Antimicrobials 2019
Howard Florey Oration

The Howard Florey Oration will be delivered each year during the Society's annual scientific meeting and will be presented by a scientist who has made a significant contribution to a greater understanding of antimicrobials and their appropriate use.

The Australian Society for Antimicrobials would like to thank The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, for allowing the Society to use the Howard Florey name for what we believe will become one of the prestigious presentations on the Australian scientific meeting calendar. 

The 2019 Howard Florey Oration will be presented by:

Professor Monica Slavin
Head, Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Professor Monica Slavin is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at The University of Melbourne and a Research Associate at the Macfarlane Burnet Centre for Medical Research and Public Health. She received her medical degree from The University of Melbourne and trained in Infectious Diseases in Melbourne and Seattle, USA. Her major research interest is in infections in the immunocompromised, especially patients with cancer and those undergoing transplantation. Her current research focus is prevention and early treatment of invasive fungal infections in haematology patients. She has served on national steering committees for the development of antifungal and fever and neutropenia treatment guidelines and for the conduct of Australia-wide studies of epidemiology of fungal infection.