Research Events

Cicada Innovation’s Start-up Valuation: Art or Science (Sydney, 16 May)

Research Australia Speaker Series (Sydney, 17 May)

Viruses in May (17-19 May 2018)

This year's conference will be held at the Carrington Hotel in Katoomba. Viruses in May is a clinical course aimed at senior and less experienced scientists, pathologists, registrars, infectious diseases clinicians, and clinicians from other disciplines interested in viral diseases. The themes for this year include rapid point of care testing, parechovirus and other emerging viral threats, vaccination for prevention of viral illness, and viral infections of Aboriginal Australians. Insights from practitioners who are experts in the areas they talk on, and in many cases, who are internationally recognized in their area will be invited. It is being able to talk “up close and personal” about the areas that is of importance, and that is one of the many things that makes VIM special. Organisers are looking forward to outstanding plenary talks, vigorous and informed discussion, as well as having attendees at the meeting.

For more information please contact: Deb Saunders 02 8356 5852 

PoCT Sepsis and Lactate Training Webinar (12 June 2018) (374.1KB)

Join us to discover more about lactate and sepsis and how it is relevant in Point of Care Testing.

Presented by Dr Amith Shetty, a renowned expert in emergency department research, fields of critical illness, sepsis and models of care delivery to discuss:

  • Lactate pathophysiology
  • Implications of raised lactate
  • When and how to measure lactate
  • Threshold and clearance guidelines

Visit here to see more details (374.1KB) and here to register.
For more information please email Julie Monnox or contact Tel: 02 4920 4061.

Biobanking Conference (12 June)

"Improving biobank standards - local and global perspectives" is a free one day conference at the Kerry Packer Auditorium at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital on Tuesday 12 June 2018 from 10am – 5pm. Dr Kerry Chant, NSW Chief Health Officer, will deliver the opening address with an impressive line-up of local and international guest speakers to follow, including the NSW Health Statewide Biobank’s Chief Operating Officer Simon Cooper.  For more information on speakers and to register for the event, visit Eventbrite or contact Bharvi Maneck on (02) 9845 1213.

APIAR ANZ Conference on Advanced Research (22-23 Jun)

Sax Institute Knowledge Mobilisation Conference (4-5 Jul)

AACB AIMS 2018 Combined Scientific Meeting (3-5 September 2018) Visit here for more. 

The Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists and the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists are pleased to present this meeting that will be held at ICC Sydney in Sydney NSW.  The theme for the joint conference is “Diagnosis to Cure” and there are three days allocated to explore related topics. The first is metabolism day which will look at inborn metabolic syndromes and the gene and enzyme therapies that are being used to treat these. 

This year will include presentation of the David Rothfield Memorial Oration. This is an honorary lectureship jointly sponsored by the RCPA, AACB, RCPAQAP and NATA and alternates each year between the RCPA Pathology Update and the AACB Annual Scientific Meeting. Professor Andy Hoofnagle from Washington University will be presenting the oration in 2018 with a talk on proteonomics. Carolyn Sue, Kevin Carpenter, Michael Tchan, Ian Cateson and Tina Yen will also be giving insights into some of these conditions.

The second day is all about cancer – molecular diagnosis and classification, immunotherapies and drug treatments.  One of the recent recipients of the Qld Tall Poppy Science award, Dr Ken Dutton-Regester from QIMR will be talking about melanoma genetics and biology. The David Curnow Lecture will also be on this day.

Dr Roger Reddel will conclude the second day introducing delegates to Procan, a new database that Australian researchers are setting up that will feed the information gathered through analysing the proteins of 70,000 cancer samples. This will be made available worldwide and become the reference for recommending the best-known treatments for patients.

The last day will be about chronic diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease, auto-immune conditions and bleeding disorders. These diseases are a huge burden on the health system and speakers will cover topics such as monitoring response to treatments in chronic leukaemias, organ transplant surgery and biomedical ethics.

Other highlights of the meeting include the Industry Exhibition, submitted oral papers and posters, networking functions, industry symposia, meet the experts breakfast sessions and of course the gala dinner.

eResearch Australasia 2018 (15-19 Oct)

ASMR National Scientific Conference (14-15 Nov)

NFMRI Medical Research Innovation Conference (21-22 Nov)    

2018 Australia Public Health Conference (Brisbane, 26-28 Sept)

NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation (27-28 Nov)

NHMRC 7th Annual Symposium on Research Translation (Sydney, 27-28 Nov) and Call for abstracts (closes 11 May)

For more information

Contact our Research and Innovation Team or Amanda Koegelenberg, Research and Innovation Project Manager p. 02 4920 4033.