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Vaccines in Public Health Workshop - 2 & 3 September 2019

NCIRS conducts a workshop on Vaccines in Public Health annually. The workshop is open to any health professional interested in vaccines and public health. Prior training or experience in epidemiology and/or biostatistics is recommended but not essential.

The workshop is also offered as one of the elective subjects in the Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of International Public Health (MIPH) programs at the University of Sydney.

The 2019 workshop will be held on 2 and 3 September at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. 

The workshop aims to provide an understanding of:
  • immunisation principles
  • the impact of vaccination on the epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases
  • how to assess the need for new vaccines
  • how to implement and monitor a new vaccination program
Content covered:
  • History and impact of vaccination
  • Basic immunological principles of immunisation
  • Vaccine development
  • Principles behind a needs assessment for new vaccines
  • Surveillance of diseases, vaccination coverage and vaccine effectiveness
  • Vaccine safety and surveillance of adverse events
  • Risk communication
  • Immunisation myths and realities

The workshop consists of interactive lectures given by staff of NCIRS and small group case studies. In addition, short online lectures are available before the workshop.

Registration fees apply for those not enrolled in a MPH or MIPH program of $1200 for two days or $600 (incl. GST) for one day.

View the provisional program 

For content enquiries, please contact Dr Aditi Dey. For registration enquiries, please contact NCIRS via email or call +612 9845 1433.