Wed, 06/28/2017 | News

AusVaxSafety at the Communicable Diseases Control (CDC) Conference 2017

The Communicable Diseases Control (CDC) Conference 2017 was held in Melbourne from 26 to 28 June 2017, and brought together researchers, experts, policy makers and students in the field of public health to discuss the Conference theme, ‘Infectious Diseases: a global challenge’. It was an exciting opportunity to showcase some of the work being undertaken by AusVaxSafety collaborators in the field of vaccine safety.
 AusVaxSafety presentations included:

  • AusVaxSafety: a new active vaccine safety surveillance system in AustraliaSpeaker: Anastasia Phillips (NCIRS)
  • Flexible active, real-time vaccine safety surveillance: customising AusVaxSafety to monitor new vaccines. Speaker: Alexis Pillsbury (NCIRS)
  • Searching for swollen little limbs: AusVaxSafety expands to monitor pertussis booster Vaccines. Speaker: Helen Quinn (NCIRS)
  • AusVaxSafety: Active, real-time surveillance to monitor seasonal influenza vaccine safety in children. Speaker: Alexis Pillsbury (NCIRS)

In addition to AusVaxSafety specific presentations, members of the AusVaxSafety Consortium presented the following:

  • Text messaging to monitor for adverse events following Bexsero® vaccination Speaker: Alan Leeb (GP and SmartVax developer)
  • Real-time vaccine safety surveillance for delayed AEFIs with serial SMS: STARSS RCT. Speaker: Gabriella Lincoln (University of Adelaide).

Thank you to the Communicable Diseases Network Australia, the Public Health Laboratory Network and the Public Health Association of Australia for convening such an engaging and diverse conference.