The 2023 Clinical Vaccinology Update (CVU) was held at the University of Melbourne on Monday 30 October 2023 

एमवीईसी का वार्षिक सीवीयू स्वास्थ्य पेशेवरों को टीकाकरण के नवीनतम विकास और रुझानों पर अग्रणी विशेषज्ञों से सुनने का अवसर प्रदान करता है। The CVU is a face-to-face, full-day event including keynote sessions, interactive breakout sessions, and the opportunity to connect and network with peers. 

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

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Ticket information

पंजीकरण शुल्क: from $150 per person
आवश्यकताओं आहार: Please advise of any dietary requirements when registering. 

Following the event, we will email you a link to complete a short evaluation survey and an attendance certificate for professional development requirements. 

If you cannot attend the CVU, you will be able to register after the event to view presentation recordings on our Education Portal. (Recordings will be मुक्त to all event attendees and can be purchased by anyone who did not attend the event.)

घटना की जानकारी

तारीख: Monday 30 October 2023
समय: 8:55 am–3:15 pm AEDT (registration will open from 8:15 am)
कार्यक्रम का स्थान: B1 level, Glyn Davis Building (Melbourne School of Design) – find directions below 

Please note, we will be updating the event program with more details as we get closer to the CVU.

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Prof Nigel Crawford
Director, MVEC, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute 

निगेल मेलबोर्न, ऑस्ट्रेलिया में रॉयल चिल्ड्रन हॉस्पिटल में एक सलाहकार सामान्य बाल रोग विशेषज्ञ और टीकाकरण सेवा के प्रमुख हैं। उन्होंने कार्डिफ यूनिवर्सिटी (2006) में मास्टर ऑफ पब्लिक हेल्थ और मेलबर्न यूनिवर्सिटी (2011) में वैक्सीनोलॉजी पीएचडी पूरी की। के निदेशक भी हैं सैफविक, विक्टोरियन वैक्सीन सुरक्षा सेवा, मर्डोक चिल्ड्रन रिसर्च इंस्टीट्यूट (एमसीआरआई) और स्थापित करने में मदद की मेलबोर्न वैक्सीन एजुकेशन सेंटर (एमवीईसी). Nigel is a Professor at the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne and his research interests include vaccine safety, immunisation of special risk groups and emerging infections, particularly those that may soon be vaccine preventable. He has been a member of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (अतगी) since 2014 and became Chair in 2021.

Ms Rachael McGuire
शिक्षा नर्स समन्वयक, एमवीईसी

Rachael is an accredited Nurse Immuniser and experienced paediatric Registered Nurse. She has a strong interest in the immunisation of special risk groups, including those with immunosuppression, as well as vaccine safety. She is passionate about immunisation education and has recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education.

डॉ सैली गॉर्डन
Senior Research Fellow, Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre

Dr Sally Gordon is a paediatric and public health medicine registrar combining a career in clinical medicine and public/global health with a special interest in healthy equity and community empowerment. In 2021, she worked for the Victorian Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Program, including as manager of the Victorian Specialist Immunisation Services (VicSIS) during its inauguration.  


Prof Tony Cunningham
Director, Centre for Virus Research (WIMR) and Professor, Faculty Medicine and Health, University of Sydney 

Professor Cunningham is a highly experienced viral immunologist, infectious diseases clinician and scientist, well known internationally for his research on the immunology of HIV and herpesviruses, his work on vaccine development and trialing, especially for shingles and herpes, and as an antiviral expert. Prof Cunningham has been a longstanding global consultant to GSK, Seqirus and Merck on vaccines in the ageing and for shingles and herpes and recently to Moderna and Novavax for COVID vaccines. 

ए / प्रोफेसर बेंजामिन तेह
संक्रामक रोग चिकित्सक, पीटर मैककलम कैंसर केंद्र 

ए / प्रोफेसर बेंजामिन तेह एक संक्रामक रोग चिकित्सक और पीटर मैककलम कैंसर सेंटर और कैंसर में संक्रमण के लिए राष्ट्रीय केंद्र में नैदानिक शोधकर्ता हैं। उनके शोध के हितों में ट्रांसलेशनल इम्यून प्रोफाइलिंग, नए कैंसर उपचारों के साथ संक्रमण के जोखिमों के नैदानिक अध्ययन और कैंसर रोगियों में टीकाकरण शामिल हैं। 

A/Prof Hazel Clothier
Epidemiologist, Health Informatics, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute 

A/Prof Hazel Clothier is Lead Epidemiologist and Surveillance Manager, Vaccine Safety Signal Detection & Investigation at SAEFVIC, Victoria’s Vaccine Safety Service. Hazel is experienced in public health and infectious diseases epidemiology with particular interest in vaccine preventable diseases, outbreak management and infectious disease surveillance system design and evaluation. 

