MIDG Forbes Week 2016

7-9 NOVEMBER 2016, MELBOURNE

Forbes Week is an annual event of a series of talks including a visiting International Fellow.

Talks and keynote presentations will be presented over the 3-days at several different hospitals, and promises to be a multifaceted and interesting event.

Click here for the Draft Program.

Monday 7th - Monash Medical Centre

Tuesday 8th - Royal Melbourne Hospital/The Doherty Institute

Wednesday 9th - The Alfred/Burnet Institute



FORBES FELLOW 2016

Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman: Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur.

Dr Kamarulzaman has dedicated her career to the prevention, treatment and research of infectious diseases and HIV/AIDS. She is also a strong advocate for HIV prevention, treatment and care programs in marginalised communities.

Her medical career began at Monash University, and then went on to train in Infectious Diseases in Melbourne. Upon returning to Malaysia, she established one of the first Infectious Diseases Units in the country which has become a leading tertiary referral centre for infectious diseases and HIV/AIDS.

In 2007, Dr Kamarulzaman established the Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA) at the University of Malaya, one of the few dedicated HIV research centres in the region.

In addition her academic and clinical work has included descriptions of emerging infectious diseases in Malaysia such as the Nipah virus outbreak, and experience with dengue and multiresistant gram negative infections.