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AIMS 2013: Australian Institute of Medical Scientists National Scientific Meeting

Grand Hyatt Melbourne * | Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
From 175 to 1050 AUD
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Title: AIMS 2013: Australian Institute of Medical Scientists National Scientific Meeting
Specialty: , Internal Medicine
Dates: From Sep, 2, 2013 to Sep, 4, 2013
Location: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Type: Meeting
Registration Cost: From 175 to 1050 AUD
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Event Venue:

Grand Hyatt Melbourne *

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA Visit the Venue to read more
Event Overview
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The over-arching theme for this year's meeting is “Tackling Science, Kicking Goals” and the conference will be broken into different mini-themes for each day.

  • Monday 2nd September 2013 - Targeted Therapies and Diagnostics
  • Tuesday 3rd September 2013 - Transplantation and Immunisation
  • Wednesday 4th September 2013 - Use and Abuse of Medical Science
    • Prof Fiona Wood
      Prof Fiona Wood - Keynote Speaker

      Burns Service Western Australia

      Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood is a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon specialising in the field of burn care, trauma and scar reconstruction. Fiona is the Director of the WA Burns Service of Western Australia and a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Princess......Read More>>

    • A/Prof Solomon Cohney

      University of Melbourne & Monash University

    • Levinia Crooks
      Levinia Crooks A.M.

      Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM)

      Levinia Crooks joined ASHM as CEO in November 1999. She has significant involvement in HIV, viral hepatitis and sexual health policy. She facilitated the drafting of the current national HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmissible infections and Aboriginal and Torres Strait......Read More>>

    • Stephen Fox
      Prof Stephen Fox

      Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

      Stephen Fox is Director of Pathology at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He moved in Feb 2006 from the University of Oxford where he was Clinical Reader in Pathology....Read More>>

    • Peter Larkins
      Dr Peter Larkins

      Epworth Sports & Medicine Group

      Dr Peter Larkins was born and raised in Geelong before attending university in Melbourne. He completed his medical training at the Alfred hospital and also wrote a Master’s thesis in exercise physiology after receiving the Hume Turnbull Research Fellowship during......Read More>>

    • Helen Opdam
      Dr Helen Opdam


      Helen Opdam is the Victorian Medical Director of Organ and Tissue Donation. She is a Senior Intensive Care Specialist at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne....Read More>>

Courses / Workshops within the event

 AIMS is now accepting scholarship applications.

Closing date: 29th April 2013

To view detailed information about the AIMS NSM Scholarships please click here. 

The AIMS NSM 2013 Scholarships


Three scholarships of $1,200 each will be offered to financial members of AIMS in 2013 to support attendance at the AIMS National Scientific Meeting to be held at the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne.




Applicants must be members of AIMS at the time of the application, and must have held membership for at least six months at that time. Affiliate, retained or student members are not eligible to apply. Other eligibility criteria may apply to each scholarship.


Remote Attendee Scholarships


One scholarship is offered to provide assistance to members living and working in rural and remote areas of Australia to attend the AIMS National Scientific Meeting in 2013. Applicants may be Intermediate members, Graduates, Associates or Members of AIMS.


Applicants must live and work in a rural or remote area of Australia. In general rural and remote will be defined as an area more than five hundred kilometres outside the capital city of a mainland State or more than two hundred kilometres outside Hobart, or more than one hours driving time away from a teaching hospital or educational centre. However, applicants from other areas may apply and present a reasoned case for consideration.


Applicants must demonstrate in no more than 500 words their reasons for wishing to attend the meeting and the relevance of the NSM to their professional practice.

Early Career Scholarship


One scholarship will be offered in this category. Applicants must be Graduates, Associates or full Members of the Institute, must have been in employment for no more than five years since graduation and must be under 30 years of age at 13 October 2013. Employment documentation must be provided.

Applicants must give examples of any special projects or initiatives of an investigative, scientific nature that is original work. These projects may be part of a team initiative but the applicant must demonstrate their involvement and commitment to the project. They must also demonstrate their reasons for wishing to attend the NSM and the relevance of the NSM to their professional practice. Total length of application must not exceed 500 words.

First Time Presenter Scholarship


This scholarship will be awarded to a first time presenter of a submitted paper for oral or poster presentation at the AIMS National Scientific Meeting 2013.


