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.
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 here.
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.
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.
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.