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16th National Immunisation Conference 2018 Presentation Recordings

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Tuesday 5 June 2018 - Gains

Opening Plenary Session - Immunisation for better health
Immunisation for all: Gains, gaps and goals
Keynote Speaker: Professor Brendan Murphy, Chief Medical Officer, Government Department of Health

Closing the gap: Getting vaccines to children who need them the most
Keynote Speaker: Professor Gagandeep Kang, Professor, Christian Medical College 

Commonwealth Games of Immunisation – What can Australia learn from Gaps, Gains and Goals when compared with our cousins in Canada, New Zealand and United Kingdom?
Keynote Speaker: Professor Peter McIntyre, Senior Academic Adviser, National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance

Concurrent Session 1

1A - Vaccine Safety

Perinatal outcomes following influenza and pertussis vaccinations in pregnancy, 2012-2015: FluMum study - WITHDRAWN
Speaker: Lisa Mchugh

Surveillance of adverse events following immunisation in Australia, 2016
Speaker: Aditi Dey

Afluria® Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine Clinical Program Immunogenicity and Safety data
Speaker: Jane Leong

New tools to detect adverse events following immunisation
Speaker: Evelyn Tay

The reactogenicity of MenB and 4vMenCV when administered concomitantly
Speaker: Alan Leeb

Safety of HPV and Meningococcal ACWY vaccines in adolescents, using active surveillance
Speaker: Lauren Bloomfield

1B - Clinical Practice

The role of the Immunisation Nurse Practitioner
Speaker: Sonja Elia

The new national Primary Health Network Immunisation Support Program (PHN-ISP)
Speaker: Aine Heaney

National Cold Chain Audit –Monitoring the cold chain of national schedule vaccines
Speaker: Loretta Roberts

Novel Nurse Practitioner role in State-wide Specialist Immunisation Service
Speaker: Leanne Philips

Using thermostability data to reduce vaccine wastage in NSW
Speaker: Sonya Nicholl

South Australian vaccine storage breach following the 2016 state-wide power failure
Speaker: Colleen Granfield

1C - Maternal Vaccination

Addressing gaps in maternal influenza vaccination coverage: A year-round maternal influenza campaign?
Speaker: Priya Darshene Janagaraj

Pregnancy Vaccine Effectiveness Network (PREVENT): multi-country cohort study estimating influenza vaccine effectiveness
Speaker: Annette Regan

Delivering maternal vaccination: standing orders, a hospital-based immunisation service and primary care
Speaker: Sushena Krishnaswamy

Designing an intervention for midwife vaccine discussions in pregnancy: a qualitative study
Speaker: Jessica Kaufman

A systematic review of the safety of influenza vaccines in pregnancy
Speaker: Michelle Giles

Effectiveness of maternal vaccination among infants aged <6 months hospitalised with pertussis
Speaker: Helen Quinn

1D - Vaccine Coverage

Uptake of adolescent immunisations in specialist schools in Victoria, Australia
Speaker: Jenny O'Neill

Western Sydney Follow-up of Children Overdue for Immunisation without an Immunisation Provider
Speaker: Stacey Kane

Timely vaccination coverage in population subgroups from 1.9 million Australian births
Speaker: Hannah Moore

Translating research to improve childhood immunisation coverage in Maitland, NSW
Speaker: Susan Thomas

Adolescent and child vaccination catch-up activity post “No Jab No Pay”
Speaker: Brynley Hull

Infant, maternal and demographic predictors of timely vaccination: a population-based cohort study
Speaker: Heather Gidding

1E Short Orals - Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Modelling potential impacts of pertactin-negative strains on recent pertussis epidemiology in NSW

Speaker: James Wood

Q fever Vaccine Failure Rate and Associated Demographic Factors in Australia

Speaker: Solomon Woldeyohannes

Investigation into high Q fever rates in Aboriginal people, Western NSW

Speaker: Keira Glasgow

Boots on the Ground: an Initiative to Close the Gap in Immunisation

Speaker: Christine Ruddell

Hepatitis A immunity gaps among men who have sex with men, NSW

Speaker: Christine Harvey

The long-term impact of infant immunisation programs on hepatitis B prevalence

Speaker: Kate Whitford

Modelling the decline and potential elimination of endemic hepatitis A in Australia

