POSTPONED: 2020 Queensland Clinical Sciences Symposium

POSTPONED: 2020 Queensland Clinical Sciences Symposium
Saturday, March 28, 2020
  –   Saturday, March 28, 2020
Translational Research Institute, 37 Kent Street Woollongabba 4102

***We have unfortunately had to postpone this event to later in the year, due to the coronavirus outbreak. We apologise for any inconvenience and hope to reschedule to later in the year.***

But you can still learn about Life as a Clinician Scientist from our past events – check out our videos to learn more about this rewarding career!

Do you want to push the boundaries of knowledge as part of your career in medicine or health? And take what you learn at the bedside to change and improve health and care?

Join us for the third annual Queensland Clinical Sciences Symposium, Building Bridges and Breaking Boundaries, to learn about how you can do just that from some of Australia’s leading clinician scientists and health researchers. 

Our morning session – Building Bridges – will focus on how, as a clinician scientist, you can bridge divides throughout your career. Get insights into pathways and important skills to develop in this career:

  • push the boundaries of knowledge as part of your career in medicine or health? And take what you learn at the bedside to change and improve health and care?
  • Hear about what it is like to work between disciplines and across the world to progress human understanding of health and medicine.

Our afternoon session – Breaking Boundaries – will bring you visions for the future of medicine – you will hear about emerging fields, concepts and ‘big ideas’ that could inspire and form part of your future career.  

Our speakers and panellists come from a diverse range of specialties and research interests, spanning the entire spectrum from the lab bench, clinical trials, and wider health policy.


  • Professor Emeritus Alan Mackay-Sim, neural stem cell scientist and 2017 Australian of the Year
  • Professor Bala Venkatesh FAHMS, intensive care medicine, past-President of CICM
  • Professor Tammy Hoffman FAHMS, evidence-based practice, occupational therapist
  • Professor Sailesh Kumar, obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Professor Claire Wainwright AM FAHMS, paediatric and respiratory medicine
  • Distinguished Professor Dietmar Hutmacher FAHMS, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, and Dr Michael Wagels, plastic and reconstructive surgery. The engineer and surgeon behind the world’s first 3D bone implant.
  • Professor Pamela McCombe, neurology
  • Associate Professor Clair Sullivan, digital health and medical informatics
  • Dr Eamonn Eeles, geriatrics


  • Dr Cameron Snell, pathology
  • Dr David Cavallucci, hepato-pancreatico-biliary surgery
  • Dr Michelle Roets, anaesthetics
  • Dr Monica Ng, medicine

This event is for medical and health students, junior doctors and health professionals, and early career researchers looking to better understand the life of a clinician scientist – and how to pursue this rewarding career pathway.

Don’t miss your chance to hear from Queensland’s ground-breaking researchers, and explore the research expo featuring some of the the state’s world-class research universities and institutes.

We are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors. Both the Faculty of Medicine and the Queensland Brain Institute are kindly supporting us from The University of Queensland.

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