PROGRAM – 59th ASMR National Scientific Conference 2020

November 18, 2020

8:30am Registration open
8:55am to 9:00am Welcome
Dr Erin McGillick, Dr Kiri Beilby Co-convenors.  Welcome to Country and welcome address
9:00am to 10:0am Plenary: Firkin Oration
10:00am to 11:00am Session 1 – Talk
11:00am to 11:15am Diversity and Inclusion Talk


Morning tea
11:45am to 1:00pm PD#1 Building Psychological Capital For A Resilient Future in Medical Research
Building  high levels of psychological capital incorporating the principles of Hope, Efficacy, Resilience and Optimism.

1:00pm to 2pm
Lunch Break

2:00pm to 2:30pm
Plenary: Health Science Policy: behind the lens

2:30pm to 4:00pm

Session 2 – Talk

3:30pm to 4:00pm

Session #3 Rapid fire student talks (2 min  = 7 talks)
4:00pm to 5:00pm Poster Session


End of Day 1


November 19, 2020

8:55 am to 9:00am Plenary: Edwards Oration
Dr James Muecke AM, Ophthalmologist, Australian of the Year 2020, Founder of Vision for All
10:00am to 11:00am Session #3 – Talk
11:00am to 11:30am Morning Tea break
11:30am to 1:00pm PD# 2 : Science Communication
Communicators translate valuable research into meaningful stories to connect with a public suffering information fatigue. This workshop will ask participants: What is your origin story? What first made you care about the research you do? 

1:00pm to 2:00pm Lunch break and ASMR AGM (virtual) 


2:00pm to 2:30pm 


Plenary: ASMR Peter Doherty Leading Light Award 


2:30pm to 3:15pm Session #4 – Talk

3:15pm to 3:30pm

Afternoon Tea break

3:30pm to 4:15pm

Session#5 – Talk
4:15pm tp 5:15pm PD #3
Improvised science

the same skills which progress our careers can also hinder us from listening for the ideas and opportunities that others bring to the table. While we learn to lead, we can often lose sight of when it might be useful to follow. 
5:15pm to 5:30pm Awards and close of meeting
5:30pm Conference end

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 The ASMR extends thanks and congratulations to our NSC Organisers in 2020