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INVITED SPEAKERS

OPENING LECTURE

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Simon Mitchell

Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Auckland City Hospital; Consultant Diving Physician, Slark Hyperbaric Unit, North Shore Hospital; Professor and Head of Department, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

PLENARY SPEAKERS

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Nick Beeching

Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Infectious Diseases, Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK

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Karin Leder

Professor, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University and Victorian Infectious Disease Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

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Jennifer M.B. Robson

Pathologist in Charge, Microbiology, Serology and Molecular Pathology, Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology 

Brisbane, Australia

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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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Stewart M. Condon

President, Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) , Sydney, Australia

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Eric J. Nilles

Director, Program on Infectious Diseases and Humanitarian Emergencies, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard University, Cambridge; Assistant
Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston; Attending
Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham
and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

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Eli Schwartz

The Center for Geographic Medicine and Tropical Diseases, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israe

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Annelies Wilder-Smith

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK; Consultant, WHO Initiative for Vaccine Research

SYMPOSIA SPEAKERS

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Michelle Balm

Infectious Diseases Physician, Capital & Coast District Health Board, Clinical Microbiologist, Wellington Southern Community Laboratories, Wellington, New Zealand

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Robert J Commons

Postdoctoral Senior Research Officer, Global Health Division, Menzies School of Health Research and Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory; Infectious Diseases Physician, Ballarat Health Services, Ballarat, Victoria; WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN), Clinical Module, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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Cheryl Jones

Professor of Paediatric Infectious Disease; Head of School and Dean, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Brent Lovelock

Department of Tourism, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

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Peter Nasveld

Senior Medical Adviser, Army Headquarters, Australia

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David Powell

Medical Advisor International Air Transport Association (IATA), Geneva; Switzerland Aviation Medicine Specialist, Virgin Australia Airlines; Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland, NZ

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Sapna Sadarangani 

National Centre for Infectious Diseases; Tan Tock Seng Hospital; Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Balbir Singh

Director Malaria Research Centre, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Malaysia

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I Md Ady Wirawan

Travel Medicine Unit, and Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University, Bali, Indonesia

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Sarah Borwein

Managing Partner, Central Health Medical Practice, Central, Hong Kong

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Graham Denyer

Chief Medical Officer for First Assistance and Course Director on the Dip Occupational and Aviation Medicin  Unit, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Kevin C. Kain

Senior Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI), Toronto, Canada

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Sarah McGuinness

Infectious Diseases Physician, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne; Lecturer, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University,Melbourne, Australia

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Ami Neuberger

Department of Internal Medicine, Rambam Healthcare Campus, Haifa; The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

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Priscilla Rupali

Department of Infectious, Diseases Christian Medical,  College Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Michael Schultz

Gastroenterologist, Head of Department, Department of Medicine, Te Tari Whaiora, University of Otago; Dunedin Hospital, Great King Street, Dunedin, Ōtepoti, New Zealand

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Joseph (Joe) Torresi

Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

MEET THE PROFESSOR

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Balbir Singh

Director Malaria Research Centre, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Malaysia

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Robert Steffen

Emeritus Professor, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute; University of Zurich Zurich,Switzerland; Adjunct Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, USA

ABC WORKSHOP SPEAKERS

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Robert Bester

The Travel Doctor, Invercargill, New Zealand

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Lin H. Chen

Director, Travel Medicine Center, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, USA; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

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Sonny Lau

Medical director, The Travel Doctor - TMVC, Melbourne, Australia

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Saroj Pokhrel

Physician, Internal medicine, CIWEC Hospital (Travel Medicine Center), Pokhara ,Nepal

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Pornthep 

Chanthavanich

Associate Professor, Department of Tropical Pediatrics, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

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Jonathan Cohen

Medical Director, Travel Clinics Australia

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Prativa Pandey

Medical Director, CIWEC Hospital and Travel Medicine Center, Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS

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Olivier Cattin

Chief Medical Officer, Samitivej International, Yangon, Myanmar

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Suvash Dawadi

General Practitioner, CIWEC Hospital and Travel Medicine Center, Lainchau; Mountain Medicine Society of Nepal (MMSN), Kathmandu, Nepal

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Peter Leggat

​Division of Tropical Health and Medicine, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences , James Cook University, Townsville, Australia & President-Elect of the International Society of Travel Medicine

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Reeta S. Mani

Additional Professor, Department of Neurovirology, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference & Research in Rabies, National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India

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 Simon Mitchell

Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Auckland City Hospital; Consultant Diving Physician, Slark Hyperbaric Unit, North Shore Hospital; Professor and Head of Department, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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David Powell

Medical Advisor International Air Transport Association (IATA), Geneva, Switzerland; Aviation Medicine Specialist, Virgin Australia Airlines; Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland, NZ

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Marc Shaw

Professor, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Australia; Consultant in Travel & Expedition Medicine; Medical Director, WORLDWISE Travellers Health Centres, New Zealand  

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Jenny Visser

Senior Lecturer; Director Travel Medicine; University of Otago, Wellington; National Medical Advisor, The Travel Doctor, New Zealand

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Annelies 

Wilder Smith

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK; Consultant, WHO Initiative for Vaccine Research

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Santanu Chatterjee

Consultant Physician (Travel And Tropical Medicine), Pulse Diagnostics, Kolkata, India

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Martin Haditsch

Medical Head Labor Hannover MVZ GmbH, Hannover Germany and Medical Head TravelMedCenter Leonding Austria

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Itzchak (Itsik) Levy

Department of Infectious Diseases, Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan; Sackler Medical School, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

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Deborah Mills

Medical Director, Dr Deb The Travel Doctor, Brisbane; Medical Director Travel Medicine Alliance Network, Australia

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Watcharapong 

Piyaphanee

Head, Travel Medicine Research Unit Department of Clinical Tropical Medicine Faculty of Tropical Medicine Mahidol University Bangkok, Thailand

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Natalie Prevatt

Consultant Infectious Disease Paediatrician, NHS England, Whittington Hospital, London, UK

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Joseph (Joe) Torresi

Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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Leo G Visser

Head, Department of Infectious Diseases, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands

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Claire Wong

Travel Health Specialist Nurse, Worldwise Travellers Health & Vaccination Centre, Palmerston North, New Zealand