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New app to promote lifesaving and lifelong benefits of immunisation

11 Dec 2013

MEDIA ALERT

Immunisation App launch

11.00amThursday 12 December 2013

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne 

NEW APP TO PROMOTE THE LIFESAVING AND LIFELONG BENEFITS OF IMMUNISATION

The AMA and the Australian Academy of Science will tomorrow combine the resources of medicine and scientific research at the launch of the Academy’s new app, Science Q&A, an authoritative evidence-based resource to empower Australians to make informed decisions about immunisation.

The app is a companion to the highly successful Academy booklet, “The Science of Immunisation”, launched jointly by the Academy and the AMA last year, which has been circulated to more than 7,000 GPs nationally and accessed by hundreds of thousands of people via the Academy website.

AMA President, Dr Steve Hambleton, and Academy President, Professor Suzanne Cory, said today that immunisation saves lives and it is important that all Australians are provided with evidence of the health benefits of immunisation to help them make the right choices.

Dr Hambleton and Professor Cory will be joined at tomorrow’s launch by Sir Gustav Nossal, the world-renowned scientist, researcher, and immunology expert.

The launch will feature a demonstration of the app, a short animation showing how immunity works, and a tour of a working immunology lab at the Institute.

Launch of the Australian Academy of Science Science Q&A app:

Time:               11.00am

Date:               Thursday 12 December 2013

Venue:             The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

                        1G Royal Parade

                        PARKVILLE VIC 3052

 


11 December 2013

 

CONTACTS:      AMA                                              John Flannery, 0419 494 761

                         Academy of Science                       Kylie Walker, 0405 229 152

                         Walter and Eliza Hall Institute          Liz Williams, 0428 034 089

 

Published: 11 Dec 2013