The Brisbane Transplant Infectious Diseases meeting was a great success!  We welcomed presenters from various disciplines focusing on transplant and infectious diseases care.

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Program Overview
8am  AEST
8:20am Dr Adam Stewart, UQ Centre for Clinical Research and Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Session 1. Princess Alexandra Hospital 
Chair: Dr Lana Sundac, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland
8:30am - 10:05am


Infections in liver transplant recipients: Dr Olivia Smibert, Austin Health (unfortunately, we do not have a recording of Dr Smibert's presentation)

BK virus research update: Dr Ryan Gately and Dr Laura De Souza, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Hepatitis C positive donor transplant guidelines Metro South Health: Dr Samantha Ng, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Cloaking antibodies in bacterial infection post-transplant: Dr Timothy Wells, Frazer Institute, UQ

Case presentation: Dr Drew Farquhar, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Transplant Coordinator session: Angela McInnes, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Session 2. The Prince Charles Hospital 
Chair: Dr Alex Chaudhuri, The Prince Charles Hospital, Queensland

10:25am - 12noon


Cytomegalovirus immune assays in heart and lung transplantation: Dr Bradley Gardiner, Alfred Health 

Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections in heart and lung transplantation: Dr Andrew Burke, The Prince Charles Hospital

Azoles and therapeutic drug monitoring: Cassandra Vale, The Prince Charles Hospital

Experience of antifungal prophylaxis in heart transplantation: Dr Kanthi Vemuri and Dr Maryam Khorramshahi Bayat, The Prince Charles Hospital

Case presentation: Dr Angus Lane, The Prince Charles Hospital

Session 3. Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Chair: Associate Professor Krispin Hajkowicz, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

1pm - 2:35pm


Vaccination in Cellular Therapy Patients: Associate Professor Benjamin Teh, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Cellular therapies for infectious diseases: Professor Rajiv Khanna, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

CAR-T cell therapy and infection: Dr Nilu Perera, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

Metagenomic diagnosis of infectious diseases in haemopoietic stem cell transplant recipients: Associate Professor Krispin Hajkowicz, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

Case presentation: Dr Jessica Pearce, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

Session 4. Queensland Children's Hospital

Chair: Associate Professor Julia Clark, Queensland Children's Hospital

3pm - 4:45pm


Increased virologic risk donors and HIV: Dr Tina Marinelli, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Donor derived Candida infections: Dr Sophie Wen, Queensland Children's Hospital

Refractory resistant cytomegalovirus infection: Jocelyn Hume, Queensland Children's Hospital

Valganciclovir therapeutic drug monitoring: Nicolette Graham, Queensland Children's Hospital

Case presentation: Dr Rebecca Ward, Queensland Children's Hospital


4:45pm - 5pm Dr Adam Stewart, UQ Centre for Clinical Research and Sunshine Coast University Hospital 


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About Brisbane Transplant Infectious Diseases Meeting

The organising committee were pleased to present the 2nd Brisbane Transplant Infectious Diseases meeting on Thursday 23 May 2024. This was an interdisciplinary and collaborative meeting focused on transplant and infectious diseases care.

Bringing together local clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals working in the field of infectious diseases, immunology, and transplant medicine. The meeting gave individuals a stage to present their active research or clinical interests, as well as to form successful research and clinical relationships between healthcare specialty groups and basic science researchers.

By shining a light on the clinical challenges of transplant patients in Queensland related to infectious diseases, we hope to provide a platform for cutting-edge translational research and improved patient care.

The full-day seminar series was held at the Translational Research Institute, Woolloongabba, Queensland, Australia.




Translational Research Institute, Woolloongabba, Queensland, Australia