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NCIRS Seminar/Webinar - Tuesday 4 June: Deadly diseases


This seminar/webinar will cover the history of the human battle against deadly diseases and the current measles threat.

Guest speakers for this seminar include Professor David Isaacs, consultant paediatrician at the Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, and Clinical Professor in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Sydney followed by Director of Communicable Diseases Branch, NSW Health, Dr Vicky Sheppeard. 

We are delighted that Professor David Isaacs will give an introduction to his captivating new book 'Defeating the Ministers of Death: The compelling history of vaccination' including a reminder that in 1980, before measles vaccine was widely used, millions of children died of measles every year.

Dr Vicky Sheppeard will then provide insight into the current global and local measles resurgence, and guidance for providers on what they can do to ensure all people are vaccinated appropriately for their age and risk.  She will cover important aspects of the public health response in Australia at a national and jurisdictional level, and in relation to other initiatives being undertaken globally. Learn more about catch-up doses in adults and adolescents, implementing the revised recommendation that infants as young as 6 months old can receive MMR in special circumstances, and more....

The session will also available via zoom webinar for those participating remotely.


Kids Research Seminar Room
178 Hawkesbury Road, Westmead, NSW 2145