2022 Peter Meese Memorial Lecture

Sue Evans

21st Anniversary

The Peter Meese Memorial Lecture is an annual event held in honour of Peter Meese, a highly regarded Melbourne physician who was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 1999. Dr Darren Lockie established annual cancer research grants, scholarships and the memorial lecture to thank Cabrini oncology and palliative care nursing staff for their compassionate care during Dr Meese’s illness.


“Tackling pandemics - from HIV to COVID-19”

Presented by: Professor Sharon Lewin AO, Director, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

Date: Wednesday 23 March 2022

Time: 6 - 7 pm

Cost: Free

Venue: Livestream and Live 


About Professor Sharon Lewin AO

Sharon Lewin leads a large national network, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia called The Australian Partnership in Research for Infectious Disease Emergencies (APPRISE), which focuses on pandemic preparedness and started in Australia in 2016. Scientists from the Doherty Institute were the first to isolate and share the SARS COV2 virus outside China and have a broad program of research focused on testing, treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. 

Sharon is the inaugural director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital. Sharon is an infectious diseases physician and
basic scientist. She completed her medical degree and PhD in virology at Monash University in 1996 and her post-doctoral fellowship with Dr David Ho at Rockefeller University in 1999. Her research focuses on understanding
why HIV persists on treatment and developing clinical trials aimed at ultimately finding a cure for HIV infection. Sharon is President-Elect of the International AIDS Society.

Sharon is the inaugural director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital. Sharon is an infectious diseases physician and basic scientist. She completed her medical degree and PhD in virology at Monash University in 1996 and her post-doctoral fellowship with Dr David Ho at Rockefeller University in 1999. Her research focuses on understanding why HIV persists on treatment and developing clinical trials aimed at ultimately finding a cure for HIV infection. Sharon is President-Elect of the International AIDS Society.



Enquiries

Leesa Horrigan | T: 9508 3491 | E: lhorrigan@cabrini.com.au


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