News and events
2013 Completed MBI Events
- March 18 - Presentation by Professor Kathy Belov on Tasmanian Devil facial tumour disease
- May 29 - Presentation by Professor David Denning (Manchester University) on establishing a Global Fungal Registry in Australia
- May 31 - Whole Genome Sequencing in Diagnostic Microbiology - joint MBI and CIDM-PH Workshop
- August 2 (evening) - Beveridge Lecture
- September 20 & 21 - Short Course in Critical Infection
- November 22 - Healthcare Associated Infections - more new tricks for old dogs Symposium
- November 28 - Collective Brainstorm Vexing Problems - Novel Approaches
- December 5 - Official launch of MBI
- December 5 - MBI Colloquium
2013 Archive News
- The Roadmap for Childhood TB: Towards Zero Deaths, launched today by global TB leaders, includes ten actions that, if implemented, could help save tens of thousands of children’s lives, including children infected with both TB and HIV. The actions include training and fostering leadership among health workers, actively seeking out children at risk and providing preventative therapy, and closing the funding gap for childhood TB.
- How will we cope if a global ecological problem with potentially catastrophic effects, hits Sydney. Associate Professor Gottlieb will describe the worst case scenario and Professor Iredell will outline the various solutions his research team are investigating in an attempt to avert disaster. Free presentation. Wednesday, 16 October at 6pm. View flyer
- Professor Peter McMinn's recent article for the Lowy Institute online newsletter on bilateral cooperation on public health surveillance between Indonesia and East Timor. Other MBI publications>>
- MBI (formerly SEIB) has been recognised favourably in the Wills Review into Health and Medical Research at the University of Sydney. Infectious Diseases will be a key SPARC (Strategic Priority Area for Research Colloboration) for research focus.
- TB Hypothetical - Global Health and Law Conference. The TB-CRE together with the Global Health and Law Conference are presenting a one-hour hypothetical.
- Dr Grant Hill-Cawthorne is the newly appointed Lecturer in Communicable Disease Epidemiology. This is a joint SEIB and Sydney School of Public Health Appointment.
- Associate Professor Julie Leask has been awarded a Career Development Fellowship 2013-2016 on "Improving communication about immunisation through social sciences research"