The ASID test

Cheryl A Jones, Joshua S Davis and David FM Looke
Med J Aust 2016; 204 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/mja16.00284
Published online: 18 April 2016

The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases view on infectious diseases challenges in 2016 and beyond

This year, 2016, is a historic year for the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID), being the 40th anniversary of the formation of the society. It is an opportunity not only to celebrate our achievements in infectious diseases and microbiology over the past 4 decades but also to anticipate future challenges. Principal among these are antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the emergence or re-emergence of previously controlled or unrecognised diseases.

  • Cheryl A Jones1,2
  • Joshua S Davis3
  • David FM Looke4

  • 1 Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 Centre for Perinatal Infection Research, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW
  • 3 Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, NT
  • 4 Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD

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