WELCOME – 59th ASMR National Scientific Conference 2020

The meeting was scheduled to be held in Melbourne, however, due to the restrictions on in person gatherings and travel (not part of our 2020 vision…) we are now hosting an online event to ensure we still all get a chance to “meet”. This decision has been made to ensure the safety of attendees and to still provide the opportunity to attend and present at a conference this year.


‘2020 Vision, the future of medical research’


The 59th ASMR National Scientific Conference (NSC) will explore the future of health and medical research, shining a light on the importance of basic, fundamental science in driving clinical translation and implementation.

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.
Abstracts will be accepted until September 25th (CLOSED).
Registration is FREE for members;
$35 for student non-members;
and $50 for regular non-members.

Information for authors can be found here



Firkin Orator, Prof Kanta Subbarao, appointed as Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza at the Doherty Institute in 2016.
AWT Edwards Orator, Dr James Muecke AM, Australian of the Year 2020, Chairman Sight for All

Insightful and challenging professional development workshops

Peter Doherty Leading Lights Award presentation

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


Awards for eligible ASMR Members

Campion-Ma-Playoust Memorial Award

Social Media Engagement Award

Best Oral Presentation

Best Rapid-fire Talk

Peter Doherty Leading Light Award



Dr Erin McGillick
Dr Kiri Beilby

ASMR NSC Co-conveners 2020


Sponsoring the Firkin Oration Sponsoring the AWT Edwards Oration
Poster Session and Networking Function Sponsors        Session Sponsors

Trade Supporters


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 59th 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.

Platinum Sponsors