MacFarlane Burnet Oration

Each year at the ASID scientific meeting, a world-renowned expert in infectious diseases is invited to give the Macfarlane Burnet Oration, named in honour of the Nobel Prize winning Australian virologist Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet, a pioneer in the fields of virology and immunology. In honour of their contributions to the study of infectious diseases and their contribution to the ASID conference, Macfarlane Burnet Orators are granted honorary life membership of the society.

Click here to read about the 2017 MacFarlane Burnet Speaker.

Macfarlane Burnet Orators


Year Orator

2016 Prof Alison Holmes
2015 Prof Katherine O'Brien
2014 Prof Dilip Nathwani
2013 Prof David Freedman
2012 Prof Thierry Calandra
2011 Prof Amalio Telenti
2010 Prof Kevin Marsh
2009 Dr Eduardo Gotuzzo
2008 Dr Steven Holland
2007 Prof Scott Hammer
2006 Prof Daniel J Sexton
2005 Dr David Denning
2004 Prof Nick White
2003 Prof Victor Yu
2002 Dr Richard Wallace
2001 Prof David Durack
2000 Prof John McGowan
1999 Prof Michael Alpers
1998 Prof Ian Gust
1997 Prof William A. Craig
1996 Prof Jack S. Remington
1995 Prof David Warrell
1994 Prof Gordon Ada
1993 Prof D. Metcalf
1992 Prof George McCracken
1991 Dr G. Mitchell
1990 Dr John E. Bennett
1989 Prof Samuel. L. Katz
1988 Sir Gustav Nossal
1987 Prof Ralph L. Doherty
1986 Dr David A. J. Tyrell
1985 Prof Barry P. Marmion
1983 Prof Harold P. Lambert
1982 Prof Saul Krugman
1981 Dr Morton N. Swartz
1980 Prof Frank Fenner
1979 Dr K. Johnson
1978 Dr Daniel Carleton Gajdusek
1977 Dr Andrew Barnett Christie