You’re invited – Building Healthy Communities: the role of vaccinesPosted: June 19, 2014
Join leading malaria vaccine researcher Professor Michael Good AO at the Gold Coast Campus for Building Healthy Communities.
Griffith’s Professor Michael Good AO has been fortunate to work on vaccine programs for malaria and streptococcus, which have the potential to save millions of lives each year. Join Professor Good as he shares some of the issues that make this life-changing work both exciting and challenging.
Over the last 100 years in Australia, the life expectancy has increased by an average of 3 months per year. This phenomenal achievement and our improving quality of life have led to a healthier and more prosperous society. Central to this dynamic are the achievements of health and medical research and the translation of new discoveries in the laboratory, the clinic and in public health research into new drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and policy.
With new infectious agents rising at a rapid rate, we are seeking new and better outcomes in health with an ever-receding horizon. However, new vaccines offer a chance to make quantum differences in health by protecting the population against common and often life-threatening conditions as well as newly-emerging threats, which Australia is not immune from.
Following the presentation, Friends of the Library members will be invited to join us for a cocktail reception and the opportunity to network with industry colleagues and guest speaker Professor Michael Good AO. You will have the option to become a Friends of the Library member and attend this reception when you register.
When: Thursday 3 July – doors open at 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start. Cocktail reception commences at 7.00pm
Where: Griffith Health Centre (G40), Lecture Theatre 1, Gold Coast Campus
RSVP: This is a free event, but registration is essential. Register now.
For more information on the Friends of the Library and previous events, visit griffith.edu.au/library/friends.