Through a series of three online seminars and a PPE network, a panel of experts from the Australia-ASEAN region will share technical knowledge and experiences related to face mask and gown testing and manufacturing with universities and industry.  

It is expected that participants will be from universities, manufacturers, health and scientific organisations interested in face masks, surgical gowns and PPE manufacturing more generally. This project will initiate dialogue between Australian and ASEAN researchers and industry through the sharing of knowledge in the symposia and the subsequent networking linkages.

Please register via Flinders Events

30th March 2021
Seminar 1 - COVID-19 PPE testing & meeting national and international standards  

This first seminar will include a panel of 4 experts from Australia and the ASEAN region to discuss PPE testing and meeting international standards.

The speakers for this first seminar will include:

  • Professor Karen Reynolds, Medical Device Research Institute, Flinders University speaking about the establishment of a PPE testing lab in Australia.
  • Helen Lising, talking about the experiences of Filipino face mask manufacturer Filsheild during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Associate Professor Jittima Amie Luckanagul, speaking on the experience of Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, in establishing a PPE test lab
  • Professor Jason Monty, University of Melbourne, Designing a ventilation hood for hospital beds to help contain COVID-19 spread.

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25th May 2021
Seminar 2 – PPE manufacturing

27th July 2021
Seminar 3 – PPE fitting and community/health professional education

 The 'ASEAN Virtual Seminar Series: Personal Protective Equipment for COVID-19' is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-ASEAN Council of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.