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.

The AAMRI Convention Booklet 2022 is down available for download.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR 2022 PROGRAM

  • The Hon Emma McBride MP, Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
    and Assistant Minister for Rural and Regional Health
  • Kirk Leech, Executive Director, European Animal 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 2021 CSL Florey Medal and 2022 CSL Florey Next Generation Award

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.

29 NovDay OneQT Hotel - Eureka Room
9.00am-10.00amREGISTRATION
AAMRI POLICY & STRATEGY DAY
10.00am-10.10amOpening addressProfessor Kathryn North AC, AAMRI President and Director, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
10.10am-10.15amWelcome to CountrySerena Williams, Ngunnawal - Program Manager at Women's Legal Centre ACT, proud Ngunnawal - Wiradjuri woman, and traditional custodian
10.10am-10.45amManaging the use of animals in medical research: an international perspective

CHAIR: Professor Peter Schofield AO, CEO, Neuroscience Research Australia

Presenter
Kirk Leech, Executive Director, European Animal Research Association
10.45am-11.15amAAMRI research impact framework
CHAIR: Professor Elizabeth Hartland, Director and CEO, Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Presenters and panel members
Ken Knight, Research Impact Manager, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Dr Shanthi Ramanathan, Health Research Economics Impact Assessment Specialist, Hunter Medical Research Institute
11.15am-11.45amMorning tea
11.45am-12.30pmDeveloping and implementing a new health and medical research workforce model

CHAIR: Professor Jonathan Carapetis AM, Director, Telethon Kids Institute

Presenters and panel members
Dr Emma Burrows, Head of Translational Behaviour Laboratory, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Professor Jonathan Carapetis AM, Director, Telethon Kids Institute
Professor John Savill, Executive Director of the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health

12.40pm-1.30pmLunch
1:30pm-2:15pmEstablishing a National Office for Research Integrity

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

Presenter
Emeritus Professor Ian Chubb AC, Australian Academy of Science

Panel members
Emeritus Professor Ian Chubb AC, Australian Academy of Science
Peter Collins, Head Ethics and Integrity (Specialist), WEHI
Professor Nicholas Fisk AM, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, University of New South Wales
2.15pm-3.00pmAAMRI 2.0 – what could a bigger and better
AAMRI deliver for its members?


CHAIR and presenter: Professor Kathryn North AC, AAMRI President and Director, Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Panel members
Professor Elizabeth Hartland, Director and CEO, Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Professor Natasha Harvey, Director, Centre for Cancer Biology
Professor Jason Kovacic, Executive Director, Victor Chang Institute
Professor Graham Mann, Director, John Curtin School of Medical Research
3.00-3.30pmAfternoon tea
3.30pm-4.00pmWhy is a new health and medical research strategy needed? CHAIR and presenter: Professor Kathryn North AC, AAMRI President and Director, Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Panel members
Professor Jason Kovacic, Executive Director, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
Professor Steve Wesselingh, Executive Director, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
4.00-4.35pmReflections on the NHMRC Grant Program – and what’s next

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

Presenter
Professor Anne Kelso AO, Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council
4.35pm-4.45pmBrief overview of the day Professor Kathryn North AC, AAMRI President and Director, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
4.45pmDay One closes
5.30pm-6.30pmMRI Board member pre-dinner drinks - Cahoots Bar, QT Hotel
6.30pmCourtesy Coach from QT Hotel to Parliament HouseDepart from QT main entrance
7.00pm-10.00pm2022 AAMRI annual dinner - The Great Hall, Parliament HouseGuest speaker: The Hon Emma McBride MP, Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention and Assistant Minister for Rural and Regional Health
10.15pmCourtesy Coach from Parliament House to QT HotelDepart from Parliament House (underground carpark)

 

Tuesday, 29 November, evening program:

AAMRI Dinner: The Great Hall, Parliament House

 


30 NovDay TwoQT Hotel - Eureka Room
7.45am-8.45amAAMRI President’s Breakfast
Guest speaker: The Hon Anne Ruston, Shadow Minister for Health and Aged Care
9.15am-9.30amAAMRI AGM Registration opens
9.30am-10.45amAAMRI AGM
10.45-11:15amMorning tea and registration for Day Two
AAMRI OPERATIONS DAY
11:15-11:20amOpening addressDr Saraid Billiards, CEO, AAMRI
11:20 -12.05pmAAMRI Gender Equity diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) Strategy and Action Plan – Respect in Research update
CHAIR: Professor Maxine Morand AM, Board Chair, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Presenters
Niamh Joyce, Senior Policy Officer, Women In Science Parkville Precinct
Susan Kenna, Senior Policy Officer, Women In Science Parkville Precinct

Panel members
Professor John Carroll, Director, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute
Louise Johansson, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, WEHI
Niamh Joyce, Senior Policy Officer, Women In Science Parkville Precinct
Susan Kenna, Senior Policy Officer, Women In Science Parkville Precinct
12.05-12.35pmIt’s all about DCTs but what does this mean for enabling clinical research and the consumer perspective?

CHAIR: Professor Tom Kay, Director, St Vincent's Institute

Presenter
Anne Woollett, Clinical Trials Director, Trial Hub, Alfred Health

Panel members
Professor Bruce Neal, Executive Director, The George Institute
Anne Woollett, Clinical Trials Director, Trial Hub, Alfred Health
12.35-1:15pmLunch
1:15-1:45pmReducing waste in medical research institutes

CHAIR: Andie Beattie, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, WEHI

Presenters and panel members
Andie Beattie, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, WEHI
Mariana Corrales, Lab Manager, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
1.45-2.30pmCyber security challenges in the medical research sector CHAIR: Jon Rhoades, IT Manager, St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research

Presenters and panel members
Ashley Jones, Cybersecurity Executive, Razilio
Jon Rhoades, IT Manager, St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research
2.30-3.00pmMeasuring philanthropy: outcomes of the first AAMRI philanthropy and fundraising survey
CHAIR: Deborah Carr, Head Philanthropy, WEHI

Presenter
Leigh Page, Vice President, CCS Fundraising
3.00-3.30pmAfternoon tea
3.30-4.00pmEnterprise bargaining: the good, the bad and the ugly
CHAIR: Elizabeth McMahon, Chief People Officer, WEHI

Presenters and panel members
Elizabeth McMahon, Chief People Officer, WEHI
Jane Farmer, Chief People Officer, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Belinda Pelle, Head of People and Culture, Hudson Institute of Medical Research
4.00-4.10pmConvention wrap-upDr Saraid Billiards, CEO, AAMRI
4.10pmConvention closes