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2016 Post Graduate and Early Career Researcher Symposium

Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
Sydney Catalyst

With close to 90 registrants and a program which included 29 presentations the 4th annual Sydney Catalyst Post Graduate and Early Career Researcher Symposium was a resounding success. 



Highlights of the day included a keynote by Professor Phil Hogg the inaugural Sydney Catalyst Chair in Translational Research and an interactive career development session facilitated by Sonia Yip and featuring Professor Hogg and Professor Jane Phillips from UTS. Sydney Catalyst members can access a summary of the panel members, "Top Tips and Hot Hints" by following the career development session link.

The program featured 10 x 10 minute oral presentations and 19 rapid fire 3 Minute Pet Project Presentations from across the translational spectrum. The wide range of research areas presented has become a hallmark of this event and gave Sydney Catalyst members the opportunity to gain a snapshot of the breadth and depth of research happening across the consortium.

The multi-institutional working group for this event was led by Dr Sonia Yip and comprised of A/Professor Anne Cust, Kim Parish, Dr Nicholas Zdenkowski, Dr Nicole Rankin, Professor Phil Hogg, Rebecca Mercieca-Bebber and Dr Wojciech Chrzanowksi, who each chaired a session and judged the presentations.

This year's awards went to:

  • Best T1/T2 Oral Hayley Suen from RPA Hospital
  • Best T2/T3 Oral Rebekah Laidsaar-Powell from The University of Sydney
  • Best T1/T1 3MP3 Ashleigh Morgan from The Garvan Institute
  • Best T2/T3 3MP3 Erin Moth from Concord Repatriation General Hospital