OPTIONS XII for the Control of Influenza: Abstract submissions open

OPTIONS for the Control of Influenza is a global scientific meeting with a dedicated focus on influenza. OPTIONS XII will be held in Brisbane from Sunday 29 September to Wednesday 2 October 2024.

Highlights of this year’s conference include focuses on:

  • Pacific Island and First Nations health
  • Interdisciplinary science
  • Knowledge exchange and networking
  • Policy and advocacy.

Abstracts submission is now open. Abstracts must be submitted by Friday 5 April 2024.

Learn more about OPTIONS XII and abstract submission on the OPTIONS XII website.

Save the date for MVEC's Immunisation Skills Workshop

Save the date – MVEC will be holding an Immunisation Skills Workshop in Melbourne on Friday 15 March 2024.

More details about the workshop, including information about the program and tickets, will be made available closer to the event. Registration will open in early February.

Read more at Immunisation Skills Workshop – Friday 15 March 2024


The MVEC newsletter returns in 2024

MVEC’s fortnightly newsletter will return from the beginning of February 2024.

Stay tuned in case of any updates regarding our next टीकाकरण कौशल कार्यशाला. The workshop will be held early next year. If there are any updates between now and February, subscribers will receive an update via email.

You can also stay tuned via our Instagram page.

Immunisation Coalition: 25th Annual Scientific Meeting

The Immunisation Coalition will hold its 25वां Annual Scientific Meeting from 4 to 5 February 2024.

The meeting will be held in Melbourne and online, and will be chaired by A/Prof Lou Irving from the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Find out more and register on the Immunisation Coalition's Annual Scientific Meeting event page.

CDIC 2024: Call for abstracts

The Communicable Diseases & Immunisation Conference (CDIC) 2024 will be held from 11 to 13 June 2024 in Brisbane. The CDIC is now accepting abstract submissions for presentations, until Friday 23 February 2024. 

Head to the Call for abstracts page on the CDIC website for more information about the conference topics and abstract requirements. 

The theme of the conference is “Protecting communities: Empowering health through disease control and immunisation”.

NCIRS: Recording of Shingrix webinar now available

The टीकाकरण अनुसंधान और निगरानी के लिए राष्ट्रीय केंद्र (एनसीआईआरएस) has recently uploaded recordings of presentations from its recent Shingrix webinar, held on 7 November 2023. 

Leading experts presented on: 

  • the disease burden of shingles in Australia  
  • details about Shingrix  
  • the new Australian Shingrix vaccination program  
  • the US experience of implementing a national Shingrix program. 

NCIRS Shingrix webinar recordings

Read more about Shingrix on the एमवीईसी: ज़ोस्टर page.

RCH Symposium: Holding children for procedures

The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne (RCH) is holding a symposium ‘Holding children for procedures: Reflections on healthcare practice’ on Wednesday 29 November 2023.

The symposium features Prof Lucy Bray.

Learn more and register on the event page.

Immunisation Coalition: Webinar – Shingles

The Immunisation Coalition will be hosting a shingles (zoster) webinar on Wednesday 15 November 2023 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (AEDT).

The webinar will feature A/Prof John Litt with Dr Andrew Minton as moderator, and will cover topics including zoster epidemiology, changes to the National Immunisation Program (NIP) schedule and current trends in vaccination rates.

Register with the Immunisation Coalition

MVEC: Zoster (shingles)

The 2023 CVU – what’s next?

Thank you to everyone who attended the CVU. If you have not had a chance to complete our post-event survey, we would love to hear from you. Please let us know your thoughts and help us shape future MVEC events. 

We will be in touch soon to provide attendance certificates and directions for accessing recordings of the presentations. 

People who did not attend the event will be able to purchase a recording of the CVU soon. 

For regular MVEC updates and to be notified of future events, हमारे न्युजलेटर की सदस्यता प्राप्त करें या हमें @mvecau पर फ़ॉलो करें Instagram और ट्विटर और मेलबर्न वैक्सीन एजुकेशन सेंटर - एमवीईसी पर फेसबुक  

Immunisation Coalition: Immunisation for health and life meeting

This weekend on 7 October, the Immunisation Coalition will host the inaugural Immunisation for health and life meeting.

The hybrid event is designed for GPs and nurses who immunise against infectious diseases, and includes keynote presentations, rapid fire presentations, workshops and panel discussions.

When: 9:00 am–4:45 pm (ETD) on 7 October 2023
Where: Melbourne (hybrid)

Visit the Immunisation Coalition website to learn more and to register.

Immunisation Coalition: Immunisation for health and life meeting