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

Late Breaker Abstract Submission is OPEN

Deadline 23:59 (AEST) Thursday 11 July 2024


Registration is OPEN


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ISIRV Mini-School of Respiratory Viruses

A one-day preparatory course will be held on Saturday 28 September before Day 1 of the OPTIONS XII conference. Meet the experts, connect with new colleagues and get a grounding in the basics
Add to registration - fee $44 AUD - limited places available

Early Career Researcher-Networking Evening

Held from 20:00 onwards on 29 September - ideal networking opportunity open for students and early career post-docs
Add to registration - $0 AUD - limited places available

Early Career Researcher-Career Development Lunch

Held from 12:00-13:00 on 30 September - hear from leaders in scientific publishing, communications and industry about their career paths. Open for students and early career post-docs
Add to registration - $0 AUD - limited places available

Options XII

is dedicated to cultivating a diverse and inclusive atmosphere that embraces a multitude of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. This inclusivity is crucial for fostering innovation and advancements in respiratory virus research. We wholeheartedly welcome individuals of every race, ethnicity, gender, age, ability, religion, and sexual orientation to actively participate in our endeavors. Our Scientific Program underscores this commitment by featuring speakers and panelists from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, industries, and cultures. This ensures that our participants gain insights from a diverse range of expertise and viewpoints. We extend an invitation to all attendees to join us in shaping a conference experience that is both enriching and inclusive. Your distinct perspectives and contributions are highly valued, and collectively, we can construct a respiratory virus community that mirrors the diversity of the world around us.