ASMR MRW®

ASMR Medical Research Week® June 3 to 10, 2022

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.

 

We are pleased to announce that the ASMR Medalist 2022 is Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood

Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood is a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon specialising in the field of  burn care, trauma and scar reconstruction.

As Director of the WA Burns Service of Western Australia she is consultant

Perth Children’s Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital.

As director of burns research she leads an interdisciplinary team with broad collaboration focused on translation to improve clinical outcomes.

She has been the recipient of the 2003 Australian Medical Association‘ Contribution to Medicine’ Award and an Order of Australia Medal for work with Bali bombing victims. As a National Living Treasure and Australian Citizen of the Year in 2004.  She received the honour of being named Australian of the Year in 2005.

Fiona and Marie Stoner, co-founders of Clinical Cell Culture,  now Avitamedical, won the 2005 Clunies Ross Award for their contributions to Medical Science in Australia