A discussion with Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly on the proposed Australian CDC

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Last week, Australia’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Professor Paul Kelly was kind enough to participate in an ‘Ask the CMO’ session at the PHAA Communicable Disease and Immunisation Conference 2022, held in Sydney.

The focus of the discussion, hosted by PHAA President Adjunct Professor Tarun Weeramanthri AM, was the development of the Australian Centre for Disease Control (And Prevention).  It was attended by an actively engaged audience, with many questions posed and comments made.


Watch the full 30 minute session below.



We welcome further contributions to the PHAA ‘CDC Corner’ series from PHAA members and other stakeholders. Find out how to contribute.

Read earlier contributions to the CDC Corner:

  1. Questions of scope and governance: A northern Queensland perspective on the proposed Centre for Disease Control
  2. Why Australia needs a National Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (NCDPC)




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