2018 ID Diagnostics Symposium

2018 ID Diagnostic Symposium

This will be a one-day symposium focused on topical and clinically relevant microbiology diagnostics. The format will be short presentations with discussion, including some clinical cases and practical 'plate round' session.

We have expert interstate and local speakers organised and the program will follow.

2018 symposium details

Our second "Diagnostics in Infectious Diseases Symposium" will be held on:

  • Date: Friday 30 November
  • Venue: Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct
  • Cost:
    • Early Bird: (Until Sunday 25 November 2018) Registrars/Students/Pharmacists/Allied Health $150.00, Consultants $250.00
    • After Sunday 25 November 2018: Registrars/Students/Pharmacists/Allied Health $170.00, Consultants $300.00
  • Registration link
  • Contact: Keiren Farrell on keiren.farrell@alfred.org.au or 03 9076 6076

Program and guest speakers

View program (465 KB Pdf)

Associate Professor Thomas Gottlieb
Senior Staff Specialist Microbiology and Infectious Diseases | Concord Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor | University of Sydney
Department of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Concord Repatriation General Hospital

Associate Professor Rob Baird
Director of Pathology, Territory Pathology
Infectious Diseases Physician
Royal Darwin Hospital  Northern Territory


The symposium will be suited to people from a wide variety of fields, backgrounds and levels of experience, including ID, microbiology, infection prevention and control, pharmacy, research, intensive care and other relevant sub-specialties.


The content has been developed by the scientific committee which includes:

  • Professor Anton Peleg (Professor and Director, Department of Infectious Diseases, Alfred Health & Monash University)
  • Adam Jenney (Infectious Diseases Physician & Clinical Microbiologists, Department of Infectious Diseases, Alfred Health

Accommodation Options

Please find below a list of accommodation option near the Advanced Course venue.

Art Series Hotels
The Olsen
637-641 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141
+61 3 9040 1222

The Cullen
164 Commercial road, Prahran VIC 3181
+61 3 9098 1555

Punt Hill Serviced Apartments
Punt Hill – South Yarra
44 Davis Avenue, South Yarra VIC 3141
+61 3 9863 0555

Punt Hill – South Yarra Grand
7 Yarra Street, South Yarra VIC 3141
+61 3 9916 8888

Quest Prahran
9 Balmoral St, South Yarra VIC 3141
+61 3 9823 8888

Mantra, St Kilda Road
568 St Kilda Road Prahran VIC 3004
+61 7 5665 4450

Bayview on the Park
52 Queens Road, Melbourne VIC 3004
+61 3 9243 9999