American Australian Association (AAA)

US-Australia Dialogue on Medical Innovation in Response to COVID-19

Event Description


G’Day USA & American Australian Association are proud to present the US-Australia Dialogue on Medical Innovation in Response to COVID-19.


This Dialogue will showcase the exceptional contributions Australian health care companies and experts have made in partnership with the US in response to Covid-19. Panelists will explore collaborations and innovative contributions in manufacturing of medical devices, development of plasma treatments and development and production a vaccine.


Hon. Kathleen Sebelius: Former Secretary of US Health and Human Services, Former Governor of Kansas
Prof. Raina MacIntyre: Head, Biosecurity Program, Kirby Institute, UNSW
Paul Perreault: Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, CSL Limited
Michael “Mick” Farrell: Chief Executive Officer, ResMed

Dr. Cathy Foley AO: Australia’s Chief Scientist


US: Tuesday, February 2 | 1:00pm PST | 4:00pm EST
AUS: Wednesday, February 3 | 8:00am AEDT


Questions for the speakers may be submitted in advance. Please submit your question during registration.
This webinar is complimentary to attend; registration is essential.


Immediately following the webinar, the State of New South Wales invites you to a 15-minute breakout session. Join CSIRO’s Health and Biosecurity Director, Dr. Rob Grenfell, as he talks about CSIRO’s COVID-19 response in New South Wales and the importance of innovation and scientific collaboration in surmounting wicked challenges like the pandemic. Register for the breakout session here:


G’Day USA is Australia’s premier public and economic diplomacy program in the United States, bringing together leaders from government, business, creative industries and academia to celebrate and advance the US-Australia relationship. The American Australian Association is the leading privately funded non-profit organization dedicated to deepening and strengthening cooperation and understanding between the institutions and people of the US and Australia.


Tuesday February 2, 1:00 pm PST | 4:00 pm EST