2013 Conference

The Queensland Tropical Health Alliance (QTHA) and Australasian College of Tropical Medicine (ACTM) will hold a joint conference at Pullman International Hotel, Cairns, tropical north Queensland, September 7&8, 2013.

Themes include:

  • Tropical Infectious Diseases
  • New public health threats
  • Toxinology
  • Vector-borne diseases
  • Indigenous health issues

Our invited speakers are:

  • Professor Albert Ko, Yale School of Public Health, U.S.A.
  • Professor Gerd Pluschke, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
  • Associate Professor Andrew F. van den Hurk, Queensland Department of Health & University of Queensland
  • Professor Denise Doolan, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
  • Associate Professor Alyssa Barry, WEHI   
  • Professor Vicky Avery, Griffith University
  • Professor Suresh Mahalingam, Griffith University
  • Dr Ricardo Soares Magalhaes, University of Queensland
  • Dr Nigel Beebe, University of Queensland & CSIRO
  • Professor Tom Burkot, VECNET & James Cook University
  • Professor Scott Ritchie, James Cook University
  • Professor Julian White, The University of Adelaide & Women's & Children's Hospital, SA
  • Dr Peter Periera, Cairns Hospital and James Cook University
  • Dr Mark Little, Cairns Hospital
  • Dr Ken Winkel, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Robyn McDermott, James Cook University
  • Associate Professor Malcolm McDonald, James Cook University & Cairns Hospital
  • Emeritus Professor Graham Cooksley, University of Queensland

    Free Public Forum  "Bats and Health - Time for a Tree Change?" Saturday 7th September 2013, from 530pm,
    Pullman Cairns International Hotel,17 Abbott Street, Cairns

    Join Professor John McBride, James Cook University, Dr David Westcott, CSIRO, and Dr Trent Yarwood, Queensland Health & Cairns Hospital as they discuss bat viruses and moving bat colonies and the impact on human health.  All welcome to this free public event

    Members of the public can book for this free public event online http://batshealthforum.eventbrite.com.au  


    Download the conference program.


    Download a flyer.

    Please register online for the conference http://alumni.jcu.edu.au/QTHA2013 

    Early-bird registration (closes 19th August 2013)

    Fee in Australian dollars, includes GST

    QTHA affiliate/ACTM member Early-bird rate




    Non-member (of either QTHA or ACTM) Early-bird rate


    Daily rate










    Information for Delegates


    • Registration includes all catering and public events (including the public forum and conference dinner on Saturday 7 September).
    • Daily rate includes all catering and public events scheduled for the chosen day.
    • To receive the Early Bird rate all registrations must be recorded and paid for before 19 August 2013.
    • Accommodation is the responsibility of individual delegates and will need to be booked and paid for directly with the hotel.
    • Cancellations must be in writing and will incur a $55.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations after 31 August 2013 will not be eligible for a refund.


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