COVID-19 vaccines: engagement, communication and safety

Our Clinical Vaccinology Update (CVU) mini’s are a series of free webinar sessions for health care professionals. Each CVU mini will provide information on the latest in vaccine news and clinical updates from a range of presenters.

Event details:

Date: Tuesday 9th March, 2021
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm AEDT

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This is a FREE event and will be held via Zoom.

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Tue 9th March 2021 – Draft Program
Time
(Melbourne local time, AEDT)
Topic Presenter
7.00pm – 7.10pm Welcome Dr Daryl Cheng (host)
Medical Advisor, MVEC
7.10pm – 7.30pm COVID-19 vaccine stakeholder engagement and participation Prof Benjamin Cowie
Medical epidemiologist, Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance, Department of Health, Victoria
7.30pm – 7.50pm COVID-19 vaccine communication (recording) A/Prof Melissa Stockwell
Chief of Division of Child and Adolescent Health, Director of Center for Children’s Digital Health Research, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Population and Family Health, New York, USA
7.50pm – 8.10pm Victorian Specialist Immunisation Service (VicSIS) update and international vaccine safety update A/Prof Nigel Crawford
Director, Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination In the Community (SAEFVIC), Victoria, Australia
8.10pm – 8.30pm

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 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.

A/Prof Melissa Stockwell
Chief of Division of Child and Adolescent Health, Director of Center for Children’s Digital Health Research, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Population and Family Health, New York, USA

A/Prof Stockwell is Chief of the Divisions of Child and Adolescent Health and an Associate professor of Pediatrics (Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons) and Population and Family Health (Mailman School of Public Health). She is the Medical Director of the New York Presbyterian Hospital Immunization Registry, Co-Director of the Columbia University Primary Care Clinician Research Fellowship in Community Health and a New York based paediatrician. She serves on the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Immunization Improvement Team. Her research focuses on translational interventions to improve vaccinations with an emphasis on healthy technology and health literacy in order to promote vaccination and surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases and adverse events.

Associate Professor Nigel Crawford
Director of Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre

Associate Professor Crawford is a vaccinologist and consultant paediatrician, Director of SAEFVIC (Murdoch Children’s Research Institute) and Head of Immunisation Services at The Royal Children’s Hospital. He is an expert in the vaccination of special risk groups (e.g. immunosuppressed patients), a member of ATAGI and the co-lead of AEFI-CAN.

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