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Program now available.

1 September 2016

Event co-hosted by the Centre for Infectious Diseases & Microbiology – Public Health (CIDM-PH) and the Marie Bashir Institute (MBI)

Event details:

Date: Thursday 1 September 2016
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Location: Lecture Theatre 3
Westmead Education and Conference Centre
Westmead Hospital, Sydney

$120 incl GST, morning/afternoon tea and lunch


Key sessions include:

  • Evolution of strategies for control of foodborne diseases
  • Advances in laboratory diagnosis of enteric pathogens
  • Genomic surveillance of foodborne pathogens
  • Improving the understanding and safety of food systems

Confirmed speakers:

  • Dr Vicky Sheppeard, NSW Health Protection
  • Dr Kirsty Hope, NSW Health Protection
  • A/Prof Martyn Kirk, Australian National University
  • Dr Craig Shadbolt, NSW Food Authority
  • Mr John Bates, Public Health Microbiology, Queensland Health
  • Professor Benjamin Howden, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Peter White, University of NSW
  • Professor Robyn McConchie, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, University of Sydney
  • A/Professor Robyn Alders, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney


For more information:


This event co-hosted by Centre for Infectious Diseases & Microbiology-Public Health (CIDM-PH) and the Marie Bashir Institute (MBI).

Click here to download the Foodborne Diseases Research Symposium Flyer