Reporting Notifiable Diseases in Australia webinar: Watch now!

April 27, 2018 2:40 pm


RCPAQAP Biosecurity hosted a webinar for all Australian microbiology laboratory personnel and RCPA Microbiology Registrars. Delivered by Sandra Gebbie, Director, Health Emergency Countermeasures, Health Emergency Management Branch, Office of Health Protection.

RCPAQAP Biosecurity is funded by the Department of Health and has been offering surveys for Security Sensitive Biological Agents (SSBA) and other emerging disease threats to Australia since 2009. Over the years the program has identified a gap in most participants’ understanding of national and international reporting requirements and responses to communicable disease threats.


The webinar was designed to answer the following questions:

  • What are the International Health Regulations (IHR), and how does the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Australian Commonwealth work together?
  • How do the National Security Act, Biosecurity Act and other acts relate to laboratory reporting requirements?
  • What is the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and how does it work?
  • What is the National Incident Room (NIR) and how does it work?
  • What are the Australian Nationally Notifiable diseases?
  • How does the SSBA Regulatory Scheme fit in with this?

Click here to watch the webinar recording