2018 Victorian Clinical Science Symposium – Life as a Clinician Scientist

2018 Victorian Clinical Science Symposium – Life as a Clinician Scientist
Saturday, September 8, 2018
  –   Saturday, September 8, 2018
 (8:30 AM to 5:30 PM)
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

View the Program here


Following the success of the past two Victorian Clinical Science Symposia, Life as a Clinician-Scientist: The Best of Both Worlds is now an annual event in Victoria – and has inspired similar events in other states across Australia!

We’re excited to be back in 2018 with a one-day symposium for medical students, junior doctors and PhD students focusing on the intersection between clinical medicine and science. Clinician-scientists have the best of both worlds: by being able to use their clinical expertise to inform their research focus, they can maximise the impact of their research discoveries for the benefit of their current and future patients.

The symposium will encourage and inspire medical students and doctors to get involved in research, and workshop the skills necessary to succeed in combining clinical practice with research. Life as a Clinician Scientist, organised by the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, will once again bring together universities and hospitals to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday 8th September, 2018 for a day of inspiration, learning and upskilling.

The day will showcase the best a career of a clinician-scientist has to offer, and will have something for everyone. If you are yet to fully delve into the world of research, or wondering how to take your research to the next level, and transform your results or thesis into a publication, poster or platform, this symposium will be the place to find out!

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Session 1 – Where Medicine Meets Science – What is a Clinician Scientist?

Hear from some of the finest Australian clinician-scientists. We’ve got some big names coming who will share their career story, the lessons of their journey along the way, and the impact they have made with their scientific discoveries and clinical talent.

Session 2 – Who is a Clinician-Scientist?

Learn how clinician-scientists can span from Medicine, to Surgery, and to General Practice – this session showcases the breadth of the career pathways that some of Australia’s outstanding clinician-scientists have taken, their story and their science.

Lunch – Gourmet, plated lunch prepared by the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Chefs

During an extended lunch break (a highlight on feedback from last year!), we are facilitating networking opportunities between attendees and the world-class research institutes Melbourne has to offer. This is an incredible opportunity for you to find out more about a particular field, and perhaps even meet your mentor or find that next step on your pathway to life as a clinician-scientist. Find out more about each of the institutes that will be showcasing their research achievements and outputs, and have the opportunity to take part in an engaging poster tour with our speakers such as Prof Scheffer during the lunch break.

Session 3 – What Skills does a Clinician-Scientist Need?

Want to develop the skills needed for an burgeoning career as a clinician-scientist? This session will be presented by esteemed speakers who will explore the tricks of the trade for the following critical research skills:

  • How to make the most of a paper – reading between the lines
  • How to build a research question – framing for success
  • How to deliver a great talk – secrets to sharing your science and story

Session 4 (Panel) – The Career of a Clinician Scientist – The Best of Both Worlds

You’ve heard from the very best and the brightest – now be inspired by young clinician-scientists who will share their experiences of embarking on such a career and have the opportunity to pick their brains and learn the ropes in an interactive Q&A session.


Spaces are limited, so register now for an inspiring day of medicine & science, with lunch, morning & afternoon tea provided.

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Please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you on the day!

Thank you to our major sponsors The Club Melbourne Ambassador Program, The University of Melbourne and Monash University, and sponsors Deakin University, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Centre for Eye Research Australia, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Hudson Institute of Medical Research and Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.

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