This free two-day event will include presentations from HDR students across UQ’s Faculty of Medicine, as well as keynote presentations, workshops and panel sessions to support students through the various stages of their PhD and career options thereafter.

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Awards and Conclusion

2 December 2021 4:15pm5:00pm
Presented by Professor Helen Klaebe, Dean, UQ Graduate School

Keynote – Networking in a Post-Pandemic World: Strategies to Influence your Career Success

2 December 2021 1:30pm2:30pm
Presented by Dr Ken Dutton-Regester, Founder and Director, Excite Media

Lunch and Poster session

2 December 2021 12:30pm1:30pm


1 December 2021 5:30pm7:30pm

Mixed panel – Managing your relationship with your advisor

1 December 2021 3:15pm4:00pm
Associate Professor Mike Piper (School of Biomedical Science, UQ), Dr Kartik Iyer (QIMR Berghofer), Dr Sarah Reedman (Child Health Research Centre, UQ), Dr Kevan Jones (Student Services, UQ)

Keynote – The journey from Anjou to Brisbane: A Bench to Bedside Story

1 December 2021 2:00pm2:30pm
Presented by Professor Fabienne Mackay, Director and CEO, QIMR Berghofer

Lunch and Poster session

1 December 2021 1:00pm2:00pm

HDR Candidate Presentations II

1 December 2021 12:00pm1:00pm

Keynote – Grantsmanship secrets

1 December 2021 11:30am12:00pm
Presented by Professor Ian Frazer AC, Epithelial Cancer Group Leader, UQ Diamantina Institute

HDR Candidate Presentations I

1 December 2021 10:00am11:00am

Opening and Keynote – How to make the most of your HDR

1 December 2021 9:00am10:00am
Opening with Professor Marina Reeves and Associate Professor Maree Toombs. Keynote presented by Professor Karen Moritz, Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Medicine.