16th National Immunisation Conference 2018
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 - Thursday, 07 June 2018
Time: 7:00AM - 5:30PM
Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide
In 2018 the Conference theme will be ‘Immunisation for all: Gains, gaps and goals’.
The theme has been established to reflect the importance of immunisation to prevent disease, disability and death in persons of all ages and from all backgrounds. Gains in this area include the increasing availability and effectiveness of vaccines for new diseases and for use from pregnancy - to protect the newborn infant- through to the very elderly. Equity in disease prevention that some vaccine programs are achieving, such as gender neutral HPV vaccination, as well as the recent establishment of the ‘whole of life’ Australian Immunisation Register and improvements in vaccine coverage in children are other recent accomplishments. Better understanding that the gaps in immunisation still exist, such as vaccination uptake by socially disadvantaged or medically at risk people, will be focus of this conference. Ensuring that future goals and the path to achieving them are carefully designed and implemented are additional key objectives of our meeting.