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Melbourne Children's Global Health Annual Symposium

Melbourne Children's Global Health

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (AEST)

Melbourne Children's Global Health Annual Symposium

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Please join us on the Melbourne Children's Campus at the Royal Children's Hospital for a day of dynamic and engaging discussions on key areas of interest in global child and adolescent health, with presentations from experts on our campus and beyond. 

Melbourne Children’s Global Health Annual Symposium program

Wednesday September 18th 2019

8.30 - 8.45 Registration


8.45 – 9.00 Welcome / Acknowledgement of Country – Professor Andrew Steer


9.00 - 9.30 Innovative models to accelarate vaccine development 

Facilitator: Dr Joshua Osowicki

Panel: Professor James McCarthy (University of Queensland)

Associate Professor Helen Evans AO (Nossal Institute for Global Health)


9.30 – 10.00 Reaching the unreached–

understanding the neglected needs of adolescents

Facilitator: Dr Peter Azzopardi

Panel: Professor Jane Fisher (Monash University)

Dr Kathryn Snow (University of Melbourne),

Dr Cathy Vaughn (University of Melbourne)


10.00-10.30 Volunteering in a LMIC: what you need to know about clinical education

and developing capacity

Facilitator: Dr Amy Gray

Panel: Emma Hess (Australian Volunteers International)

Dr Titus Nasi (Solomon Islands Ministry of Health)


10.30 – 11.00 Morning tea


11.00 – 11.30 Child health in humanitarian settings

Facilitator: Dr Hamish Graham

Panel: Dr Unni Krishnan (Save The Children)

Dr Kamalini Lokuge (Australian National University)


11.30 – 12.00 Antimicrobial resistance

Facilitator: Associate Professor Penelope Bryant

Panel: Dr Suman Majumdar (Burnet Institute)

Professor Steven Tong (Doherty Institute)


12.00-12.30 Lunch


12.30 - 1.30 Melbourne Children’s Campus Grand Rounds - 'Global health aid and the triple transition'

Dr Stephanie Williams, Principal Sector Specialist for Health, Australian Government

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


1.30 – 2.30 Women in Global Health

Facilitator: Professor Julie Bines

Panel: Dr Stephanie Williams

Professor Susan Sawyer

Dr Meghan Bohren


 2.30 – 3.30 Afternoon tea and networking


For more information about the symposium and Melbourne Children's Global Health, please visit our website, follow us on Twitter @MelbourneGlobal or email us at

Have questions about Melbourne Children's Global Health Annual Symposium ? Contact Melbourne Children's Global Health

When & Where

Ella Latham Auditorium
Royal Children's Hospital
50 Flemington Road
Parkville, Victoria 3052

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (AEST)

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Melbourne Children's Global Health

Melbourne Children’s Global Health aims to reduce inequity and improve child and adolescent health in disadvantaged populations globally. We will achieve this through partnerships in research, public health, education and advocacy.

Melbourne Children's Global Health brings together global health at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute; Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne; and the Royal Children's Hospital. 

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