28 Oct 2019

6-7 Nov Monash Cardiovascular Health Symposium

Join us for this two day symposium showcasing cardiovascular health research across Monash University and its research partners. You can register for either day and if interested in presenting a poster (PhD students also welcome to submit), submit an abstract through eventbrite or submit direct to Dr Simona John von Freyend, via email simona.johnvonfreyend@monash.edu or phone: 03 9902 0005. 

For details & to register: https://cardiovascularhealthsymposium.eventbrite.com

This two day event aims to:

  • Showcase existing cardiovascular health research within Monash University across Schools and Faculties
  • Inform on new developments regarding the Victorian Heart Hospital, which aims to bring together clinical research with the wider multidisciplinary cardiovascular research community across Monash University; and
  • Establish a Monash-wide virtual network of cardiovascular health researchers and clinicians.
Date: Wednesday, 6 and Thursday, 7 November 2019
Time: 9.00am - 6.00pm (Day 1) / 9.00am - 5.30pm (Day 2)
Location: Learning & Teaching Building, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Monash University, Clayton campus.

  • Plenary - Room G.81 (Day 1 & Day 2)
  • Workshops - Room 101 (Day 2 only)
The program will include one day of talks and poster presentations, and one day of workshops.

We are excited to announce our plenary speakers are:

  • Professor Alex Brown - SAHMRI, Adelaide, SA (Day 1)
  • Dr James Hudson - QIMR Berghofer, QLD (Day 2)
The workshops will focus on five challenge areas of Cardiovascular Health:
  • Living Well - including prevention, metabolic disease and rehabilitation
  • Women's Heart - tackling the higher risk of death from CVD experienced by women through research, clinical care and education
  • Personalised Medicine - develop, evaluate and implement uniquely targeted precision approaches tailored to an individual patient’s need
  • Vulnerable Populations - including Aboriginal Health, mental health patients, migrants and patients of low socioeconomic background
  • New Technologies - novel and innovative approaches for prevention, diagnosis and treatment (devices, drug discovery, diagnostics, digital health)
Poster presentations:

Due to space limitations we are accepting up to 60 poster presentations. We encourage everyone to submit a 250 word abstract to present a scientific poster at the symposium. You will be notified if your poster has been accepted.

Who should attend?

The symposium is sponsored by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences. Attendance is complimentary and includes morning and afternoon tea, and lunch.

Due to venue capacities we require attendees to register in advance.

Plenary sessions (capacity 240) - we encourage everyone working in cardiovascular health research to attend.

Workshops (capacity 20 per workshop) - these will focus on big picture strategy in five specific challenge areas of cardiovascular health (see above). You may register for up to three worshops. We encourage, in particular, group leaders and senior scientists to register for the workshops on Day 2.

For further information please contact Dr Simona John von Freyend, Strategic Development Advisor (VHH) via email simona.johnvonfreyend@monash.edu or phone: 03 9902 0005.

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