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WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza (VIDRL)
Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
792 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

T +61 3 9342 9300
F +61 3 9342 9329
whoflu@influenzacentre.org


10th Australian Influenza Symposium, Melbourne

Date
Wednesday 12 November - Thursday 13 November 2014

Venue
Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
The Auditorium, Ground Floor
792 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia

Getting here

International Speakers
Dr Benjamin Cowling, The University of Hong Kong, China
Dr Vijaykrishna Dhanasekaran, Duke NUS, Graduate Medical School, Singapore
Dr Paul Horwood, Institut Pasteur du Cambodge, Cambodia
A/Prof Lance Jennings, Canterbury District Health, Christchurch, New Zealand
Dr Martha Nelson, Fogarty International Center, National Institute of Health, USA
Dr Stacey Schultz-Cherry, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis TN, USA
Dr Gavin Smith, Duke NUS, Graduate Medical School, Singapore
Dr Paul Thomas, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis TN, USA
Dr Cecile Viboud, Fogarty International Center, National Institute of Health, USA


Registrations are now closed as we have reached full capacity of the venue.

If you would like to be put on the wait list please email: symposium@influenzacentre.org.


Abstract Submission
There will be two workshops, one held on each of the symposium days, comprising 6-8 speakers to each workshop.  

Abstract submission guidelines:

  • Abstracts must be a maximum of one A4 page in 12-point Arial font, including figures and tables.
  • Selected abstracts will be required to deliver a 15-minute oral presentation (i.e. there will be no poster presentations).
  • Please submit your abstract by email to symposium@influenzacentre.org no later than Monday, 13 October 2014.
  • Submitting authors will be notified by email no later than Monday, 20 October 2014, if their abstract has been selected for an oral presentation.
  • Financial support:
    Domestic economy return airfares to Melbourne plus one night’s accommodation on Wednesday, 12 November will be offered to presenters of selected abstracts only (non-company).


    Accomodation in Melbourne

    Best Western Plus Travel Inn Hotel
    Tariff: $157 - $175
    Booking code: TBA
    Phone: +61 3 9347 7922
    Distance: 13 min walk (950m)

    Comfort Inn, Lygon Lodge
    Tariff: $140 - $175
    Phone: +61 3 9663 6633
    Distance: 13 min walk (1km)

    Ibis Hotel Melbourne
    Tariff: From $129
    Phone: +61 3 9666 0066
    Distance: 13 min walk (950m)

    Plum Serviced Apartments, Carlton
    Tariff: $112 - $128
    Phone: +61 3 8102 3990
    Distance: 13 min walk (1km)

    Quality Hotel, Downtowner on Lygon
    Tariff: $164 - $188
    Phone: +61 3 9663 5555
    Distance: 16 min walk (1.2km)

    Rydges on Swanston
    Tariff: $188
    Booking code: TBA
    Phone: +61 3 9347 7811
    Distance: 9 min walk (700m)

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    Directions to the Peter Doherty Institute

    By car:
    From Melbourne CBD: Proceed north along Elizabeth Street past the Queen Victoria market, at the large roundabout (Haymarket Roundabout) at the corner of Elizabeth Street and Flemington Road, stay in the right-most lane and drive around the roundabout to continue straight on Elizabeth Street. The Peter Doherty Institute is on the corner of the next intersection (Elizabeth and Grattan Streets) on the right hand side.

    From Tullamarine Airport: Proceed along the Tullamarine Freeway and exit onto Flemington Road. Proceed along Flemington Road using the leftmost lane. When you reach Grattan Street (approximately 2km) turn left at the lights. Proceed approximately 200m to the intersection with Elizabeth Street/Royal Parade, the Peter Doherty Institute is on the south-east corner of this intersection.

    By public transport:
    Tram: Several trams run from Melbourne CBD to stops within easy walking distance of the Peter Doherty Institute.

    Tram: Public Transport Victoria's tram network information

    Tram 1, and any trams marked ‘Melbourne University’ Stop Grattan Street/Swanston Street, walk 10 minutes west on Grattan Street to the Peter Doherty Institute. Map and timetable
    Tram 19 (from Melbourne CBD) Stop 10 Royal Melbourne Hospital, cross Elizabeth Street east to the Peter Doherty Institute. Map and timetable
    Tram 55 (from Melbourne CBD) Stop 12 Flemington Road/Peel Street, walk 5 minutes north/north east on Elizabeth Street to the Peter Doherty Institute. Map and timetable

    Bus: Public Transport Victoria’s bus network information

    Bus 401 between North Melbourne Station and Melbourne University runs down Grattan Street Map and timetable
    Bus 402 between East Melbourne and Footscray runs down Grattan Street Map and timetable
    Bus 546 between Heidelberg and Melbourne University via Clifton Hill and Carlton. Stops at the corner of Grattan Street and Royal Parade. Map and timetable

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