New Investigator Forum (NIF)

Presented by ANU College of Health & Medicine

The Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) in the ACT will be hosting the annual New Investigator Forum (NIF) on Thursday 6 June 2019 (9am - 5pm) at The John Curtin School of Medical Research (ANU) Finkel Theatre as part of the ASMR Medical Research Week® (ASMR MRW®).  The forum will include oral presentations and posters from early career researchers, including post-graduate students, research assistants and post-doctoral fellows (<5 years of submitting PhD).  

The forum will commence with a keynote speaker session where distinguished researchers with diverse experiences in medical research will talk about their careers in academia, industry and the public sector.
This year, the keynote speakers are:
•         Dr Keats Nelms, CEO and Co-founder, Beta Therapeutics Pty Ltd
•         Dr Anne Bruestle, Group leader, Department of Immunology and Infectious Disease, JCSMR, Australian National University
•         Dr Robert Rigby, Associate Director, Research Operations, Australian National University
We invite all post-graduate students (Honours, Masters, Medical and PhD) and early career researchers (<5 years post-PhD) who are based in medical research to submit an abstract for the NIF. Abstract submission closes on Monday 6th May, and submission is open to both ASMR members and non-members. New abstracts and abstracts presented at other conferences within the last 12 months are welcome.   Don't forget that there number of prestigious awards to be won so renew your membership or join the society to be eligible to be considered.

Staff and students who are not presenting an abstract are invited to register for the NIF, and are encouraged to network with their colleagues and support the early career researchers. There is no cost for the NIF but numbers are required for catering purposes, so please submit your registration and abstracts at the link.
Please come along to our Sundowner Event (Thursday 6 June 2019, 5.15 - 7pm) to follow the NIF in the foyer of The John Curtin School of Medical Research. The function will feature  two plenary speakers, a poster of merit session and will conclude with an award presentation. Food and beverages will be provided. Tickets are $15 for students and ASMR members, and $20 for non-members.

Please book online.

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