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 1-4, 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 18-20, 2018: Asia-Pacific Pharma Congress

The 15th Asia-Pacific Pharmaceutical Congress is to be held in Melbourne. With the theme of 'De Novo advancements in pharmaceutical sciences',  key conference tracks will include regulatory affairs, intellectual property rights, and phytochemistry.

Event website – Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical Conference

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August 22-23, 2018: Development Research Conference 2018: Rethinking Development

In August 2018 the University of Gothenburg, the Swedish Research Council and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency will host a conference on development research on the topic of Rethinking Development. The purpose of the conference is to create a multidisciplinary forum for research on development issues in low-income countries. The conference offers a platform for dialogue between researchers and relevant authorities, organizations and practitioners.

Deadline for registration is 30 June.

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden

Event website - University of Gothenburg


September 17-21, 2018: EDCTP 9th annual forum

The European and Developing countries Clinical Trial Partnership (EDCTP) annual forum will bring together African and European scientists, policy makers, funders, and global health partners in clinical research and development (R&D) for poverty-related diseases. The forum provides an opportunity for researchers to share new results and network with international colleagues.

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Website - EDCTP

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September 24, 2018: Australasian HIV and AIDS conference

Australia’s major HIV/AIDS conference is open for registration.  This is organized annually by the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and Sexual Health Medicine. Participants attend the conference from throughout the Asia and Pacific region. Presentations and sessions for 2018 include changing HIV epidemiology, community engagement, and the future of antiretroviral therapy and new drugs. Other specific topics include HIV regulation, the law and rights, and vaccines and immunopathogenesis.

Location: Sydney, Australia

Event website - ASHM 

September 27, 2018: World of Health Care 'Congresstival' in Rotterdam

Over 1000 Dutch and international life sciences and health organizations from the industry, knowledge institutes, civil society, healthcare providers, and the Dutch government will attend the World of Health Care 'Congresstival' (WoHC), organized by the Task Force Health Care. The main goal of the WoHC is to facilitate networking, knowledge sharing, and to inspire. The event is organized as a mid-way between a festival and a congress. 

Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Event website - World of Health Care

October 24-27, 2018: The Hague hosts 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health

The city of The Hague and KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation host the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health this year. The conference theme is 'Declaring our Rights: Social and Political Solutions', highlighting "the essential need" for a human rights approach and greater political commitment to eradicate tuberculosis and reduce the global threats of tobacco use, air pollution, and other lung diseases.

Location: The Hague, the Netherlands

Event website - KNCV Tuberculosis Fund

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November 5-6, 2018: Norway to host GFF replenishment conference

Norway, Burkina Faso, the World Bank, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will host the Global Financing Facility (GFF)'s replenishment conference November 5-6, 2018. This is the first replenishment conference for GFF since it was started in 2015. Today Norway is one of the seven largest contributors to GFF, with NOK600 million (US$ 71.4 million) per year. 

Location: Oslo, Norway

Announcement - Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Norwegian)

June 18, 2019: Australian government to organize Global Health Security Conference in Sydney

An inaugural Global Health Security Conference will be held in Sydney next year. Conference partners include the Australian government’s Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, the New South Wales government, and the University of Sydney. The three-day conference will provide a venue for researchers, government officials, and international organizations to advance the health-security agenda. It aims to establish a health-security community of practice. It will also provide an opportunity for students to showcase their research.

Sectors involved include veterinary science, agriculture, medicine, and public health.

Location: Sydney, Australia

Event website - Global Health Security Conference