WELCOME – 58th ASMR National Scientific Conference 2019


‘Ebbs & Flows: From Discovery to Practice’

When radium was discovered, no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals.
The work was one of pure science – Dr Marie Curie


The 58th ASMR National Scientific Conference (NSC) will explore the reciprocus nature of health and medical research, shining a light on the importance of basic, fundamental science in driving clinical translation and implementation.

To be held, for the very first time, in Western Australia amongst the picturesque and historic surrounds of the WA Maritime Museum in the port city of Fremantle.


The ASMR NSC is an inviting space for student, early-career, mid-career and senior researchers to take a fresh approach to discovery and communication.

Our program will excite, inspire, and generate new and innovative exchanges and collaboration between researchers from all areas of health and medical research.


We are seeking abstracts from all fields of health and medical research.

Abstract submission, registration and program details can be found here



Firkin Orator, Professor Daniel Drucker, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Toronto

Edwards Orator, Professor Christobel Saunders AO, the University of Western Australia and Royal Perth Hospital

Insightful and challenging professional development workshop as well as networking opportunities at the ASMR Student Mentoring Breakfast

Peter Doherty Leading Lights Award presentation

Inside the Scientist’s Studio  – an in depth interview with Professor Minoti Apte OAM

Speaking opportunities for researchers, including fantastic opportunities for early and mid-career researchers to present their latest findings


The ASMR Synapse Award recognising scientists and non-scientists alike who, through their artistic talents, express the intersection between creative expression and scientific discovery


Dr Kevin Keane
Professor Claudine Bonder

ASMR NSC Co-conveners 2019


Sponsoring the Firkin Oration Sponsoring the AWT Edwards Oration

Poster Session and Networking Function Sponsors        Session Sponsors

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Safeguarding Australia’s health security depends on the development and maintenance of a highly skilled and creative health and medical research workforce prepared for a future that we can’t yet predict.

The 58th Annual ASMR National Scientific Conference (NSC) will help in developing necessary communication, analytical and creative skills for early- and mid-career researchers as well as provide a network to build, explore and create new opportunities for their research.

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