16th Annual Scientific Meeting

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The 16th Annual Scientific Meeting was held on October 15th, 2019, in Sydney Australia at Customs House.

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator color=”black” border_width=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”726″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Paul Zimmet
Our keynote speaker for was Professor Paul Zimmet, AO. He is a Professor of Diabetes at Monash University and a Professorial Fellow (formerly Director Emeritus) at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. In 1984, he founded the International Diabetes Institute which merged with the Baker Institute in 2008. He is Honorary President of the International Diabetes Federation and has an extensive international record in diabetes and obesity research, particularly in epidemiology and public health. He spoke about his recent work:
The Circadian Syndrome: is the Metabolic Syndrome and much more!”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator color=”black” border_width=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER: Professor Ken Wright
Professor Ken Wright presented as our international guest in 2019. Professor Wright joins us from the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado in the United States, where he is the Director of the Sleep and Chronobiology laboratory. His research interests include health and safety consequences of insufficient sleep and circadian misalignment and the development of countermeasures and treatments for sleep and circadian disruption to improve public health and safety. He spoke on:
The impact of circadian and sleep disruption on the microbiome.’[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”728″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator color=”black” border_width=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Travel Awards:
Jared Stern – Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne
Nathan Skinner – University of Otago

Research Excellence Awards:
Janelle Chong – University of Auckland
Michelle Coleman – Monash University
Victoria O’Callaghan – University of Queensland

Best Student Presentation:
Jared Stern – Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Scientific Committee:

Julia Stone
Grace Vincent
Joanne Carpenter

Organising Committee:

Elise McGlashan
Joanne Carpenter[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator color=”black” border_width=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]THANK YOU 2019 SPONSORS
Learn more about our 2019 sponsors below![/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion color=”mulled-wine” active_section=”0″ collapsible_all=”true” css=”.vc_custom_1567741416911{margin-top: -10px !important;}”][vc_tta_section title=”The Appleton Institute – CQ University” tab_id=”1567739862070-6ef7b6f5-2509″][vc_column_text]The Appleton Institute is a multidisciplinary research hub in Adelaide, forming part of the School of Human, Health and Social Sciences and a new Campus for CQUniversity in South Australia.

Established as part of CQUniversity in January 2012, and based in Adelaide, South Australia, the Appleton Institute combines excellence in research, teaching and community engagement across a range of scientific areas including safety science, sleep and biological rhythms, applied psychology, occupational health and safety, human factors, risk management, cultural anthropology and immigration.

The Institute is overseen by renowned fatigue and human factors expert Professor Drew Dawson and consists of a 30-person research team, including 10 PhD students.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”The Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health – Monash University” tab_id=”1567739862114-10135e12-dcb7″][vc_column_text]

One of Australia’s largest Institutes for brain and mental health thanks to the generosity of the late David Winston Turner, who has presented Monash University with Australia’s largest single gift to mental health.

Through our three key themes of Developing Well, Living Well and Ageing Well, we are responding to common community challenges to develop resilient brains, promote brain healthy lifestyles, and maximise cognitive capabilities.

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UQ’s School of Biomedical Sciences is making ground-breaking advances in modern medical science and providing students with the theoretical and practical skills for an exciting career in academia and industry.

Our innovative research encompasses the research spectrum from basic discovery through translational pathways to medical solutions, including:

  • Investigation of cellular processes such as protein trafficking, cell signalling and organelle function.
  • Study of how the dysregulation of bodily processes can cause serious human disorders such as infertility, Alzheimer’s disease and autism.
  • Anatomical and musculoskeletal analyses to optimise whole-body performance.
  • Novel approaches to heal conditions such as spinal injury, motor neurone disease and cancer.

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Speakers at the 2019 meeting had the opportunity to published a full conference paper in the journal Clocks & Sleep. Clocks & Sleep (ISSN 2624-5175) is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open-access journal that investigates a wide range of biological rhythms and sleep-related topics and is published quarterly online by MDPI.
Open Access: Free for readers, free publication for well-prepared manuscripts from conference participants submitted within 2019.
Rapid publication: Manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 23.9 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.2 days.
Editors-in-Chief: Prof. Christian Cajochen, Prof. Paul Franken
Journal website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/clockssleep

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