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Public Health Association of Australia National Immunisation Conference (PHAA 2018)

The 16th Public Health Association of Australia National Immunisation Conference was held in Adelaide from 5-7 June 2018. PAEDS had the opportunity to showcase their work, outputs and initiatives throughout the conference. PAEDS contributed by presenting on pertussis and influenza maternal vaccine effectiveness, stool collection challenges for polio surveillance and social factors of parents of children hospitalised for influenza. The presentations can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

• Effectiveness of maternal vaccination among infants aged <6 months hospitalised with pertussis
Helen Quinn, Jeannette Comeau, Helen Marshall, Elizabeth Elliott, Nigel Crawford, Chris Blyth, Anne Kynaston, Tom Snelling, Peter Richmond, Kristine Macartney, Peter McIntyre and Nicholas Wood on behalf of the Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) network.

 Influenza in Australian infants 2017; Epidemiology and effectiveness of maternal vaccination
McRae JE, Blyth CC, Cheng AC, Quinn, H, Wood, N and Macartney KK on behalf of the PAEDS-FluCAN Network

• Acute flaccid paralysis surveillance for polio: challenges of stool collection in Australia Dinsmore N, McRae J, Saravanos G, Rost L, Meredith K, Dougherty S, Doyle R, Heath C, McMinn A, Lee D, Finucane C, Britton PN

• Knowledge, attitudes, values and practices of parents of children hospitalised for influenza
Ms Samantha Carlson, Dr Camilla Scanlan, Professor Helen Marshall, Professor Kristine Macartney, Associate Professor Julie Leask on behalf of the PAEDS network