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 Monday May 29th (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.
The Pullman Brisbane King George Square (Grand Windsor Room)
Features the ASMR Medalist 2017 and presentation of the prestigious Queensland Health & Medical Research Awards.
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.
A popular movie engages the interest of students and the public, promoting discussion about the science and medical research behind the theme of the story. Expert panel members provide insights and answer questions posed by the audience.