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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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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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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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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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A (transdisciplinary) team approach to volatile analysis for rapid diagnostics

The volatile profile from the human body is considered to change with different disease states.  This has been exploited by researchers through the use of dogs to “sniff out” and diagnose disease, particularly for cancer detection.  My colleagues and I … Continue reading

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Tackling global health disparities through transdisciplinary research

It was with great pleasure that I accepted an invitation from the Australian Society for Medical Research to speak at their National Scientific Conference in November. I am truly excited to be coming to Australia (for the first time!) and … Continue reading

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Support your ASMR – fostering transdisciplinary research in Australia since 1961

Medical research has transformed massively in the 40 years that I have been in the field. We are now working in bigger groups, across continents and across disciplines. To address the big health-related problems facing humanity, from the ground up, … Continue reading

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Why you can’t afford to miss this meeting: AHMRC 2014

Have you had the opportunity to watch the promotional video for the upcoming Australian Health and Medical Research Congress (AHMRC), featuring Laureate Professor Peter Doherty? If not, I urge you to spend three and a half minutes doing so (link … Continue reading

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ASMR NSC 2013 – ‘Silver Tsunami – Can medical research ride the ageing wave?’

Over the next forty years, the transition of the age demographic of the Australian society will continue to change dramatically.  Early last century, fewer than one in 25 of the population were aged >65 years. Today, this group comprises one … Continue reading

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