The ACIPC Meet the Expert series is your chance to hear from leaders in the field of infection prevention and control. Seminars will feature local and international speakers and will cover a wide range of relevant topics. These are informal events for healthcare professionals and members and non-members of the College are welcome to attend.

Please join us for an ACIPC Meet the Expert evening in Canberra on Tuesday 25th June. This is a rescheduled event. 

Speaker: Dr Marlena Kaczmare

Dr Marlena Kaczmarek has been working as an epidemiologist in the Communicable Disease Control Section of ACT Health for almost three years. Her role involves monitoring notifiable disease notifications and responding to cases and/or outbreaks of notifiable conditions. Marlena has a keen interest in the epidemiology and prevention of communicable diseases, particularly vaccine preventable diseases. Prior to commencing with ACT Health, Marlena completed a PhD in epidemiology, focused on investigating changing pertussis epidemiology in Australia.

Topic: Measles Epidemiology, Vaccination and Contact Management 

–        What is measles? (The clinical picture/illness)

–        Why are we suddenly hearing more about measles? (Recent epidemiology in Australia and overseas)

–        What do public health units do about measles? (Public health management of measles cases and contacts)

–        What can we do to prevent measles cases? (Immunisation recommendations, including recent updates)

In addition, a brief overview on:

–        Influenza immunisation recommendations in 2019

Date: Tuesday 25th June 2019

Venue: Hellenic Club of Canberra - Orpheus Room Matilda Street, Woden

Time: 1700 - 1900 hrs

Cost: ACIPC Members $35 Non Members $70

Program: Measles Epidemiology, Vaccination and Contact Management - 40-60 minute presentation, Q and A and light refreshments.

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