AIMS
NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING
21 -23
AUGUST 2024

ADELAIDE
CONVENTION CENTRE
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Overview

On behalf of AIMS, I would like to invite members, students, trade and colleagues to join us for the National Scientific Meeting in Adelaide, South Australia from 21st-23rd August 2024. This will be our first face to face national scientific meeting post pandemic to allow more interaction, networking and collaboration. By listening to talks, viewing posters and discussing new ideas can improve your knowledge and awareness of advances in medical laboratory science. The face to face interaction offers exchange of experiences with other colleagues helping you to improve practice in your own laboratory. We will welcome back our trade partners to display up to date technology to allow conference participants to learn the new advances and initiatives. This will also be an excellent continuing educational opportunity to obtain CPD points towards your APACE certificate and certification. There will also be opportunity for touring destinations in South Australia to appreciate its natural landscapes.

Professor Denise Jackson
President, AIMS.

Registration

Full Registration includes attendance to Conference Sessions, Catering, Welcome Reception and AIMS NSM Dinner.
Day Registrations do not include Social Functions. 

An additional Welcome Reception Ticket is $80.00pp and an additional AIMS NSM Dinner Ticket is $140.00pp.

*Please note the Earlybird Registration Price will end on June 30th 2024 

Program

The Scientific Meeting program has been released!

Click the below button to download the program.

*Program subject to change, at the discretion of the Scientific Program Committee

Keynote Speakers

We are excited to welcome our 2024 speakers to present at the AIMS National Scientific Meeting. 

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David Ross

MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FRCPA Consultant Haematologist, SA Pathology

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Christopher McCudden

PhD, DABCC, FACB, FCAB

 

Professor Mark Shephard

Mark Shephard

Founding Director of the International Centre for Point-of-Care Testing at Flinders University

David Ross

MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FRCPA Consultant Haematologist, SA Pathology

Vienna Tran

MBBS (Hons.), DAME

 

Christopher McCudden

PhD, DABCC, FACB, FCAB

 

Mark Shephard

Founding Director of the International Centre for Point-of-Care Testing at Flinders University

Local Organising Committee

Sarah Just

Sarah Just

CEO

Denise Jackson

Denise Jackson

President

Brian Dale

Brian Dale

Chair

Neil Horton

Neil Horton

Committee Member

Donna Rudd

Donna Rudd

Committee Member

Robyn Wells

Robyn Wells

Committee Member

Scientific Program Committee

Brian Dale

Paul Panigiris

John Stirling

Helen Stathopoulos

Di Zurcher

Simone Chantrell

Sarah Kowalski

Olivia Yacoub

Maureen Jacobsen

Interested in Sponsoring?

There will be a number of opportunities for organisational branding and recognition both in the lead up to and during the Meeting.

For further information, please contact Rebecca Gabriel (Sponsorship and Exhibition Sales Manager) via rebecca.gabriel@aomevents.com

Principal Partners

Venue

The Conference will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC). The ACC is conveniently located in the heart of the city centre and nestled within the beauty of the Riverbank Precinct, just 15 minutes’ drive from Adelaide Airport.

The Adelaide Riverbank Precinct is a hive of activity and where the city’s cultural, sporting, education, medical, conference and entertainment zones merge, making it Australia’s best connected business events precinct. It is also a short walk to international and boutique hotels and accommodation. Public transport, the Adelaide Railway Station and taxi ramps are also at the Centre’s doorstep.

For more information, please visit the Adelaide Convention Centre website here.

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Adelaide Convention Centre

Destination

Adelaide offers all of the benefits of a large international metropolis without the problems of a huge city. Add its Mediterranean climate, ease of access, affordability, quality accommodation, excellent shopping options, and it’s easy to see why conference delegates refer to Adelaide as “the perfect conference city”.

Adelaide is the perfect opportunity to relax and play. Discover the local gourmet food and famed regional wines. Enjoy fun social events and adventurous outings.

The unique wildlife parks, clean beautiful beaches, vibrant cafés, great dining, riverboats and dolphin cruises make Adelaide a great family holiday destination.

Accommodation

Crowne Plaza Adelaide

Grosvenor Hotel

Oaks Embassy

Oaks Horizons

Playford Hotel

Sofitel Hotel

Oval Hotel

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David Ross

Dr Ross is an academic haematologist working as both a pathologist and clinician with a focus on myeloid neoplasia. He trained in the former Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science in Adelaide, and holds clinical appointments in the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre. He has co-authored >100 peer-reviewed publications and is Editor-in-Chief of Leukemia Research. He is Director of the South Australian Cancer Research Biobank and a Principal Investigator in multiple clinical trials. He is an examiner for the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.

Christopher McCudden

Dr. McCudden is a Clinical Biochemist at the Ottawa Hospital in Ontario, Canada.  He is a Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He serves as the Deputy Chief Medical Scientific Officer and Medical Director of Informatics and Information Technology for the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association.  He serves as Board Secretary for the Association for Diagnostics and Laboratory Medicine.  Dr. McCudden’s academic interests include automated chemistry, data analytics & machine learning, quality improvement, plasma cell dyscrasias, and audit and feedback for laboratory stewardship. 

Professor Mark Shephard

Mark brings over 25 years of experience involving pioneering and innovative translational research of POC testing models for chronic, acute and infectious diseases into rural and remote First Nations health services at both national and international levels; he also has significant expertise in POC testing device evaluation and training and quality management systems, as well as leadership in the development of university teaching programs on POC testing at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Mark’s International Centre for Point-of-Care Testing was formally designated as WHO Collaborating Centre in January 2017 and redesignated for a further four-year term in January 2021.

Mark has authored over 100 peer-reviewed published papers, book chapters and Government reports in the national and international literature and is principal author and editor of the book A Practical Guide to Global Point-of-Care Testing (published in November 2016).

Mark is a Founding Fellow in the Faculty of Science of Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) and he received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Flinders University in 2009 for ‘significant contributions to the improvement of Aboriginal health in Australia and for services to the University’. Mark is a dual recipient of a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) (2006) and an Australian of the Year Award (2004), with both awards recognising his contribution to medical research through POC testing. In 2022, he was awarded the title of Matthew Flinders Professor at Flinders University.

Vienna Tran

Growing up in suburban Adelaide, Vienna became fascinated with the light-polluted night sky visible from her backyard. When she discovered that she could combine her passion for space with her medical degree, she went on to research the effect of artificial gravity on the hip muscles during prolonged bedrest, for which she earned a First Class Honours as part of an international team. Vienna is currently a registrar with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), undertaking her Diploma of Rural Generalist Anaesthetics. She has worked for the Australian Space Agency to help develop the first Applied Space Medicine and Life Sciences roadmap. She was the winner of SQLDR Lana Davies Memorial Award in 2023 for her early-career contribution to aerospace medicine. Outside her day job, you will find her giving a school talk about space, conducting medicals as the local DAME or running on the trails.