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Register now: Asia-Pacific Forum on Access and Sustainability of PCV: Data needs for decision-making

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence for Pneumococcal Disease Control in the Asia-Pacific (CRE-PDC), based at ARIA partner organisation Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) in Melbourne, is hosting a hybrid symposium “Asia-Pacific forum on access and sustainability of PCV: data needs for decision-making”.

Coinciding with World Pneumonia Day, this 3-day forum from Wednesday November 9 to Friday 11 November will provide a platform for multidisciplinary pneumococcal experts, academics, policymakers and government and health organisation representatives to discuss:

  • access and sustainability of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines in the Asia-Pacific region
  • key research needed to inform policy decisions
  • how to support the development of research capacity in the region. 

Notable speakers include: 

  • Dr Stephanie Williams, Australia’s Ambassador for Regional Health Security – plenary speaker
  • Professor Fiona Russell, Director of the Child and Adolescent Health PhD Program, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne and Group Leader for Asia-Pacific Health research, lead of NHMRC CRE-PDC and ARIA member – presentation title: PCV access and sustainability: an overview
  • Professor Kim Mulholland, New Vaccines Group Leader at MCRI, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and ARIA member – presentation title: The evidence behind removing a dose from the PCV schedule 
  • Professor Peter McIntyre, University of Otago, NCIRS Senior Professorial Fellow and ARIA member – presentation title: Are adult pneumococcal vaccines need in LMICs?
  • Professor Chris Blyth, Director, Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases, Paediatric Infectious Diseases Paediatrician and ARIA member – presentation title: Vaccine schedule changes in Australia

View the full program here 

Please note that this is a free online event. For any attendees who would like to attend in-person, please select this option on the registration page.

Register here