Speaker: Duleepa Jayasundara

NSW Meningococcal Serogroup W Response Program

Speaker: Meredith Charman

A comparison of methods for evaluating the impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines

Speaker: Fiona Russell

Human papillomavirus vaccine uptake among young gay and bisexual men in Victoria

Speaker: Eric Chow

Vaccination status of oncology patients in a tertiary hospital long-term follow-up program Speaker: Nadine Henare

Concurrent Session 2

2A - Meningococcal

The lifetime healthcare costs of invasive meningococcal disease in Australia
Speaker: Bing Wang

A cluster RCT to assess the impact of 4CMenB on meningococcal carriage
Speaker: Helen Marshall

Meningococcal carriage in first year university students in South Australia
Speaker: Mark McMillan

The recent epidemiology of invasive meningococcal disease – implications for vaccination policy
Speaker: Cyra Patel

Ceduna region meningococcal vaccination program
Speaker: Andrew Lane

Management of a meningococcal ACWY vaccination program using an incident management system
Speaker: Robyn Gibbs

2B - Influenza & Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Annual influenza vaccine effectiveness and antigenic distance: consequences of repeated vaccination
Speaker: Sheena Sullivan

Influenza in Australian infants 2017; Epidemiology and effectiveness of maternal vaccination
Speaker: Jocelynne Mcrae

Cell-based human influenza vaccines may provide greater protection against A/H3N2 influenza viruses
Speaker: Heidi Peck

Active surveillance verifies the safety of 2017 influenza vaccines in Australia
Speaker: Kristine Macartney

Influenza epidemiology, vaccine coverage and effectiveness in hospitalised children in Australia: 2017
Speaker: Christopher Blyth

Effectiveness of High-Dose Influenza Vaccination for Older Adults: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Speaker: Jason Lee

2C - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Immunisation

Pertussis vaccine effectiveness among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in a population-based cohort
Speaker: Sarah Sheridan

Implementing the Meningitis ACWY vaccination in remote Aboriginal communities; challenges and successes
Speaker: Lea Merone

Seasonal influenza vaccination coverage in Indigenous children: room for improvement
Speaker: Alexandra Hendry

Why is flu vaccination coverage so low in Indigenous adults? 
Speaker: Jalil Aquel

Rapid implementation of the meningococcal ACWY vaccine program in Central Australia
Speaker: Rosalind Webby

Expanded influenza vaccination programs have reduced burden of disease in Indigenous Territorians
Speaker: Peter Markey

2D - Short Orals – Vaccines Clinical Practice

Caregiver attitudes and practices towards influenza vaccination of their medically at-risk children

Speaker: Daniel Norman

Impact of timing of influenza vaccination in preventing influenza cases

Speaker: Valentina Costantino

It's not just about immunisation: The case for nurse immunisers

Speaker: Sandra Miles

Inaugural pharmacist role in the delivery of a state-wide specialist immunisation service

Speaker: Thomas Clayton

Exploring vaccine cold chain integrity in remote Australia

Speaker: Amanda Peters

COOL PROJECT – maintaining the cold chain with offsite immunisations

Speaker: Barbara Mcardle

Subcutaneous Nodules following immunisation in childhood

Speaker: Rowena Silcock

A 2-year follow-up of overdue children in low coverage areas

Speaker: Nina Ni

Vaccine Allergy? Skin testing and vaccine challenge at a tertiary paediatric hospital

Speaker: Kirsten Perrett

Development of a National Photo-video Website of Vaccine Reactions for Patient Use

Speaker: Harrison Edwards

No Jab No Pay: its impact on vaccine uptake in disadvantaged children

Speaker: Michelle Kaus

2E - Table Tops

Implementing Multiple Immunisation Initiatives for a Risk Group – Outbreaks and Opportunities
Speaker: Finn Romanes