डॉ जेसिका स्टोक्स-पैरिश
गहन देखभाल नर्स और शिक्षक, सहायक प्रोफेसर, चिकित्सा, बांड विश्वविद्यालय

जेसिका एक प्रैक्टिसिंग इंटेंसिव केयर नर्स और शिक्षिका हैं, जिन्होंने न्यूकैसल विश्वविद्यालय से मेडिसिन में पीएचडी की है। बेडसाइड नर्सिंग के 13+ वर्षों के अलावा, उनके कार्यक्षेत्र में नीति, शिक्षा और विज्ञान संचार सहित स्वास्थ्य व्यवसाय, कार्यबल विकास शामिल हैं। वह नर्सिंग से प्यार करती है और यह सब उसे लाया है, इसलिए वह इस बारे में बात करेगी कि उसे कोई मौका मिल सकता है!

Ms Sarah Pitts
टीकाकरण नर्स, मोनाश स्वास्थ्य

Sarah is an accredited Nurse Immuniser of 20 years and experienced paediatric Registered Nurse. She has been working with Monash Health as a senior immunisation nurse for the last 10 years, specialising in paediatric and adult high-risk patients, including antenatal clients and collaborates closely on AEFI’s with SAEFVIC. Sarah also holds the position of a Nurse Immuniser with a local council and FITS private travel clinic at Cabrini Health. Sarah is passionate about equitable vaccine access and excellent immunisation practice. 

Ms Georgina Lewis
Clinical Manager, SAEFVIC, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Georgina is the Clinical Manager of SAEFVIC. She is an accredited Nurse Immuniser and works as a casual Nurse Immuniser with a local council. Her special interests include vaccine safety, surveillance, education and immunisation research. 

Dr Jenny O’Neill
Clinical Nurse Consultant Bioethics, Royal Children’s Hospital 

Dr Jenny O’Neill Jenny is a Clinical Nurse Consultant in Nursing Research and in Bioethics at RCH and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne. She completed a PhD in 2020 with her thesis exploring immunisation for young people with disabilities through the School Immunisation Program in Victoria and has since undertaken a Masters in Bioethics. Jenny’s research interests include health equity for young people with disabilities, sexual health needs of adolescents, ethical aspects of holding children for procedures, and family centred care. 

Dr Georgina Hall
Clinical Ethicist, Royal Children’s Hospital 

Dr Georgina Hall Georgina is a foundation member of the Clinical Ethics team at the RCH and leads the CBC’s Education & Training program. Georgina’s research interests include reproductive ethics and ART regulation, paediatric issues including the ethics of social media in healthcare and medical decision-making with children. She supervises medical student research projects, develops online e-learning modules, chairs the RCH monthly Bioethics Forum and is a member of the RCH Clinical Ethics Response Group.

Dr Jane Tuckerman
Senior Research Officer, Vaccine Uptake, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute 

Dr Jane Tuckerman is a Senior Research Officer at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. She works with the Vaccine Uptake, SAEFVIC and Respiratory Groups. Jane holds honorary appointments with The University of Melbourne and the Royal Children’s Hospital. Jane is motivated by research translated into health system and hospital policy changes, in particular supporting vaccine service delivery for prioritised and hard-to reach populations most impacted by health policy. With SAEFVIC, she contributes to clinical studies on infectious diseases, including RSV and COVID-19. 

Ms Lisa Timmins
Clinical Nurse Team Leader, Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd

Ms Lisa Timmins is the Clinical Nurse Team Leader of Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd.

Ms Joanne Clark
Maternal Child and Health Nurse, Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd

Ms Joanne Clark is the Maternal Child and Health Nurse of Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd.

डॉ लिनी फुओंग
Paedatric Infectious Disease Physician, Royal Children’s Hospital and Founder and Director, The Water Well Project 

Dr Linny Kimly Phuong is a paediatric infectious diseases physician who has current appointments at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Cabrini Health and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI). Linny researches paediatric infections with special interests in streptococcal disease, Kawasaki disease and vaccine safety. She is a PhD candidate with the University of Melbourne. Linny contributes to national and international infectious diseases committees including Australia & New Zealand Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ANZPID) and the World Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases (WSPID). Her passion is improving health equity with a focus on accessibility in health communication.

डॉ एंजेला बेरखौट
Paediatric Infectious Diseases Physician, The Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane 

Dr Angela Berkhout is a Paediatric Infectious Diseases and General Paediatrician, currently based at The Queensland Children’s Hospital and working with The Queensland Statewide Immunisation Service. She is also a PhD candidate with the University of Queensland investigating Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Infection in infancy and HSV meningo-encephalitis in children. 


