WELCOME – 60th ASMR National Scientific Conference 2021

 60th ASMR National Scientific Conference

It is hoped the conference will be a face-to-face event, to be held from the 21st to the 23rd of November in Canberra

Venue to be confirmed

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 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.

Information for authors to be confirmed



Firkin Orator,  Jane E Harding DNZM MBChB DPhil FRACP FRSNZ

AWT Edwards Orator, TBA

Insightful and challenging professional development workshops

Peter Doherty Leading Lights Award – applications opening soon

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

Peter Doherty Leading Light Award



Dr Denuja Karunakaran
Dr Dona Jayakody

ASMR NSC Co-conveners 2021


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