Perth 2011 AuPS/ASCEPT/HBPRCA Meeting



  • ASCEPT Careers Workshop

    Sunday, 4 December 2011, Perth Convention Centre, 1.30 – 3.30pm.
    Free to Registrants of the joint ASCEPT/AuPS Scientific Meeting.

    A Career in Science – a guide to the important first steps

    The workshop will feature successful scientists who are at an early-mid stage of their careers, ranging from a recent PhD graduate to an NHMRC Career Development Awardee or ARC Research Fellow. Importantly, all of the participants have been faced with the same questions that you are currently asking about your future careers – am I on the right track to completing a successful PhD? What’s the next step after I hand in my thesis? Do I want to stay in research? Should I pursue a post-doctoral position in Australia or overseas? Do I have what it takes to forge a successful career in research?

    Panellists will discuss issues including the career path leading to their current role, day to day tasks, positive and negative aspects of the job, remuneration packages etc. There will also be plenty of opportunities for questions including a panel discussion at the end of the session.


    Dr. Barbara Kemp-Harper, Senior Research Fellow, Monash University
    Ms. Victoria Oliver, PhD Student, Monash University
    Mr. Zak Millar, PhD Student, University of Western Australia


    • Mr Werner Jaeger, PhD student, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, "Times and trials of a PhD student"
    • Dr Nicola Smith, NHMRC/National Heart Foundation CJ Martin Fellow, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, NSW, "Haggis, Highland Coos and Hard Work: a Scottish Post-doc Experience"
    • Dr Rebecca Haddock, NHMRC Doherty Fellow, John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU, "Post-doc, parenthood and the boomerang effect: an Australian Experience".
    • Dr Mark Hutchinson, ARC Research Fellow, University of Adelaide, "The journey rather than the destination".
    • Panel Discussion

    Target Audience: Honours students, PhD students and early career postdoctoral fellows

    Admission: Admission to the Workshop is open to all registrants of the joint ASCEPT-AuPS Scientific Meeting

    For more information contact:
    Dr Barbara Kemp-Harper
    Phone: +61 3 9905 4674

  • ASCEPT Education SIG Workshop

    Sunday December 4, 2011 - 1.30-5.00pm.
    Perth Convention Centre
    Free to registrants of the joint ASCEPT/AuPS scientific meeting.

    Novel ways of incorporating technology in our teaching – what works and what doesn’t.

    This session will enable interaction between the teaching groups of the two societies to identify common issues and ways that we may be able to work together to address these. In addition, this workshop aims to showcase ways that technology can be incorporated into classroom and practical teaching to engage students and improve learning outcomes. It is hoped that these talks will stimulate discussion about advantages and potential pitfalls of using available technologies in the teaching of pharmacology (and physiology).

    1.30pm - 1.45pm: Informal meet and greet
    1.45pm - 3.00pm: ASCEPT Education Forum and AuPS Education SIG meeting
    3pm - 3.30pm: Lynette Fernandes (UWA) - Using online resources to support responsible conduct in learning and teaching in Pharmacology.
    3.30pm - 4pm: Scott Smid (Uni Adelaide) - Development of discipline specific teaching tools based on LabTutor to improve practicum delivery.
    4.30pm - 5pm: Ian Musgrave (Uni Adelaide) - Pharmacology Spicks and Specks

    For more information, please contact the ASCEPT Education Forum chair Elizabeth Davis (Monash University), or Lynette Fernandes (UWA).

  • Pharmacogenomics Workshop

    For Clinical Pharmacology Trainees and interested ASCEPTand AuPS members
    Sunday December 4, 2011 - 2.00pm - 5.00pm
    Cost: $40
    Afternoon tea provided

    Following the successful trainees’ session at the ASM in 2010, the 2011 ASCEPT ASM will again include an afternoon session for trainees, fellows and other interested conference registrants.

    In 2011, local co-facilitators Profs. David Joyce and Elizabeth Phillips will be joined by Prof. Evan Begg and trainee representative Dr. Paul Chin in leading a workshop on Pharmacogenomics. The session will comprise presentations from the three speakers, and an interactive panel discussion in which panel members, trainees and fellows can consider provocative and illustrative cases.

    • Speaker 1: EP: Immunogenetics/science of personalised medicine
    • Speaker 2: DJ: Current and foreshadowed clinical applications (what we have set up/might set up for clinical purposes and why)
    • Speaker 3: EB: Translation to bedside (why it is isn't happening, why it never will with our current paradigm, and how it might happen)
    Admission: Admission to the Workshop is open to all registrants of the joint ASCEPT-AuPS Scientific Meeting.

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