Date: Friday 1 September 2023
Time: 8am – 5.15pm (followed by networking)
Location: The Melbourne Brain Centre, Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building, 30 Royal Parade, Parkville (see map)
Registrations: via Eventbrite
Registration fee: $50 – includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and mixer. The registration is now closed.

The main program will be followed by a networking opportunity. Please click here to view the symposium program.

Abstract Submission

The organising committee invites post-doctoral researchers (up to 15 years post-PhD) across Victoria to submit an abstract to this inaugural event.

Presentation format:

Abstracts will be selected for one of the following types of presentation:

Oral presentation, lightning oral presentation, or poster presentation.

Abstract submission is closed.

  • Abstracts should represent original work
  • Abstracts are to be submitted using the Abstract Submission Form
  • Abstracts are limited to 300 words, excluding author(s) names, affiliations, organisations and references
  • Presenting authors must be available for face-to-face abstract or poster presentation.
  • A brief biography (≤100 words) must be submitted with the abstract
  • Completed Abstract Submission Forms should be emailed to [email protected] by Thursday 3rd August 2023 (abstract submission is now closed)
  • Abstracts will be graded by an independent committee based on the relevance, originality and novelty, quality of methods/data, and contribution to knowledge/health.
  • Authors will be notified whether their abstract has been selected for an oral or poster presentation by Friday 11th August 2023.

Prizes will be awarded for the best presentations in each session as judged by the chairs.

All enquiries regarding abstract submissions or the symposium should be emailed to [email protected]

Venue: Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building, Parkville

About the organisers

The Melbourne Emerging Leaders in Biomedical Research Society is comprised of postdoctoral researchers from >10 of the leading biomedical research institutes in Melbourne, including the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI), Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Hudson Institute/School of Clinical Science at Monash Health, Peter Doherty Institute, St Vincent’s Institute, Monash Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA).

Our goal is to cultivate networking opportunities specifically for postdocs in academia. Through active engagement with peers in the field, our society aims to establish a supportive and inclusive environment that encourages innovation and excellence in research.

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