AAHMS General and Scientific Annual Meeting 2019

AAHMS General and Scientific Annual Meeting 2019
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  –   Friday, October 11, 2019
The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, The University of Western Australia (Nedlands Campus)

The Academy gathers each October to welcome our newly elected Fellows and to host our annual scientific meeting. 

PROGRAM                 SPEAKERS                 MENTORSHIP WORKSHOP                HOTEL AND LOCAL INFO                 OCKHAM’S RAZOR PUBLIC EVENT

The Academy’s 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting 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 scientific meeting begins on Thursday 10 October with a keynote address from Professor Sir Roy Anderson FRS FMedSci, Director of the London Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases. Friday 11 October will feature our second keynote address, from Professor Barry Marshall AC FRS FAA FAHMS, Co-Director of the Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases at The University of Western Australia and Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine.

You can read more about the program here.

The meeting promises to be a very special occasion as the Academy celebrates Professor Ian Frazer’s Presidency and welcomes incoming President, Professor Ingrid Scheffer. 

Fellows, Associate Members and their invited guests are also invited to join our annual Gala Dinner on Thursday 10 October and to participate in our annual Mentorship Workshop on Wednesday 9 October. Further detail on the proceedings is provided further down this page.

Registration for all parts of this event is essential – please use the links below.

Registration closes on Thursday 3 October.

Mentorship Workshop 

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

We are also delighted to be partnering with ABC Science for a public event on the evening of Wednesday 9 October – more details to follow…

Scientific Meeting and AGM

Thursday 10 October (08.30-17.00) – Friday 11 October (08.45-13.00)*
Harry Perkins Institute Auditorium

Gala Dinner 

Thursday 10 October (18.00-22.00)*
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

* Please note that final timings are yet to be confirmed


The AAHMS greatly appreciates the support of:

Platinum sponsors:

Silver sponsor:

With additional support from:


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