6th Annual Southern Cross Travel Medicine Conference and the 2nd Southern Cross Tropical Medicine Conference

Friday 1 – Sunday 3 September 2023 – Hilton Hotel Sydney


International Keynote Speakers

Dr Camilla Rothe

Specialist in Internal Medicine, Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases and Deputy Head of the Department of Infectious and Tropical Medicine (Tropical Institute) at the LMU Hospital in Munich
Learn about Dr Camilla Rothe

Dr Camilla Rothe is a tropical medicine specialist based in Munich, Germany. She is the head of the Tropical and Travel Medicine Outpatient Department at LMU Hospital Centre. She is chairwoman of the Advisory Board of Travel Medicine which issues national recommendations for malaria prophylaxis and travel vaccinations. She lived and worked in Malawi for several years. Camilla is editor of the popular textbook "Clinical Cases in Tropical Medicine". In 2020 she was placed on the TIME 100 list of "most influential people of the world" for being the first person to report asymptomatic transmission of COVID19.

Prof Christoph Hatz

Chief Medical Officer of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Professor of Tropical and Travel Medicine at the University of Basel, and professor of Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases at the University of Zürich
Learn about Prof Christoph Hatz

Christoph Hatz was born in Basel, Switzerland. He obtained his MD and DTM&H degrees in Basel and London, worked in Thailand, Tanzania and several hospitals in Switzerland, specializing in Internal Medicine and Tropical Medicine. He acted as Professor of Epidemiology, Tropical and Travel Medicine at the Universities of Basel and Zürich. Research priorities focus on schistosomiasis, malaria and health systems. His current activities include working as consultant in clinical and public health projects at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel and chairing the international Expert Committee for Travel Medicine and the ‘Malaria Summit’ project of the International Society of Travel Medicine.


Prof Bart Currie

Leads the Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases team of the Global and Tropical Health Division at Menzies Institute.

Prof Bart Currie's Bio

Bart Currie is an infectious diseases and public health physician at Royal Darwin Hospital and Professor in Medicine at the Northern Territory Medical Program. He leads the Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases team at Menzies School of Health Research.

Prof Peter Gething

Kerry M Stokes AC Chair in Child Health and Professor in Epidemiology at Curtin University and Telethon Kids Institute in Perth

Prof Peter Gething's Bio

Pete Gething is the Kerry M Stokes AC Chair in Child Health and John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University and Telethon Kids Institute in Perth, Western Australia. With a background in geospatial modelling and epidemiology, he has worked on malaria and other vector borne disease since 2002. He leads the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP), an international collaboration providing geospatial intelligence on global malaria epidemiology and control and his group is also the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Geospatial Modelling. He has authored more than 200 peer reviewed papers, collectively cited nearly 100,000 times. His Perth Team comprises 30 postdoctoral and graduate scientists, working on research grants worth over USD$10M. Pete obtained his doctorate at the University of Southampton, UK, and was based at the University of Oxford from 2008 until moving to Western Australia in 2019.


Prof Kristine Macartney

Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), a paediatric infectious disease consultant at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney.

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Prof Nicholas Wood

Senior Staff Specialist, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, NSW; Associate Professor, The University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School, NSW

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