The Congress theme for the Australian Health and Medical Research Congress (AHMRC 2014) is “Transdisciplinary Approaches to Chronic Diseases”.
It will highlight a framework for team science that merges disciplines to maximise investment in health and medical research, towards translation into policy and practice and/or to work towards solving a common scientific goal.
Burnet researchers Associate Professor David Anderson, Professor Suzanne Crowe AM and Professor Margaret Hellard have been invited to speak, and Associate Professor Gilda Tachedjian is the Program Organising Convenor.
The Congress will bring together stakeholders, medical researchers and investigators from diverse disciplines (including but not limited to computing, engineering, physics, chemistry, and public health).
Confirmed international plenary speakers are:
Molly Stevens (Imperial College, London), Professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine, recognised in 2010 by The Times as one of the top ten scientists under the age of 40
Gabriele Bergers (USCF), Professor of Neurological Surgery studying the dialogue between the tumor cell compartment and the vascular niche
Professor Charles Bangham (Imperial College London), a clinical researcher and leader in the study of human T-cell leukemia virus
The Australian Society for Microbiology and ASHM will be holding symposia at the meeting.
Take advantage of the workshops including “The Transdisciplinary Incubator”, a hypothetical session to highlight the mechanics of team research; and “Communication bench to bedside”, to learn how to communicate research findings to stakeholders.
Two ASMR Professional Development workshops: “The Strategic Researcher” and “Cognitive Behavioural Coaching for High Performers” will be held concurrently with the Congress for early career researchers.
Click here for more details, or watch presentations on transdisciplinary research by either Professor Peter Doherty or Associate Professor Gilda Tachedjian.