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"Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy"

April 29th 2021
Presented by Prof. Julie Leask, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Visiting Professorial Fellow at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, WHO Advisor & Overall winner of the 2019 AFR 100 Women of Influence.
Moderated by Dr. Ashraful Haque, Laboratory Head, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, News & Commentary Editor for Immunology & Cell Biology, Co-presenter of the SBS TV series ‘Medicine or Myth’.


"COVID-19 Vaccine Safety"

March 31st 2021
Presented by Dr Paul Turner, Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Allergy & Immunology at Imperial College London.
Moderated by Prof. Michaela Lucas, ASCIA President, ASI Clinical Immunology SIG Chair, Clinical Immunologist, Allergist, Pathologist and Head of Drug Allergy Services, University of WA


"How do we make antibodies to viruses?"

September 30th 2020
Presented by A/Prof. Elissa Deenick, ASI Executive Committee (2016-2019) and Head, Lymphocyte Signalling and Activation Lab, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, NSW.
Moderated by Dr. Tyani Chan, ASI General Manager and Honorary Appointee, B Cell Biology Lab, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, NSW


"Allergies, asthma, autoimmune diseases and COVID-19: Your questions answered!"

August 21st 2020,  in celebration of National Science Week
Presented by Clinical Prof. Michaela Lucas, President-Elect, ASCIA and Clinical Immunologist, Allergist, Pathologist and Head of Drug Allergy Services,
Dept. of Clinical Immunology, University of WA.
Moderated by A/Prof. Elissa Deenick, ASI Executive Committee (2016-2019) and Head, Lymphocyte Signalling and Activation Lab, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, NSW.


"Vaccines... Find out the facts!"

July 6th 2020
Presented by Dr. Kylie Quinn, ASI Councillor and Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow, RMIT University
Moderated by A/Prof. Damon Tumes, ASI Councillor and Group Leader in Allergic Inflammation, University of South Australia and Centre for Cancer Biology.


"Burning questions and fairy tales in Immunology"

June 18th 2020
Presented by Prof. Anne La Flamme, Editor-in-Chief of ASI Journal Immunology & Cell Biology and Professor of Immunology, Victoria University of Wellington.
Moderated by A/Prof. Damon Tumes, ASI Councillor and Group Leader in Allergic Inflammation, University of South Australia and Centre for Cancer Biology.


"Why do older people suffer more from COVID-19?"

June 1st 2020
Presented by Prof. Arne Akbar, President, British Society for Immunology and Professor of Immunology, University College London, UK.
Moderated by Dr. Connie Jackaman, ASI Executive and Research Fellow, Curtin University, WA.


"Can we become immune to COVID-19?"

May 19th 2020
Presented by Prof. Stephen J. Turner, ASI Vice President and Head, Dept. of Microbiology at Monash University, VIC.
Moderated by Dr. Connie Jackaman, ASI Executive and Research Fellow, Curtin University, WA.


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