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Looking back – how the history of ASMR can help us understand the research landscape of today

So what can the Australian Society for Medical Research’s (ASMR) past tell us about where health and medical research is now, and where we are headed? First, it gives us a view of the many factors and events that have … Continue reading

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Escalating Healthcare Costs: Why Rely on Band-aids When You Can Avoid the Wound?

The following is a summary of the presentation given by ASMR President, Dr Sarah Meachem, at Gala Dinners held around the country during ASMR Medical Research Week® 2016. ASMR has been representing the whole of Australia’s health and medical research … Continue reading

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Much ado about mentoring

A proud and enduring initiative I introduced during my first term as ASMR President in 2009 was the ASMR Career Development Mentoring Program. I developed and implemented this scheme in response to alarming survey responses from one of our Professional … Continue reading

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ASMR Early Career Development Day: Giving Early Career Researchers an Edge

Last month, over 60 early career researchers (ECRs) from the greater Sydney area came together at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW, for the Australian Society for Medical Research’s Early Career Development (ECD) Day. The aim of the event was best summed up by introductory … Continue reading

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Be Part of the Healing

Almost non-existent 30 years ago, the rate of suicide and self harm amongst the First Australians has reached crisis levels, particularly in remote communities and amongst the youth. The Australian Bureau of Statistics states for young Aboriginal men, the rate … Continue reading

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ASMR Indigenous Health Forum: Shining a Light on Mental Health

The Australian Society for Medical Research Indigenous Health Public Forum is a community based event, for people who are interested in issues that influence the social and emotional wellbeing (including mental health) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The … Continue reading

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NSC 2015 – The AWT Edwards Memorial Oration

I was very pleased to be invited to give the AWT Edwards Memorial Oration at this year’s ASMR National Scientific Conference (NSC) – Bugs, Bowels and Beyond. The AWT Edwards Memorial Oration is named after the 1966 ASMR President, Tony … Continue reading

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Sell yourself on paper, sell yourself in person

Broadly speaking, people with a PhD are considered highly skilled and trained. However, there is an assumption that we are ‘everyologists’ – skilled across all aspects of academic research, including how to best ‘sell’ ourselves to nail that great postdoc … Continue reading

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Join us for ASMR’s 54th National Scientific Conference!

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 … Continue reading

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Entering an Era of Team Science: AHMRC 2014

The Australian Health and Medical Research Congress (AHMRC) will be held in Melbourne, from 16 – 19 November.  The theme of this meeting is ‘Transdiciplinary Research’ and the program features some of the medical research world’s best and brightest. Transdisciplinary … Continue reading

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