Monday, 7 August 2017

Faculty ECR Symposium 2017 – Registrations NOW OPEN!

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (FMNHS) is hosting the biennial Early Career Researcher (ECR) Symposium on Monday 30 October 2017 at the Monash Business School (271 Collins Street, Level 7, Melbourne CBD). 

Registrations are now open and will close on Friday 15 September 2017 (or when EVENT FULL). 

Registration cost for the event is $50.  Schools and Departments have been encouraged to support the cost of attendance from their Professional Development budgets.

The 2017 ECR Symposium will be opened by Professor Christina Mitchell (Dean, FMNHS) and will comprise of seminars and workshops encompassing:
·         Plenary Session -  Professor Anton Peleg
Director, Department of Infectious Diseases, The Alfred Hospital, Professor, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Monash University.
Anton is a Professor of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, and is the Director of the Department of Infectious Diseases at The Alfred Hospital and Central Clinical School, Monash University. His research interests are in hospital-acquired infections, antibiotic resistance, mechanisms of pathogenesis and infections in immunocompromised hosts. He is also an active clinician working in the area of hospital-acquired infections and transplant infectious diseases. Read more
·         Plenary Session -  Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea
Senior Research Officer, Team Leader, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.
Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea leads international collaborations to understand disease mechanism and develop novel therapies and biomarkers for repeat-associated neurodegenerative diseases.  The primary focus of her research program is to develop cell and gene therapies and identify therapeutic targets for Friedreich ataxia. She has received Young Investigator Awards from the Friedreich Ataxia Research Alliance, USA and the Australasian Gene and Cell Therapy Society. Read more.
·         Strategic Career Planning – Balancing Teaching & Research and Developing your Career after Disruptions
·         Engaging with Industry & Government – Presentations by researchers and Raven Consulting
·         Grant Development – Capturing Grant Reviewers with your Front Page
·         Panel Discussion – Transition from Postdoc to Chief Investigator
·         Poster Session – Submission via abstract (Prizes for the best posters)
·         Social Event – Concluding with drinks and nibbles

This event is open to all FMNHS ECRs and FMNHS ECR Adjunct staff.  The event will be capped at 100 participants, on a first-come, first-served basis.  So don’t delay……….


All abstracts must be received by 15 September 2017 (please refer to the attached Poster Guidelines HERE for full details).

NOTE: The only payment method accepted is providing a Cost Centre and Fund Number.  Please DO NOT use the default payment options (debtors invoice, credit card etc.), as they will not be processed.  Please contact your supervisor for your Cost Centre and Fund Number if you do not have one.

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