COVID-19 vaccines: a Victorian landscape

 

Mon 8th February 2021 – Program
Time
(Melbourne local time, AEDT)
Topic Presenter
7.00pm – 7.05pm Welcome Dr Daryl Cheng (host)
Medical Advisor, MVEC
7.05pm – 7.20pm COVID-19 vaccine platforms  Prof Katie Flanagan
Head of Infectious Diseases, Launceston General Hospital
7.20pm – 7.35pm COVID-19 vaccine safety  Prof Jim Buttery
Head of Health Informatics, Epidemiology and Signal Detection, SAEFVIC (MCRI)
7.35pm – 7.50pm COVID-19 vaccine rollout – Victoria  Dr Annaliese Van Diemen
Deputy Chief Health Officer, Communicable Disease, DHHS Victoria
7.50pm – 8.05pm COVID-19 vaccine stakeholder engagement and participation Prof Benjamin Cowie
Medical epidemiologist, Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance, DHHS Victoria
8.05pm – 8.25pm Q & A

Closing

Presenters

Dr Daryl Cheng
MBBS, MPH, FRACP Medical Advisor, Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre

Dr Cheng is a general paediatrician who works at The Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital. He is a Senior Research Fellow at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. He has special interests in immunisation, education and health informatics.

Professor Katie Flanagan
Head of Infectious Diseases, Launceston General Hospital 

Prof Katie is Head of Infectious Diseases at Launceston General Hospital and is affiliated with the University of Tasmania, Monash University and RMIT where she is involved in a broad range of research projects, with her main interests being in vaccinology and infectious diseases immunology. She has led a number of vaccine immunology trials and serves as a member of ATAGI.

Professor Jim Buttery
Medical Advisor, Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre

Prof Buttery is a paediatric infectious diseases physician and vaccinologist. He is the inaugural Professor of Child Health Informatics at the University of Melbourne. He is Head of Health Informatics, Epidemiology and Signal detection at SAEFVIC (MCRI) and Chief Clinical Research Information Officer & Infectious Diseases Physician at The Royal Children’s Hospital. Prof Buttery also serves as a member of the Strategic Priority Group of WHO Global Vaccine Safety Initiative, the Australian Medical Services Advisory Committee, and the TGA Advisory Committee on Vaccines.

Dr Annaliese van Diemen
Deputy Chief Health Officer, Communicable Diseases, DHHS Victoria

Dr van Diemen has experience across both public health and clinical medicine, and holds post graduate qualifications in public health and paediatrics. She has worked in hospital, public health and primary care settings in both Victoria and Western Australia. Her key interests are in antimicrobial resistance, health systems and vaccine preventable diseases. She is a fellow of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Professor Benjamin Cowie
Medical epidemiologist, Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance, DHHS Victoria

Prof Benjamin Cowie is an infectious diseases physician and epidemiologist, holding appointments with the Victorian Infectious Diseases Service (VIDS) at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL) at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity. He is a medical epidemiologist with Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance at the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, and is an Honorary Principal Fellow in the Department of Medicine at the University of Melbourne. He serves on a range of communicable disease, clinical and public health committees at state, national and international levels.

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