Conference focuses on infectious agents and antimicrobial resistance in Melbourne

Convened by the Communicable Diseases Network Australia, the Public Health Laboratory Network, and the Public Health Association of Australia, the Communicable Diseases Control (CDC) Conference 2017 is meeting in Melbourne, Australia, from June 26 to June 28, under the theme “Infectious Diseases: a global challenge”. Topics covered include threats to health security from old and new infectious agents as well as the increasing threat of antimicrobial resistance, and how an interconnected world shapes the spread of infection. 

Location: Melbourne, Australia

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ASERA Conference 2017 takes place in Sydney

The University of Technology in Sydney hosts the Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA) Conference 2017 from June 27 to June 30, 2017. As one of the world’s oldest science education research associations, ASERA’s annual event brings together international researchers, science teachers, science curriculum developers, and leaders in education to partake in an evidence-based knowledge exchange.

Location : Sydney, Australia

Event page - University of Technology of Sydney


15th Health, Medicine and Society conference takes place in Melbourne

The Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine (ANZSHM) hosts a conference on ‘Health, Medicine and Society: Challenge and Change’ from July 11 to 15, 2017. Some 200 clinicians, historians, and scientists are expected to attend. The program is designed for emerging and established scholars, and post-graduate students at Australian, New Zealand, and international universities. Seminars will discuss topics related to immunology and contemporary debates in the field of vaccination. 

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Event page - ANZSHM

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46th Australian Conference of Economists takes place in Sydney

From July 19-21, 2017, the Economic Society of Australia hosts the 46th Australian Conference of Economists (ACE). With a theme of ‘Economics for Better Lives’, sessions  focus on inequality and poverty, financial regulation, taxation reform, education reform, transport economics, the economics of populism, and infrastructure. Specific international aspects include regional trade agreements, global migration flows, international assistance and development, and macroeconomics in a low-interest rate world. Speakers include Carol Graham, Brookings Institution, and W Kip Viscusi, Vanderbilt University Law School.

Location: Sydney, Australia

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Annual Crawford Fund agricultural research conference held in Canberra

The Crawford Fund holds its annual agricultural research conference in Canberra on August 7-8, 2017, under the title of ‘Transforming lives and livelihoods – the digital revolution in agriculture’. As the major advocacy event in Australia for international agricultural research, the conference aims to highlight emerging technology and its impacts in a global agricultural context. It demonstrates how digital data can be used to improve decisions on inputs, irrigation, and supply chains, among other areas. 

The Crawford Fund also offers scholarships for young Australians with an interest in international agricultural development to attend the conference. Applications to participate close on June 16, 2017.

Event page - The Crawford Fund 

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PNG Update conference in Port Moresby

The Papua New Guinea (PNG) Update, the largest annual meeting on economic and public policy issues in PNG, is held on August 10-11, 2017, in Port Moresby. Jointly-organized by the University of PNG’s School of Business and Public Policy, and the Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre, the multidisciplinary event is free and open to the public. This year's theme is 'PNG - after the elections'; topics discussed include human development challenges and opportunities for reform, PNG’s economic outlook, and governance and the political economy of development.

Location: Port Moresby, PNG

Event page - Australian National University

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2017 AGSA Conference takes place in New Zealand

The 67th Conference of the Australasian Grain Science Association (AGSA) takes place on September 20-22, 2017, in Christchurch, New Zealand. AGSA is a forum for Australasian grain scientists, educators, students, nutritionists, and others to share and advance knowledge and understanding of grain science and the grain industry. The conference convenes New Zealand, Australian, and international scientific and technical experts, and includes components on grain breeding, dietary fibers, human nutrition, process technologies, global product innovation, in its scientific program. AGSA Conference awards have a long history of recognizing outstanding achievement in the grain sciences and allied industries.

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

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IDP Education and IEAA co-host education conference in Hobart

Co-hosted by IDP Education and the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA), the Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) is an annual gathering for international education practitioners, teaching staff, researchers, policy makers, and other stakeholders to learn about and discuss major trends in education. Under the theme ‘Embracing Diversity’, AIEC 2017 explores a shifting global and political landscape to critically examine how and to what extent diversity in education is being achieved, with the goal of fostering and maintaining a diverse and thriving international education sector.

Location: Hobart, Australia

Event page - AEIC


AIIA holds annual conference on foreign policy in Canberra

The Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) holds its annual national conference on foreign policy under the theme of ‘Foreign Policy in an Uncertain World’ on October 16, 2017. The conference is preceded by 'masterclasses' for young professionals and tertiary students. They are opportunities to engage with AIIA fellows one-on-one. Classes on aid and development will take place on October 15, 2017 with the support of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Registration for the masterclasses is open until August 31, 2017.

Location: Canberra, Australia 

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Major HIV/AIDS and sexual health conferences take place jointly in Canberra

In a new four-day format, the 2017 Australasian Sexual Health Conference, convened by the Australasian Sexual Health Alliance (ASHA), and the 2017 Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference, run by Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) are going to be held in succession -- from November 6-9, 2017. The Australasian Sexual Health Conference convenes medical specialists, GPs, nurses, researchers, and other key contributors to the sexual health sector, while the Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference is designed as a platform for the dissemination and presentation of new and innovative research findings across the HIV sector. Delegates come from a range of professional backgrounds including clinical medicine, epidemiology, and community programming.

Location: Canberra, Australia

Event page - ASHM

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