Director, Kimberley Aboriginal Health Services Ltd

                                Ms Cheryl Bridge - Head of Kulunga Aboriginal Unit, Telethon Kids Institute, and co-presenter -

                                Ms Jacinta Walton - Aboriginal Project Officer, Telethon Kids Institute

10:30am - 11:00am - Morning Tea and Exhibition

11:00am - 12:30pm - Plenary 3 - Immunisation and vaccine development

Keynote speakers
Prof. Michelle Giles
Infectious Diseases Physician, Monash University

Prof. Paul YoungProfessor of Virology, The University of Queensland

Prof. Ève DubéProfessor Quebec National Institute of Public Health, Laval University

12:30pm - 1:30pm - Lunch and Exhibition & F2F Poster Display

1:30pm - 3:00pm - Concurrent Session 3A-3F - Long Oral Presentations

3:00pm - 3:30pm - Afternoon Tea and Exhibition

3:30pm - 5:00pm - Concurrent Session 4A-4G - Oral Poster Presentations

5:00pm - 5:45pm - Aileen Joy Plant Oration (Communicable Diseases)                                Sponsored by:

                               Prof. James Ward
- Director, UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health

7:00pm - 10:00pm - Conference Dinner & GSK Awards Presentation                                    Sponsored by:

Wednesday 21 June 2023

8:30am - 10:30am - Plenary 4 - Data and health workforce for building resilient health systems

                                Keynote speakers:
                                Prof. Neil Squires 
Director Global Operations, UK Health Security Agency
                                Prof. Alison McMillan PSMChief Nursing And Midwifery Officer, Department of Health and Aged Care

                                Prof. James McCawProfessor of Mathematical Biology, The University of Melbourne

10:30am - 10:50am - Morning Tea and Exhibition

10:50am - 12:20pm - Concurrent Session 5A-5F - Oral Poster Presentations

12:20pm - 1:05pm - Lunch and Exhibition

1:05pm - 2:35pm - Concurrent Session 6A-6F - Oral Poster Presentations

2:35pm - 2:55pm - Afternoon Tea and Exhibition

2:55pm - 3:55pm - Closing Plenary - The future of disease control: top priorities for Australia and the region

                               Keynote speakers & Panellists:

                               Dr Paul Effler - Senior Medical Advisor, Department of Health

                               Professor Ève Dubé Professor, Quebec National Institute of Public Health, Laval University

                               Dr Lucas De Toca - Frist Assistant Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

                               Dr Christine Selvey - Director, Communicable Diseases Branch - Health Protection NSW


3:55pm - 5:25pm -  Symposiums #4-6

                               4. What’s next for viral respiratory surveillance: innovation, opportunities and challenges - (Hosted by: The                                University of Melbourne)
                               5. Novel approaches to risk-benefit analysis of vaccinations to support decision making by                                                        individuals clinicians and public health practitioners - (Hosted by: The University of Queensland)
                               6. The future of wastewater surveillance in communicable disease control - (Hosted by: WA Department of                                Health)


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