Professional Development Sessions

A central component of the ASMR National Scientific Conference in 2019 is focused on Professional Development.
These programs will equip early and mid-career medical researchers with vital skills
to increase their competitiveness and capacity in the sector


Inside the Scientist’s Studio

6:00pm to 7:00pm, 20th November, PSAS, 22 Pakenham Street, Fremantle

Our special guest, Professor Minote Apte OAM, will face a  mix of probing questions and friendly persuasion to give an up close and personal understanding of a leading scientist, their life and their research journey.

Professor Apte will be interviewed by WA’s own Dr Renee Newman, an accomplished performer and director.

Professor Apte is a world leading researcher into pancreatic disease whose work has led to significant advances in our understanding of this devastating group of diseases. Her research and community work has been recognised by a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2014 and the 2015 NSW Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year amongst many other prestigious acknowledgements.

Introduced in 2017, “Inside the Scientist’s Studio” is a unique event which aims to delve into the minds of some of the world’s great scientists, and deliver an insight into the secrets to their success, inspiring the next generation of research leaders. Previous special guests were  Australian Nobel Laureate, Prof Peter Doherty and renowned immunologist Prof Josef Penninger.

Professor Minote Apte OAM, eminent scientist, accomplished Indian classical dancer,  choreographer and community worker.

Previously interviewed –

  • Professor Peter Doherty
  • Professor Josef Penninger

Student Mentoring Breakfast

7:30am, 21st November, WA Maritime Museum

Students have the opportunity to sit down over breakfast with leaders in the health and medical research sector. Participants can ask mentors any questions they have about career options and share concerns. The mentors will provide their personal experience on how mentoring has helped their own careers and the importance of picking a good mentor. They will increase awareness of the political landscape facing researchers and give participants confidence to engage in the conversation with health and medical research leaders.




Additional PD Session – details to be confirmed