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Australia has high quality science in the field of emerging infectious disease threats. However it is not linked as a joined process, this severely hampers the responsiveness to a threat. We were able to respond to Hendra when it appeared, but the linkage of discovery to vaccine dissipated after the work was done. We have very real threats both internationally and locally.
A distributed pipeline for vaccine and related agents is being built. The value here is not only allowing for a more rapid and organised approach to infectious diseases, but a setting for workforce development, new funding models, enhanced surveillance, basic and applied science and most importantly the collaboration of Australia's expertise into a science generating and delivering platform.
Dr Rob Grenfell, a Public Health Physician, is the Health Director of CSIRO’s Health and Biosecurity Business Unit. Leading a broad portfolio covering Nutrition, eHealth, Medtech and Diagnostics and Biosecurity from plants to Ebola.
Rob was previously the National Medical Director at BUPA Australia New Zealand. Prior to this he was the National Director, Cardiovascular Health at the Heart Foundation. Rob led the Cardiovascular Health Team which included the full spectrum of heart health activities from prevention to clinical care. He has also been the Strategic Health Advisor to Parks Victoria, and a Senior Medical Advisor at the Department of Health Victoria. He was a member of the Safety and Quality Outcomes Committee of the Hospital Innovation Reform Council. He has been a member of the Victorian Quality Council, Chair of General Practice Victoria, Member of the Health Advisory Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council, physician in charge of travel health BHP, and General Practice.
Registrations close 5pm Monday 29 May 2017. Late registrations will not be accepted.
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