New app to promote lifesaving and lifelong benefits of immunisation
Immunisation App launch
11.00am, Thursday 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:
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