AGM and Scientific Meeting 2016

AGM and Scientific Meeting 2016
Thursday, October 6, 2016
  –   Thursday, October 6, 2016
 (‘- Friday October 7, 2016)

Bench to Bedside – and back again

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) Queensland Fellows are delighted to host this year’s AGM and Scientific Meetings 2016. The AAHMS AGM and Scientific Meetings 2016 will be held from 6 – 7 October 2016 at the Translational Research Institute, Brisbane.

This year’s Meeting theme is ‘Bench to Bedside – and back again’ reflecting the need to ‘join up’ the wide range of disciplines involved in Health and Medical Research in Australia. Better health care can be delivered by a closer integration between research, education and clinical care. Australia has a strong track record in biomedical research, and outstanding clinical care – however we appreciate that linkages between the ‘bench’ and the ‘bedside’ are suboptimal. This was recognized by the McKeon review, and by the National Health and Medical Research Council. Australia is currently laying the foundation for greater integration between clinical and research settings. Also in response to the McKeon review, the Commonwealth Government created the Medical Research Future Fund. The new funding body will support the translation of medical research into new or better ways of improving the health and wellbeing of Australians.

Link to Eventbrite Registration Page*New Fellows and Associate Members please register
through the link provided in your invitation letter


MEETING PROGRAM (Download the Draft Program here)

The meeting will be held over two days and will include:

Day 1    ‘Bench to Bedside – and back again’ (Fellows and Mentees only)

  • Keynote Speaker: Sir John Tooke (Past President of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences)
  • 15 Talks from New Fellows
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Mentorship Refresher

Day 1     Formal Induction Dinner (at Custom House)

Day 2     The Medical Research Future Fund – Great expectations and sober realities

              Will the MRFF help link bench and bedside? (open meeting)

  • Invited presentations from peak organisations
    • Professor Ian Frazer – Concise MRFF Update– Strategies and Priorities- timelines and mechanism?
    • Professor Steve Wesselingh – What will the Advanced Health research and Translation Centres be expecting from the MRFF?
    • Professor Anthony Cunningham – What will the independent Medical Research Institutes be expecting from the MRFF?
    • Professor Robyn Ward – What will the University sector be expecting from the MRFF?
    • Professor John Shine – What will biotech and the commercialization sector be expecting from the MRFF?
    • Professor Rob Ramsay and Professor Michael Berk – What does the health and medical work force expect from the MRFF?
  • Discussion and general debate
    • Opportunities to solicit input from John Tooke, MRFF Board members, other key audience members

Day 2     Mentorship Program Workshop (Fellows and Mentees only)

Accommodation and Coach Transfers:

The option to reserve discount accommodation at recommended hotels: Recommended Brisbane CBD Hotels.

Coach transfers will be available to and from these venues:

  • Day 1 – 17:15 – TRI Front Entrance to Brisbane Marriott Hotel to Sofitel Brisbane Central
  • Day 2 – 13:45 – TRI Front Entrance to Brisbane Domestic Airport
  • Day 2 – 16:45 – TRI Front Entrance to Brisbane Domestic Airport


This Event is Proudly Sponsored By: 

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Translational Research Institute, Brisbane QLDTRI Building

199 Ipswich Road,
Woolloongabba QLD 4102
T +61 7 3835 3535

As Australia’s newest and most comprehensive medical research and biopharmaceutical facility, the Translational Research Institute (TRI) is located on the Princess Alexandra Hospital campus in Brisbane, Australia.

The seven-storey TRI building comprises four floors of laboratory research plus facilities for research support, administration and teaching. A bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing facility is adjacent to the main TRI building, housing the first major mammalian biopharmaceutical production facility in Australia.TRI auditorium

TRI has a 250 seat state of the art auditorium with adjacent indoor and outdoor spaces suitable for catering and trade displays. The Auditorium is adjacent to our beautiful open-air atrium, which is a spectacular space to meet and greet with your audience before your event and during breaks.



Custom House, Brisbane QLD

399 Queen St,
Brisbane QLD 4001
T +61 7 3365 8999

Customs House is regarded as one of Brisbane’s premier function venues and has unique facilities for all styles of corporate and private events. Our prominent Queen Street location overlooking the river, impressive service and facilities match the best Brisbane has to offer.Cutom House Dinner

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