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1st - 4th December 2019
Canberra, ACT

Students and Early Career Researchers

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Savant Thakur ECR Workshop

5:30pm Monday, 2nd December2019

The 2019 'Savant Thakur ECR Workshop' will explore some professional and personal adversities that we must overcome in the physiology research field. As students and ECRs, we often have high expectations of what success in the field requires - including high impact papers, grants, and competitive post-docs. In this workshop, we will spend some time discussing how to manage expectations and some strategies to approach our career planning.

The ECR workshop is intended for junior researchers (honours, PhD and up to 10/15 years post-PhD). For more information contact the AuPS student representative Macsue Jacques (

The AuPS council have named the event the Savant Thakur ECR Workshop to honour the memory of Savant Thakur, an active student member of the AuPS Society. Savant was a brilliant, dedicated and high-achieving student who overcame considerable adversity to become an inspirational scientist, undertaking research to find a cure for DMD and be a help to so many others. While he had faced challenges over the years to treat his condition, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Savant had an amazing impact on all he met.

Student and ECR mixer

6:30-9:30pm, Monday, 2nd December 2019

The student and ECR mixer is on Monday evening following the ECR workshop. Organizers Giselle Allsopp and Macsue Jacques have chosen a great venue for the event - The Fellows Bar and Cafe, conveniently located close to the conference venue (1 Balmain Crescent). The mixer is a great opportunity for students and ECRs to have fun and participate in some valuable networking! (Please meet the organisers at the ECR workshop should you wish to walk to the venue as a group).

Please indicate your attendance at the event via the conference registration process. If you have any questions regarding the workshop or mixer please contact the AuPS student representatives Macsue Jacques (

Student and ECR Awards, Prizes & Travel Grants

AuPS offers a number of prizes and awards for PhD students and Early Career Reserachers, including prizes for outstanding publications and best oral and poster presentations at the conference.

Students presenting at the AuPS Canberra Conference are also eligible to apply for travel support.

Visit the AuPS Prizes or AuPS Tavel Grants pages for more information.