2022 AAMRI Annual Convention Program

2022 AAMRI Annual Convention Program

This year’s Convention will be our busiest yet, with two full days of speakers, presentations, panels and networking. The AAMRI Dinner will again be held at Parliament House and includes the presentation of the CSL Florey Medal, and the CSL Next Generation Awards.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR 2022 PROGRAM

  • Kirk Leech, Executive Director, European Animals Research Association
  • Professor Anne Kelso AO, Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council
  • Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, Shadow Minister for Health and Aged Care
  • Professor John Savill, Executive Director of the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health
  • Presentation of the 2022 CSL Florey Medal and Next Generation Awards

We would like to thank CSL Limited for their generous sponsorship of the AAMRI Dinner.

PROGRAM

Convention: QT Canberra, 1 London Court, Canberra

Program times for this online event are provided in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), which is in effect in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory.

Tuesday 29 November - Day One
AAMRI POLICY & STRATEGY DAY
10.00-10.10amOpening address and welcome to country
10.10-10.45amEstablishing a National Office for Research Integrity

Presentation from Australian Academy of Science

Panel and audience discussion
CHAIR: Professor Fabienne Mackay, Director and CEO QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Presenter and panel members to be confirmed
10.45-11.15amAAMRI research impact framework
• Brief overview
• Implementing the framework
• Community of practice
• What is coming next?

Panel and audience discussion – implementation success stories
CHAIR: Professor Elizabeth Hartland, Director, Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Presenters
- Ken Knight, Research Impact Manager, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
- Dr Shanthi Ramanathan, Health Research Economics Impact Assessment Specialist, Hunter Medical Research Institute

Panel members to be confirmed
11.15-11.45amBreak (15 min)
11.45-12.30pmDeveloping and implementing a new health and medical research workforce model


Presentation of three pieces of work

Panel and audience discussion
CHAIR: Professor Jonathan Carapetis AM, Director, Telethon Kids Institute

Presenters
- Professor John Savill, Executive Director of the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health
- Dr Emma Burrows, Head of
- Translational Behaviour Laboratory, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Panel members to be confirmed
12.40-1.30pmLunch (50 min)
1:30-2:15pmManaging the use of animals in medical research: an international perspective

Presentation

Audience discussion
CHAIR: Professor Peter Schofield, CEO, Neuroscience Research Australia

Presenter
- Kirk Leech, Executive Director, European Animals Research Association
2.15-3.00pmAAMRI 2.0 – what could a bigger and better
AAMRI deliver for its members?


Presentation of options

Panel and audience discussion
CHAIR and presenter: Professor Kathryn North AC, Director, Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Panel members
- Professor Jonathan Carapetis AM, Director, Telethon Kids Institute
Professor Elizabeth Hartland, Director, Hudson Institute of Medical Research
- Professor Graham Mann, Director, John Curtin School of Medical Research
3.00-3.30pmBreak (30 min)
3.30-4.05pmTBA
4.05-4.40pmReflections on the NHMRC Grant Program – and what’s next

Presentation from Professor Anne Kelso AO, CEO, NHMRC

Audience discussion
CHAIR: Professor Alison Venn, Director, Menzies Institute for Medical Research


Professor Anne Kelso AO, Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council
4.40-4.50pmBrief overview of the day CHAIR: Professor Kathryn North AC, Director, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
4.50pmClose

 

Tuesday, 29 November, evening program:

AAMRI Dinner: The Great Hall, Parliament House

 


Tuesday 30 November - Day Two
AAMRI OPERATIONS DAY
8am

9.15am
9.30am
President’s Breakfast

AGM Registration Opens
AAMRI AGM
Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, Shadow Minister for Health and Aged Care
10.45-11:15mBreak (30min)
11:15-11:20amOpening addressDr Saraid Billiards, CEO, AAMRI
11:20 -12.05pmAAMRI Gender Equity diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) Strategy and Action Plan – an overview and update

Presentation

Panel discussions
CHAIR: Professor Maxine Morand AM, Board Chair, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre


Panel and presenter to be confirmed.
12.05-12.35pmIt’s all about DCTs but what does this mean for enabling clinical research and the consumer perspective?

Presentation and panel discussion
CHAIR TBC

Panel
Dr Jacqui Waterkeyn, Director, Sponsor Operations, Orygen
12.35-1:15pmLunch (40 min)
1:15-1:45pmReducing waste in medical research institutes

Presentations

Panel discussion
Details to be announced
1.45-2.30pmCyber security challenges in the medical research sector

Presentation and panel discussion
CHAIR: To be confirmed


Presenters
- Jon Rhoades, IT Manager, St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research
- James Green, Information Security Manager, Garvan Institute of Medical Research
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Panel members to be confirmed
2.30-3.00pmMeasuring philanthropy: outcomes of the first AAMRI philanthropy and fundraising survey

Presentation and Q&A
CHAIR: To be confirmed

Presenter
- Leigh Page, Vice President, CCS Fundraising
3.00-3.30pmBreak (30min)
3.30-4.00pmEnterprise bargaining: the good, the bad and the ugly

Three presentations from members on experiences to date with enterprise bargaining

Audience Q&A
CHAIR: To be confirmed

Presenters
- Belinda Pelle, Head of People and Culture, Hudson Institute of Medical Research
- Elizabeth McMahon, Chief People Officer, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
- Jane Farmer, Interim Chief Human Resources Officer, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
4.00-4.10pmBrief overview of the day Dr Saraid Billiards, CEO, AAMRI
4.10pmClose