AuPS Meeting AuPS

19th - 22nd November 2017
Melbourne, Victoria

Conference Programme

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General Information

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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 full conference programme is available here and abstracts may be viewed via the online proceedings.

Presenters will receive email confirmation of their presentation (including the time and date). Please refer to the presentation guidelines before preparing your talk or poster:

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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 list of symposia may be found here. The full conference schedule is available here

Meet the Editor - Prof Susan Wray

Physiological Reports is an online only, open access journal publishing peer reviewed research across all areas of basic, translational, and clinical physiology and allied disciplines. The Editor-in-Chief Professor Susan Wray, a smooth muscle physiologist from The University of Liverpool, will conduct a session on Tuesday afternoon - Come and meet her to learn more about the journal and how to submit.


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 Open Access Publishing and the importance of intellectual property.

Free Communications and Poster Presentations

There are eight free communication sessions and two poster sessions. The conference schedule lists the times and dates of these sessions and abstracts may be viewed via the online proceedings.

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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

Please view the conference schedule for the time, date and venue for the following sessions

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 "Strategies for large-scale and authentic assessment of undergraduates" is scheduled for Monday morning.