ASMR Medical Research Week® May 28 – June 5 2020 – Due to the current situation with Coronavirus ASMR Medical Research Week® is postponed until November 2020 – please monitor this page for further information.
The week is a flagship activity for The Australian Society for Medical Research, and a major highlight of the Australian health and medical research calendar, bringing the message of the benefits of health and medical research to the Australian public.
This annual event occurs in the first full week in June and features the ASMR medalist tour, public outreach events (including cinema events, meet a scientist dinners and community lectures), career events for high school and tertiary students, schools visits, an on-line schools quiz, scientific meetings and professional development programmes for medical researchers held across the country, with the range of events continuing to grow every year.
Each year the Society awards the ASMR Medal to an eminent stakeholder in the international medical research community for achievements in raising awareness. The ASMR medalists tour Australia, addressing audiences at dinners across the country and the National Press Club in Canberra. The ASMR Medal is presented at the National Press Club event.
The tour promotes debate and discussion amongst scientists, politicians and the public, and attracts strong media interest.
Since 1998, an list of eminent scientists have generously shared their science, their vision and their insights, inspiring, sometimes challenging and always informing, not only the health and medical research community but the community at large.
The pandemic situation in 2020 has meant the cancellation of the ASMR Medalist tour but we do hope to resume in 2021.
State Scientific Meetings are continuing as virtual meetings in November – please check state pages for further information.