2019 AAMRI Convention

2019 AAMRI Convention

About the Convention

Registration now open for the 2019 AAMRI Annual Convention & Dinner 

The 2019 AAMRI Annual Convention will be held on 27-28 November at Hotel Hyatt Canberra, with the Annual Dinner held in the Great Hall at Parliament House.

The AAMRI Annual Convention is a free, member only event consisting of strategy meetings, networking opportunities, AAMRI’s Annual Dinner at Parliament House and AAMRI’s AGM.

Convention program

This year we will be analysing the big issues facing the sector, and dedicating more time to member discussion and the development of AAMRI strategy and policies. We will be joined by the Chief Executive of the NHMRC, Professor Anne Kelso AO, as well as Professor Sir John Savill (Executive Director of the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health, and former Chief Executive of the UK Medical Research Council).

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

See the draft program for further details.

Convention delegates

AAMRI members are encouraged to have their Director and senior executives attend the Convention and Annual Dinner, as well as a representative of their Board. Each of the sessions of the Convention are tailored to different groups of delegates:

27 November

  • Morning Business Managers’ Meeting – COOs and business managers working at MRIs
  • Afternoon AAMRI Strategy Session – MRI Directors, COOs, business managers and a representative of their Board
  • Board Members’ Pre-Dinner Drinks – Board members only
  • Annual Dinner – MRI Directors, COOs, business managers and a representative of their Board as well as MPs, Senators and sector stakeholders.

28 November

  • President’s Breakfast – MRI Directors, COOs, business managers and a representative of their Board.
  • Annual General Meeting – MRI Directors, COOs, business managers and a representative of their Board

Members are welcome to send as many delegates from their institute as they like.

If you have any queries about which session to attend please contact Kathryn Naumenko (events@aamri.org.au; 03 9345 2553).

About the Dinner

Thanks to CSL and the Australian Institute of Policy & Science (AIPS), the CSL Florey Award will be presented at the Annual Dinner on Wednesday 27 November, with the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, as guest speaker.

The AAMRI Annual Dinner is generously sponsored by CSL.

Accommodation and flights

As this is a Parliamentary sitting week we encourage early booking of flights and accommodation as they will fill quickly.

Accommodation is available at Hotel Hyatt Canberra at heavily discounted delegate rates. Booking details are available upon completion of registration. To avoid disappointment, we highly recommend you book your accommodation as early as possible. Any remaining unbooked delegate rooms will be released one month prior to the event.

Registration

Registration now open for the 2019 AAMRI Annual Convention & Dinner