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17th National Immunisation Conference 2020
June 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am - June 25, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
About the conference
The National Immunisation Conference has been held in Australia approximately every two years. The conference is an important vehicle for highlighting challenges relating to immunisation in Australia and the region.
The biennial National Immunisation Conferences are the peak public health conferences in Australia with the prevention and control of vaccine preventable diseases through immunisation as their focus. Run by the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA), the first conference was held in Canberra in 1987 and over the last 30 years the conferences have grown in stature and influence.
In 2020 the Conference theme will be ‘Life course immunisation – access, equity and innovation’.
The theme has been established to shine a light on the challenges and exciting opportunities that exist to ensure the benefits of life-saving immunisation can be optimised. As articulated under the global Sustainable Development Goals, specifically SDG3, immunisation contributes to ensuring healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages.
Although Australia has one of the most comprehensive immunisation programs of any country worldwide, there continues to be gaps in access and uptake of life-saving vaccines. As more vaccines become available for use across the life course, protecting pregnant women and their newborns through to the elderly, and in a targeted way for groups with specific disease risk factors, it is critical that we apply principals of equity to our policies and programs. More than ever, new technologies, available but not yet utilised data and new vaccines and delivery methods offer the promise of reaching more people to prevent serious new and old diseases.
This conference will provide a dynamic and engaging forum to discuss all the latest developments in immunisation. 2020 heralds a new and exciting decade of opportunity in preventative health care, of which immunisation is a flagship. The program will include keynote presentations and selected long, short and table top abstract presentations.
We warmly encourage you to lock the date in your diaries to join us in Perth at the 17th National Immunisation Conference.
The Conference is organised and managed by the PHAA in association with the Conference Advisory Committee (CAC).
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