सुश्री मेल एडिसन
टीकाकरण अनुसंधान नर्स, SAEFVIC, मर्डोक चिल्ड्रन रिसर्च इंस्टीट्यूट 

मेल एक मान्यता प्राप्त नर्स इम्यूनाइज़र और अनुभवी बाल चिकित्सा त्वचाविज्ञान नर्स सलाहकार हैं। उनके पास पब्लिक हेल्थ में ग्रेजुएट डिप्लोमा है। SAEFVIC (MCRI) के साथ एक रिसर्च नर्स के रूप में उनकी वर्तमान स्थिति में बाल चिकित्सा और वैक्सीन सुरक्षा में उनकी गहरी रुचि शामिल है। वह टीकाकरण शिक्षा के बारे में भी भावुक है। उन्होंने 10 वर्षों के लिए एक स्थानीय परिषद के साथ एक नर्स प्रतिरक्षी के रूप में भी काम किया है।

Dr Ingrid Laemmle-Ruff
Immunisation Consultant, SAEFVIC, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Dr Ingrid Laemmle-Ruff is a general paediatrician and public health physician. She works in vaccine safety at SAEFVIC and in community paediatrics. She has interests in immunisation, immigrant health and child public health.  

Ms Adele Harris
Immunisation Research Nurse, SAEFVIC, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

एडेल एक मान्यता प्राप्त नर्स इम्यूनोइज़र और SAEFVIC में एक शोध नर्स है। उनकी रुचियों में वैक्सीन सुरक्षा और निगरानी, टीकाकरण अनुसंधान और शिक्षा, और वैक्सीन एलर्जी शामिल हैं। 

Dr Sarah McGuinness
Senior Research Fellow, Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University

Sarah is an academic infectious diseases physician with a special interest in travel medicine. She runs the Alfred Hospital’s Travel Medicine Clinic and is a Senior Research Fellow at Monash University. Her research centres on improving strategies to combat preventable infections in travellers and other at-risk populations, both locally and globally, with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region. 

Prof Michelle Giles
Infectious Diseases Physician, Alfred Hospital, Monash Health, और the Royal Women’s Hospital 

Professor Michelle Giles is Deputy Chair of ATAGI. She is an Infectious Diseases Physician who combines her private practice with public hospital appointments at the Alfred Hospital, Monash Health, and the Royal Women’s Hospital. She is able to provide specialist consultation in all aspects of general infectious diseases but particularly specialises in infections and pregnancy and maternal immunisation. 


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तिल्ली ऑस्ट्रेलिया

स्प्लीन ऑस्ट्रेलिया विक्टोरिया, तस्मानिया और क्वींसलैंड में स्वास्थ्य विभागों द्वारा वित्त पोषित एक सार्वजनिक स्वास्थ्य पहल है। इस नैदानिक सेवा का उद्देश्य उन लोगों में गंभीर जीवाणु संक्रमण (सेप्सिस) को कम करना है जिनके पास कार्यशील प्लीहा नहीं है। 13,000 से अधिक लोग पंजीकृत हैं। उन्हें उनके विशेषज्ञों, जीपी या स्व-पंजीकरण के माध्यम से हमें भेजा गया है। पंजीकरण और जानकारी की बहुतायत हमारी वेबसाइट पर पाई जा सकती है सेवा ने प्रदर्शित किया है कि यह इस रोगी समूह में सेप्सिस को कम करती है और लागत प्रभावी है।

How to get there:
The CVU will be held on the B1 (basement) level of the Glyn Davis Building (Melbourne School of Design) at the University of Melbourne in Parkville. 

NB: Please allow plenty of time to travel in case of road closures around the university or building sites on campus. Access a map of the University of Melbourne यहाँ if you wish to familiarise yourself with the campus.

Driving: Public parking is available nearby at Greenco Parking, 215 Elgin Street, Carlton.
Public transport:
The nearest train station is Melbourne Central. From here you can catch a tram (15 mins) or walk (25 mins). Use trams 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 or 72 for stop #1 Melbourne University/Swanston St. Use tram 19 for stop #12 Morrah St/Royal Pde. 
On foot:
From Swanston St, enter the university at Masson Rd (Gate 3), just south of the Ian Potter Museum of Art. Walk approx. 100 m and you will see the Glyn Davis Building on your right.
From Royal Pde, enter the university at Tin Alley (gate 14). Walk approx. 400 m then take the pedestrian path on your right, between the Baldwin Spencer Building and the Redmond Barry Building. In approx. 75 m you will reach the Glyn Davis Building on your left. 

Glyn Davis Building

From Greenco Parking

From Swanston St

From Royal Pde