Satellite event refers to any activity which is independently organised, offered, and/or accredited by an organisation other than the Public Health Association of Australia; and held before, during or after the Communicable Diseases & Immunisation Conference 2022.


As information becomes available on satellite events the information will be added below.

Collaboration on Social Science and Immunisation (COSSI) network meeting

Date: Sunday 19 June 2022

Venue: The University of Sydney

Start Time: 1:00pm

Finish Time: 6:00pm

In the lead up to the Communicable Diseases & Immunisation Conference, the COSSI network invites you to attend a free half-day workshop and networking session.


The workshop will include presentations and panel sessions. It will focus on enhancing consumer engagement in immunisation research and program development, supporting interactions with media and government, as well as opportunities to improve how we communicate with the community. The event speakers will include social science and immunisation experts, as well as those working in health departments and other sectors


This free event includes opportunities to network with others working in the field and hear about the latest developments from COSSI. You will also have the opportunity to interact with the incoming Chair and Steering Committee members. A social cocktail hour with drinks and finger food will be held at the completion of the event.


Spaces are limited! Please only register if you are planning to attend in person. There will be no virtual attendance option. The event will be held onsite at The University of Sydney.


mRNA medicines — a public health game changer

Join us and learn more about the evolving role of mRNA vaccines and therapeutics and the future of medicine.

Date: Monday 20th June 2022

Venue: Room C4.8 – Level 4, International Convention Centre, Sydney

Start time: 7:00pm

Finish time: 9:00pm

Whilst mRNA therapies have been in development for some time, the COVID-19 global pandemic saw these launched into the spotlight. The rapid pace of advancements in mRNA medicines has created an exciting buzz for discussion, which will be explored by Dr Paul Burton and a panel of local guest speakers. Moderna is delivering on our promise of mRNA science to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients, and we invite you to please join us for this exciting discussion. This event will be a sit-down dinner meeting immediately following the Communicable Diseases & Immunisation Conference 2022 (CDIC) welcome drinks.


Pre-registration for attendance will be required. 


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Breakfast Symposia: New horizons in paediatric immunisation


Date: Tuesday 21st June 2022

Venue: International Convention Centre, Sydney Meeting Room C2.2 & C2.3

Breakfast served: 7:15am - 7:30am

Start Time: 7:30am

Finish Time: 8:30am


7:30am: Under 5 influenza program – how do we increase uptake? Prof. Nigel Stocks, Head of the Discipline of General Practice, University of Adelaide

7:45am: Primary series – exploring a new 6-in-1 vaccine for infants Dr Claire H Wilson, Medical Manager Sanofi Vaccines

8:00am: Infant RSV – burden of disease and preventative strategies Assoc. Prof. Philip Britton, Paediatric Infectious Disease physician, The University of Sydney, Children’s Hospital at Westmead

8:15am: Panel Q & A

Register now to attend either in-person (limited numbers) or virtual. Click the link below:






Webinars (live or pre-recorded) are intended for invited Healthcare Professionals only and should not be viewed by anyone but the intended recipient. Persons accompanying an invited Healthcare Professional are not permitted to attend any meetings or meals organised by Sanofi.

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ADAPT for Flu - real-world evidence surveillance policy summit


Date: Thursday 23 June 2022

Venue: Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park

Start Time: 9:00am

Finish Time: 6:00pm




Speaker Snapshot:

  • Prof Chris Blyth

  • Prof Allen Cheng

  • Dr Mendel Haag

  • Prof Sir Jonathan Van-Tam

Key Topics:

  • Modelling and Forecasting for Influenza

  • Administrative data and record linkage

  • Challenges faced by surveillance networks

  • Lessons learnt from COVID-19

Independent Scientific Steering Committee:

  • Dr Hannah Moore

  • A/Prof Sheena Sullivan

  • Professor David Smith