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Vaccine Heroes: Promoting Vaccines for All (Fri 23rd & Sat 24th Aug 2019)

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309 King Street

Newcastle West, NSW 2302

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Vaccine Heroes are immunisation providers, community members, health care workers and innovators.

Friday night 23rd August: 6pm-9pm (GP focused and nurses welcome)

Saturday 24th August: Registration from 8am.

Post conference canapes & drinks from 5:15pm

This conference will be informative for all Vaccines Heroes - immunisation providers including nurses, doctors, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals, pharmacists, medical, nursing and healthcare students.

Build your skills and knowledge around vaccines, vaccine communication, current research, see where Australia sits in the global scene and meet with fellow like-minded peers from across Australia.

Program includes:

  • Access to AIR & PRODA
  • Understanding the online Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Disease extinction
  • Aboriginal health
  • Maternal vaccinations
  • Management of adverse events following immunisation
  • NSW Immunisation Specialist Service (NSWISS)
  • Immunisation changes over 20 years
  • Travel vaccines
  • HPV update
  • NSW cold chain management
  • Social science & immunisation interactive workshop
  • Q&A panel

NOTE: Please ensure you register in the name you wish to be used on your Certificate of Attendance. Certificates will be emailed to the email address & name used for registration, so please ensure these are correct. If you do not receive a ticket confirmation & receipt, it means your email address was incorrect.

Accommodation options have been set aside at the Novotel Newcastle Beach, Noah's on the Beach, Rydges Honeysuckle. Contact them directly and quote "Vaccine Heroes Conference" for the reduced conference rate.

Potential funding support

The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) provides financial support to primary health professionals in the fields of medicine, nursing, midwifery, allied health, dentistry and Aboriginal health in rural and regional areas, for further study, training and short courses. The program is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health, administered in NSW by NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN). You must meet the eligibility requirements to apply. Please contact the NSW RDN (www.nswrdn.com.au) to find out more & apply for this scholarship. If successful, you are able to claim reimbursement for your conference registration fee, travel and accommodation costs, so please register now.

Accreditation: The session on Friday night has been accredited by the RACGP and ACRRM for 2 points per hour under the QI&CPD Program.

Call for poster submissions

We are inviting abstract submission for posters to be displayed at this conference.

Posters will be on display for the duration of the conference and there will be a timetabled slot for contributors to stand by their posters on Saturday 24/8/19 so that participants can come and discuss the research.

We also welcome submissions from relevant posters that may have been displayed at recent conferences.

Participants will be asked to vote for the best poster and a prize will be given for the poster receiving the highest number of votes.

The program has been designed to cover the many aspects of immunisation and build on our knowledge and practices. We invite you to submit poster abstracts regarding your challenges or solutions to:

  • Advocacy
  • Improvements in GP practice
  • Improvements in your immunisation rates
  • Collaboration
  • Challenges in rural health
  • Refugee health
  • Indigenous health
  • Cold chain management

Abstract requirements

Abstract should be maximum 250 words in simple text without images or tables, font size 12 with double spacing.

Include: Introduction, Aims, Methods, Results, Discussion (as appropriate)

Abstracts close midnight 30 June 2019

Successful poster presenters will be notified shortly after.

All presenters must register at the time of confirming their poster acceptance offer and pay the conference registration fee. Early registration is encouraged.

Please email your poster abstract directly to Jody Stephenson on email: Jody.Stephenson@health.nsw.gov.au

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