Closing a 22.4% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander childhood immunisation coverage gap
Speaker: Christine Haydon

Immunisation delivery using Community Health Action plan in a socially disadvantaged community
Speaker: Mary Barnett

Increased Immunisation Health Target: Lessons Learnt from a Review of Immunisation Services
Speaker: Louise Lewis

Immunise to 95 - what have we learnt?
Speaker: Jane Sanders

The Champion Nurse Immunisation Program – Walk the Talk
Speaker: Angela Newbound

Using Midwives Notification data to monitor antenatal influenza and pertussis vaccination uptake
Speaker: Annette Regan

Online vaccination skills training for paediatricians may optimise vaccine discussions with parents
Speaker: Margie Danchin

Feery Oration

10 years of HPV vaccines - successes, setbacks where next?
Orator: Professor Margaret Stanley OBE, Emeritus Professor of Epithelial Biology, Division of Cellular and Molecular Pathology, University of Cambridge

Wednesday 6 June 2018 - Gaps

Plenary Session 2 - Who is still missing out on getting immunised and why?

Catching up with catch-up - refugee-background and asylum seeker populations 
Keynote Speaker: Dr Georgie Paxton, Head Immigrant Health, Royal Children’s Hospital
Who is missing out on getting immunised: migrants and travellers
Keynote Speaker: Professor Nicholas Zwar, Dean of Medicine, Head of School of Medicine, University of Wollongong Australia
Protecting the most vulnerable: children and adults with comorbidities
Keynote Speaker: Associate Professor Chris Blyth, Paediatric Infectious Diseases Physician and Clinical Microbiologist, University of Western Australia & Telethon Kids Institute
Access to immunisations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 
Keynote Speaker: Ms Katrina Clark, National Indigenous Immunisation Coordinator, National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance 
Gaps in occupational vaccination
Keynote Speaker: Dr Holly Seale, Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales

Plenary Session 3 - Emerging Issues: challenges and opportunities

Responding to the threat of Influenza – what did we learn in 2017?
Keynote Speaker: Professor Allen Cheng, Director, Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology Unit, Alfred Health
Meningococcal disease ascendant – how should Australia respond?
Keynote Speaker: Dr Peter Richmond, Head, Vaccine Trials Group, Telethon Kids Institute
No Jab No Pay/Play – Is the juice worth the squeeze?
Keynote Speaker: Associate Professor Julie Leask, Associate Professor, University of Sydney

Concurrent Session 3

3A Short Orals – Special Populations

AusVaxSafety goes to school: monitoring 9-valent HPV vaccine safety via school-based immunisation
Speaker: Catherine Glover

Factors associated with uptake of influenza and pertussis vaccines among pregnant women
Speaker: Hassen Mohammed

Immunogenicity of Fluad vaccine against antigenically drifted influenza strains in older adults
Speaker: Maureen Tham

Improving immunisation coverage for newly arrived refugees through co-location and partnership
Speaker: Meryl Jones

Predictors of severe childhood pneumonia in the highlands of Papua New Guinea
Speaker: Kate Britton

Risk of herpes zoster following a cancer diagnosis and cancer treatment
Speaker: Jiahui Qian

Whole cell pertussis vaccination protects against food allergy; a case-control study
Speaker: Marie Estcourt

Estimating Efficacy of Adjuvanted vs Standard Influenza Vaccine Using Anti-Haemagglutinin Antibody Titres
Speaker: Jane Leong

Influenza amongst global Indigenous populations; a systematic review and meta-analysis
Speaker: Juliana Betts

Implementation of pharmacist delivered vaccination in Australia: the pharmacist’s experience
Speaker: Sushena Krishnaswamy

Evaluation of the 4vMenC school-based immunisation program in South Western Sydney, 2017
Speaker: Janice Kitson

3B Short Orals – Advocacy, social science

Using influenza notifications to inform immunisation policy – should we vaccinate kids?
Speaker: Marlena Kaczmarek

