2017 ID Diagnostics Symposium

Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Symposium  24 November 2017

Course details

  • Date: Friday 24 November 2017
  • Time: 0830 - 1730
  • Venue: Alfred Centre Lecture Theatre, Level 5, 99 Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC,  Australia, 3004.


  • Please click here for the most up to date program (pdf 294kb)

Registration (Registrations close: Friday 17 November 2017)

  • Registration link
  • Cost
    • Early Bird (Until 1 November 2017)
      • Registrars/Students/Pharmacists/Allied Health: $230.00 
      • Consultants: $300.00
    • After 1 November 2017
      • Registrars/Students/Pharmacists/Allied Health: $280.00
      • Consultants: $360.00


This symposium aims to explore and educate on a range of topical and clinically relevant diagnostics pertaining to infectious diseases. The primary objective of the symposium is to assist clinicians in understanding the utility of infectious diseases diagnostics and allow them to get the most out of their microbiology lab. The one-day symposium will be comprehensive and cover commonplace and rare investigations that are available in contemporary Australia, and will provide participants with practical and clinically relevant information to optimise patient outcomes and pathology stewardship.

The symposium will include leading national speakers including ID physicians, clinical microbiologists and scientists, and will present talks pitched to a broad audience across infectious diseases, pathology, other sub-specialty groups (eg. general medicine, ED, ICU, transplant, respiratory), pharmacists and infection prevention practitioners.

The symposium will be held in the Alfred Centre and will involve a combination of lectures, interactive sessions and clinical case examples.


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Prof Suzanne Garland
  • Prof David Looke
  • A/Prof Denis Spelman
  • Dr Jason Trubiano


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),
  • Dr Adam Jenney (Infectious DiseasesPhysician & Clinical Microbiologists, Department of Infectious Diseases, Alfred Health


The course has been endorsed by the

  • Australasian Society of Infectious Diseases (ASID)

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