This year, the Western Australia State Branch is pleased to welcome delegates to Perth for the 2019 AAHMS Scientific Meeting. The meeting will be held from 9 – 11 October at The University of Western Australia in the Auditorium of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

The meeting promises to be a very special occasion, as the Academy will celebrate Professor Ian Frazer’s Presidency of the Academy, and will welcome its incoming President, Professor Ingrid Scheffer.


Mentorship Workshop

Harry Perkins Institute

Wednesday 9 October.


Scientific Meeting & AGM

Harry Perkins Institute Auditorium

Thursday 10 October – Friday 11 October.


The theme for this year is Infectious Diseases and keynote addresses will be presented by:

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 include:

Professor Jonathan Carapetis AM FAHMS, Director of Telethon Kids Institute
Professor Margaret Hellard AM FAHMS, Head of Centre for Population Health, The Burnet Institute
Professor Sharon Lewin AO FAHMS, Director of 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 of 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
Professor Kanta Subbarao, Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza

The Gala Dinner will take place on Thursday evening at the University Club of Western Australia. The Academy is delighted that CSL will again be presenting their Centenary Fellowships at the Gala Dinner.

Visiting Perth at this time of year also provides the opportunity to experience Western Australia’s spectacular wildflower season, the largest collection of wildflowers on the planet. Those attending can enjoy the beautiful wildflower display at the centrally located Kings Park and Botanic Garden.


Stay tuned for further details.