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Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Symposium 2019

26 June 2019
Chris O'Brien Lifehouse Education Centre
Sydney Catalyst

Join us at the 8th Annual Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Symposium on 26 June 2019.



Program & Abstract Booklet
Virtual Poster Submission


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Welcome Message from chairs:


On behalf of the Organising Committee, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the 2019 Sydney Catalyst Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher (PG&ECR) Symposium. We are proud members of Sydney Catalyst and are excited to be the co-chairs for this year's symposium after participating in the 2018 Symposium working group.

The annual PG&ECR Symposium continues Sydney Catalyst's commitment to promote collaboration and networking, bringing researchers together across the translational research spectrum and is a cornerstone of the Sydney Catalyst calendar.

We are thrilled and honoured to feature Professor Georgina Long, 2018 Cancer Researcher of the Year, as our opening keynote speaker. We will hear from Jay Allen, an inspiring and dedicated consumer advocate, who will share his experiences as an advocate and his involvement in cancer research. Our experienced  panellists  will provide insight and helpful tips on Post PhD Pathways: Where to Next and potential career pathways available to early career researchers.

The symposium program boasts diverse research of our network members that spans multiple disciplines including basic sciences, clinical trials and studies, psychosocial and implementation research. This year, to ensure a wider breadth of research is represented, we have included Rapid Fire sessions and a Virtual Symposium. The virtual platform hosts posters and presentations for you to peruse, and we encourage you to submit your own online poster and recording. Last year, the Virtual Symposium enabled new networks and connections between researchers, and it's a great opportunity to build on your online academic profile.

We look forward to meeting you at this year's Symposium and hope that the day will provide you with inspiration, cutting-edge knowledge and new collaborators and contacts across the translational research spectrum.

Amelia Smit and Marissa Williams.

Co-Chairs 2019 PG&ECR Working group


The Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Symposium is proudly brought to you by Sydney Catalyst and our fabulous Symposium Working Group:

Co-Chair  Amelia Smit

Co-Chair  Marissa Williams

Thomas Johnson

Ashleigh Parkin

Carolyn Mazariego