- Leaders in COVID 19’s discovery and mapping, Professor Zhang Yongzhen, Professor Edward Holmes and Professor Dominic Dyer, will share how lessons from the pandemic can be applied to other public health efforts at the third Australasian COVID-19 Conference, hosted in Brisbane from 27-28 July.
- This conference is part of several affiliated IAS 2023 events that the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) is hosting, including the International HIV Coinfection + Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference (IHCVHEC), Indigenous Peoples Conference – HIV and Hepatitis Health Equity, and the Global U=U Roundtable on Research, Policy and Political Priorities.
- With registrations now open, Australians working in clinical and scientific sectors are encouraged to secure their tickets today.
Three scientists heavily involved in the discovery and mapping of COVID-19 will come to Brisbane this July for ASHM’s third Australasian COVID-19 Conference.
Professor Zhang Yongzhen, Professor Edward Holmes and Professor Dominic Dyer will discuss reflections and insights from the pandemic in the exclusive closing panel, hosted by journalist and co-host of the ABC’s multi-award winning Coronacast, Tegan Taylor.
ASHM Chief Executive Officer Alexis Apostolellis said that this unmissable event will bring together world-leading minds in virology and infectious diseases, providing us with transferrable insights from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“There is so much to learn from the pandemic that can be applied to other public health efforts. Professor Yongzhen was the first person to map the coronavirus genome, Professor Holmes released it publicly to the world for the first time, and Professor Dwyer was part of the international WHO investigation on the virus’s origins – making these three some of the best in the world to learn from,” said Apostolellis.
The COVID-19 Conference is just one of four IAS affiliated events ASHM is running, including the International HIV Coinfection + Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference, the Indigenous Peoples Conference – HIV and Hepatitis Health Equity, and the Global U=U Roundtable on Research, Policy and Political Priorities.
The International HIV Coinfection + Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference (IHCVHEC) will take place from 21–22 July in Brisbane, ahead of IAS 2023.
This meeting will explore and share strategies and approaches to help eliminate viral hepatitis and HIV coinfection. Keynote speakers for IHCVHEC include the Cameco Chair in Indigenous Health and Wellness at the University of Saskatchewan, Alexandra King, Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Kate Seear, Physician at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Bern University Hospital, Gilles Wandeler, and Director of the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health at The University of Queensland and co-convenor of the conference, Dr James Ward.
First Nations voices will also feature at the centre of this year’s conference, with ASHM hosting an event, Indigenous Peoples Conference – HIV and Hepatitis Health Equity, prior to IAS 2023 on 21 and 22 July.
Director of the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health at The University of Queensland and co-convenor of the conference, Professor James Ward, said that this conference will centre Indigenous peoples’ expertise, experiences and leadership to fundamentally drive equity for Indigenous Peoples.
“With First Nations Peoples still facing considerable challenges in preventing, treating and managing HIV and hepatitis, it has never been more important to platform Indigenous perspectives. By placing Indigenous peoples’ voices at the heart of this issue, we can work towards improving outcomes for these communities,” said Ward.
These conferences are running as independent affiliated events of the 12th IAS Conference on HIV Science, held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre between 23–26 July 2023.
Professionals in the scientific and clinical sectors are invited to register for the conferences today.
For more information, visit: https://ashm.org.au/conferences/upcoming-events/