2019 AAMRI Annual Convention Program

2019 AAMRI Annual Convention Program

We have an exciting new program for the 2019 AAMRI Annual Convention in Canberra (27-28 November). The new format will have more discussion focussed sessions on key MRI sector issues and AAMRI’s priorities for the coming year. We are also delighted to have Moira Clay (Moira Clay Consulting) as our facilitator. The provisional program can be found below.

The Minister for Health, The Hon Greg Hunt MP will be the guest speaker at the AAMRI Dinner and will present the CSL Florey Award.

The Shadow Minister for Health, The Hon Chris Bowen MP will be the guest speaker at the AAMRI President’s Breakfast.

Visit the 2019 Annual Convention and Dinner event page for details and information about how to register. The Convention, President’s Breakfast and AGM will be held at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra.

Wednesday 27 November 
9.00amRegistration opens
9.30am-12.30pmMRI BUSINESS MANAGERS' MEETING
9.30amWelcome
Meeting Facilitator: Dr Moira Clay, Moira Clay Consulting
9.35amSession 1: Managing university-institute relationships
Discussion session with institute case study presentations
10.35amSession 2: Funding challenges and responses at MRIs (Part 1)
Presentation: MRI funding trends and future funding challenges for the sector
Dr Cath Latham, AAMRI
Discussion and Q&A on sector-wide trends and challenges
11.00amMORNING TEA
11.30amSession 3: Funding challenges and responses at MRIs (Part 2)
Discussion session with institute case study presentations
12.30pmLUNCH
1.30pm–5.00pmAAMRI STRATEGY MEETING
1.30pmWelcome & overview of the AAMRI Strategy Meeting
1.40pmExpanding drug discovery capabilities in Australia: the National Drug Discovery Centre
Professor Guillaume Lessene and Dr Helene Jousset
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
2.00pmThe new NHMRC grant program: the first year
Professor Anne Kelso AO
CEO, National Health and Medical Research Council
2.40pmThe future of medical research?
Professor Sir John Savill
Director of the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health & Former CEO, Medical Research Council (UK)
3.10pmAFTERNOON TEA
3.40pmMaking the most of the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)
Panel & group discussion session
4.30pmAAMRI Action Agenda: 2020 vision
Setting AAMRI's priorities for 2020
5.00pmClose
5.30pm–6.30pmMRI BOARD MEMBERS' DRINKS
7.00pm–10.00pmAAMRI 2018 ANNUAL DINNER - Supported by CSL
Great Hall, Parliament House
Guest Speaker: The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health
Presentation of the CSL Florey Award

 

Thursday 28 November
7.30amAAMRI PRESIDENT'S BREAKFAST
Guest Speaker: The Hon Chris Bowen MP, Shadow Minister for Health
8.30amAAMRI Annual General Meeting Registration
9.00amAAMRI ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
11.00amClose