VIIN Young Investigator Symposium 2018

Date 18 October 2018
Time 8:30am - 6:00pm
Venue Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
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A great opportunity to present your work to the VIIN!

The purpose of this symposium is to provide current postgrad students, RAs and postdocs a forum for career networking and scientific exchange.

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Ben Marsland
Department of Immunology and Pathology, Central Clinical School, Monash University

A/Prof Kate Seib
Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University

4 - VIIN Young Investigators Symposium  5 - Victorian Infection and Immunity Network Young Investigator Symp

Abstract submission:

Abstract submissions open on 2 July 2018 and close promptly on 3 August 2018.

Please submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations using this proforma to info@viin.org.au. Please submit a Word document and title your pro forma as follows: SURNAME_VIIN_YIS.doc.  If you have any trouble submitting your abstract or do not receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of submission please email: deborah.bianco@hudson.org.au.

Prizes and the Hartland Oration:

Prizes will be awarded for best oral and poster presentations, as well as best student students.  Two invitations to speak (one postdoc and one student) at the 2019 Lorne Infection and Immunity Conference will be awarded this year.  The winner of the Best Oral Presentation by a postdoctoral researcher will deliver the Hartland Oration at the Lorne Conference.  This extremely prestigious oration and prize was won for the first time in 2017 to present at the 2018 Lorne Conference by Dr Angela Pizzolla, University of Melbourne.

Registration: 

Registration opens on 2 July 2018 and closes promptly on 28 September 2018.

Lab heads and senior researchers - please attend and support your young investigators, even if you can only stay for a session or two.

Register now >

VIIN's commitment to gender equity

The VIIN Executive Committee and the Organising Committee for the Young Investigator Symposium are committed to promoting gender equity across every aspect of VIIN events.  Our track record on this measure for the Young Investigator Symposium is tabulated below.

 

 

% Male

% Female

2017

Speaker

42

58

Session Chair

38

62

2016

Speaker

42

58

Session Chair

40

60

2015

Speaker

38

62

Session Chair

25

75

2014

Speaker

48

52

Session Chair

22

78

 

VIIN's commitment to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers

VIIN is committed to supporting scientists, students and research assistants who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and we encourage attendance and full participation at the Young Investigator Symposium.  To work towards setting targets for presentations by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers, we have introduced extra questions in both our registration processes and abstract submission forms to ask about your heritage.  If you have any concerns about this, please contact VIIN Project Officers Deborah Bianco (deborah.bianco@hudson.org.au) and Rebecca Smith (rebecca.smith@hudson.org.au), 8572 2739.

After party!

Details to come!

Sponsors:

Would your business like to sponsor the VIIN Young Investigator Symposium?  Please get in touch with Deborah Bianco (deborah.bianco@hudson.org.au) and Rebecca Smith (rebecca.smith@hudson.org.au), 8572 2739.

2018 Organising Committee

Catarina Almeida, University of Melbourne 

Francisca Almeida, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Deborah Bianco, Victorian Infection and Immunity Network

Katrina Binger, University of Melbourne

Deanna Deveson, Monash University

Daniel Dlugolenski, Deakin University

Ryan Farr, CSIRO

Sam Forster, Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Jiyoti Gaur, Monash University

Katherine Goodall, Monash University

Nicolas Jacquelot, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Georges Khoury, University of Melbourne

Sam Manna, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Kathleen McCaffrey, Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Hamish McWilliam, University of Melbourne

Edin Mifsud, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory

Ursula Norman, Monash University

Jason Paxman, La Trobe University

Linda Reiling, Burnet Institute

Rohan Shah, Swinburne University

Rebecca Smith, Victorian Infection and Immunity Network

Anubhav Srivastava, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Andrew Stewardson, Monash University