ASMR MRW® National Program

ASMR Medalist 2017

The ASMR Medalist 2017 is Professor Richard Wilkinson.

Richard Wilkinson has played a formative role in international research on the social determinants of health and on the societal effects of income inequality.

He studied economic history at LSE before training in epidemiology.

He is Emeritus Professor of Public Health at the University of Nottingham, Honorary Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London, Visiting Professor at the University of York and co-founder of the EqualityTrust.

Throughout a distinguished career examining the social determinants of health, Professor Wilkinson’s research has uncovered that economic inequality is the key driver for numerous health (and social) problems in developed countries such as Australia.

The identification of this strong causal relationship has commanded a re-think of policy development, with a renewed focus on addressing the underlying problem rather than treating specific health and social problems as unrelated phenomena.

His books and papers have drawn attention to the tendency for societies with bigger income differences between rich and poor to have a higher prevalence of a wide range of health and social problems. Prof. Wilkinson is the author, with Kate Pickett, of “The Spirit Level: Why more equal societies almost always do better”.  This best seller is now available in 24 languages and won the 2011 UK Political Studies Association Publication of the Year Award. A documentary film inspired by it, The Divide, was released in April 2016.

Following on from The Spirit Level, Richard became a co-founder of the Equality Trust (with support from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust).

He has given many hundreds of conference addresses and media interviews round the world, including at WHO, the EU, OECD and the World Bank.

Professor Wilkinson will be speaking at all Gala Dinners across the country and at the National Press Club of Australia.

ASMR Medical Research Week® Online Schools Quiz 2017

Twenty question, multiple choice Quiz for Year 7-12 Students
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Vic Tertiary Careers Information Evenings

May 2 and 3

2017 ASMR Tertiary Careers Evening
The events aim to highlight potential career pathways to undergraduate and postgraduate students.   Hear from a professional panel with backgrounds in Biomedical Science, who have progressed into different career pathways

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Each panellist will speak for 8-10 minutes, including an interactive Q&A, lastly an informal networking session with the attendees and panel (refreshments provided).

NSW Tertiary Careers Information Nights

May 5

The Grandstand Sports Bar, University of Sydney
6:30pm

For all trivia boffins and the medical research laboratories & institutes of NSW.

Limited numbers – $10pp – 10 players (maximum) team.

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Queensland Health and Medical Research Awards

May 26

ASMR MRW® Queensland Health & Medical Research Awards proudly supported by the Queensland Government 

The  Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR)  is committed to fostering excellence in  health  and  medical  research  and  promoting  community  understanding  and  support  for the sector. Health and medical research includes efforts that focus on new modes  of disease  prevention,  as  well  as  making  advances  in  understanding  the  biological  basis  of disease  and  the  development  and  testing  of  new  treatments  for  disease.  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 will be considered:

Postgraduate Student Award
Postdoctoral Researcher Award
Senior Research Award
Clinical Researcher Award

Finalist Presentations will be held on  May 26th (Postdoctoral, Senior and Clinical Awards) and Wednesday 31st (Postgraduate Student Award).

Winners of these prestigious awards will be announced at the Gala Dinner on Friday June 2nd.

 

Queensland Postgraduate Student Conference

May 31

ASMR MRW® Queensland Postgraduate Student Conference supported by the Queensland Government

Translational Research Institute (TRI)

Register now for a unique opportunity to present your work and network with other postgraduate students in health and medical research.

  • Distinguished Plenary Speaker
  • Prizes for oral and poster presentations
  • Free registration for ASMR Members
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea provided
ONLINE REGISTRATION 

 

Tasmanian Postgraduate Student Research Awards

June 1

The Tasmanian Postgraduate Student Research Awards aims to recognise outstanding contributions to medical research by Postgraduate students, and provide an opportunity for them to share their research with the medical research community. The award recognises scientific excellence and achievement, as well as the ability of the candidate to communicate his/her research at a level understandable to the wider scientific community, and the potential value of the research to health and medicine. 

For further information about the awards and how to apply, please contact Dr Phillippa Taberlay  or Dr Brad Sutherland

 

ASMR Vic Student Symposium

June 1

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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.

Participating students foster collaborations and network, increasing the awareness of the expertise and research being conducted around Victoria.

During the symposium, research students participate in oral or poster presentations, as well as the popular ‘3 minute thesis’ styled presentations – where students must effectively explain their research, with one PowerPoint slide, in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

Presentations are judged by a panel of senior academics and post-docs, with attractive monetary prizes awarded for outstanding work.

