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Registration and abstract submission

Registration and abstract submission through Eventbrite. Abstract submission will be open until October 26th 2018

Please register your attendance and dietary preferences whether or not you intend to present.

Abstracts: If you would like to present your work please prepare an abstract in less than 250 words (excluding title) prior to starting the registration process. You will be asked to indicate whether you prefer your abstract to be considered for an oral and/or poster presentation, and to indicate your career stage/stream. We aim to deliver a gender-balanced program including people from different career stages and Institutes in Victoria and welcome poster submissions from Research Assistants.  Lively poster sessions have been a highlight of this meeting in the past.

Posters should be less than 180cm high and 90 cm wide. A0 size will work.

Map showing location of the M2 Lecture Theatre, 37 Rainforest Walk (location for lectures) and Exhibition Space, 19 Innovation Walk (location for posters and breaks).

Plenary Speakers

  • Professor Moira O'Bryan, Monash University

    Moira O'Bryan graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1994, after which she received training at The Population Council in New York. She is currently a Professor, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and the Head of the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University. Prior to this she was the Deputy Director of Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute. The research in her lab encompasses: germ cell development and the relationship between sperm form and function, the genetic causes of human infertility, and the implications for ‘reproductive’ proteins on health broadly. She directs a multidisciplinary and highly collaborative research program spanning basic research and clinical medicine.

  • Professor Jane Visvader, WEHI

    Jane Visvader is Joint Head of the Stem Cells and Cancer Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and joint Group Leader of the Breast Cancer Laboratory with Prof. Geoff Lindeman. The primary objective of the laboratory is to characterise the breast epithelial differentiation hierarchy in order to better understand the relationship between normal and tumour cells in the diverse subtypes of breast cancer. Jane is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.


The program this year will feature 4 sessions of short talks which have been selected from submitted abstracts, with engaging poster sessions during breaks.

Draft Program

8:30-9:00 amRegistration
9:00-9:15 amWelcome and Introduction
9:15-10:45 amSession 1 (3 short talks and plenary by Moira O'Bryan)
10:45-11:15 amMorning Tea and Posters
11:15 am-12:30 pmSession 2 (4 short talks)
12:30-1:45 pmLunch and Posters
1:45-3:30 pmSession 3 (3 short talks and plenary by Jane Visvader)
3:30-4:00 pmAfternoon Tea and Posters
4:00-5:00 pmSession4 (4 short talks)
5:00-5:15 pmAnnouncement of Prizes and Close
5:15-6:30 pmSocial drinks (Notting Hill Hotel, 260-262 Ferntree Gully Rd - short walk from campus)