Life as a Clinician-Scientist, Victoria

Life as a Clinician-Scientist, Victoria
Saturday, July 31, 2021
  –   Saturday, July 31, 2021
Monash University, room G81 (Ground Floor, 19 Ancora Imparo Way)


Registrations have now closed. This event is strictly ticketed and only registered eligible ticket holders may attend in person.

COVID guidelines will be followed at this event, including mask-wearing. Find information about current Victorian COVID-19 restrictions here, or download a restrictions table here. This event has been registered with the Victorian Government.

– Each attendee is asked to do a symptom self-assessment prior to leaving home and not attend if they are unwell or have been instructed to isolate or quarantine. Find the assessment here.

– Attendees must maintain at least 1.5m physical distance between those from other groups at all times.

– To minimise movement, attendees must stay within their allocated spaces or seats where practical.

– Requirements for face covering, observe cough etiquette and personal hygiene measures – see government guidelines linked above.

Learn more about the inspiring careers of clinician-scientists at our 2021 Life as a Clinician-Scientist Victorian event. This one-day symposium for biomedical, medical and clinical students, junior doctors, clinical trainees, and PhD/honours students focuses on the intersection between clinical medicine and science.

The in-person and online event will feature experienced clinician-scientists from several institutes and universities. If you’re curious about maximising the impact of research discoveries to benefit healthcare, this event is the place to find out more.


  • Professor Kathryn North AO FAHMS, Director, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, David Danks Professor of Child Health Research at The University of Melbourne,  paediatric neurologist
  • Professor Stephen O’Leary FAHMS, ENT surgeon, William Gibson Chair In Otolaryngology, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Rachelle Buchbinder AO FAHMS, rheumatologist, Monash University & Cabrini Health
  • Professor Alex Hewitt, ophthalmologist, University of Tasmania
  • Professor Eric Morand, Head of the School of Clinical Sciences, Monash University
  • Associate Professor Margie Danchin, paediatrician and Group Leader Vaccine Uptake, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
  • Professor Allen Cheng, infectious diseases physician, Monash University
  • Professor Piero Perucca, neurologist, University of Melbourne and Austin Health


  • Mr Dan Croagh, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon
  • Associate Professor Jake Shortt, haematologist
  • Dr Jessica Howell, gastroenterologist 
  • Dr Penelope Bryant, paediatric infectious disease physician and general paediatrician


Learn more about Life as a Clinician-Scientist events by reading a recap of our recent Queensland event, or visiting the program page.

Watch videos of speakers at our previous events, including presentations from our President Professor Ingrid Scheffer, and cervical cancer vaccine co-inventor Professor Ian Frazer

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