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Satellite event refers to any activity which is independently organised, offered, and/or accredited by an organisation other than the Public Health Association of Australia and held before, during or after the Communicable Diseases & Immunisation Conference 2023.



Event:                 RSV Satellite Symposium & Dinner

Date:                  Sunday 18th June 2023

Time starts         2:00pm (6:00pm Networking; 6:45pm Dinner)

Time end:           9:00pm

Venue/location:  University Club of Western Australia

About the event: 

This half-day face-to-face symposium on respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) brings together Australia’s primary healthcare and research professionals for a dynamic and engaging discussion on the current challenges and possibilities surrounding RSV in Australia.

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Louis Bont

Event flyer & registration :        Click here

Registration cost:                     Free (registrations are essential)




Event:                Breakfast event

                          Do Bacteria Still Matter? - Bacterial-Viral Interactions in the COVID-19 Era

Date:                  Monday 19th June 2023

Time starts         7:00 am (registration from 6:45am)

Time end:           8:15am

Venue/location:  Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (CDIC Venue), Meeting Room 1

About the event: 

Pandemic pathogens including influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 make us focus on the importance of pathogenic viruses in respiratory infections. The question remains, particularly in highly vaccinated populations, what role bacteria still play in the pathogenesis of acute respiratory infections. This Satellite Event brings together national experts to explore viral-bacterial infections in the respiratory tract and implications for treatment and prevention policies.


This event is convened by an independent scientific faculty of leading experts in respiratory infections
– Professor Chris Blyth (Chairperson), Doctor Janessa Pickering and Professor Mark Nicol.


Event registration page:          Click here

Event flyer:                               Click here

Registration cost:                     Free (registrations are essential)


Supported by Pfizer Australia Medical Affairs



Event:                 The evolving epidemiology of pneumococcal disease and an
                           update on the prevention of pneumococcal disease in Australia.

Date:                  Tuesday, 20th June 2023

Time starts         7:00am [Breakfast served: 7:15am – 7:30am]

Time end:           8:00am

Venue/location:  Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Meeting Room 3, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth

About the event: 

Pneumococcal vaccines play a significant role in reducing the burden of pneumococcal disease, yet challenges persist. Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes causing invasive pneumococcal disease, in particular serotype 3 and non-vaccine serotypes remain an issue. What has lead to the current epidemiology of pneumococcal disease and how have serotypes of concerns changed in Australia?


Presented by Professor Paul Van Buynder, join us to learn about the evolving epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease and about the new vaccines for the prevention of pneumococcal disease in Australia.

Please note: This event is only for Healthcare Professionals.


Event registration page:           Click here

Event flyer:                                Click here

Registration cost:                      Free (registrations are essential)

Brought to you by MSD



Event:                 Paediatric Immunisation: Recent changes and future options for the NIP 

Date:                  Tuesday 20 June 2023

Time starts       7:00am light breakfast; 7:15am start

Time end:           8:15am

Venue/location:  River View Room 4, Perth Convention and Exhibition centre


About the event: 

Hear from immunisation experts on protecting infants from infectious disease, including advances in the prevention of RSV, hexavalent vaccines available in Australia and what implications changes to the National Immunisation Program (NIP) has for providers.

Please join us in-person for a light breakfast or online to hear from leaders in paediatric immunisation, followed by a panel discussion with the speakers.

Event flyer & registration:          Flyer

Registration cost:                      Free (registrations are essential)


Event:                 From Data to Policy in Viral Respiratory Infections
                           – Learnings from Canada and Australia  

Date:                  Tuesday, 20th June 2023

Time starts         7:00am

Time end:           8:15am

Venue/location:  BelleVue lounge, Level 3, Perth Convention and Exhibition centre

About the event: 

Healthcare systems have faced unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this Satellite Event experts from Canada (Professor Gerald Evans) and Australia (Professor Catherine Bennett) will share data-linkage experiences and research that informs vaccination policy and implementation. Our expert speakers will further explore how insights from these projects can be applied to other respiratory viral diseases.  Register early using the link provided below as spots are limited.

Professor Gerald Evans - Queens University, Canada (25 min): Data-driven vaccination policy and implementation

Professor Catherine Bennett – Deakin University, Australia (20 min): The mystery of the missing analytic epidemiology in Australia’s COVID-19 response

Q&A: 15 min


Event registration page:           Register

Event flyer:                                Flyer

Registration cost:                      Free (registrations are essential)



Event:                 Adult Immunisation Forum 

Date:                  Thursday 22 June 2023

Time starts       8:15am

Time end:           4:30pm

Venue/location:  Pan Pacific Hotel, 207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6000


About the event: 

  • The AIF will be chaired by Professor Robert Booy, with topics to include surveillance, modelling, vaccine safety and effectiveness. 

  • The vaccines to be covered will include pneumococcal disease (PCV 15,20,21), RSV in adults, pertussis in older people, as well as paediatric vaccines. 

  • There will also be a session on herpes zoster and travel vaccines.

Event registration page:  

Event flyer:                                Flyer

Registration cost:                      Free

Other information:                     RACGP accredited CPD 

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