Conference title: Australian Microbial Ecology (AusME) - a single stream conference on Environmental Microbiology and Microbial Ecology
It is no surprise that there is little new for science in tonight's Federal Budget. After the announcement of the $1.1 Billion National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) last December, it was unlikely additional measures would follow.
Some measures include:
The Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services, Pathology West (ICPMR), the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology - Public Health (CIDM-PH), the Marie Bashir Institute, University of Sydney (MBI), and the Centre for Research Excellence in Critical Infections, University of Sydney (CRE Critical Infections) are proud to co-host this wonderful event to celebrate a lifetime of Professor Lyn Gilbert's achievements with a research symposium Advancing Control of Communicable Diseases through Innovation and Translational Research.
Australasian Medical Research and Clinical Societies applaud support of vaccination by University of Wollongong academics
This follows on from recent publicity regarding the vaccination and anti-vaccination debate, centered around the press release from the University of Wollongong senior academics http://socialsciences.uow.edu.au/has/UOW208852.html.
Congratulations to Dr. Maria Liaskos and Dr. Catherine Satzke for receiving the inaugural 'Inspiring Women' fellowships!
We hereby invite you to participate in a short survey about the World Health Organization¹s activities for prevention and containment of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). WHO has been engaged in this field over many years, and has renewed its focus after the release of the Global Report on Surveillance in 2014 and the adoption of the Global Action Plan in May 2015. The purpose of the survey is to collect information about the views and perceptions of professionals working with AMR on WHO´s previous efforts, and also how WHO should prioritize future activities. Hopefully, this research project can support WHO in the challenging process of Global Action Plan implementation. Professor Sprenger has expressed his support for the survey as Director of the AMR secretariat in WHO. The results will be presented at conferences and in peer-reviewed journals. The survey is anonymous and will be sent to a relatively high number of respondents. We will not be able to identify participants. The survey should be completed in less than 10-15 minutes. We will kindly ask you to forward this e-mail to as many colleagues as possible in order to maximize the number of respondents. Please disregard this e-mail if you have already received it from another contact.
The July 2015 ASM Council meeting determined that they will be considering the termination of the SIGS which have been inactive for two or more years at the next Council Meeting in February 2016. These include at present:
It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Mr Stephen Davis who passed away on Thursday 16 July after a long illness.