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Australian Influenza Symposium 2019
Australian Respiratory Virology Meeting 2019

WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza (VIDRL)
Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
792 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

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13th Australian Influenza Symposium, 2019
Queensland University of Technology
Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane

Date and Time

Monday, 28 October 9.00am – 6.00pm, followed by drinks and nibbles
Tuesday, 29 October 8.30am – 3.30pm (Australian Influenza Symposium concludes)
  3.30pm – 5.00pm (Joint RSV session with the Australian Respiratory Virology Meeting)
  Times are a guideline only and subject to change


Queensland University of Technology
The Kindler Theatre (note change of venue)
P Block, Gardens Point Road
QUT Gardens Point Campus
Brisbane, QLD

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Registration for the Australian Influenza Symposium

Registration is free - this includes morning and afternoon tea and lunch on both days, plus drinks and nibbles on Monday evening.

Joint RSV session with the Australian Respiratory Virology Meeting:

This session will be held on Tuesday afternoon following the Australian Influenza Symposium. You can indicate your attendance at the joint RSV session when you register, below.

Please note: places are limited to 150. Whilst we do not charge a registration fee, there is a cost per head in providing catering, venue hire and associated costs of hosting the event, so "no-shows" can be disppointing, particularly as we manage a waiting list with people who are keen to attend and who also appreciate a heads up so as they can book flights and accommodation. We ask that you keep these costs and circumstances in mind when you register, and if are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible.

Please click here to register. Registrations close Friday, 27 September 2019.

Abstract Submission for the Australian Influenza Symposium

Abstracts are invited for oral presentation for the:

  • Epidemiology workshop on Monday
  • Research workshop on Tuesday 
  • Joint RSV session on Tuesday afternoon

Abstract submission guidelines:

  • Abstracts must be a maximum of one A4 page in 12-point Arial font, including figures and tables.
  • Selected abstracts will be invited to deliver a 15-minute oral presentation (there will be no poster presentations).
  • Submissions must be received by Friday, 27 September 2019.
  • Submitting authors will be notified by email no later than Friday, 4 October 2019 if their abstract has been selected for an oral presentation.

Financial support:
Domestic economy return airfares to Brisbane, and accommodation, will be offered to presenters of selected abstracts (non-company).

Please click here to submit your abstract.

Confirmed International Speakers

Ben Cowling
Professor and Co-Director WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control
School of Public Health
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, SAR China

Janet A. Englund
Professor of Pediatrics
Seattle Children’s Hospital/University of Washington Affiliate
Fred Hutch Cancer Center
Seattle, WA, USA 

Jonathan L. Temte
Chair, Wisconsin Council on Immunization Practices
Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Associate Dean for Public Health and Community Engagement
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Hui-Ling YEN
Associate Professor
Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences
School of Public Health
LKS Faculty of Medicine
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, SAR China

Accomodation Options

Brisbane Skytower
22 Margaret Street
Brisbane 4000
07 3003 0880
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The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane
103 George Street
Brisbane 4000
07 3221 6044
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Mantra on Mary
70 Mary Street
Brisbane 4000
07 3503 8000
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Oaks 212 Margaret
212 Margaret Street
Brisbane 4000
07 3035 6000
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Royal on the Park Brisbane
152 Alice Street
Brisbane 4001
07 3221 3411
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For symposium enquiries please contact us.

Symposium mailing list:

Please click here to be added to the mailing list.

Please note: if you have attended AIS in the past you will be on the mailing list. If your contact details have changed, you can update your preferences by subscribing with your original details and following the prompts.

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