Applicants should submit a copy of the abstract to AIMS National Office, together with the appropriate application form and a draft of the presentation/poster. Only abstracts accepted for the NSM will be eligible for the scholarship. It is possible that applicants submitting abstracts may not have been advised by the NSM organising committee of the acceptance or otherwise of their abstract at the time of submitting their application. The application should be submitted regardless; judging of this category will not take place until acceptance of abstracts has been confirmed.



Applications are now being accepted. The closing date is the 29th April 2013. To view/print the application forms please click the options below:


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Accommodation is available onsite at Grand Hyatt Melbourne. We have been able to secure discounted conference rates which are available via the online registration system.270

Alternative Accommodation Options

If you do not wish to stay onsite at Grand Hyatt Melbourne, we recommend the following accommodation providers:

Mantra 100 Exhibition
100 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

Quest Apartments
Nearest properties to the conference venue are Quest on Flinders Lane, Quest Collins Street Central, Quest Hero on Russell and Quest on Bourke.

Rydges Melbourne
186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

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Submission Info

Abstract submissions have now closed.

Abstracts for all conference presentations will be printed in the conference handbook. The Program Committee will select some presentations for the oral program from the submitted abstracts and will notify those authors. Other submissions will be offered a poster presentation.
All submissions are to include the following:
* A 100 word biography
* 250 word abstract providing the essence of the presentation
Abstracts will be selected on the following criteria:
* Originality and interest
* Structure and clarity
* Scientific validity
* Potential significance
Editorial Guidelines for Presented Content:

Means of Submission - Online

By clicking on the link above, you will be taken to a web page where you can cut and paste your abstract in several simple steps. The benefits of this system are many but include:

i. Allowing you to preview your abstract and make modifications to your satisfaction.
ii. Ensuring you know your lodgement is completed as you will receive an immediate email confirmation
iii. Ensuring accurate indexing of all authors in the abstract book
iv. Ensuring consistent presentation of all abstracts in the proceedings (overarching formatting is imposed).



* Ensure you using one of the following browsers
INTERNET EXPLORER (ver 5.5 or newer)
NETSCAPE (ver 7.4 or newer)


* Alert for Mac Users, if you are having trouble submitting your abstract, try submitting from a PC. If you are still having trouble, please contact the secretariat

* Alert for Mozilla users, the security policy in Mozilla often precludes the pasting from the clipboard without using the menu commands. You can still cut and paste your abstract into the submission; you will have to use the menu command rather than ‘control v’ shortcut.

* Is your abstract text less than 300 words – it will not allow you to paste larger submissions. The word count does NOT include your title, authoring or cited references

* Have you got your abstract open and running on your own computer? – You need to be able to cut and paste it onto the web.

* Have you got an image in your abstract? This conference is NOT accepting images.

* Have you got a table in your abstract? This conference is NOT accepting tables.


* Firstly, you will be asked to acknowledge and understand that for your abstract to be accepted you must be a registered and fully paid delegate. You must also consent to your abstract being published.

* You will then be asked to provide some keywords to assist in categorisation of your abstract.

* Depending on the conference, you may be asked to supply extra information. For example, “Would you like to be considered for a poster or oral presentation award?”

* You will then be asked to select which Society you will be submitting your abstract for.

* Next, you will able to cut and paste or type the title of your abstract in.

* The next screen will ask you to input the authors, organisations and indicate the presenting author by ticking the box.

* After that, you will be able type or cut and paste your abstract text in. Please ensure the abstract is no more than the above mentioned word limit. (Does not include title, authoring or cited references)

* Finally you will be asked to view your abstract to check you have entered it correctly. When satisfied, you will be able to finalise your abstract submission and return to your dashboard.


As long as you haven't filled your own email address incorrectly, you will get an immediate confirmation of your abstract being submitted.


Should you wish to make changes to your abstract after you have submitted it, please log into your online registration dashboard. Click the button “manage” for the conference you would like to edit the abstract for. Under the abstract heading you will be able to view, edit or submit a new abstract.

Notification of programming decisions will come from the secretariat shortly after the expiry of deadlines and the working program will be posted to the web site. The notification will include specific presentation instructions but in the interim, those preparing posters should note the maximum size allowed is 100cm wide by 120cm deep. Velcro will be available to fix the poster to the boards. Computer data projection is the preferred presentation method for orals.

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