Monday Lunch Live with Professor Suzanne Garland AO

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Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Level 7 Lecture Theatres

305 Grattan St

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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VCCC MONDAY LUNCH LIVE EVENT

Prevention is better than cure. Our very own expert Professor Suzanne Garland on how Australia is poised to eliminate cervical cancer within 40 years

Research into the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine has shown than there has been a dramatic decline in the rates of human papillomavirus, the infection that causes about 99.9 per cent of cervical cancers. Because of the vaccine’s success, the International Papillomavirus Society has stated that cervical cancer could soon be eliminated as a public health problem. We invite you to hear Professor Suzanne Garland AO, member of the International Papillomavirus Society – the world’s leading cervical cancer and HPV research group share her expertise on the topic.

Professor Suzanne Garland AO, MBBS, MD, FRCPA, FRANZCOG Ad Eundem, FAChSHM, FASM, FFSc(RCPA)

Professor Garland is an internationally recognised clinical microbiologist and sexual health physician with particular expertise in infectious diseases related to reproductive health and the neonate. Her undergraduate degree was obtained at the University of Melbourne, with postgraduate training in UK public health system and in US Harvard University.

Professor Garland has been a leader in patient self-collected genital sampling using molecular techniques (PCR) for diagnosis of reproductive tract infections, [predating diagnostic commercial assays]. She has published extensively on clinical epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections in Australia.

She led phase 3 clinical trials of prophylactic HPV vaccines, findings from which were instrumental in the Australian government adopting a national immunisation program.

She also led the genoprevalence of HPV in Australian women pre-HPV vaccination program in Australia and which has provided baseline data from which post vaccination effectiveness and impact are being defined.

She is a regular advisor to WHO, and has published more than 650 in peer-reviewed journals. She is the inaugural and past president of the Asian Oceania Research Organisation on Genital Infection and Neoplasia.

In 2018 she was awarded the prestigious Officer of the Order of Australia [AO] and was elected vice president of IPVS.

Monday 18 March 2019

VCCC Building, Level 7 Lecture Theatres

Light lunch served from 12:30pm

Presentation: 1-2pm

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