REGISTRATION 

Please pay for your registration at Trybooking.  A link to the event payment page will also appear after you have submitted your registration.

NSW Science in the Cinema

June 2

Palace Cinemas, Leichhardt

6:15pm

An incredible story of Stephen Hawking: The Theory of Everything

A special screening of the award winning and truly inspirational story of renowned physicist, Dr Stephen Hawking.  Expert panel members provide insights and answer questions posed by the audience.

Tickets $15.00 per person plus booking fee.

Further information

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NSW Scientific Meeting

June 2

Westmead Education and Conference Centre, Westmead Hospital, Westmead

8:00am – 6:00pm

ASMR NSW Annual Scientific Meeting is a multi-disciplinary event which showcases health and medical research in the state. Participants are students (Honours, Master, PhD) and staff (Research Assistants, Post-docs, Professors).

Plenary Speaker: Professor Roger Reddell BSc (Med) MBBS PhD FRACP FAA Director Children’s Medical Research Institute.

 

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Newcastle NSW Satellite Scientific Meeting

June 2

Hunter Medical Research Institute

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.

REGISTRATION (includes morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea):

Student ASMR members $40
Student non ASMR members $60
ASMR members $60
Non ASMR members $80

Plenary Speaker – Professor David James FAA

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Newcastle NSW Satellite Scientific Meeting - Conference Dinner

June 2

Noah’s on the Beach, Newcastle

Join us to share and enjoy the fellowship of the health and medical research community at our Conference Dinner

6:30pm for 7pm start

$110 per person or $90 for students

Dress: Semi Formal

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June 2

Queensland Gala Dinner

June 2

Queensland Health & Medical Research Awards and ASMR MRW® Queensland Gala Dinner supported by the Queensland Government

The Pullman Brisbane King George Square (Grand Windsor Room)

Features the ASMR Medalist 2017 and presentation of the prestigious Queensland Health & Medical Research Awards.

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Vic 3RRR Broadcast

June 4

Einstein A Go-Go

11am-12pm

Science made savvy.

Tune in with Dr Shane Huntington on 3RRR’s Einstein-a-go-go (1-2.7FM) during ASMR Medical Research Week® for fantastic discussion and dissection of science ideas made digestible for public consumption.

Featuring the 2017 ASMR Medalist Professor Richard G Wilkinson and three “up and coming”Victorian medical research scientists (Dr Calum Roberts, Dr Amy Winship, Dr Katherine Gibney)

 

Adelaide Gala Dinner

June 5

Adelaide Pavilion

Featuring our Keynote Speaker,  ASMR Medalist 2017

 

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ACT National Press Club Event

June 6

Professor Richard Wilkinson – Scientist, Author, Advocate

The ASMR Medal will be presented to the 2017 Medallist Professor Richard Wilkinson and be followed by an Address to the NPC on Tuesday the 6th of June from 5pm to 7pm (drinks, medal presentation, address, panel and questions, drinks and canapes).

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SA Scientific Networking Event

June 6

Rob Roy Hotel, 106 Halifax Street, Adelaide

An opportunity for young researchers to come together and hear from leading scientists and industry professionals

Join us as our panel shares their own career journeys and lets you in on tips and tricks for networking.

FREE for ASMR Members
$10 for non-members.  (Payment will be collected at the event – registration includes nibbles and free drink on arrival)

We do need to know you are coming – please reserve your spot by registering online by May 27th

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Vic Science in the Cinema

June 6

Enjoy a night at the cinema for a special screening of “Concussion”.  A true story based on Dr Bennet Omalu’s research of the brain degeneration suffered by professional American football players.

Discuss the movie with a professional panel who currently investigate brain-related sports injuries in Australia.

Hoyts Cinema – Melbourne Central, 6pm to 9pm

Cost $12 per person

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ACT New Investigator Forum - Sundowner Event

June  7

5:15 to 7:00pm

John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU Campus

Poster of Merit Session – Awards Presentation – Keynote Speaker Ms Adriane Boag

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NSW Gala Dinner

June 7

The Tea Room, Queen Victoria Building

Featuring our Keynote Speaker,  ASMR Medalist 2017

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SA Scientific Meeting

June 7

Adelaide Convention Centre

Abstracts accepted from all areas of basic science and health and medical research.  Honours, PhD students and early Post-doctoral fellows are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations.

