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On 5 October 1998, the first Australian conference on Cryptosporidium in water will be held in Melbourne. The Australian Water and Wastewater Association, the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Quality and Treatment, and the Water Services Association of Australia are jointly organising the conference. The conference has three streams examining: the epidemiology of cryptosporidiosis, risk assessment of Cryptosporidium in water, and typing of oocysts. International speakers for the conference include Dr Bill MacKenzie (CDC), A/Prof Cynthia Chappell (University of Texas), Dr Peter O'Donoghue (University of Queensland), Dr David Casemore (PHLS), Dr Peter Teunis (RIVM), and Professor Gordon Finch (University of Alberta). The cost of the conference is $290 (Australian). Please refer to the Bulletin Board for contact details.
This article was published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence Volume 22, No 9, 3 September 1998.