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The meeting will commence on Sunday, 2 July, with a comprehensive workshop program delivering content pertinent to antimicrobials, virology, serology, biofilms and mycobacteria.

as the world’s first professor of Planetary Health.

the main event on Saturday, 1 July. EduCon

The event will be shortly followed by the Bazeley

will focus on contemporary and exciting ways

Oration presented by Professor Mariagrazia Pizza.

to engage students and teach microbiology at all

The Bazeley Oration is fully supported by the

levels. It is open to educators of any field, not just

Commonwealth Serum Laboratories to recognise

microbiology, and definitely has something to offer

significant achievements in the field of vaccines.

anyone on the front line of education.

Professor Pizza is recognised as the first woman

The social program has been developed

in history to discover and bring to licensure two

with the objective of facilitating networking

innovative live-saving vaccines: Meningococcal B

and interactions, while showcasing some of the

and Pertussis.

food and beverages that Tasmania is becoming

The annual Rubbo Oration recognises

famous for. It will be a great opportunity to catch

outstanding contribution to the field of

up with old friends and colleagues and develop

microbiology. This year, the awardee is Professor

new relationships within our profession, while

Pascale Cossart, director of the Unité des

having a bit of fun at the same time. The event’s

Interactions Bactéries-Cellules at the Pasteur

location puts it in close proximity to a host of

Institute, Paris. Professor Cossart has dedicated

world-class restaurants, museums (including the

much of her working life to the study of intracellular

new Mawson’s Hut replicas), the iconic Salamanca

pathogens, particularly Listeria monocytogenes,

Markets, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

for which she has received numerous prestigious

and, with a short ferry ride, the Museum of Old

awards. The Society is honoured to host her at

and New Art (MONA) — ranked consistently as

ASM2017.

one of the world’s best modern art galleries. For

In addition, ASM will be hosting Professor

those who wish to venture slightly further, Mt

The meeting will commence on Sunday, 2 July,

Robin Patel (biofilm associated infections),

Wellington summit offers spectacular views of

with a comprehensive workshop program delivering

Professor Christopher Sassetti (mycobacterial host-

Hobart and its surrounds while an assortment

content pertinent to antimicrobials, virology,

pathogen physiology), Doctor Sonja Best (innate

of wineries or the Cascade Brewery are places

serology, biofilms and mycobacteria. For the first

immunity to viruses), Professor Bill Petri (enteric

worthy of further investigation for the food and

time the conference will also be hosting a ‘Writer’s

infections), Associate Professor Christian Voolstra

drink connoisseur.

Corner’ workshop specifically aimed at those who

(coral reef health) and Professor Bart Weimer

The Tasmanian local organising committee is

wish to expand into writing scientific literature

(foodborne and veterinary pathogen population

proud to present an outstanding scientific and social

outside of the standard peer-reviewed journals.

genetics). The symposia invited speakers, proffered

program with an ensemble of leading scientific

As always, the meeting will feature eminent

papers, posters, Special Interest Group and specific

speakers from around the globe. We hope to see you

scientists from Australia and around the globe,

discipline meetings will provide an excellent

in Hobart for the 45th Annual Scientific Meeting

commencing with the annual Public Lecture on

opportunity for innovative thinking and to catalyse

and Trade Exhibition of the Australian Society

Sunday afternoon. This year, ASM’s opening

connections with colleagues.

for Microbiology. Please visit the meeting website

speaker will be Professor Anthony (Tony) Capon

In conjunction with the Annual Scientific

from the University of Sydney who is recognised

Meeting, EduCon 2017 will be hosted prior to

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for times and further details of the program at: www.asmmeeting.theasm.org.au.

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