The International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria 2016 offers delegates the opportunity to register for a number of additional workshops on areas related to the Congress program. Click the button below to register for a workshop:

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Please note Workshop 1 has now been cancelled.

 
Workshop 2:
Modern concepts in natural product drug discovery for tropical diseases

The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussion of key concepts in natural product drug discovery in relation to tropical disease research, including intellectual property strategies and benefit sharing agreements. The workshop will include a number of seminars, a hands-on component where sample collection and optimization of extraction, fractionation and isolation methods will be demonstrated, as well as the opportunity to see world-class facilities dedicated to extract/compound storage and management and state-of-the-art high-throughput screening and imaging in action. The workshop will be led by internationally recognised researchers on small molecule drug discovery in the field of tropical infectious diseases. The workshop aims to attract scientists from industry and universities as well as individuals from different regions of the world, including disease endemic areas.

Date: Saturday 17 September 2016
Time: 0900 – 1730
Venue: Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery, Don Young Rd, Nathan, Griffith University, Queensland 4111,  AUSTRALIA

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Getting there: If you are driving there will be free parking on Don Young Rd (just outside the Institute).  A taxi from South Bank / Brisbane CBD to the Esktiis Institute should cost no more than 20.00 AUD

Fee: 190.00 AUD
Workshop Organisers: A/Prof. Rohan Davis (Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery, Griffith University, r.davis@griffith.edu.au
Inclusions: Workshop attendance, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea catering, and post-workshop Networking Event including canapés and drinks.

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Workshop 3:
International Workshop on Strongyloidiasis incorporating 11th National Workshop on Strongyloidiasis (Australia)

The aim of this workshop is to provide an update on diagnostic techniques, epidemiology, social and clinical aspects of Strongyloidiasis.

Date: Saturday 17 September 2016
Time:
Registration and arrival tea & coffee from 0800
Workshop from 0830 – 1730
Venue: The Ship Inn, Cnr Stanley & Sidon Streets, Southbank Parklands, Brisbane.
Fees:     

  • Workshop only: 100.00 AUD
  • Price of workshop if purchasing Congress registration: 50.00 AUD
  • Delegates from developing countries: 25.00 AUD

Workshop Organisers: Dr Harsha Sheorey (St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne) and the National Strongyloides Working Group, Australia.
Inclusions: Workshop attendance, workshop material and tea/coffee on arrival, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea catering.
Additional information: Eligibility for the discounted developing countries registration fee is based on the Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, list of developing countries. Optional social drinks will take place following the workshop, with drinks available for purchase by attendees on the night.

 
Workshop 4:
10th International Symposium on Geospatial Health (GnosisGIS 2016)

The annual meeting of GnosisGIS includes presentations and discussions of current geospatial health topics. The specific aim of the symposium is to provide a forum for discussion of up-to-date tools and methods of Geospatial Surveillance and Response Systems in veterinary and public health.

Date: Friday 16 September – Sunday 18 September 2016
Time:
Friday:  Welcome Reception from 1830 – 2030
Saturday: 0830 – 1700 and Dinner from 1900
Sunday:  0830 – 1200
Venue:
Friday: Pav Bar Courtyard, Stamford Plaza Brisbane  
Saturday & Sunday: Customs House, 399 Queen St, Brisbane QLD 4001
Fee:

  • GnosisGIS members: 300.00 AUD
  • GnosisGIS non-members: 375.00 AUD

Workshop Organisers: Archie Clements (The Australian National University), Laura Rinaldi (Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Productions, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy) and GnosisGIS
Inclusions: Workshop attendance, presentation materials, full catering, Welcome Reception and Workshop Dinner. Welcome Reception to be held on Friday 16 September at Stamford Place, and the Workshop Dinner is to be held on Saturday 17 September at Mado Turkish Restaurant, in Southbank from 1900. Registration for the Dinner includes banquet dinner and initial bar tab.

 
Workshop 5:
Diagnostic Medical Parasitology

The goal of the workshop is to provide participants with up-to-date information on the diagnostic techniques including microscopy, antigen/antibody testing and newer molecular techniques. This will include hands on microscopy session as well as lectures and interactive sessions with international and national parasitologists. Click here to download the workshop program.

Date: Sunday 18 September 2016
Time: 0730 – 1600
Venue: Venue will be Lecture Room 4401 in the Oral Health Centre (Building 883) of the University of Queensland, corner of Bramston Terrace and Herston Road, Herston (please see attached map of the Herston Campus).  Delegates staying at the congress hotels will be notified about transport to and from the Brisbane Cultural Precinct by separate email.  
Fees:     

  • Workshop only: 100.00 AUD
  • Price of workshop if purchasing Congress registration: 50.00 AUD
  • Delegates from developing countries: 25.00 AUD

Workshop Organisers: Dr Harsha Sheorey (St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne) and Dr Malcolm Jones (University of Queensland).
Inclusions: Workshop attendance, course material and morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea catering.
Additional information: Eligibility for the discounted developing countries registration fee is based on the Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, list of developing countries.

 
Workshop 6: 
Travel Medicine Workshop: Destination Oceania

Oceania nations (Australia and New Zealand and the Pacific Islands) have a unique geography, climate and history. According to World Tourism Office figures there are over 15 million international annual arrivals to the Oceania region making this an important traveller destination, and indeed one which is growing. Within Oceania, there is also great diversity in landscape, socioeconomics, culture, and quality of medical care. This workshop will review common itineraries and destinations in the region, and discuss common health concerns related to travel in the region including marine hazards, terrestrial environmental hazards, food and water-borne illnesses, and vector-borne diseases.  The region is also prone to natural disasters (cyclones, floods, tsunamis) and outbreaks of infectious diseases including arboviruses (dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika), typhoid, and leptospirosis.  Case studies will be used to facilitate interactive discussions about important travel medicine issues in Oceania, including pre-travel health advice, vaccinations, malaria prophylaxis, and the diagnosis and management of post-travel illness.

