The National Scientific Conference (NSC) is the flagship scientific meeting of the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR). This year from the 15-18th November in Adelaide NSC 2015 boasts a busy and vibrant schedule featuring presentations, poster sessions, the ASMR Annual Dinner, Professional Development, the Student Breakfast, several research awards, and the Indigenous Health Public Forum.
NSC 2015 – a unique and focused scientific conference
This year’s theme is Bugs, Bowels and Beyond: Innovations in Digestive Health and Disease Research. This unique and focused scientific conference will showcase the best and brightest scientists and clinicians within this exciting area of research. The microbiota within our gastrointestinal tract outnumbers our own cells by 10 to 1 and it seems intuitive that it must play an important part in influencing health and disease. Gastrointestinal health and disease is a major research strength within Australia. Australia-based scientists are leading the way in microbiome research, neurogastroenterology, gastrointestinal cancers, food and nutrition, pancreatic and liver diseases, gut motility and gastrointestinal inflammation. At this year’s NSC each of these themes has a dedicated session led by a world-renowned expert as an invited speaker.
Professional development and community advocacy
In addition to a packed scientific schedule this year’s delegates can also take advantage of our Professional Development workshop and Student Breakfast. A management consultant and psychologist, and a past ASMR president will facilitate our Professional Development workshop, with a focus on selling yourself on paper and in person. This year’s Student Breakfast will give students the rare opportunity of informal face-to-face careers advice and mentorship from our invited speakers, special guests and past ASMR presidents.
Network, socialise, collaborate and share knowledge
NSC 2015 is the perfect opportunity to gain the acknowledgement that your research deserves by forging new collaborations with the leading experts in this burgeoning field of research.
Dr Luke Hesson
ASMR Executive Director
NSC 2015 Convenor