Western Australia

Science Lands In Parliament


ASMR Medical Research Week® May 28  – June 5 2020 –

Due to the current situation with Coronavirus ASMR Medical Research Week® is postponed until November 2020 –

Please monitor this page for further information.

Science Lands In Parliament

August 13


Aboriginal People’s Gallery, Parliament House of Western Australia.


Abstracts are now open for Science Lands in Parliament, a unique opportunity to showcase your research to WA Parliamentarians.

This event, hosted by the Hon. Roger Cook MLA, Minister for Health and Mental Health, is in the Aboriginal People’s Gallery, Parliament House of Western Australia.

If you are scientifically or clinically qualified, 5-15 years post-PhD or equivalent (awarded 2004-2016) and conduct medically-related research in Western Australia, you are invited to submit an abstract for this event.

There is no registration fee.

Download further information.

Download abstract submission instructions, and send your abstracts to asmrwa_slip@outlook.com by COB 12th July 2019.

Please direct all enquiries about this event to melissa.eccles@curtin.edu.au

ASMR and Scitech proudly present 'Science in the Cinema'

Date: Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Time: 5:30pm for a 6:00pm sharp start; Concludes at 9:15pm
Cost: $6.00pp (plus 50c booking fee)

Screening ARRIVAL (Rated M)

When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
Watch preview

The scientific themes within this film will set the scene for a lively discussion between attendees and our expert panellists:

  • Dr David Lewis (Psychology, Murdoch University)
  • Dr Sender Dovchin (School of Education, Curtin University)
  • Ben Ainslie and Daniel Midgley (R2R FM’s “Talk the Talk” Radio Presenters)
  • Doctor Frances Marcus Lewis (Professor, University of Washington, Affiliate Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)

Our special format for the evening will include screening the first half of ‘Arrival’ before breaking for a panel discussion about the scientific topics explored in the movie. This will be followed by a break for pizza before watching the second half of the film.

We are encouraging reduced use of plastic and ask that guests bring along a reusable drink bottle for water. Please note that no food is not allowed in the Planetarium.




ASMR Medical Research Week® Online Schools Quiz

Twenty question, multiple choice Quiz for Year 7-12 Students

Previous Quiz Info

Test your knowledge and inspire your imagination – great prizes to be won!


ASMR Medical Research Week® Quiz Night

May 31

The Irish Club of WA

61 Townshend Rd, Subiaco

A night of trivia and networking in the ‘Battle of the Brains’

Cost: $10 / ASMR member or $15 / non-member (max 10 players/team )

Further information



ASMR Speed Networking Event

June 7

Co-badged with Science on the Swan

The Westin, Perth

From 1:30pm

We are pleased to advise that Science on the Swan will be co-badging a Speed-Networking  Session with ASMR during ASMR Medical Research Week (R).

This professional development event aims to increase connectivity within Western Australia’s scientific community and facilitate the transfer of scientific knowledge from experts to the next-generation of scientists.

Download further information here

Please direct inquiries to Huan Ting Ong



ASMR Medical Research Week® Gala Dinner

June 7

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

A major event on the ASMR MRW® calendar, the evening will feature a presentation by the 2019 ASMR Medallist, Dr Elizabeth Finkel.

An award winning Australian science journalist and author, Dr Finkel has  an illustrious career which began in basic research.  She is co-founder of the science magazine Cosmos and no stranger to ASMR, having won the prestigious Campion Ma Playoust Award in 1982. Now,  in 2019, ASMR recognises Dr Finkel’s impressive contributions to science communication as the ASMR Medallist

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with colleagues, friends and stakeholders in celebrating health and medical research.

Download booking form or book online.


ASMR WA Science in the Cinema

Date tba

The SciTech Planetarium, SciTech, Sutherland Street West Perth

Further details to be announced


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