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Victorian Clinical Science Symposium 2018 - Life as a Clinician Scientist

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2018 VICTORIAN CLINICAL SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM.

View the current program here! (as of 15 August)

Following the success of the past two Victorian Clinical Science Symposia, Life as a Clinician-Scientist: The Best of Both Worlds is now an annual event in Victoria - and has inspired similar events in other states across Australia!

We’re excited to be back in 2018 with a one-day symposium for medical students, junior doctors and PhD students focusing on the intersection between clinical medicine and science. Clinician-scientists have the best of both worlds: by being able to use their clinical expertise to inform their research focus, they can maximise the impact of their research discoveries for the benefit of their current and future patients.

The symposium will encourage and inspire medical students and doctors to get involved in research, and workshop the skills necessary to succeed in combining clinical practice with research. Life as a Clinician Scientist, organised by the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, will once again bring together students and doctors from different universities and hospitals to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday 8th September, 2018 for a day of inspiration, learning and upskilling.

This day showcases the best that a career of a clinician-scientist has to offer, and will have something for everyone - for those who have attended any past LACS events, and those who are coming for the first time! If you are yet to fully delve into the world of research, or wondering how to take your research to the next level, and transform your results or thesis into a publication, poster or platform, this symposium will be the place to find out!

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PROGRAM


Session 1 - What is a Clinician-Scientist?

Hear from some of the finest Australian clinician-scientists. We’ve got some big names coming who will share their career story, the lessons of their journey along the way, and the impact they have made with their scientific discoveries and clinical talent.

✦ Professor Ingrid Scheffer AO - Paediatric neurologist. Founding fellow and Vice-President of AAHMS.

✦ Professor Fiona Wood AM - Burns Surgeon. Spray-On Skin Inventor. Past Australian of the Year.
✦ Professor Shitij Kapur - Psychiatrist. Neuroscience expert.


Session 2 - Who is a Clinician-Scientist?

Learn how clinician-scientists can span from Medicine, to Surgery, and to General Practice - this session showcases the breadth of the career pathways that some of Australia’s outstanding clinician-scientists have taken, their story and their science.

✦ Dr C. Glenn Begley - Haematologist and oncologist. CEO of BioCurate.

✦ Professor Jane Gunn - General Practitioner. Primary care researcher.÷
✦ Professor Robyn Guymer AM - Ophthalmologist. Macular disease world expert.


Lunch - Gourmet plated lunch prepared by the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Chefs

During an extended lunch break (more time to enjoy the plated gourmet lunch - a highlight on feedback from last year!), we are facilitating networking opportunities between attendees and the world-class research institutes that Melbourne has to offer. This is an incredible opportunity for you to find out more about a particular field, and perhaps even meet your mentor or find that next step on your pathway to life as a clinician-scientist. Find out more about each of the institutes that will be showcasing their research achievements and output with their posters, and have the opportunity to take part in an engaging poster tour with our speakers such as Prof Ingrid Scheffer AO during the lunch break.


Session 3 - What Skills does a Clinician-Scientist Need?

Want to develop the skills needed for an burgeoning career as a clinician-scientist? This session will be presented by esteemed speakers who will explore the tricks of the trade for the following critical research skills:

✦ Professor Paul Myles - Anaesthetist. Founder of ANZCA Clinical Trials Network.

  • How to make the most of a paper – reading between the lines

✦ Professor John Christodoulou AM - Paediatrician. Genomics Expert.

  • How to build a research question - framing for success

✦ A/Professor Justin Denholm - Infectious diseases physician. Victorian Tuberculosis Program Medical Director.

  • How to deliver a great talk - secrets to sharing your science and story


Session 4 (Panel) - What does a Career as a Clinician-Scientist look like?

You’ve heard from the very best and the brightest - now be inspired by young clinician-scientists who will share their experiences of embarking on such a career - have the opportunity to pick their brains and learn the ropes in an interactive Q&A session.

✦ A/Professor Justin Denholm - Infectious diseases physician. Victorian Tuberculosis Program Medical Director.


✦ Dr Kirsten Perrett - Paediatrician. Food allergy and vaccine safety expert.


✦ Dr Ruth Mitchell - Neurosurgeon. Co-winner of Nobel Peace Prize.


✦ Dr Joseph Doyle - Infectious diseases physician. WHO consultant for HIV and hepatitis.


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Spaces are limited, so register now for an inspiring day of medicine & science, with lunch, morning & afternoon tea provided.

Please don't hesitate to contact us at vicclinicalscience@aahms.org if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you on the day!

Thank you to our major sponsors The Club Melbourne Ambassador Program, The University of Melbourne and Monash University, and sponsors Deakin University, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Centre for Eye Research Australia, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institutte.

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