VIC Branch Dinner Meeting - 6 May 2024


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Join us for the next VIC Branch Dinner Meeting.

Registration is closed. Should you wish to receive notification in case a place becomes available due to a cancellation, please contact us by emailing, and we'll promptly get in touch with you.

Venue: Aunty Kim's, 92-94 Johnson St Collingwood VIC

Time: From 6:30pm for a 7pm start, 9pm finish

Topic: Viral Infections

Speakers: Professor Stuart Mazzone and Dr Alice McGovern

Professor Stuart B. Mazzone, Ph.D. will present 'Neurobiology of cough.'

Bio: Professor Mazzone is Deputy Head of the Department of Anatomy and Physiology and the Capability Lead in Neuroscience for the School of Biomedical Sciences, at the University of Melbourne.  He heads the Laboratory of Respiratory Sensory Neuroscience and is a leading authority on the neurobiology of cough and the brain networks governing pulmonary sensory processing. Professor Mazzone’s team is recognised for seminal work in animals describing novel vagal sensory neural circuits arising from the airways and lungs and for translational studies in humans that have provided unprecedented insight into how the human brain processes cough sensory inputs in health and disease.

Dr. Alice McGovern will present 'Neuroimmune interactions during respiratory viral disease.'

Bio: Dr. Alice McGovern is respiratory sensory neurobiologist, with her research specialising in the intricate interplay between respiratory diseases and the nervous system. She holds a position within the Department of Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Melbourne as an early/ mid-career research academic and is a current recipient of an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) fellowship.  Her expertise spans sensory neurobiology where she delves into the complexities of neural processes underlying respiratory function, as well as investigations into the dynamic interactions between the immune and nervous systems.


Registrations and notice of dietary requirements are essential. Registration will close on Sunday 28 April 2024. 

We look forward to seeing you there.

Code of Conduct
Attendees are required to adhere to the TSANZ Code of Conduct at all TSANZ meetings and events. 

Event Cancellation
If you register to attend the meeting and are no longer able to attend, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing

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Attendee Criteria
Please note attendance at this event is not available to employees of pharmaceutical/med-tech/med-device companies, apart from the included event sponsor registrations. Additionally, attendance is not open to the general public/consumers. Please get in touch with TSANZ if you wish to discuss attendance and sponsorship options at

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Thank you to our valued sponsor Chiesi


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