Pre and Post Conference Events
Pre and post conference events are being held on Monday 7 December and Friday 11 December. The information will continue to update as information is confirmed.
Understanding Infectious Disease Modelling - Pre-Conference Workshop
Date: Monday 7 December 2020
Start Time: 12:00pm AEDT
Finish Time: 3:00pm AEDT
Hosted by: The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
Facilitated by: Prof. Jodie McVernon, Dr. Patricia Campbell, Associate Prof. Kathryn Glass
Public health and biosecurity responses to infectious disease outbreaks can be informed by disease modelling. This introductory workshop will give participants an understanding of infectious disease models and their value for public health. The workshop will cover the use of modelling to examine disease causes and to assess strategies for control in the context of a variety of infectious diseases.
This workshop provides an excellent opportunity for students and researchers with an interest in the topic to see a broad range of modelling techniques applied to disease transmission. No prior detailed knowledge of modelling infectious diseases or epidemiology is required, and only high school level mathematics is needed.
Exposure to a broad range of modelling techniques applied to disease transmission, and demonstration of how these techniques can support decision-making.
Tackling COVID-19 in Australia using genomics - Post-Conference Symposium
Date: Friday 11 December 2020
Start Time: 1:00pm AEDT
Finish Time: 2:45pm AEDT
Hosted by: Communicable Diseases Genomics Network
Session Chair: Professor Deborah Williamson, CDGN Co-chair
Professor Benjamin Howden, CDGN Co-chair, MDU PHL
Dr Alicia Arnott, ICPMR, NSW
Dr Joep de Ligt, ESR, New Zealand
Dr Norelle Sherry, MDU PHL, Victoria
Dr Anders Goncalves da Silva, MDU PHL, Victoria
Dr Rebecca Rockett, ICPMR, NSW
To download the program, please click here.
The Communicable Diseases Genomics Network (CDGN) is an Expert Reference Panel of the Public Health Laboratory Network (PHLN), established to advance public health in Australia and New Zealand through the implementation of microbial genomics to support communicable disease control activities. The CDGN is supporting implementation of genomics for SARS-CoV-2 across Australia, with support from the Medical Research Future Fund.
This symposium will explore how microbial genomics is used for public health in Australia and New Zealand, and the implementation of microbial genomics to track SARS-CoV-2, covering the following themes:
Progress and challenges of implementation of pathogen genomics for SARS-CoV-2
Contribution and value of genomics to tracking the COVID-19 pandemic
Genomic data quality and communication
SARS-CoV-2 mutations and their relevance