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๐ŸŽ—๏ธ ASI Public Event VIC | DoI Discovery Tour at WEHI 2024

Date

29 April 2024

Time

Please arrive at 9.45am for 10 - 11:30 am.

Venue

WEHI โ€“ Level 7 Davis Auditorium and tour of labs

Speakers

Immunologists from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Price




Description

ASI VIC/TAS celebrates International Day of Immunology
๐ŸŒ "Discovery Tour at WEHI"

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ April 29th 2024 at 10 - 11:30am AEST

๐Ÿท๏ธ FREE PUBLIC EVENT


To register, please scroll down to the bottom of the page


Go behind the scenes of one of Victoria's leading medical research institutes

As part of the Day of Immunology celebration events organised the ASI VIC/TAS branch, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) is opening its doors to the public.

Discovery tours provide a unique opportunity for the community to find out more about medical research, see our state-of-the-art facilities, learn about our exciting discoveries and talk to passionate scientists about their research.

WEHI boasts a long history of significant medical discoveries, including the 1960 Nobel Prize-winning “discovery of acquired immunological tolerance” by former director Sir Macfarlane Burnet. 

WEHI is where the world’s brightest minds collaborate and innovate to make life-changing scientific discoveries that help people live healthier for longer.

Find out more at www.wehi.edu.au

Discovery Tour details:
  • Tours are free and run for approximately 60 minutes.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
  • All visitors to WEHI must be fully vaccinated and show proof on arrival.
  • If visitors are feeling unwell, please do not attend this event.
  • WEHI recommends the wearing of masks within large groups or in smaller spaces where social distancing is limited.
  • As tour groups visit a working laboratory, closed toe shoes (preferably flat) must be worn. Safety glasses will be provided.
  • The minimum age for discovery tour attendees is 12 years old. All children under 18 years need to be accompanied by an adult or guardian.
  • This event is wheelchair accessible.

Photography: Participants are welcome to take photographs during the tour, but please frame working scientists outside of the photos unless permission is given.

Getting to WEHI:

WEHI is located at 1G Royal Parade, Parkville, between the Melbourne Private Hospital and University High School and is easily accessible from Royal Parade (just north of Grattan Street).

There is limited ticketed parking on-street and at surrounding car parking facilities.

The No. 19 tram travels along Elizabeth Street from Flinders Street Station toโ€ฏRoyal Parade and provides the closest public transport access point. Alight at Stop 10 Royal Melbourne Hospital-Parkville Station/Royal Pde. 

Alternatively take trams 58 or 59, and alight at Stop 14, Royal Melbourne Hospital/Flemington Rd. 

Organiser Description:

We are an ACNC-registered charity and not-for-profit organisation.  

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Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology Incorporated | Established 1971

ABN 76 330 189 856
ARBN 084 971 559
CAV A0016266B
 

 

The purpose of the Day of Immunology is to strengthen public awareness of immunology as a basis for individual health and well-being.
Established in 2005 by the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS), the success of Day of Immunology led to it being celebrated worldwide since 2007. Under the auspices of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology (ASI) and other generous sponsors, Day of Immunology has been celebrated in Victoria since 2009.

 

๐Ÿท๏ธ How to register

Register before Thursday April 25th 2024 for your FREE ticket to this fabulous event.
Scroll down to the green button below 'REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT'.


Although this is a free event, we ask you to consider making a small donation to ASI to support an Immunology researcher. 
No amount is too small. We are deeply appreciative of your support.

Please click here to donate

 

๐Ÿšฉ This event is strictly limited to 50 people, so please register for this event and wait for an email from our organisers that confirms your place.  

 

This is a COVID-safe event

Your health and safety are of utmost importance to us.  Please be prepared to present your current COVID-19 vaccination status if asked by Event Organisers.

Please indicate your vaccination status on the next page.

Why are you interested in touring?

We'd love to know why you are visiting, so please pop any additional info in the field called 'Additional Requirements'.

๐Ÿ“ง Further information

For more information, contact Belinda Zipper at WEHI.


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