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?
Life as a Clinician-Scientist (LACS) events aim to encourage and inspire medical and other clinical students, junior doctors, trainees, and early career researchers to incorporate their practice with health and medical science. These events, which take place in person and online, feature keynotes and discussion panels from Australia’s leading clinician-scientists, with opportunities to ask questions and seek advice from experienced experts.
Clinician-scientists, or clinician-researchers, bring invaluable skills that allow them to solve clinical questions and provide deep scientific insights into human biology. They combine working with patients with research to have major impacts on care and public health.
Our events showcase the many pathways to this exciting and rewarding career, which leads to a lifetime of challenge, discovery and fulfilment.
– Past attendee
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 insights from the bedside to answer fundamental scientific questions, then translate them back to improving patient care.
Topics include: getting started, the value of mentorship, research and clinical career paths, work-life balance, and more. There are also specific events held for those working in allied health and in nursing and midwifery.
During the pandemic we are hosting online and in-person events where we can.
“As a final semester student I really loved hearing about the journey of clinician scientists from early career to those with more years of experience. I loved hearing the tips, how realistic the panellists were about pros and cons, and the very encouraging atmosphere.”
“I loved the variety in experience and how approachable everyone was.”
“I found the career paths interesting and how the different researchers integrated research differently into their professional practices.”
Visit our events page to find more information on upcoming Life as a Clinician-Scientist events.*
Allied Health LACS
Online and in person
South Australia LACS
New South Wales LACS
First Nations LACS
Nursing/midwifery LACS – alternates yearly with allied health
* Events are subject to change depending on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Be inspired by Australia’s eminent clinician-scientists.
Find videos from past events in our video library, including talks from Professors Ian Frazer, Ingrid Scheffer, Sharon Lewis, Rinaldo Bellomo, Sandra Eades and Brendan Crabb.