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The Centre held its 4th biennial Webster Centre for Infectious Diseases Research Symposium on 29 – 30 August 2013, at Rydges Hotel in Queenstown.

This was a special meeting which was sponsored jointly by WCID and QMB and was organized by Dr Siouxsie Wiles, Dr Deborah Williamson, and Professor Gregory Cook.

Picture of Professor Kurt Krause and international speakers at QMB 2013
Professor Kurt Krause and international speakers at the 2013 Symposium.

International keynote speakers included:

  • Dr Kyu Rhee, Weill Cornell University, New York
  • Associate Professor Bill Hanage, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Heath, Boston
  • Professor Jane Hill, University of Vermont
  • Dr Barry Bochner, Biolog, California
  • Dr Nico Petty, The Three Institute, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Dr Steven Tong, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin
  • Associate Professor Tim Stinear, University of Melbourne

Thank you so much to everyone who attended the WCID 2013 meeting. I hope you will agree with me that the meeting was a huge success and a great opportunity to network with one another and learn about research projects of infectious diseases in New Zealand.

Professor Kurt Krause, Webster Centre Director.

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