MHTP Research Symposium

2018 MHTP Research Week

The Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP) Research Symposium is an exciting opportunity to acknowledge the achievements and showcase the ground breaking research being conducted here at the MHTP.

Why should you attend MHTP Research Symposium?

  • Discover some of the ground-breaking research being conducted at our precinct.
  • Network with colleagues from other disciplines – you may meet a potential collaborator!
  • Learn about the translational impact of our research.


  • Ian Frazer
    Prof Ian Frazer
    Invited keynote speaker Professor Ian Frazer AC.  Professor Frazer is a clinician scientist, trained as a clinical immunologist in Scotland. As a professor at the University of Queensland, he leads a research group working at TRI in Brisbane on the immunobiology of epithelial cancers.  He is recognised as co-inventor of the technology enabling the HPV vaccines, currently used worldwide to help prevent cervical cancer. He heads a biotechnology company, Admedus Vaccines, working on new vaccine technologies, and is a board member of several companies and not for profit organisations. He is current president of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, and a member of the Commonwealth Science Council. Most recently appointed Chair of the Federal Government’s Medical Research Future Fund. He was recognised as Australian of the Year in 2006. He was recipient of the Prime Ministers Prize for Science, and of the Balzan Prize, in 2008, and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 2012.
  • Poster competitions with generous prizes
  • Early Career Researchers’ ‘Best of Emerging Researchers’ presentations and networking event


  • Wednesday 7 November 9:45am - 5:00pm, MHTP PhD Student Showcase Symposium, Seminar Rooms, MHTP Translational Research Facility (TRF)
    • This symposium will showcase the best of 2nd and 3rd year MHTP based PhD students selected from Monash University departments (School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health), Hudson Institute and Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (student attendance will be recorded).
      Register here
  • Wednesday 7 November 2:00pm - 5:00pm ECR Speed Networking, Seminar Room 3, Translational Research Facility (TRF)
  • Thursday 8 November 9:00am - 6:30pm, Translational Research Symposium, Seminar Rooms, MHTP Translational Research Facility (TRF)
  • Thursday 8 November 2:00pm - 4:15pm, Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research Seminar 1, Lecture Theatre, Dandenong Hospital
  • Friday 9 November 12:45pm - 3:30pm, Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research Seminar 2, Monash Health Kingston Education Centre, Room A


Download program (136 KB pdf)

Poster competitions

There will be two poster competitions.  You may enter both competitions if you meet the eligibility criteria using the same Abstract submission link.

MHTP Research Symposium Poster Competition

This competition is open to all researchers based at Monash Health Translational Precinct. (Poster Session on Wednesday 7 November 12noon - 2pm at Monash Medical Centre Lecture Theatre 1 and 3 Foyers and Monash Children's Hospital Main Foyer).

  • Abstract submission link
  • Prizes ($500 for best poster in each category)
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Child and neonatal health
    • Diabetes, obesity, men’s health & reproduction and endocrinology
    • Emergency medicine, anaesthetics, intensive care and surgery
    • Inflammatory and infectious diseases
    • Mental health and neurosciences
    • Nursing and midwifery
    • Oncology (Sponsored by Monash Comprehensive Cancer Consortium)
    • Public health and health services
    • Women’s health and female reproduction
    • Allied Health and Other (if Allied Health posters n<8, then AH to go to Public Health or Nursing/Midwifery category)

Monash University Translational Research
Young Investigators Poster Competition

This competition is open to all Monash University Clinical Schools PhD students only. (Poster Session on Thursday 8 November, 12.30pm - 1.30pm, Boardroom, Level 7, Translational Research Facility, 45 Kanooka Grove, Clayton).

Poster Competition Guidelines

  • The poster size is limited to portrait orientation in size A0: 841mm wide by 1189mm high. Due to space restrictions, no oversize posters can be accommodated
  • Poster fonts must be large enough to be viewed from a distance of 90 cm (3 feet)
  • Posters are to be mounted in the allocated display areas in the Monash Health Translational Research Precinct, on the day allocated to the relevant category and are to be removed at the end of the day
  • Velcro fasteners will be used to fasten posters to the boards and these will be provided
  • Winners will be notified so they can attend to accept their prize at the Prize Giving session on Thursday 8th November 2018 at 5pm in the Translational Research Facility Seminar Room 1

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