Plenary Speaker: Associate Professor Louise Purton, Associate Director at St Vincent’s Institute, will be presenting the plenary session “The impact of cancer therapies on bone marrow microenvironments and their regulation of haematopoiesis”.

ORAL ABSTRACT SUBMISSION CLOSED –  POSTER ACCEPTED UNTIL MAY 26TH.

Instructions to Authors

(ASMR Members – Students $70.00, Members $120.00)
(Non-members – Students $95.00, Non Student $140.00)

Please note – individual registrations only – payment by American Express, Visa or Mastercard

REGISTRATION AND POSTERS ONLY

 

WA Scientific Meeting

June 7

Edith Cowan University
8:45 am to 5:00 pm

The Australian Society of Medical Research (ASMR) WA Committee invites you to showcase your research at the Western Australian Scientific Symposium.

Abstracts for oral presentations are invited from undergraduate and postgraduate students, research assistants, postdoctoral fellows, researchers and clinicians

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION CLOSED

Payment by American Express, MasterCard or VisaIndividual registrations only

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NSW Dinner with a Scientist

June 8

Thai Riffic, Newtown

Interested members of the public and patient groups are invited to share a relaxed meal with local scientists and discuss the latest medical research in a particular disease or life-style area.

Details to be advised.

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NSW Careers Day

June 8

Garvan Institute for Medical Research, Darlinghurst
NAB Auditorium

9:00am to 1:00pm

Students ( Yrs 10 – 12) are invited to hear from medical sciences professionals about what it takes to start a career in the medical sciences sector.

Features presentations from research, university, biotechnology, outreach and medicine

Please RSVP with the school name, number of students and instructor’s name by Friday 21st of April to

Eden Robertson or Kirston Barton

 

SA Dinner with a Scientist

June 8

‘Neurological Diseases: Causes, Complications and Current Research’

SAHMRI Auditorium, North Terrace, Adelaide

Join us for a dinner with presentations and a Q&A session with our highly regarded panel of local neuroscientists and clinicians.  Presentations cover a range of neurological conditions such as Stroke and Parkinson’s disease and will include
discussion of causes, complications and modifiable life-style factors as well as the state of current research and potential therapies being explored.

$40.00 pp includes dinner and coffee/tea

Fur further information email mailto:sa.dwas@gmail.com

 

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Vic Gala Dinner

June 8

InterContinental Hotel The Rialto Melbourne

495 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

Featuring our Keynote Speaker,  ASMR Medalist 2017

Professor Richard Wilkinson – Scientist, Author and Advocate

Professor Wilkinson is Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, co-founder of The Equality Trust and auther of the international bestseller “The Spirit Level”.  Throughout a distinguished career examining the social determinants of health, Professor Wilkinson’s research has uncovered that economic inequality is the key driver for numerous health (and social) problems in developed countries such as Australia.  The identification of this strong causal relationship has commanded a re-think of policy development with a renewed focus on addressing the underlying problem rather than treating specific health and social problems as unrelated phenomena.

 

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SA Quiz Night

June 9

Quiz Night
Fullarton Park Community Centre
411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton

Come and test your general knowledge in a night of food and fun

BYO food and drinks
*individuals and smaller groups welcome

$10.00 pp at the door

Fur further information email asmrquizsa@gmail.com

WA Gala Dinner

June 9

Duxton Hotel Perth

Featuring our Keynote Speaker,  ASMR Medalist 2017

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Sponsoring ASMR MRW® Newcastle Satellite Scientific Meeting 2017

 

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Gold Sponsors of ASMR MRW® Qld Postgraduate Student Conference 2017

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Gold Sponsors of ASMR MRW® in South Australia 2017

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Chem-Supply

Principal Sponsor of ASMR MRW® in Victoria 2017

 Sponsoring the ASMR MRW® Gala Dinner in Vic 2017

 Platinum Sponsors of ASMR MRW® in Vic 2017

Gold Sponsors of ASMR MRW® in Vic 2017

Silver Sponsors ASMR MRW® in Vic 2017

FNI

Supporting the ASMR MRW® Student Research Symposium in Vic 2017

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Sponsors of ASMR MRW® in Tasmania 2017

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Gold Sponsors of ASMR MRW® in Western Australia 2017

Silver Sponsors of ASMR MRW® in Western Australia 2017

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Major National Supporter of ASMR MRW® 2017

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