ANZSGM 2020 ASM Melbourne 19 - 21 May 2021

WEDNESDAY, 19 MAY 2021

1300-1345

Proudly hosted by UCB

 

Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease

Dr Andrew Evans

 

THURSDAY, 20 MAY 2021

1200-1245

Proudly hosted by GlaxoSmithKline Australia

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Vaccination for healthy ageing: Preventing herpes zoster in the older population

Associate Professor Michael Woodward, AM

As our immunity declines with age, we become more susceptible to infectious diseases. Preventing disease by vaccination is an important priority for the ageing population. Herpes zoster, which occurs after reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, is a key example of an important vaccine-preventable disease for this population. Most cases of shingles (over 70%) occur in adults aged over 50 years1 and often result in chronic complications such as postherpetic neuralgia that can severely impact a patient’s quality of life for up to 16 years2.

This seminar will explore current vaccination strategies for herpes zoster, including a new recombinant (non-live) zoster vaccine, that will be available in coming months.

  1. National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance. Zoster vaccine for Australian adults [Fact sheet]. 2017. 2. Dworkin RH, Schmader KE, Goldstein EJ. Clin Infect Dis. 2003;36(7):877-882.

Important Dates

ANZSGM Annual Scientific Meeting 2021
19-21 May 2021

December 2020
Call for Abstracts opens

Wednesday 5 May 2021 
Late registration opens

 

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Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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