Monday 30 October

In this session, we will hear about pathways for clinicians and those who are seeking to change healthcare practice in a variety of ways. We have a great line up of speakers ready to share their experiences and tips. Registration is free for all graduate researchers, and required for catering and seating requirements.

Find out more about our amazing speakers in the Event Program.

Register for today's program


Arrive and settle in


Welcome and Opening


Plenary Speaker: Professor Christobel Saunders,  AO

Research Director, Melbourne Medical School,  and James Stewart Chair of Surgery in the Department of Surgery (Royal Melbourne Hospital)


Clinician Scientist Pathways Panel Session

  • Moderator: Prof Sebastian King (Department of Paediatrics)
  • Dr Laila Ibrahim (Department of Paediatrics (Honorary) and Murdoch Children's Research Institute)
  • Dr Melissa Lee (Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital (Honorary))
  • A/Prof Samantha Loi (Department of Psychiatry)
  • Dr Jesse Zanker (Department of Medicine, Western Health (Honorary))

Break for light lunch and networking


Policy and Changing Practice Panel Session

  • Moderator - Ken Knight  (Murdoch Children's Research Institute)
  • A/Prof Stephanie Best (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre)
  • Dr Olivia Metcalfe (Centre for Digital Transformation of Health)
  • A/Prof Christopher Schilling (Melbourne School of Population and Global Health)
  • Prof Zoe Wainer (Deputy Secretary, Public Health at Victorian Department of Health)

Advice from the Supervisors Panel Session 

  • Moderator:  A/Prof Catherine Quinlan (Department of Paediatrics)
  • Prof Jeanie  Cheong (Department of Paediatrics and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
  • Dr Alison Compton (Department of Paediatrics)
  • A/Prof Chris French (Department of Medicine, RMH)
  • Prof Meredith Temple-Smith (Department of General Practice and Primary Care)

Close of Day 1