AuPS Meeting AuPS

19th - 22nd November 2017
Melbourne, Victoria

Conference Programme

The full conference schedule is still to be finalised.
The preliminary programme will be published here in October

General Information

The conference will be hosted by the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Parkville Campus, located north of the Melbourne CBD.

The conference will commence at 5pm on Sunday 19th November and conclude at 4pm on Wednesday 22nd November 2017.

The programme will be finalised in mid-October and published on this site. Once finalised, presenters will receive email confirmation of their presentation (including the time and date) and abstracts will be published in the online proceedings.

Details regarding poster presentations and their preparation will be also be updated here once finalised

Conference Programme

Invited Lectures

The conference will feature three keynote lectures including the AuPS Invited lecture by Prof Housley, the AuPS Plenary lecture by Prof Eisner and the Roberts Prize lecture by Dr Tangalakis


The conference will feature 11 symposia spanning a range of physiological sciences, presented by national and international speakers. A provisional list of symposia may be found here.
(Symposia times and dates will be available in mid-October)


There will be two workshops on Monday afternoon. The first is aimed at physiology educators (see below) discussing strategies to develop critical thinking skills. The second is a workshop for Early Career Researchers discussing strategies to improve the quality of your publications and the importance of intellectual property.

Free Communications and Poster Presentations

You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation during the conference.

Abstracts may be submitted during the registration process (you must be a financial registrant before submitting an abstract for consideration). Abstract Submissions are open from 28th August to 22nd September 2017.

Please follow the guidelines when preparing your abstract

Register Now Abstract Submission

AuPS Functions and Events

Welcome Reception

The welcome reception on Sunday night features the AuPS invited lecture by Prof Housley, followed by drinks and food.

Student and ECR mixer

If you are a student or ECR, dont miss the mixer on Monday evening at The Captain Melville.

Conference Dinner

The Melbourne Museum will play host to the annual conference dinner on the Tuesday night.

Physiology Education

Physiology Education Workshop

The physiology education workshop will be held on Monday afternoon. The workshop is entitled "How can you teach your students critical thinking?"

Michael Roberts Prize Lecture

The Michael Roberts Prize Lecture will be presented by the 2016 winner, Dr Kathy Tangalakis, on Monday.

Symposium and Free Communication Session

The Physiology Education Symposium is scheduled for Monday morning.
Abstract submissions are currenlty invited for presentation at the free communication session.