International Women’s Day 2019
A number of event are happening in or around the Parkville Precinct to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day. The University of Melbourne will host “My Brilliant Career” on the eve of IWD, Thursday, 7th March. Peter Mac will host a symposium on Friday, 8th March.
Peter maccallum cancer institute
Date: Friday, 8th March
Time: 9.30am – 5.00pm
Venue: Level 7, Lecture Theatre B/ Concurrent parent and children friendly session in Theatre A).
This event is aimed at showcasing outstanding research by women scientists at Peter Mac and across Victoria. The event will facilitate discussion on how we can break down barriers to better enable women to excel in their independent research careers. The keystone of our IWD event will be announcing the 2019 Lea Medal winner. The Lea Medal is awarded to the most outstanding emerging female research leader at Peter Mac.
Special Guest Speakers
Maxine Morand Chair: Peter Mac’s Board of Directors
Louise Davidson Director: Peter Mac’s Board of Directors
Registration and program details will be announced soon!
For further information please contact Elaine Sanij, Research Gender Equity Committee on firstname.lastname@example.org
My BRILLIANT Career - The University of Melbourne
Date: Thursday 7 March
Time: Panel discussion from 6.30pm – 7.30pm; Refreshments from 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Arts West Forum Theatre, University of Melbourne, Building 148, Medical Road, Royal Parade, Parkville Victoria 3052
Questions: email: email@example.com; phone: (03) 8344 9800
On the eve of IWD 2019 hear from our panel of female leaders in biomedicine.
Learn from their journey, advice and lessons.
Advancement of women in medical research remains a challenge. But opportunities to explore the complexities of human health, continued research momentum and access funding are reaching new frontiers for women in science.
Want to know how?
The School of Biomedical Sciences has assembled a panel of highly accomplished and diverse female leaders who will:
Share their journey in biomedicine,
Provide advice to younger generations interested in professional healthcare and
Discuss the lessons that have enabled them to be successful.
Hear from – and meet – these inspirational women in biomedicine:
Professor Fabienne Mackay, host
Head of School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Megan Munsie, moderator
Deputy Director of Centre for Stem Cell Systems, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Melbourne
Dr Andrea Douglas
Senior Vice President, Organisation Transformation and External Affairs, CSL Limited and Director of AusBiotech and Baker Heart and Diabetes
Director of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the David Danks Professor of Health Research, University of Melbourne
Laureate Professor Ingrid Scheffer AO
Paediatric neurologist and Professor at the University of Melbourne, Austin Health and The Royal Children’s Hospital
Professor Kanta Subbarao
Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza and Professor at the School of Biomedical Sciences and Peter Doherty Institute