GTAC annual teacher symposium

GTAC proudly presents our

13th Annual Teacher Symposium:

One Health: new perspectives on managing disease

The One Health concept draws together interdisciplinary research communities to explore the interface between environment, agriculture and human health. This collaborative approach is solving health challenges by developing strategies to deal with the emergence of new diseases in a globally connected world.


9.15 am Opening address by GTAC Board member Professor Suzanne Cory
9.30 am Cheryl Power, Department of microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, presents: Pathogenic microbes: Man made or products of  progress?
10.25 am Morning Break with refreshments
10.55 am Associate Professor Jason Mackenzie, Peter Doherty Institute presents: From mozzies to moisture; understanding vector-borne diseases
11.50 am Refreshment Break
12.05 pm Professor Kanta Subbarao, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne and Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, VIDRL, presents: Birds, pigs, camels and bats: responding to global outbreaks of novel respiratory viruses
1.00 pm Buffet Lunch
2.00 pm Developing resources to use in the classroom: In this workshop you will collaborate with GTAC education officers and colleagues to brainstorm ideas on how the material presented today can be translated into the classroom. GTAC staff will work alongside you to record your ideas. GTAC staff will then take these ideas and use them to develop resources that will become available online. This will include showcasing the work of a number of the scientists.

Lunch and refreshments provided


14th June, 2017


9:00am to 3:15pm


The Gene Technology Access Centre, 77 Story Street, Parkville, Victoria

Program cost:

  • $30.00 ex GST per person.
  • Rural Government teachers - free (Department of Education and Training subsidised place). Contact us at to check if you qualify.

Click here to register for this event


Please note the guest presentations for this event are available free of charge to Victorian teachers via video conferencing (Polycom).

Click here to register for one or more of the guest presentations via Polycom