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

Geelong, Victoria, Australia


As the 11th Australian Influenza Symposium is being held in Geelong, this year's meeting will therefore have a major theme of avian-animal influenza viruses and zoonotic infections. This will include a range of talks from scientists at AAHL (the Australian Animal Health Lab, CSIRO, Geelong) and from elsewhere (USA/Thailand) on these topics.

In addition there will be talks from leading scientists covering the latest developments in human influenza including; live attenuated influenza vaccines, epidemiological aspects of human influenza, the use of influenza antiviral drugs in epidemics and pandemics along with the latest research activities on influenza being undertaken in Australia/NZ and in the region.


Monday 12 October Registration from 8:30am
  Program commences 9:00am – 6:00pm, followed by dinner
Tuesday 13 October 8:30am – 3:30pm


Deakin University
Geelong Waterfront Campus
1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong VIC 3220

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Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner
Medical Epidemiologist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA, USA

Philippe Buchy

Filip Claes
Regional Laboratory Coordinator
Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok, Thailand

David Salisbury (TBC)
Director of Immunisation
Department of Health
London, United Kingdom

Erica Spackman
Research Microbiologist
Exotic & Emerging Avian Viral Diseases Research
U.S. National Poultry Research Center
Athens, GA, USA


FREE to those who register - includes morning and afternoon tea and lunch on both days, plus dinner on Monday evening (limited numbers).

Please click here to register online. Please note: registration and dinner numbers are limited. This link will expire once capacity has been reached.


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 invited to deliver a 15-minute oral presentation (i.e. there will be no poster presentations).
  • Please submit your abstract by email to no later than Friday, 4 September 2015.
  • Submitting authors will be notified by email no later than Friday, 11 September 2015 if their abstract has been selected for an oral presentation.

Financial support:
Domestic economy return airfares to Melbourne (incl. return Airport transfer to Geelong), plus one night's accommodation in Geelong on Monday, 12 October, will be offered to presenters of selected abstracts only (non-company).

ACCOMMODATION (within walking distance to venue)

Hotel Mercure Geelong
Phone: +61 3 5223 6200
Distance: 900m, 11min walk

Quest Geelong
Phone: +61 3 5228 2000
Distance: 900m, 11min walk

Vue Apartments
Phone: +61 3 5202 1061
Distance: 850m, 11min walk

Waterfront Apartments Geelong
Phone: +61 3 5222 1370
Distance: 550m, 7min walk

Novotel Geelong
Phone: +61 3 5223 1377
Distance: 550m, 7min walk


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