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Webinar: Biodiscovery and Public Health

The Monash School of Medicine is proud to host the Biodiscovery and Public Health webinar as part of the Global Alliance of Medical Excellence (GAME) conference.

The webinar, which will take place on July 27, 2021 (7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.), shows:

  • Fast evidence review
  • Medical Technology: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • RNA vaccine technology
  • What are the key factors for a successful public health response?

With an impressive range of guest speakers including:

Professor Elliott is Executive Director of the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce based in Cochrane Australia at Monash Public Health and Preventive Medicine and an infectious disease doctor at Alfred Hospital. Professor Elliott developed the “living evidence” model that is now being used around the world in responding to COVID-19.

Professor Leder is an executive member of the Monash-led five-year RISE project, which studies the effects of improved environmental health on human health. She is an infectious disease doctor, director of the epidemiology of infectious diseases at Monash University, and director of travel medicine and immigrant health at Victorian Infectious DiseaseService. She is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and Head and Site Manager of GeoSentinel in Melbourne – a global surveillance network for imported infections.

Dr. Wassiti is a young innovator and researcher at Monash with experience developing mRNA and gene therapy. Since 2017 he has been working on the use of mRNA vaccines against viral diseases and as a therapeutic vaccine against skin and breast cancer; mRNA is a modular system that is characterized by rapid development and a simple bio-production process. When COVID-19 surfaced in Australia, Dr. Wassiti and his team quickly found a vaccine candidate that was powered by a novel technology called “Rapid Response” that he developed in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr. Khoa has dedicated his life to solving unmet clinical needs with novel medical technology. He holds a medical degree from Monash University and a Masters in Bioengineering from Stanford University as a Fulbright Fellow. He is currently investigating the development of a novel class of devices in the field of neurotechnology that will improve access to various data sets in medical AI.

Are you interested in participating?

Find out more about the webinar here and register.


About Monash University

Monash University is the largest university in Australia with more than 80,000 students. In the 60 years since its inception, it has built a reputation for world-class, impactful research, quality teaching, and inspiring innovation.

With four locations in Australia and a presence in Malaysia, China, India, Indonesia and Italy, it is one of the most internationalized Australian universities.

As a leading international medical research university with the largest medical school in Australia and integration with leading Australian teaching hospitals, we are among the top 50 universities in the world for clinical, preclinical and health sciences.

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