In July, the Department of Medicine at the Royal Melbourne Hospital hosted the 3iii Symposium at the Ian Potter Auditorium as a hybrid event, attracting over 60 attendees.
The 3iii Symposium attracted more than 60 attendees to discuss the three linked themes of inflammation, infection and immunity.
The 3iii initiative is philanthropically funded initiative to draw together clinicians and scientists around the linked themes of inflammation, infection and immunity. The group holds monthly multi-disciplinary meetings to link challenges in clinical care with basic and translational science across the Precinct.
This symposium featured presentations covering three areas, including retinal drusen and complement in inflammatory bowel disease, SLE and glomerulonephritis (from Professor Judy Savige), and a presentation from clinicians working in the long-COVID clinic (Associate Professors Irving and Malpas), alongside scientists from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute studying the inflammatory and immunological parameters of these patients (Drs Eriksson and Bryant).
The presentations covered a variety of topics, from long-COVID to inflammatory bowel disease.
Also featured were the beginnings of the Victorian Immune and Inflammatory Diseases Biobank project (Drs Palmieri and Slade) as a facility to advance translational medicine in the precinct.
All are welcome to future meetings, where the linkages between clinical and basic science around these themes are strongly supported.