The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Population Health Research, titled “Immunisation in under studied and special risk populations: Closing the Gap in knowledge through a multidisciplinary approach”, is in its final year of efforts.
Its focus has been on research, capacity building and translation of immunisation issues of relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) communities alongside other vulnerable populations.
The CRC is convening a 2-day roundtable on 28-29 July in Sydney – Yarning Together: Achieving outcomes in immunisation research for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities – to discuss outcomes, ways forward, ongoing collaborations as well as future research priorities. Speakers will include:
- Associate Professor James Ward, head, Infectious Diseases Research Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
- Professor Adrian Miller, Professor of Indigenous Research at Griffith University leading the Indigenous Research Network
- Dr Lynore Geia, Senior Lecturer, Nursing and Midwifery, James Cook University
- Professor Raina MacIntyre, Head of the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at University of NSW and Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
- Associate Professor Julie Leask, University of Sydney, School of Public Health.
(Added on 24 July): An updated program can be downloaded here: CRE_Roundtable_updatedprogram.
The roundtable is open to anyone working primarily in immunisation and in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. Limited spots are available and priority will be given to people working in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services or mainstream services whose works in the area of vaccine preventable diseases and Aboriginal Islander Health.
People with knowledge of research in immunisation, primary health care, equity and translational are also welcome to attend pending availability. Some travel assistance is available for people to attend, who otherwise may have difficulty attending.
For further information, email James.Ward@sahmri.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information regarding travel and roundtable logistics contact Elizabeth Kpozehouen at email@example.com or phone 02 93851192.