Wednesday, 10 July 2019

2019 ECR Symposium

The Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences (FMNHS) will be holding our biennial Early Career Researcher (ECR) Symposium on Monday 28 October 2019 at the Pavilion, Monash University Caulfield campus.  

The 2019 ECR Symposium will be opened by Professor Christina Mitchell and will comprise of seminars and workshops including:

Plenary Session  
Professor Andrew Pask is a Professor in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne. He completed his PhD in 1999 at LaTrobe university and moved for a postdoc to the University of Melbourne. In 2001 he was awarded an NHMRC CJ Martin fellowship, on which he spent 2 years at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas USA and 2 years at the University of Melbourne. He then received an NHMRC RD Wright fellowship in 2005. In 2008 he took an appointment as Associate Professor at The University of Connecticut where he stayed until 2013. He was then recruited back to the University of Melbourne as a Research Accelerator Program Fellow. In 2014 he received an ARC Future Fellowship. In 2018 he was promoted to Professor at the University of Melbourne and he is now the Domain Leader for Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology within the School of BioSciences.

Plenary Session  
Dr Sharna Jamadar is a cognitive neuroscientist and ARC DECRA Senior Fellow, based at Monash University's Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, and Monash Biomedical Imaging. She uses neuroimaging to understand the neural bases of cognitive reserve in healthy ageing. Her recent work has focused on the development of simultaneous BOLD-fMRI/FDG-PET imaging to study task-evoked and resting-state activity in the brain. Dr Jamadar’s work is highly interdisciplinary, and has been internationally recognised with numerous awards, including the Distinguished Early Career Contribution to Psychophysiology (2016).

The theme of this year's Symposium is "Networking, Collaboration and Growth", with the program covering the following topics:

  • Selling Your Science Workshop - The Social Science will deliver a one-hour workshop presentation on how to leverage digital platforms to communicate science, network and collaborate, followed by Q&A session.
  • Interactive Grant Development Workshop
  • Selling Yourself Seminar - Speakers Dr Sarah Atkinson and Dr Rebecca Lim
  • ECR Snapshot Talks - Improving Health, Innovative Approaches & Technologies, and Collaborative Teams (Submission via Abstract) 

The event will also provide ECRs with an opportunity to network with other ECRs within the Faculty.

This event is open to all FMNHS Early Career Researchers and FMNHS Early Career Researcher Adjunct staff.  The event will be capped at 100 participants, on a first come, first served basis.

Registrations open on Monday 22 July 2019 and close Friday 13 September 2019. For further information please refer to the flyer.

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