May 31, 2018: Tuberculosis Research Excellence Symposium

The Tuberculosis Centre of Research Excellence is holding its 6th annual Research Excellence Symposium this May. The symposium will cover Australian tuberculosis (TB) strategies, as well as TB control in Indonesian Papua and in Papua New Guinea. Topics include advances in active case findings, an update on the diagnosis of drug-resistant TB, and barriers to implementation science.

The program includes speakers from the Centre for International Health at the University of Otago, New Zealand, the Burnett Institute in Melbourne, and the Wellcome Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Africa.

Registration is free but essential.

Location - Australia

Event website - Eventbrite 



July 5-6, 2018: 2018 Pacific Update Conference

The University of South Pacific's School of Economics, together with the Development Policy Centre of the Australian National University, are hosting the annual development conference on the Pacific, the 2018 Pacific Update. The conference hopes to attract attendees from the public, academics, researchers, business people, and development practitioners.

This year’s agenda will include sessions on gender equality, resource management, fisheries and agriculture, and financial inclusion and climate change.

Location: Suva, Fiji

Event website - Devpolicy 


June 5, 2018: National Immunization Conference 2018

The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) is holding its second yearly National Immunization Conference. The theme of the conference will be “gains, gaps, and goals” in immunization for all. Topics will include improvements in vaccine coverage, gender neutral HPV vaccination, and vaccination uptake by disadvantaged groups.

Location:  Adelaide, Australia

Event website - PHAA

June 6, 2018: Australasian Development Economics Workshop 2018

The Australian National University’s Crawford School holds the 14th Australasian Development Economists Workshop in June. The  forum will  discuss research in the development economics field, with particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

Location: Canberra, Australia

Event website – Australian National University


June 6, 2018: EduTECH International Congress held in Sydney

With the goal of improving the quality of education in Australasia, EduTECH is a congress and expo with a focus on technology in education. Key speakers at the congress will include current education ministers and former Prime Minister and Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Chair, Julia Gillard. Other speakers are from the commercial IT sector, including Google and Microsoft, and academics from Australia, Singapore, the UK, and the US. 

The conference is of interest to educators, education managers, IT administrators, government, and business.

Location: Sydney, Australia

Event website – EduTECH

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June 14-15, 2018: PNG Update Conference

The major annual conference on development in Papua New Guinea (PNG), the PNG Update Conference, is co-hosted by PNG University’s School of Business and Public Policy and the Australian National University. The theme for 2018 is ‘PNG in the year of APEC’, reflecting PNG’s role as host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in 2018. Issues covered will include PNG’s economic outlook, regional economic relationships, human security, and community health.

PNG is Australia’s closest neighbor and largest development partner. It is also strategically important, particularly regarding health security.

Location: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Event website – Devpolicy

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June 26-29, 2018: RMIT University is hosting International Conference on Cultural Economics

The RMIT University is hosting the 20th International Conference on Cultural Economics.

The conference aims to enable discussions on a range of economic issues relating to arts, sports, and culture. It will feature a young researchers workshop as well as art exhibitions and film screenings.

Location: Melbourne, Australia 

Event website - RMIT


July 1-5, 2018: World’s first malaria congress takes place in Melbourne

The inaugural World Congress on Malaria aims to unify and inspire the malaria community around a common sense of purpose, with a perspective that links malaria to the wider objectives of achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Session topics include innovation for the elimination of malaria, encouraging goal-driven leadership, and putting people at the center of malaria elimination. Organizers include senior representatives from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, the Nossal Institute for Global Health, and the Burnet Institute, as well as the regional malaria initiative APLMA.

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Website - World Malaria Congress

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July 1-5, 2018: First Malaria World Congress held in Melbourne

The first Malaria World Congress aims to bring together the global malaria community and consolidate efforts for the elimination of malaria.

The conference includes various discussion sessions, feeding into a final round table and joint declaration by leaders, committing to the goal of malaria elimination in the Asia-Pacific region by 2030.

The sessions will be held at the Melbourne Convention and exhibition Centre. Registration for the conference is now open.

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Event website – Malaria World Congress

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July 1-4, 2018: Microbiology Conference

The Australian Society for Microbiology hosts its annual conference at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The conference will include sessions on antimicrobial resistance. Confirmed plenary speakers come from universities and medical research institutes in Australia, the US, and Austria.

Registrations for the conference opens on February 19, 2018.

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Event website – Australian Society for Microbiology

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