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The Australasian Aid Conference will be held on 12-14 February 2018, once again in partnership with The Asia Foundation. As in previous years, the aim of the 2018 Australasian Aid Conference is to bring together researchers from across Australia, the Pacific, Asia and beyond who are working on aid and international development policy to share insights, promote collaboration, and help develop the research community. With over 500 people registering in 2017, the AAC has The established itself as Australia’s premier aid and development conference.

Helen Burns of The Global Health Alliance will chair a panel on Tuesday 13th, Molongo Theatre

PANEL 2A Regional Health Security- What is Australia’s Role?

Populations in Asia Pacific region, and globally , face increasingly complex health threats, which call for stronger, locally relevant and high-qaulity health systems capable of addressing prevailing public health issues including emerging infectious diseases. The global response has included the G7-endorsed Global Health Security Agenda, while the Australian response is continuing to evolve, most recently with the launch of the Australian Government’s Indo- Pacific Centre for Health Security. This submitted panel will discuss the concept of health security, how health security investment should be shaped to strengthen public health systems, and how vulnerable communities can help shape solutions to health security threats.

Robin Davies, DFAT

Barbara McPake, Nossal Institute for Global Health

Amanda McClelland, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (via skype)

Nicholas Thomson, Nossal Institute for Global Health

The final program for the 2018 AAC is now available.

Registration for the conference has now closed. Email devpolicy@anu.edu.au to be put on the waitlist.