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 Queensland Health and Medical Research Awards
2019 ASMR Queensland Health & Medical Research Awards is proudly supported by the Queensland Government
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.
Finalists for all award categories will be selected by a judging panel to give an oral presentation on Tuesday 28th of May 2018 (from 8:00AM) at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.
Presentations to the finalists and winners will be made during the ASMR MRW(R) Gala Dinner on Friday 31st May, 2019 (from 6:30pm) Rydges Hotel in Brisbane.
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.
New Investigator Forum providing students with an opportunity to present their research, network with a variety of their peers. The meeting will be followed by a Sundowner Event featuring a poster of merit session.
This professional development event aims to increase connectivity within WA’s scientific community and facilitate the transfer of scientific knowledge from experts to the next-generation of scientists.