Life as a Clinician Scientist events aim to encourage and inspire medical and other clinical students, junior doctors and clinical trainees, and early career researchers to become involved in research, and workshop the skills necessary to succeed in combining clinical practice with medical science.
During the pandemic we are hosting online events but look forward to returning to events in person when we’re able.
- LACS online: The prep & the pivot: responding to a pandemic as a clinician scientist – 8 August
- LACS online: On the Front Line and in the Lab – driving forward research in a pandemic – 20 August
Can’t make an event? Want to know more about life as a clinician scientist? Check out our videos from past events here, where you can here from the likes of Prof Ian Frazer, Prof Fiona Wood and Prof Ingrid Scheffer!
Not only do clinician scientists bring invaluable skills that allow them to solve clinical questions and provide deep scientific insights into human biology, their work has a major impact on improving clinical care. We showcase the many pathways that can lead to this exciting and rewarding career, which leads to a lifetime of challenge, discovery and fulfilment.
At these events, our Fellows and other researchers share their stories about how the unique combination of clinical practice and science allow them to work with patients and take their insights from the bedside to answer fundamental scientific questions, then translate them back to improving patient care.
What do people say about 'Life as a Clinician Scientist'?
These are just some of the things past attendees have told us...
"It was perfect!"
"This was so inspiring and enjoyable"
“I really loved hearing about how people's interests and passions can eventuate into research in every area of medicine”
"The speakers provided me with great insights into the pathways into clinical research"
We're planning events in four states and one territory in 2020: Queensland in March, New South Wales in May, and events in Victoria and the ACT will follow later in the year.
We are looking to grow this program in the future, including an event in South Australia - please contact us if you're based elsewhere and interested in a LACS event, or if you'd like to volunteer to help with an event.Contact Us