AVS11 Preliminary Program (subject to change)

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Monday 5 December
2:30 – 4:30pm Registration
Poster Set Up
4:30 – 4:45pm Welcome and Official Opening
4:45 – 5:15pm AVS Over the Years
Prof Paul Young, The University of Queensland
5:15 – 6:15pm International Guest Speaker
Prof Jason McLellan, University of Texas, Austin USA
6:30 – 8:30pm Welcome Mixer
JW Marriott, poolside
Tuesday 6 December
9:00 – 10:30am Session 1: Animal and Wildlife Viruses
Invited Speaker: TBA
10:30 – 11:00am Morning Refreshments
11:00 – 12:30pm Session 2: Innate Immunity
Invited Speaker: Assoc Prof Nathan Bartlett, University of Newcastle
12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch
ECR – Meet the Professors
1:30 – 3:00pm Session 3: Antivirals and vaccines
Invited Speaker: Prof Kanta Subbarao, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
3:00 – 5:00pm Free Time
5:00 – 6:00pm International Guest Speaker
Prof Wendy Barclay, Imperial College, London
6:00 – 6:30pm Science Bites
6:30 – 7:30pm Poster Session (refreshments served)
Wednesday 7 December
7:00 – 8:00am ECR Breakfast Session
8:30 – 10:00am Session 4: Viral Epidemiology and Diagnostics
Invited Speaker: Dr Belinda Herring, WHO Regional Office
10:00 – 10:30am Morning Refreshments
10:30 – 12:00pm Session 5: Systems Virology and Viromes
Invited Speaker: Dr Michelle Wille, University of Sydney
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch
ECR – Career Development
1:00 – 3:00pm Session 6: Viral Host Interactions
Invited Speaker: Dr Nicholas Eyre, Flinders University
3:00 – 3:30pm Afternoon Refreshments
3:30 – 5:00pm Session 7: Virus Structures, Receptors, Assembly & Replication
Invited Speaker: Prof Jade Forwood, Charles Sturt University
5:00 – 5:30pm Science Bites
5:30 – 6:30pm Poster Session (refreshments served)
Thursday 8 December
9:00 – 10:30am Session 8: Unusual Viruses, Phages and Plant Viruses
Invited Speaker: Assoc Prof Robin MacDiarmid, University of Auckland
and The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited
10:30 – 11:00am Morning Refreshments
11:00 – 12:30pm Session 9: Indigenous Virology
Invited Speaker: Dr Lloyd Einsiedel, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
12:30 – 1:30pm
(1.00 – 2.00pm)
Lunch
AVS AGM
2:00 – 3:30pm Session 10: Viral Immunology
Invited Speaker: Prof Katherine Kedzerska, University of Melbourne
3:30 – 4:00pm Afternoon Refreshments
4:00 – 5:00pm Session 11: Clinical Virology
Invited Speaker: Prof James Ward, Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
5:00 – 5:30pm AVS11 Meeting Close
7:30pm AVS11 Dinner
JW Marriott Ballroom