Doherty Seminar

As part of our ongoing collaboration with The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Patrick Abraham presented a seminar at the Doherty on November 27th. This was a part of their Computational Sciences Initiative, a seminar series to align science and public health policy. These seminars bring together clinical and public health systems talks and are open to all Doherty staff.

Patrick’s seminar focussed on infectious disease economics, highlighting opportunities where infectious disease modellers and health economists can collaborate to achieve effective public health outcomes. He presented preliminary findings from a collaborate project led by Prof Jodie McVernon and A/Prof Natalie Carvalho, which was used to inform WHO vaccine recommendations for COVID in the Asia-Pacific region.

The seminar was well received by Doherty researchers, with enthusiasm and enquiries from many. We hope that these seminars remain an ongoing activity with our peak collaborators, to bridge the gap between infectious disease science, economics, and policy.

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