Other events in Newcastle

The battlefield within

Wheelchair Accessible Venue
Past event - 2019
21 May Doors open 6:00pm | Start time 6:30pm | End time 8:30pm
The Delany Hotel, 134 Darby St, Cooks Hill,
Newcastle 2300
Take a tour of the immune system and find out about vaccines, inflammation and antibiotic resistance

What have microbes ever done for us?

Dr Karl Hassan (Research Fellow, University of Newcastle, Australia)
It is a common misconception that microbes are merely microscopic agents of disease. They're not! Perhaps we should have a chat about the massive, underappreciated impacts of microbes on our lives and their remarkable diversity.

Dr Hassan is a Senior Lecturer and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the University of Newcastle. He has diverse research interests in microbiology and biochemistry, with projects in the fields of health, agriculture and energy.

Improving severe asthma outcomes

Dr Steven Maltby (Research Academic, Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma / Hunter Medical Research Institute / University of Newcastle)
Most of us know someone who lives with asthma. Severe asthma has a major impact on quality of life and, of course, healthcare costs. We'll talk about efforts to understand why severe asthma occurs and develop resources to guide disease management.

Dr Steven Maltby works with the Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma, developing resources to support severe asthma management ,including the Severe Asthma Toolkit. He completed doctoral studies in Canada working on immune cell migration in disease.

Immunisation in Maitland

Dr Susan Thomas (Research Fellow, University of Newcastle)
Vaccination is a hot topic. Get first-hand news on how researchers collaborated with parents and service providers to identify areas of low vaccine coverage in the Hunter, explore the causes, and devise strategies to improve coverage in the community.

Dr Thomas is a nurse with a doctorate in public health. She has worked in community settings in Australia, Canada and in Africa with Doctors Without Borders, and is passionate about improving access to primary health care for disadvantaged groups.