PROGRAM – 60th ASMR National Scientific Conference 2021

NSC Program - Day 1 - November 22nd

8:15 – 8:25

 

8:25 – 8:35

Introduction and Welcome to Country
Drs Denuja Karunakaran and Dona Jayakody
60 Years of ASMR (TBC)
Professor Barry Marshall
8:35 – 10:10 am

 

Basic Medical Research Landscape in Australia
Chairs: Drs Denuja Karunakaran and Dona Jayakody
8:35 – 8:40

 

Introduction to Edwards Oration
Associate Professor Tony Kenna, ASMR President-elect
8:40- 9:35

 

Edwards Oration
Professor David Craik,  University of Queensland
(Presentation – 45 mins, Q&A – 10 mins)
9:35 – 10:10

 

 

Plenary
Roadmap for the research pipeline (TBC)
Dr Rob Grenfell, CSIRO
(Presentation – 45 mins, Q&A – 10 mins)
10:10 – 10:30

 

Morning Tea
Posters, sponsor booths and networking

10:30 – 12:00 pm Inspiration: Fundamentals of Basic & Clinical Research in Australia 1
10:30 – 10:55

 

 

Keynote
GP130R chimeric cytokines: A novel class of drugs to treat age-related metabolic diseases
Professor Mark Febbraio, Monash University
(Presentation – 20 mins, Q&A – 5 mins)
10:55 – 11:40

 

Basic and Clinical Abstract Presentations
(Presentations – 5 x 7 mins, Abstract Session Q&A – 10 mins)
11:40 – 12:00

 

 

Keynote
Title TBA
Professor Fabienne McKay, QIMR Berghofer
(Presentation – 15 mins, Q&A – 5 mins)
12:00 – 12:40 pm Professional Development I  – Research Impact
12:00 – 12:40

 

Research Impact (TBC)
Dr Tamika Heiden, Research Impact Academy
(Presentation – 30 mins, Q&A – 10 mins)
12:40 – 1:30

 

Lunch
Posters, sponsor booths and networking, including
“Ask the Speakers Anything” round tables
2:00 – 3:30 pm Inspiration: Fundamentals of Basic & Clinical Research in Australia II
2:00 – 2:25

 

 

Keynote
Fundamentals of Inflammasome, startup and big pharma: The story of Inflazome
Professor Kate Schroder, University of Queensland
(Presentation – 20 mins, Q&A – 5 mins)
2:25 – 3:10

 

Basic and Clinical Abstract Presentations
(Presentations – 5 x 7 mins, Abstract Session Q&A – 10 mins)
3:10 – 3:30

 

 

Keynote
Cervical cancer elimination: The research translational pipeline in action
Professor Karen Canfell, Cancer Council
(Presentation – 15 mins, Q&A – 5 mins)
3:30 – 3:50 pm

 

Afternoon Tea
Posters, sponsor booths and networking
3:50 – 5:00 pm Staying ahead of the curve – positioning your research to enhance quality and impact
3:50 – 3:55 Introduction to Panel Discussion with Q&A – Moderator Dr Daniel Johnstone (University of Sydney)
3:55 – 4:55

 

Panel Discussion featuring: Professor Kelvin Kong (University of Sydney), Professor Paul Glasziou (Bond University), Professor James McClusky (Melbourne University) Dr Tamika Heiden,  Ms Anne McKenzie AM (University of Western Australia)
(Discussion- 40 mins, Q&A – 20 mins)
4:55 – 5:00 Concluding remarks
5:00 pm Conference End Day 1

 

NSC Program - Day 2 - November 23rd

8:55 – 9:00 am Introduction and Welcome to Country
Drs Denuja Karunakaran and Dona Jayakody
9:00 – 9:15 am ASMR Vision – 60 years and still going strong
Associate Professor Tony Kenna, ASMR President-elect
9:15 – 10:35 am Translational Clinical Research
9:15 – 9:20 am Introduction to Firkin Oration
Dr Ryan Davis, ASMR President – 5 minutes
9:20 – 10:15 am Firkin Oration
Professor Jane Harding,  University of Auckland
(Presentation: 45 mins; Q&A: 10 mins)
10:15 – 10:35 am Plenary
Improving health outcomes of pre-term newborns in low- and middle-income countries
Associate Professor Josh Vogel, Burnett Institute
(Presentation: 15 mins; Q&A: 5 mins)
10:35 – 10:55 am Morning Tea
Posters, sponsor booths and networking
10:55 – 12:20 pm Commercialising Research and Industry Partnerships
10:55 – 11:15 am Keynote
SpeeDx: The Journey
Dr Alison Todd, SpeedDx
(Presentation: 15 mins; Q&A: 5 mins)
11:15 – 12:00 pm Translation, Commercialisation, Industry Abstract Session
(Presentations: 5 x 7 mins; Abstract Session Q&A: 10 mins)
12:00 – 12:20pm Keynote
Inspiration to implementation via Partnerships and Capacity: COVID-19 lessons for Australia
Professor Paul Young, University of Queensland
(Presentation: 15 mins; Q&A: 5 mins)
12:20 – 1:10 pm Lunch, including ASMR Annual General Meeting
Posters, sponsor booths and networking
1:10 – 1:40 pm Poster Session
1:40 – 2:30 pm ASMR Research Excellence
1:40 – 2:10 Plenary: A beginner’s guide to winning the Nobel Prize (TBC)
Professor Peter Doherty, Doherty Institute
(Presentation: 20 mins; Q&A: 10 mins)
2:10 – 2:15 Introduction to ASMR Peter Doherty Leading Light Award
2:15 – 2:30 ASMR Peter Doherty Leading Light Award Presentation
(Presentation: 10 mins; Q&A: 5 mins)
2:30 – 3:15 Professional Development II: Science Communication
2:30 – 3:15 Communicating your Science (TBC)
Dr Shalin Naik, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
(Presentation: 30 mins; Q&A: 15 mins)
3:15 – 3:35 pm Afternoon Tea
Posters, sponsor booths and networking
3:35 – 5:00 pm Translating Epidemiology and Health Policy into the Future of Australian Healthcare
3:35 – 3:55 pm Keynote
Health Services and Healthcare (TBC)
Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite Macquarie University
(Presentation – 15 mins, Q&A – 5 mins)
3:55 – 4:40 pm Epidemiology/Health Services/Allied Health/Implementation Science Abstract Session
(Presentations – 5 x 7 mins, Abstract Session Q&A – 10 mins)
4:40 – 5:00pm Keynote: Pandemic Preparedness (TBC)
Professor Sharon Lewin, Doherty Institute
(Presentation – 15 mins, Q&A – 5 mins)
5:00 – 5:15 pm Award Presentations and Closing Remarks
Drs Denuja Karunakaran and Dona Jayakody
5:15 pm Conference End

 

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