Celebrating 40 years of ASID 1976 - 2016

Tuesday, 15 March, 2016





Join us in Launceston for the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) from 20 – 23 April 2016.


THE ASID ASM is all about connecting and exchanging: connecting clinicians, microbiologists and other health professionals with a common interest in infectious diseases and providing a friendly forum for the exchange of scientific advances in the prevention, diagnosis and management of clinical infectious diseases.
A Compelling Program
The 2016 Conference program focuses on providing an innovative and comprehensive review of the latest developments in the rapidly expanding fields of antimicrobial stewardship, infection control, viral hepatitis and more. To view the full program please visit the website.
40th Anniversary Program Highlights:
A Public Lecture on Superbugs will be open to all who wish to attend. The public lecture will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston on Thursday 21 April and will be presented by Professor Lindsay Grayson. The lecture will be opened by Michael Ferguson, Minister for Health, Tasmania. The Gala Dinner on Friday, 22 April will also feature anniversary highlights.
Take a walk down memory lane, in a special dedicated Symposium of previous Frank Fenner Award Winners’, with presentations from the following past winners;
1999 Nicholas Anstey
2002 Sharon Lewin
2004 Cheryl Jones
2008 David Paterson
2009 Dave Burgner
2012 Allen Cheng
Renowned International and National Speakers
Three international speakers will accompany the national line up of experts, to present recent and relevant global and local scientific research through a series of keynote lectures, proffered papers, symposia and educational workshops.
International Keynote Speakers 2016

  • Professor David Kimberlin, USA

  • Professor Gavin Screaton, UK

  • Professor Alison Holmes, UK

  • MacFarlane Burnet Speaker 2016


Plenary Speakers 2016

  • Professor Glenn Browning

  • Associate Professor Kirsty Buising

  • Professor Stephen Graves

  • Professor Jonathan Iredell

  • Professor Anne Kelso

  • Professor Sharon Lewin

  • Professor Ben Marais

  • Dr Trisha Peel

  • Associate Professor Rhonda Stuart

  • Facilitation of Special Interest Groups


The conference format provides local special interest groups with the opportunity to come together during the meeting. These include the

  • Paediatric Special Interest Group (ANZPID), confirmed Speakers;

  • Dr Christopher Blyth

  • Prof David Kimberlin

  • Healthcare Infection Control Special Interest Group (HICSIG) , confirmed Speakers;

  • Ms Alison Farrington

  • Prof Benjamin Howden

  • Prof Paul Johnson

  • A/Prof Caroline Marshall

  • A/Prof Rhonda Stuart

  • Dr Mary Jo Waters

  • Mycology Special Interest Group (ANZMIG), confirmed Speakers;

  • Ms Belinda Chapman

  • Dr Orla Morrissey

  • Viral Hepatitis Special Interest Group (VHSIG), confirmed Speakers;

  • A/Prof Joshua Davis

  • Prof Ian Gust

  • Dr Krispin Hajkowicz

  • Prof Margaret Hellard


Activities and Fun
Launceston is a charming and friendly city to visit and provides a wonderful opportunity for you and colleagues to explore the many great attractions that Tasmania has to offer at the same time as expanding professional skills and networks.
ASID-logoRegister for the conference now. Visit www.asid.net.au/meetings/annual-scientificmeeting-2016
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