In 1982, Elizabeth Finkel was awarded ASMR’s Campion Ma Playoust Award and now, as a distinguished Australian science journalist, we recognise her contributions to science communications as the ASMR Medalist 2019. In accepting our invitation, she said, “I hadn’t been able to express how gobsmacked I was that the sort of things I used to do to fruit flies at USCF – supply them with new genes – are now being done in people to achieve ‘biblical’ results. Toddlers born with SMA (spinal muscular atrophy), who should be crippled or dead, are walking. I was thinking I needed a forum to get the message out: this is where blue sky research leads. Now I have one”.
The 2019 Medalist will speak at Gala Dinners across the country and at the National Press Club of Australia.
The Grandstand Sports Bar, The University of Sydney
An evening for all trifia boffins and the medical research laboratories and institutes of NSW
Contact Daniel Mediati for further information
ASMR MRW® Queensland Health and Medical Research Awards
The ASMR Queensland Awards for Health & Medical Research are an initiative of the ASMR and are made annually to recognise the outstanding efforts and contributions of Queensland researchers. Four Award categories (Postgraduate, Postdoctoral, Senior and Clinical Researchers) will be considered.
A showcase symposium where all Victorian health and medical research students can present their work to an audience of their peers, and network with and listen to some of Victoria’s top medical researchers in a friendly, approachable and cooperative scientific environment.
Newcastle NSW Satellite Scientific Meeting
This meeting provides a unique forum linking the research foci of the Hunter Region by bringing together clinicians, researchers, academics, and students, dignitaries and the community. Details TBA