Invasive Meningococcal Disease is increasing.
With the latest facts about Meningococcal Disease and vaccination, this webinar covers everything you need to know about the disease and available vaccines.
On completion of this educational activity, attendees will be able to:
- Review the epidemiology of Invasive Meningococcal Disease (IMD) in Australia
- Identify the serotypes causing IMD and presentation trends according to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
- Determine the impact of vaccination practices on IMD rates
- Describe the latest Meningococcal disease vaccination recommendations from the National Immunisation Program
Presented by Professor Robert Booy
Robert is an infectious diseases paediatrician. Since 2005 he has worked at the University of Sydney in the fields of vaccinology, epidemiology, and infectious diseases. He is currently a Senior Professorial Fellow at the University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School. From 2005 to 2019 he held the position of Head of Clinical Research at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) at Westmead Children’s Hospital and remains an Affiliate of NCIRS.
Moderated By Dr. Andrew Baird
Andrew is a General Practitioner in Elwood, Melbourne and a tutor in Professional Practice for medical students at University of Melbourne. He has a background in rural general practice. His interests are in general practice and medical education.