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May 2, 2018: Public Health Prevention Conference 2018

The Public Health Association of Australia is convening this conference to assist building prevention measures to improve health in Australia. The main themes include translating research and evidence into action and targeting efforts to strengthen prevention. Speakers include Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, the Chair of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, and Julia Gillard,  former Australian Prime Minister and chair of Beyond Blue, as well as the Global Partnership for Education.

Location: Sydney, Australia

Event website - Public Health Association of Australia

May 9, 2018: Australian ODA budget seminar

The Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University will hold its annual ODA budget analysis on May 9. Notably, Professor Stephen Howes, Director of the Development Policy Centre, will speak on assessing the ODA outcomes of Australia’s 2018/19 budget. Australia's federal budget will have been delivered by the Treasurer the previous evening.

The breakfast seminar will focus on the ODA budget and trends in Australia and overseas. This will cover both non-government and government aid.

The seminar is relevant to academics, NGOs,  and officials, as well as students.

Location: Canberra, Australia 

Event website - Development Policy Centre, ANU

May 12, 2018: AUSSRE to hold International Forum on Education for Sustainable Development and Economic Policy

The Academic Society for Research Excellence is holding its 2018 International Forum on Education for Sustainable Development and Economic Policy from May 12-13 in Melbourne. The forum is intended for researchers, scientists, engineers, and students. Discussion will take place on all aspects of economics, trade, development, and practical challenges and solutions in these areas.

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Event website - Academic Society for Research Excellence

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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 

 

 

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

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 

Australia

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

Australia

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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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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