ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

We will combine the decades of history behind the National Immunisation Conference (NIC) and the Communicable Diseases Conference (CDC) into a new annual meeting, the Communicable Diseases and Immunisation Conference (CDIC).  This gathering in June 2022 (CDIC 2022) will help illustrate how crucial the science of communicable diseases and immunisation is to the successful functioning of the world, and how quickly scientific and societal developments in the field change.

In 2022 the Conference theme will be “Moving beyond the Pandemic

COVID19 has dominated our professional (and in many cases private) lives for almost 2 years and the conference is the opportunity to learn as much as we can from that experience and set an ambitious path to the future in preventing, preparing for and managing infectious and vaccine preventable diseases into the future.  While COVID19 will be a dominant topic, the conference will address developments in long standing infection disease challenges, new developments in immunisation and consider where we need to head as the post COVID world re-emerges.  What are the new systems, programs, capacity, approaches or thinking we need to apply so as build to resilience for the future?

For the first time we are we are bringing together two successful biennial conferences with decades of history. The National immunisation Conference and the Communicable Diseases Conference is being merged into a single annual meeting, the Communicable Diseases and Immunisation Conference (CDIC).  Developments of the 2020s have shown how vital the science of communicable diseases and immunisation is t the successful functioning of the world, and how quickly scientific and societal developments change.

Aiming for a broad-based multidisciplinary approach the conference will aim to bring together the cutting-edge science on infectious disease biology, testing, surveillance, public policy and planning, communications, data systems, high needs populations, health literacy, AMR, Food borne disease, Influenza, developments in the NIP and much more

The Conference will have high quality international and Australian experts presenting various aspects of this rapidly moving and exciting era of communicable disease control and discussions about a wide range of current and future aspects of immunisation in Australia and the region.

The Communicable Diseases Immunisation Conference 2022 will focus on communicable disease control issues and immunisation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations and other vulnerable groups attracting professionals engaged in infectious disease epidemiology, microbiology and control from laboratory bench, to clinic, from academia to the public policy setting. Further more engaging lively and productive discussions and contributions from all professionals engaged in immunisation from laboratory bench to clinic, from academia to the service provision coalface.


We hope that you can be a part of this vibrant scientific program showcasing exciting and innovative work in communicable disease control.


CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

 

The objectives of the conference are to:

  • Create a dynamic environment to foster knowledge sharing, collaboration and relationship building among health professionals working on communicable disease control, vaccination and related areas;

  • Highlight the activities of relevant Centres of Research Excellence on infectious and vaccine preventable diseases to encourage engagement in high quality research initiatives to improve health outcomes for Australians;

  • Provide collective guidance and insight into capacity building and strengthening communicable disease control and immunisation programs; 

  • Provide conference delegates with new and innovative ideas that can be applied to local settings and systems to help create and improve public health systems for local communities


TARGET AUDIENCE
 

The conference will aim to facilitate conversations on improving effectiveness and efficiencies of communicable disease control and immunisation programs through knowledge sharing and relationship building. The program must consider the needs and interests of the communicable disease audience to ensure attraction and participation to the conference.

The target audience will be stakeholders able to effect and/or influence change at the systems and/or practice level including:

  • Infectious disease epidemiologists;

  • Public health microbiologists;

  • Health and medical researchers;

  • Laboratory scientists and pathologists;

  • Vaccine program managers;

  • Health Policy makers

  • Commonwealth, state and local government representatives – Ministers/ministerial staff, and health and social sector department representatives;

  • Front-line responders including community health staff, public health nurses, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation staff

  • NGO/community and social sector provider and advocacy organisations

  • Healthcare professionals – doctors, nurses, allied health, dentistry, pharmacy, etc