WELCOME – 60th ASMR National Scientific Conference 2021

60th ASMR National Scientific Conference

Due to  continuing uncertainty in the pandemic landscape,  the ASMR Board of Directors have taken the decision that the 60th ASMR NSC to be held from the 22nd to the 23rd will be a virtual event.

The theme for this year’s conference is

Inspiration to implementation: Examining the pipeline from discovery to translation and innovation”

Given the challenges we all faced due to Covid, this particular theme highlights the importance of discovery to translation and innovation.

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 committee are working hard to put together a dynamic interactive event which will excite, inspire, and generate new exchanges and collaboration between researchers from all areas of health and medical research.


Firkin Orator,  Professor Jane E Harding DNZM MBChB DPhil FRACP FRSNZ
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AWT Edwards Orator, Professor David Craik, UQ Laureate Fellow
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Insightful and challenging professional development workshops and advocacy discussions!

Peter Doherty Leading Lights Award – applications open

Speaking opportunities for researchers, including fantastic opportunities for early and mid-career researchers to present their latest findings as well as Awards for eligible ASMR Members, the prestigious
Campion-Ma-Playoust Memorial Award and Peter Doherty Leading Light Award

Dr Denuja Karunakaran
Dr Dona Jayakody
ASMR NSC Co-conveners 2021


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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 60th 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.


Join us for this special celebration of health and medical research at the 60th NSC in this Diamond Jubilee Year for the Australian Society for Medical Research

Professional Development Program

22nd November – Research Impact (Dr Tamika Heiden)

22nd November – Staying Ahead of the Curve (Panel Discussion, Chaired by Dr Daniel Johnstone)

23rd November – Communicating Your Science (Dr Shalim Naik)

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