Indigenous Health at the Doherty Institute Forum

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity 792 Elizabeth Street Melbourne VIC 3000


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Belinda Collins

2:40pm - Presentations by Doherty Researchers
Professor Katherine Kedzierska, Associate Professor Steven Tong, Professor Damian Purcell, Professor Jodie McVernon

3:45pm - Developing networks and partnerships
Professor Shaun Ewen (University of Melbourne), Professor Adrian Miller (Charles Darwin University), Dr Lucas de Toca (Miwatj Health)

4:40pm - Panel discussion: A conversation with leaders in Indigenous health
Professor Adrian Miller, Professor Beverley Biggs (Doherty Institute), Leila Smith (Lowitja Institute), Louise Lyons (VACHHO), Dr Lucas de Toca, Professor Marcia Langton (University of Melbourne)

5:30pm - Summary by Indigenous Health Cross-Cutting Discipline leaders
Professor Katherine Kedzierska and Associate Professor Steven Tong

5:35pm - Forum drinks


With our mission to prevent, treat and cure infectious diseases, the health of Australia’s first people is of critical importance to the team at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity. We aim to play an increasingly meaningful role in reducing the unacceptable burden of infectious disease on Indigenous Australians, and we are enthusiastic to train the next generation of exceptional Indigenous researchers specialising in Infection and Immunity.

The inaugural Indigenous Health at the Doherty Institute Forum aims to:

  1. Showcase and raise awareness of Indigenous health research programs at the Doherty Institute
  2. Deepen our conversations with leaders in Indigenous health about how we can best partner with their communities
  3. Build on the growing community of practice advancing Indigenous health in the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct.

Visit our website to learn more about our research to improve the health of Indigenous Australians.