2017 Central Clinical School Translational Research symposium

Translational research symposium

Translational Research Symposium 2017

What is Translational Research?

How do we expedite the basic findings of medical research into clinical practice, without any compromise of research quality? An outstanding scientific program featuring leading translational medical researchers from Monash University and Melbourne’s premier research institutes in Monash University's 3rd annual Translational Research in Medicine Symposium yields insights from a broad range of medical and scientific disciplines.

Monash's clinical school heads describe
translational research 4:31 min Video link


  • Date: Monday, 31 July 2017
  • Time: 8.30am for a 9:00am start - 7.00 pm
  • Venue: AMREP Lecture Theatre, adjacent to the Baker Institute at 75 Commercial Road, Melbourne 3004, 200 metres east of the main  Alfred Hospital entrance. See map.
  • Cost: Free
  • RSVP: CLICK HERE. Please RSVP by Wednesday 26 July 2017 for catering purposes
  • Enquiries: Dr Steven Petratos, ph +61 3 9902 0191 email Steven.Petratos@monash.edu
  • See the flier for more information
  • See the program booklet for speaker and poster presenter abstracts (pdf, 848kb)
  • See 2017 TR symposium Videos


Invited Speakers
8:30 am Welcome Reception and Registration
9:00 am Professor Kathryn North AM - Genomics and the Brave New World of Personalised Medicine: A Global and Local Perspective
Director, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, and the David Danks Professor of Child Health Research at the University of Melbourne
Plenary Lecture
9:40 am Doctor C. Glenn Begley - Challenges to Translational Science around the World (and even across the Yarra)
Chief Executive Officer, BioCurate, Melbourne
Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre (MPAHSC) Themes
11:00 am Professor Paul Myles - Large clinical trials and reverse translation
Alfred Health/CCS
11:30 am Associate Professor Menno Van Zelm - Primary immunodeficiencies: Immunology lessons from nature
Department of Immunology and Pathology, CCS
11:55 pm Professor Mark Cooper - The changing face of managing diabetes and its complications
Department of Diabetes, CCS
12:20 pmLunch
Translational Research Young Investigator Poster Presentations, Alumni/Industry and Pharma displays
1:25 pm Professor Helen Dewey - The long walk to effective therapies in acute stroke
Eastern Health Clinical School (EHCS)
1:50 pm Doctor Claudia Nold - Translating a Cytokine into a Therapeutic: From Promise to Product
School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health (SCSMH), Hudson Institute of Medical Research
2:15 pm Doctor Sarah Zaman - Primary Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death after Myocardial Infarction
SCSMH, MonashHeart, Monash Health
2:40 pm Professor Peter Gibson - Low FODMAP diet: the road from ideas to implementation across the world
Central Clinical School (CCS)
3:05 pm Professor Melissa Southey - Towards massively parallel translation: the breast cancer example
3:30 pmTea/Coffee, EMCR/Industry and Pharma displays
4:00 pm Professor Richard Kitching - A new mechanism determining the risk of autoimmune disease
4:25 pm Professor Terence O'Brien - Developing treatments that address the treatment gap for the Sacred Disease
The Royal Melbourne Hospital
4:50 pm Professor Eva Segelov - The role of aspirin in modulating response to cancer
Professor/Director Oncology SCSMH and Monash Health
5:15 pm Summary and announcement of Translational Research Young Investigator Poster Presentations Award
Professor Stephen Jane, CCS Head and Director Translational Research Program
6:00 pmDrinks, EMCR/Industry and Pharma displays
7:00 pmClose


We thank our partners and sponsors for their generous support of this event.


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A poster competition of the work of graduate research students and early career researchers was held, and won by Dr Rebecca Segrave of Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre.