The Howard Florey Oration will be delivered each year during the Society's annual scientific meeting and will be presented by a scientist who has made a significant contribution to a greater understanding of antimicrobials and their appropriate use.
The 2020 Howard Florey Oration 'Controlling Antimicrobial Resistance Now and In The Future' will be presented by:
Professor Lindsay Grayson
Austin Health, Victoria
Professor Lindsay Grayson graduated from Monash University Medical School in 1979 and completed Infectious Diseases training at New England Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston in 1991; he completed his MD research thesis in 1994 and Master of Science (MSc) in Clinical Epidemiology and Clinical Effectiveness, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, in 1997. From 1991 - 2000, he was Deputy Director, then Director, of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Epidemiology, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne. Since 2000, Professor Grayson has been Director of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Austin Health and Professor of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne.
Professor Grayson is a past-President of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases and a past-Chair of the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) Program Committee for the American Society for Microbiology. He has had a longstanding interest in antimicrobial resistance, particularly related to staphylococci and enterococci and infection control.
The Australian Society for Antimicrobials would like to thank The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, for allowing the Society to use the Howard Florey name for what we believe will become one of the prestigious scientific presentations on the Australian scientific meeting calendar.