Join us 29 September - 2 October 2024
The 12th edition of Options for the Control of Influenza marks a long-awaited return to Australia. OPTIONS III was held in Cairns, 1996, so it has certainly been a while. A very warm welcome awaits in Brisbane.
The OPTIONS congress is an exceptional gathering.
Now held every 2 years, it brings together leading researchers, practitioners, industry representatives and policy makers from all around the world to explore and advance our understanding of influenza and its impact on human and animal health.
The programme has also expanded to feature spotlights on the latest advances in the fields of SARS-CoV-2 and RSV.
Other highlights for this edition:
Pacific Island and First Nations Health This conference dedicates special attention to the unique health challenges faced by Pacific Island communities and First Nations populations, examining their cultural, socioeconomic, and geographical factors that influence the spread and impact of influenza. Discussions will explore culturally sensitive approaches to prevention, community engagement, and healthcare delivery.
Interdisciplinary Science We strongly believe that interdisciplinary collaboration is key to unravelling the complexities of influenza. Through interactive workshops, panel discussions, and cross-disciplinary sessions, the conference will foster collaboration between scientists, industry partners, practitioners and policy makers from diverse fields, including virology, immunology, epidemiology, public health, clinical medicine and policy development.
Knowledge Exchange and Networking This conference provides a vibrant platform for attendees to engage in meaningful discussions, share best practices, and forge new collaborations. Interactive poster sessions, networking events, and social activities will facilitate connections and knowledge exchange among participants.
Policy and Advocacy Recognizing the importance of policy and advocacy in tackling influenza and improving public health, the conference will feature sessions focused on policy development, implementation, and resource allocation. Discussions will emphasize the needs of Pacific Island communities, First Nations populations, and interdisciplinary approaches to inform evidence-based policies.
We look forward to seeing you at OPTIONS XII, Brisbane