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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July 2, 2018: Coordination SUD hosts workshop on NGO governance

French NGO umbrella organization Coordination SUD hosts a workshop on NGO governance, based on the publication of the study "How to make my governance more agile? Travel in the heart of 15 models of governance". The workshop will be led by authors Isabelle Hoyaux and Stéphane Montier, and debate the following questions: 1) How to create and maintain a dynamic governance? 2) What place should be given to Southern actors in governing bodies and decision-making processes? 3) What other forms of governance, beyond the associative status, can be adopted in order to more effectively achieve their mission  and ensure the sustainability of the association/foundation? 4) What are the new emerging forms of collaboration between elected officials and employees?

Location: Paris, France

Registration: Google Docs


July 5, 2018: ANU hosts 2018 Pacific Update

The Australian National University (ANU) Development Policy Centre and the University of South Pacific’s School of Economics in Suva, Fiji host the annual Pacific Update, the main forum for the discussion of policy development in the region. The event is open to the public and engages academics, researchers, policymakers, business people, and development practitioners on social, economic, political, and environmental issues in the Pacific region.  Registration is now open. 

Location: Suva, Fiji

Event Website - Crawford School, Australian National University


July 9, 2018: International Agriculture and Horticulture Conference

The  12th International Conference on Agriculture and Horticulture is focusing  on “emerging trends in agriculture and horticulture", and  provides a meeting platform for academics, students, researchers, and industry representatives. Technical papers will be presented by speakers from India, Pakistan, Iran, and the UK, as well as academics from Australian institutions.

Location: Sydney, Australia

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July 10, 2018: APO hosts Sustainable Productivity Summit - 'Shaping the Impossible'

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO) is organizing its Sustainable Productivity Summit which will focus on the potential impact of novel technologies on productivity and society at large in the future. Speakers will discuss a variety of topics including transportation, cashless societies, and agriculture. 

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Event website - APO


July 12, 2018: EDCTP hosts financial and project management training for EDCTP2 grants

The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trial Partnership (EDCTP2) invites current and future grantees to a one-day workshop on financial and project management of EDCTP2 grants, which accelerate the clinical development of medical interventions for poverty-related diseases, in partnership with sub-Saharan Africa.

The workshop focuses on financial or project/technical managers of EDCTP2 projects and covers project and financial management of EDCTP2 grants. The workshop targets beneficiaries of current EDCTP2 grants, but others are welcome, especially those want to apply for EDCTP2 funding in the future. 

Location: The Hague, Netherlands

Website – EDCTP


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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July 16, 2018: University of Toronto hosts discussion on Asian labor migration

The University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs hosts Michele Ford, Director of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre at the University of Sydney, to discuss her current research on the role of civil society in challenging labor migration regimes in seven Asian countries. Ford is expected to touch upon the history of migration flows in Asia, as well as the ways that employment relations and migration merge to influence migrant activism.

Location: Toronto, Canada

Event website – Munk School of Global Affairs