Our scientific program in 2019 will explore Infectious Diseases: Threats Old and New. We will reflect on the 100 years that have passed since the Spanish Flu arrived in Australia and from here, will consider national and global prospects for tackling current and emerging threats – known and unknown. What are the prospects for eliminating infectious diseases? How will the world tackle the next pandemic – ‘Disease X’? We will hear from national and international leaders in areas including pandemic preparedness, antimicrobial resistance, and disease elimination strategies.

The program includes keynote addresses from:

Professor Sir Roy Anderson FRS FMedSci, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Director of the London Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases

Professor Barry Marshall AC FRS FAA FAHMS, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, and Co-Director of Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases at The University of Western Australia

Other speakers will include:

  • Professor Jonathan Carapetis AM FAHMS, Director, Telethon Kids Institute
  • Professor Margaret Hellard AM FAHMS, Head of Centre for Population Health, The Burnet Institute
  • Professor Sharon Lewin AO FAHMS, Director, The Doherty Institute
  • Professor James McCarthy FAHMS, Senior Scientist, Clinical Tropical Medicine, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
  • Professor Jodie McVernon, Professor and Director of Doherty Epidemiology, The Doherty Institute
  • Professor David Paterson FAHMS, Director, The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research
  • Professor Anton Peleg, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology and Director of Department of Infectious Diseases, The Alfred Hospital and Monash University
  • Dr Melanie Saville, Director of Vaccine Development, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
  • Professor Kanta Subbarao, Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza
  • Professor Tania Sorrell AM FAHMS, Director, Marie Bashir Institute, University of Sydney

The full program will be available to download from this page when finalised. For any questions about the program, please email [email protected]


Mentorship Workshop 

Wednesday 9 October
Harry Perkins Institute
For AAHMS Fellows and Associate Members only


Scientific Meeting and AGM

Thursday 10 October – Friday 11 October
Harry Perkins Institute Auditorium


Gala Dinner 

Thursday 10 October
University Club of Western Australia
For AAHMS Fellows, Associate Members and invited guests

We are delighted that CSL will again announce their Centenary Fellowships at the Gala Dinner