Strengthening immunisation enrolment requirements in child care – the NSW experience
Speaker: Dennis Meijer

Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI): a communication support package for primary care
Speaker: Nina Berry

Reliability of interim estimates of influenza vaccine effectiveness, 2012-2017
Speaker: Ximena Tolosa

The attitudes and practices of early childcare staff towards immunisation
Speaker: Holly Seale

Knowledge, attitudes, values and practices of parents of children hospitalised for influenza
Speaker: Samantha Carlson

Factors impacting maternal immunisation coverage
Speaker: Paul Van Buynder

Exploring Vaccine-Hesitancy in Higher-Socieconomic Parents in Perth, Western Australia
Speaker: Sharon Swaney

Vaccine Hesitancy and Refusal – It’s Social!
Speaker: Paul Ward

Adolescent and parent knowledge about males and HPV vaccination
Speaker: Cristyn Davies


3C Short Orals – Vaccine Coverage & Clinical Practice

NSW Immunisation Specialist Service- two years of clinical advice for immunisation providers
Speaker: Lucy Coles

Catching on: An audit of vaccination catch-up schedules developed for general practice.
Speaker: Lisa Allchin

An audit of immunisation and catch-up in a Western Australian paediatric hospital.
Speaker: Adrian Tarca

Impact of fever and antipyretic use on influenza vaccine immunogenicity in children
Speaker: Jean Li-Kim-Moy

Vaccination coverage among Indigenous adults – no improvement in 8 year
Speaker: Fleur Webster

A Midpoint Evaluation of the Tasmanian Meningococcal W Vaccination Program
Speaker: Gabriela Willis

Invasive pneumococcal disease in children, Victoria, Australia, 2001-2016: serotypes and vaccine failures
Speaker: Kylie Carville

Benefits of 13vPCV schedule switch from 3p+0 to 2p+1 in Australian children
Speaker: Chris Blyth

WHO Pilot RSV Surveillance 2017-2018 at Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
Speaker: Jeremy Pratt

Providing influenza vaccine for egg anaphylactic patients at RCH Melbourne
Speaker: Sonja Elia

Low seropositivity to measles among a cohort of university students
Speaker: Anita Heywood

3D Short Orals – Vaccine Safety

‘Shingles’ temporally associated with Zostavax® vaccine in Victoria, Australia
Speaker: Nigel Crawford

Building AusVaxSafety - Australia’s active vaccine safety surveillance system
Speaker: Chloe Damon

Long-term Immunogenicity, Safety, and Efficacy of 9-valent HPV Vaccine in Preadolescents/Adolescents
Speaker: Barbara Kuter

Use of Vaxtracker online AEFI surveillance tool in the AUSPICE vaccine clinical trial
Speaker: Patrick Cashman

SAEFVIC: Impact of implementing enhanced passive surveillance for adverse events following immunisation
Speaker: Hazel Clothier

AusVaxSafety profiles of adverse events across the infant National Immunisation Program schedule
Speaker: Catherine Glover

Post vaccination febrile seizures: Clinical severity and outcome data is reassuring
Speaker: Lucy Deng

An AusVaxSafety analysis of adverse events following receipt of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
Speaker: Helen Quinn

Enhanced passive surveillance of adverse events during an adolescent MenB vaccine program
Speaker: Helen Marshall

Assessing the effect of swabbing practices on estimates of influenza vaccine effectiveness

Speaker: Olivia Price

Safety of Human Papillomavirus Vaccines: An Updated Review
Speaker: Anastasia Phillips

Concurrent Session 4

4A - Advocacy, Social Science & Special Populations

Impact of ‘No Jab’ policies on parents and immunisation service, RCH, Melbourne
Speaker: Margie Danchin

Vaccination hesitancy in the antenatal period: a cross-sectional survey
Speaker: Paul Corben

Supporting communication with vaccine-hesitant and declining parents attending two specialist immunisation clinics
Speaker: Penelope Robinson

The WHO Tailoring Immunization Programmes approach
Speaker: Julie Leask

SMS Pre-Call Program to increase immunisation coverage and timeliness in Central Queensland
Speaker: Dianne Krenske

