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 Conference Chair

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Jenny Visser

Senior Lecturer

Director Travel Medicine

University of Otago, Wellington;

National Medical Advisor

The Travel Doctor

New Zealand

Scientific Committee Co-Chairs


Colleen Lau

NHMRC Fellow

Department of Global Health

The Australian National University

Canberra, Australia


Eyal Leshem

Clinical Associate Professor

Sackler School of Medicine
Tel Aviv University;

The Chaim Sheba Medical Center
Tel Hashomer, Israel

Organizing Committee Members

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Tony Gherardin

Senior Medical Adviser
Foreign Service Medical Unit
Australian Government
Canberra, Australia

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Levina S. Pakasi

Executive Board Counselor Member, Asia-Pacific Travel Health Society (APTHS)
Jakarta, Indonesia


Marc Shaw

Local Representative

Professor, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Australia; Medical Director, WORLDWISE Travellers Health Centres New Zealand                         

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Joan Ingram

Local Representative

Infectious Diseases

Physician, Auckland Travel Medicine Service and Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand

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Eli Schwartz


The Center for Geographic Medicine and Tropical Diseases

The Chaim Sheba Medical Center
Tel Hashomer, Israel

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Mike Starr

Associate Professor, Paediatric Infectious Diseases Physician,

Department of General Medicine,

Royal Children's Hospital, 

Melbourne, Australia

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