2012 Symposiums and Courses

MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY IN AUSTRALIA: Past, Present & Future Concerns


A one day symposium to honour the career of Prof. Richard Russell

Let’s face it…many insects just make us feel miserable. While the bites from mosquitoes, bed bugs and ticks are just plain irritating, many of these little blood suckers spread life-threatening diseases that kill millions worldwide and infect many thousands of Australians annually.

At the forefront of the fight against these public health pests for over forty years has been Richard Russell, Professor of Medical Entomology, University of Sydney and ICPMR, Westmead Hospital.

To honour his impending retirement, a one day symposium will be held at Westmead Hospital on Friday 29 June 2012 at Westmead Hospital. The event will focus on arthropod pests of public health, notably how they affect the health of the nation, and what challenges and threats these creatures pose to the future.

Arguably, this symposium will have the greatest gathering of internationally recognized Australian scientists in the field of Medical Entomology for a one day event, and includes two Order of Australia recipients.

Date: Friday, 29 June 2012
Time: 8.30am – 6.00pm
Cost: $160 per person (cost includes: Attendance at Lectures, Handouts, Morning/Afternoon Tea, Lunch, Evening Refreshments)

Registration form (PDF)

Symposium program (PDF)

Symposium flyer (PDF)

Location: Loewenthal Auditorium, Westmead Education & Conference Centre
Westmead Hospital
Cnr Hawkesbury & Darcy Roads
Westmead NSW
Sydney, Australia

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Enquiries: Please contact | Senior Hospital Scientist |Department of Medical Entomology for more information.