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Welcome: Sharon Lewin, Director, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
Plenary Session 1
Cécile Viboud, Fogarty International Center,
NIH, Bethesda, USA
Paul Thomas, St Jude Children's Research
Hospital, Memphis, USA
Stacey Schultz-Cherry, St Jude Children's
Research Hospital, Memphis, USA
Ben Cowling, The University of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong SAR, China
Morning tea
Plenary Session 2
Vijaykrishna Dhanasekaran, Duke-NUS,
Graduate Medical School, Singapore
Benjamin Tang, The University of Sydney,
Sydney, NSW
Gabriel Milinovich, Queensland University
of Technology, Brisbane, QLD
Allen Cheng, The Alfred Hospital,
Melbourne, VIC
Lunch
Plenary Session 3
Anne Kelso, WHO CC for Influenza,
Melbourne, VIC
Stephen Turner, The University of
Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
Katherine Kedzierska, The University of
Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
Dave Jackson, The University of Melbourne,
Melbourne, VIC
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
Lyn Gilbert, The University of Sydney,
Sydney, NSW
Chair: Anne Kelso, WHO CC for Influenza, Melbourne, VIC
Global disease burden and seasonality of influenza
Coordinated metabolic reprogramming in response to productive influenza
infection
An epithelial integrin regulates the amplitude of protective lung interferon
responses through a TGF-β-dependent mechanism
Update on influenza A(H7N9)
Chair: Victor Carey, Novartis Vaccines, Sydney, NSW
Integrating the evolutionary and epidemiological dynamics of human
influenza B virus
Diagnostic for progression of severe influenza
Digital surveillance systems for infectious diseases
Hospitalized influenza in Australia
Chair: Lorena Brown, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
NHMRC Program on limiting the impact of influenza
Helping themselves: Utilising CD4+ T cell responses to boost cellular
immunity to influenza A virus infection
Rapid recovery from severe H7N9 disease is driven by CD8+ T cells
Pending
Chair: Robert Booy, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
Opening Presentation: Influenza immunisation of Health Care Workers in
Australia
For discussion: Should influenza vaccination be mandatory for Australian Health Care Workers?
Panel:
 Cécile Viboud, Fogarty International Center, NIH, Bethesda, USA
 Lyn Gilbert, The University of Sydney, NSW
 Ann Bull, VICNISS Coordinating Centre, Melbourne, VIC
 Susan Harper, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC
 Allen Cheng, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC
 Paul Van Buynder, Gold Coast Public Health, Gold Coast, QLD
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Afternoon tea
Workshop 1: Clinical and Research
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Oanh Nguyen, The University of
Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
Zoe Patterson Ross, The University of
Sydney, Sydney, NSW
Weisan Chen, La Trobe University,
Bundoora, VIC
Fernanda Ana-Sosa-Batiz, The University of
Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
Siying Ye, Deakin University, VIC
Nani Wibowo, The University of
Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
Jeffrey Butler, CSIRO, Geelong, VIC
Chairs: Julie McAuley, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC and
Steve Rockman, bioCSL, Melbourne, VIC
Tracking plasmablast and follicular T cell subsets during influenza infection
in hospitalized FluCAN patients
Inter-seasonal influenza virus is characterized by unexpected onwards
transmission events including persistence
Influenza A virus matrix 1 and nucleoprotein are major targets of
immunodominant CD8+ and CD4+ T cell responses
Cross-reactive influenza-specific antibody-dependent phagocytosis induced
by influenza infection
The role of reactive oxygen species in cytokine dysregulation following avian
influenza H5N1 and H7N9 infection
Protective efficacy of a rapid-response influenza nanovaccine
Pathobiology and immunological responses in chickens infected with
influenza A/Duck/Laos/XBY004/2014 (H5N6), a new reassortant highly
pathogenic avian influenza type
Mark Zanin, St Jude Children's Research
Pandemic swine H1N1 influenza viruses with almost undetectable
Hospital, Memphis, USA
neuraminidase activity do not transmit via aerosols in ferrets and are
inhibited by mucus
Day 1 concludes – Drinks and nibbles at the Peter Doherty Institute
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Program Day 2
Workshop 2: Epidemiology
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Holly Seale, The University of New South
Wales, Sydney, NSW
Robin Gilmour, New South Wales Ministry
of Health, Sydney, NSW
Kylie Carville, Victorian Infectious Diseases
Reference Laboratory, Melbourne, VIC
Chairs: Sheena Sullivan, WHO CC for Influenza, Melbourne, VIC and
Kristine Macartney, NCIRS, Sydney, NSW
Making influenza vaccination mandatory for Australia healthcare workers
Are we any better with handling influenza outbreaks in RCFs
Seasonal influenza vaccination effectiveness estimates: Optimising
covariates and restriction criteria for regression models in the case test
negative design
Examining the policies and practices around the use of masks/respirators for
influenza and other respiratory infections
Factors associated with influenza vaccination in a cohort of older Australian
adults
Using mathematical models to examine the role of innate and adaptive
immune responses in controlling infection
Abrar Chughtai, The University of New
South Wales, Sydney, NSW
Amalie Dyda, The University of New South
Wales, Sydney, NSW
Ada Yan, The University of Melbourne,
Melbourne, VIC
Morning tea
Plenary Session 4
Chair: Edward Holmes, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
Martha Nelson, Fogarty International
The evolution of pandemic influenza virus threats in swine
Center, NIH, Bethesda, USA
Gavin Smith, Duke-NUS, Graduate Medical
Pandemic risk assessment of H2N2 viruses
School, Singapore
Frank Wong, CSIRO, Geelong, VIC
OIE/FAO regional update on zoonotic influenza in animals
Marcel Klaassen, Deakin University,
Ecology of influenza in birds
Geelong, VIC
Paul Horwood, Institut Pasteur du
Influenza A/H5N1 in Cambodia
Cambodge, Phnom Penn, Cambodia
Lunch
Plenary Session 5
Chair: David Smith, PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, Perth, WA
Stacey Schultz-Cherry, St Jude Children's
“Watching” influenza transmit in ferrets in real-time
Research Hospital, Memphis, USA
Paul Thomas, St Jude Children's Research
Immune profiles and clinical outcomes in a human cohort after influenza
Hospital, Memphis, USA
infection
Cécile Viboud, Fogarty International Center, Human mobility and the spatial transmission of influenza
NIH, Bethesda, USA
Ben Cowling, The University of Hong Kong,
Influenza transmission in Households
Hong Kong SAR, China
Closing comments: Ian Barr, WHO CC for Influenza, Melbourne, VIC
Symposium concludes
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