Menzies Weekly Seminar - ‘Improving the performance of rotavirus vaccine amongst Northern Territory Aboriginal children’


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Presenter:  Dr Bianca Middleton

Date: Oct 29, 2019

Time: 12:00pm to 12:30pm

Contact person:  Menzies communications team
T: 08 8946 8658
E: communications@menzies.edu.au

Location:  Auditorium | John Mathews Building (Bldg 58), Royal Darwin Hospital Campus (also available on WebEx)

Abstract
Despite the introduction of oral rotavirus vaccine into the Australian National Immunisation Program in 2007, the rate of hospitalisation for rotavirus gastroenteritis for Northern Territory Aboriginal children remains more than 20 times higher than the rate of hospitalisation for non-Indigenous children in other states. Epidemics of rotavirus remain common in remote central and northern Australia and place enormous strain on remote communities and health services. In this presentation Bianca will discuss her PhD work which seeks to explore practical, ethical and implementable strategies to reduce the burden of gastroenteritis amongst Australian Aboriginal children, with a particular focus on improving the real-world effectiveness of oral rotavirus vaccine.

Biography
Bianca is a paediatrician at the Royal Darwin Hospital and a PhD student at Menzies.

  • The Menzies seminars are free of charge and open to the general public
  • The presentations will be 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions.
  • Information about the roster for presentations can be obtained from the communications team on 8946 8658 or communications@menzies.edu.au
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Menzies Tuesday Seminar Series
Occurs every Tuesday effective Tuesday, June 25, 2019 until Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, (UTC+09:30) Darwin
12:00 pm | Australia Central Time (Darwin, GMT+09:30)  |  1 hr
Meeting number (access code): 571 124 917
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