Date: Sunday 18 September 2016
Time: 0900 – 1200
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Arbour Level, Room A2.
Fee: 100.00 AUD
Workshop Organisers: Prof Marc Shaw (James Cook University, Queensland, Australia), Dr Colleen Lau (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia), Prof Peter Leggat (James Cook University, Queensland, Australia), Prof Nick Zwar (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia), Prof John McBride (James Cook University, Queensland, Australia).
Inclusions: Workshop attendance, travel medicine book and morning tea catering.

 
Workshop 7:
TB Genomics Workshop: the ABC of ATCG for TB: From commercial molecular diagnostics to next generation sequencing

The focus of this workshop is on modern concepts in diagnostics and control of tuberculosis, in light on threats of multi-drug resistant strains in the Asian and Australasian regions.

Date: Sunday 18 September 2016
Time: 0900 – 1300
Venue: Institute for Molecular Bioscience, Queensland Bioscience Precinct, 306 Carmody Road, Building 80, The University of Queensland, St Lucia campus.
Fee: 50.00  AUD
Workshop Organisers: Dr Lachlan Coin and Dr Chris Coulter (Director, Queensland Mycobacterium, Pathology Queensland).
Inclusions: Workshop attendance, presentation materials and morning tea.

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Workshop 8:
Fourth Rat Lungworm Disease Symposium

The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussion of key concepts in disease caused by the rat lungworm, a nematode that causes severe eosinophilic meningitis in many tropical nations. The workshop follows from previous successful workshops held in Hawaii, Brazil and China.

Date: Thursday 22 & Friday 23 September 2016
Time: Thursday: 1300 – 1700 & Friday: 0900 – 1700
Venue: Thursday, location will be room P2, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.  For Friday, the workshop will relocate to the Gifford Room, Cromwell College, University of Queensland St Lucia campus.  Delegates staying at the congress hotels will be notified about transport to and from the Brisbane Cultural Precinct by separate email.  
Fee: 150.00 AUD
Workshop Organisers: Dr Harsha Sheorey (St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne) and Dr Malcolm Jones (University of Queensland).
Inclusions: Workshop attendance.
Additional information: Workshop attendees are encouraged to attend the Angiostrongyliasis session at the Congress prior to this workshop.

 
Workshop 9:
Modelling Emerging Infections and Neglected Tropical Diseases

This workshop will focus on the particular challenges for epidemiologic modelling of neglected  tropical diseases and emerging infections and highlight emerging and mixed methods that  promise new insights and solutions. Specific issues to be addressed will include methods integration, dealing with sparse data, population mobility, ‘real time’ situational assessment and interactions with vectors and intermediate hosts.

Sessions will include a mixture of presentations from invited international experts and others  selected  from  abstract. Download the Final Workshop program here.

Date: Thursday 22 & Friday 23 September 2016
Time: Thursday: Half day from 2.00pm & Friday: Full day
Venue: Customs House, 399 Queen St, Brisbane QLD 4001
Fee: 300.00 AUD
Workshop Organisers: Jodie McVernon (University of Melbourne), Archie Clements (Australian National University), Joshua Ross (University of Adelaide), James McCaw (University of Melbourne), James Wood (University of New South Wales), Emma McBryde (James Cook University), Kathryn Glass (Australian National University), Nicholas Geard (University of Melbourne).
Inclusions: Workshop participation certificate, Workshop materials, all day catering and post-workshop networking event.
Program: Click here to download the program

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Technical Tour:
Presentation and Tour of Q-Pharm Pty Limited, a Phase I clinical trial facility

This is an invitation to have an intimate tour of Q-Pharm’s early phase clinical research facility at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Herston. With over 14 years’ experience, Q-Pharm are specialists in the conduct of early phase (Phases 1 and 2) clinical trials, bioequivalence & bioavailability studies and vaccine studies.

Q-Pharm boast particular strength in tropical and infectious disease medicines and malaria drug and challenge studies, with over 35 drug and vaccine trials in the past 5 years. Q-Pharm has been instrumental in the re-establishment of the QIMR Berghofer MRI’s Human Malaria Challenge Model since 2009, completing over 21 challenge clinical studies with a range of new drugs in both P.falicparum and P.vivax models. In the last 5 years, over 13 First in man, and early patient vaccine trials, including GMO vaccines, have been conducted together with several new chemical entities in trials of healthy and patient participants in hepatitis B and C, malaria, Japanese Encephalitis, Dengue, Cholera, RSV, HSV2, influenza and Hendra.

Our information session will cover some of the complexities involved with conducting early phase clinical trials including the logistics of the malaria challenge studies and we will share experiences in protocol development that streamline this process.

Drinks and canapes will be available for registered participants

Sessions will include a mixture of brief presentations from Q-Pharm representatives and tour of facilities.

Date: Tuesday 20 September 2016
Time: Tuesday evening: 17:30-19:30
Venue: Q-Pharm Pty Limited, Clive Berghofer Cancer Research Centre, QIMR Berghofer MRI, 300C Herston Rd, Herston, Brisbane QLD 4006
Fee: No cost
Workshop/Tour Organisers: Dr Paul Griffin (Q-Pharm), Dr James McCarthy (QIMR Berghofer MRI), Dr Suzanne Elliott (Q-Pharm),
Inclusions: Drinks and canapes will be available for registered participants
Transport: Minibus may be organised based on number of registrants.