AAHMS Annual General and Scientific Meeting 2018

AAHMS Annual General and Scientific Meeting 2018
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
  –   Friday, October 12, 2018
 (to Friday, October 12, 2018)
1G Royal Parade, Parkville VIC

Collecting and using Big Data – machines, artificial intelligence, epidemiology, precision medicine & health economics

The Victorian Branch of the AAHMS is pleased to invite you to the 2018 AAHMS Annual Scientific Meeting. The meeting will be held from 10 – 12 October at the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute in Parkville, just a few blocks north of Melbourne’s CBD.

The Academy’s Mentorship Workshop will be held on Wednesday, 10 October, and the main AAHMS meeting will commence on Thursday, 11 October with Professor Alan Lopez presenting the keynote address.

The Scientific Meeting will coincide with the Melbourne Festival, and we are excited to announce that the AAHMS Gala Dinner will be held under the spire of Melbourne’s prestigious Arts Centre.  We encourage delegates to stay on in Melbourne for a few days after the meeting ends – or to come early! – and take in a show or two while you are here.



Please contact the Academy if you would still like to register for this event.
E: [email protected]
T: 07 3102 7220



View the FULL PROGRAM here

Wednesday 10 October
11am – 5.30pm

AAHMS Mentorship Workshop
(Members of the Academy’s mentoring scheme and Academy Fellows only)
Facilitated by Dr Jennifer de Vries

The annual mentorship program day of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences is designed to focus on growing the next generation of clinician-scientists and medical scientists. Attendees will be at different stages in the mentoring process and will include both mentors and mentees.

This workshop will:

  • frame mentoring and sponsorship as central to leadership
  • build mentoring and sponsorship knowledge
  • developing ‘coaching’ conversation skills
  • maximise interaction between mentees and mentors in order to build informal connections that can augment the ‘matched pairs’, as individuals build their professional connections.
  • Combine research/theory/frameworks, experiential exercises, collegial discussions and individual reflection
  • draw on the examples, experiences and expertise of attendees.

Attendees are encouraged to attend the whole day to maximise the enjoyment and participation of all.

Dr Jennifer de Vries is an internationally acknowledged mentoring expert, who consults extensively with universities and research institutes. She was commissioned by Universities Australia in collaboration with the LH Martin Institute to write Mentoring for Change, a guide to establishing good practice programs across the sector. Jen has extensive experience in all aspects of mentoring programs; as a co-ordinator, facilitator, evaluator, researcher and consultant. She is well known for her ‘bifocal approach’ to mentoring’, which ensures that mentoring programs link individual development to organisational change and innovation.

More recently her interests have broadened beyond mentoring programs to work directly with academic and research leaders to develop mentoring and sponsorship cultures. This draws on her current research examining the role of sponsorship practices (as distinct from mentoring) in academic and research careers.

Thursday 11 October

Keynote + New Fellows Day
9am – 5:30pm

Keynote presentation: Professor Alan Lopez AC
“Building the evidence base for health systems and policy: big data and the Global Burden of Disease Study”

Presentations from the newly elected fellows

Annual General Meeting

Thursday 11 October
6:30pm – 11pm

Gala Dinner, Melbourne Arts Centre

Friday 12 October
8:45am – 4:30pm

Big Data in Health & Medical Sciences
Session 1: Big Data – Ethics and Equity
Speakers: Professor Alan Finkel, Professor Fiona Stanley, Professor Sandra Eades, A/Prof Ray Lovett, Professor Julian Savulescu (UK)

Session 2: Applying big data in the clinical arena
Speakers: Professor Robyn Norton, Professor David Reutens, Professor Kathryn North

Session 3: Big Data – From mathematics to mankind
Speakers: Professor Julie Byles, Professor Annette Dobson, Dr Terry Sweeney, Professor David Balding
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