Consumer knowledge, attitudes and behaviours regarding the national shingles vaccination program
Speaker: Jennifer O'Dea

4B - Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Impact of Australian Rotavirus Vaccination Program in Infants
Speaker: Simon Chun-yin Li

Impact of rotavirus vaccine among Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children
Speaker: Parveen Fathima

The state of school-based HPV-vaccination in three states: where are the gaps?
Speaker: Jana Sisnowski

Randomised controlled trial of a multi-component intervention to improve school-based HPV vaccination
Speaker: Tanya Stoney

Prospects of a new generation recombinant acellular pertussis vaccine in Australia
Speaker: Anita Van Den Biggelaar

Respiratory syncytial virus burden in the Australian population, 2006-2015
Speaker: Gemma Saravanos

4C - Special Populations

Re-vaccination following Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant: review of a collaborative mode
Speaker: Leanne Philips

Exploring inequities for immunisation and vaccine-preventable diseases among migrant and refugee children
Speaker: Nadia Charania

Barriers and facilitators of immunisation in East-African refugees and migrants in Australia
Speaker: Ikran Abdi

Innovative hepatitis A outbreak response: outreach immunisation at a sex-on-premises venue
Speaker: Tom Rees

Medical Conditions as Risk Factors for Invasive Meningococcal Disease
Speaker: Cindy Peng

Association of social contact, ethnicity, and pneumococcal carriage post-PCV10 introduction in Fiji
Speaker: Eleanor Neal

4D - Pneumococcal & Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease higher among Victorians with hepatitis C
Speaker: Katherine Gibney

Invasive pneumococcal disease in children with underlying risk conditions 
Speaker: Sanjay Jayasinghe

Trends in serotype distribution of invasive pneumococcal disease in non-indigenous older Australians
Speaker: Alicia Stein

Determining the vaccination coverage for indirect protection against invasive pneumococcal diseases, Australia
Speaker: Jocelyn Chan

Pneumococcal disease trends in Australia, 2002-2016.
Speaker: Kelley Meder

Cumulative population prevalence of risk factors for invasive pneumococcal disease in Australia
Speaker: Clayton Chiu


Thursday 7 June 2018 - Goals

Plenary Session 4 - Improving whole of life immunisation

Improving whole of life immunisation
Keynote Speaker: Ms Sharon Appleyard, First Assistant Secretary, Office of Health Protection, Department of Health
Optimising protection for pregnant women and their infants from serious infectious diseases
Keynote Speaker: Professor Helen Marshall Deputy Director, Robinson Research Institute, The University of Adelaide and Senior Medical 
Children Immunisation, gains, gaps and goals
Keynote Speaker: Associate Professor Tom Snelling, Director, Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines & Infectious Diseases, Telethon Kids Institute

The Forgotten People – adults aged <65 years 
Keynote Speaker: Dr Robert Menzies, Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of NSW
Equity in disease prevention - vaccines for the elderly 
Keynote Speaker: Professor Raina MacIntyre, Professor and Head of School, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of NSW

Plenary Session 5 - Where are we going? – the promise of new disease prevention 

Vaccination in Pregnancy and RSV Vaccines - Are we there yet?
Keynote Speaker: Dr Flor Munoz-Rivas, Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Impact of a meningococcal B vaccine on gonorrhoea in New Zealand
Keynote Speaker: Dr Janine Paynter, Research Fellow, Conectus, Department of General Practice & Primary Health Care, University of Auckland
The promise of new disease prevention
Keynote Speaker: Dr Shelly McNeil, Professor, Division Head/Service Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, Dalhousie University


Closing Plenary Session

Addressing public health research priorities through database linkages
Keynote Speaker: Dr Deshayne Fell, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, University of Ottawa and Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute
Making immunisation ‘good politics’ - the big picture
Keynote Speaker: Adjunct Professor Michael Moore AM, Former Chief Executive Officer, Public Health Association of Australia and Immediate Past President, World Federation of Public Health Associations


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