Life as a Clinician-Scientist Victoria

Life as a Clinician-Scientist Victoria
Saturday, August 19, 2023
  –   Saturday, August 19, 2023
Melbourne Exhibition Centre
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Learn more about the rewarding career of a clinician-scientist at our Life as a Clinician-Scientist Victorian Symposium on 19 August 2023.

Created to inspire medical and health sciences students, junior doctors, health professionals, and early career researchers, this event features leading experts sharing their experiences in this ground-breaking profession.

Clinician-scientists combine clinical practice with medical research, allowing them to take their insights from working with patients to answer fundamental scientific questions, then use those insights to improve patient care.

Join us in Melbourne to learn about the many pathways to this exciting career, which leads to a lifetime of challenge, discovery and fulfilment.

Our Fellows, alongside other senior, mid- and early-career researchers, will share their stories about working with their unique combination of clinical medicine and science, and how to master the skills necessary to succeed.

Attendees will have the opportunity to seek advice from our expert speakers and sign-up for spot mentoring sessions.

Plenary speakers include:

  • Professor Roger Byard AO PSM FAHMS, Forensic Pathologist and Marks Chair of Pathology at the University of Adelaide (pathology)
  • Associate Professor Ada Cheung, Endocrinologist, Austin Health; NHMRC Research Fellow, University of Melbourne (endocrinology)
  • Dr Sandro Demaio, CEO, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (public health)
  • Dr Jessica Green, Consultant Psychiatrist, Peninsula Health; PhD Candidate with the Food and Mood Centre, IMPACT (psychiatry)
  • Professor Stephen Nicolls FAHA FAHMS, Cardiologist and Director of the Monash Heart Hospital (cardiology)
  • Professor Clare Scott AM FAHMS, Medical Oncologist and Laboratory Head at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (oncology)
  • Professor Shomik Sengupta, Urologist, Eastern Health; Professor of Surgery, Eastern Health Clinical School, Monash University (urology)
  • Professor Kanta Subbarao FAHMS, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza, The Doherty Institute
  • Professor Peter Vuillermin,Chair of Medicine, Barwon Health (paediatrics)
  • Professor Sophia Zoungas FAHMS, Endocrinologist and Head of the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University (endocrinology)

Meet all our speakers in our full program.


Tickets are $10 and registration is essential.

If the ticket cost is prohibitive to you, please get in touch with the Academy to discuss a solution.

*In-person registration includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Don’t miss your chance to hear from and meet with some of Victoria’s ground-breaking clinician-scientists.

Registrations are limited. Register now to secure your spot.

We are grateful to all our sponsors for their generous contributions.

Victorian Sponsors



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