The Hartland Oration

24 August 2017


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Professor Elizabeth Hartland, VIIN Co-Convenor since 2009, is stepping down from the VIIN Executive Committee as she takes up her new role as Director of the Hudson Institute of Medical Research.

As VIIN Co-Convenor, Professor Hartland has had key roles in co-convening the Lorne Infection and Immunity Conferences (2012-2017), the VIIN Industry Alliance (2012-2014) and the VIIN Young Investigator Symposia (2009 – 2016).  Together with Co-Convenor Professor Paul Hertzog, Liz oversaw the roll-out of VIIN’s new website, its increasing presence on social media, implementation of the VIIN’s annual careers evenings (2013-2017) and numerous other initiatives.

In honour of Liz’s contribution to VIIN, the network is delighted to announce that the awardee of the best VIIN Young Investigator Symposium ECR talk will deliver the Hartland Oration at the Lorne Infection and Immunity Conference in 2018 and onward.  This outstanding young researcher will receive free registration to the Lorne Conference and $500 toward their accommodation, meals and transport.

Professor Hartland says:

I am very proud of the momentum and support that we have created for infection and immunity research over the last several years. Our inclusive policy means that every researcher, from junior to senior levels, with an interest in infection and immunity can enjoy interactions with their peers at relaxed and social events, thereby building their own networks. To see the Lorne Infection and Immunity meeting become a national meeting is also very satisfying. We couldn’t do this without the support of our member organizations and I remain very grateful for their ongoing contributions.

With Professor Hartland stepping down as VIIN Co-Convenor, the network is excited to announce that Associate Professor Heidi Drummer, VIIN Executive Member for the Burnet Institute will be VIIN’s new Co-Convenor with Paul Hertzog. For a full listing of VIIN Executive Committee members, see here.

To submit your abstract for the 2017 VIIN Young Investigator Symposium, please see here. The deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended until Tuesday 29 August 2017.

For information about the 2018 Lorne Infection and Immunity conference, please see here.

Photo credit: Linda Peake, Hudson Institute of Medical Research.


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