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Events

Network, discover and learn more about WA life sciences at the many sector events.

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Investor Meets Innovator

Event postponed until June

New date to be advised

Join investors and innovators to explore the investment landscape in WA life sciences at the Life Sciences WA Investor Series - LAUNCH!

The Life Sciences WA Investment Series will connect Western Australian investors with the next generation of innovators from the life sciences industry. Together we will explore the unique life science investment opportunities available in WA and provide guidance as to how to access them.

Available:

In Person (Perth) or Online

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WA MTP Sector Spotlight Series - Brandon Capital & the Brandon BioCatalyst

31 May 2022

Our monthly breakfast series is an opportunity for representatives from across the MTP sector to connect, collaborate and learn about upcoming opportunities, and hear the stories and successes of WA organisations developing health and medical innovations. Join us over a light breakfast in the last week of each month at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

Join Brandon Capital’s Dr Mikkelsen in conversation with MTPConnect’s Dr Tracey Wilkinson for a fireside chat discussing funding and investment opportunities available to WA start-ups and SMEs through the Brandon BioCatalyst.

Available:

In Person (Perth) or Online

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mRNA Victoria & Pfizer Joint Symposium

8-9 June 2022

Attend the first mRNA Victoria & Pfizer joint symposium to showcase Australian RNA technology and therapeutics research.

The symposium will enable high-quality Australian RNA researchers to connect with Pfizer’s Centres for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) and RNA Accelerator to discuss advancements in the field of RNA therapeutics and the next generation of RNA medicines.

Themed sessions will showcase the latest Australian research in RNA-based vaccine and therapeutics and delivery technology.

 

This event will be held virtually over two half days and hosted by BioMelboune Network and Research Australia on behalf of Pfizer and mRNA Victoria.

8 & 9 June 2022  

8am – midday (AEST)

Please save the dates. A registration link will be provided through the button below in the next coming weeks. 

 

If you have colleagues who would be interested in attending as it’s relevant to their research interests, please ask them to email Anastasia at adaniels@biomelbourne.org to register their interest and to ensure that they receive a registration link closer to the date.

Available:

Online

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Consumer and Community Involvement in Research

29 July 2022

Ensuring that research findings are translated into practice involves a systematic approach from the beginning when you are designing your research. Implementation science bridges the gap between developing and evaluating effective interventions and implementation and de-implementation in routine practice. This seminar covers key elements of implementation research; theoretical approaches, research designs, involvement of stakeholders, behaviour change interventions.

Available:

In Person (Perth) or Online

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ASPA-ASCEPT 2022 Joint Conference

29 November - 2 December 2022

Call for symposia proposals - 

Submission is now open for symposia proposals to be presented at the ASPA-ASCEPT 2022 Joint Conference. The theme of the conference is local and global and partnerships to drive innovation and impact. 

The deadline for submitting symposia proposals is Monday 30 May 2022. 

Applicants will be advised whether or not their symposium proposal has been accepted by Monday 20 June 2022. 

Available:

In person (Perth)

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AusBiotech 2022

25-28 October 2022

Join us at Australia's largest Life Sciences Conference, AusBiotech 2022, Australia’s biggest week in biotech.
 

Thrilled to be uniting Australia's biotechnology industry in-person, AusBiotech 2022 is being supported by Host State Partners, the Government of Western Australia and Business Events Perth.
AusBiotech 2022 will feature a cutting-edge three-day programme, BioIndustry Exhibition, Early-Stage Investment Forum, AusPartnering, welcome function, conference dinner and closing ceremony.

Registrations Open: 31 January 2022

Registrations Close: 24 October 2022

Available:

In person (Perth)

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AusMedtech 2022

24-26 May 2022

Join us in-person for AusMedtech 2022, Australia’s premier medical technology conference.
24-26 May 2022 Melbourne Convention Centre.

 

AusMedtech 2022 will feature a cutting-edge three-day programme, industry exhibition, Early-Stage Investment Forum, a welcome function (24 May), conference dinner (25 May) and closing ceremony (26 May).

Available:

In Person (Melbourne)

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iPREP Biodesign Presentation Event Round 1 2022 (Virtual)

1 June 2022

iPREP Biodesign is an Australian industry university engagement program that provides PhD students with paid industry opportunities. It is a collaborative program led by the University of Western Australia (UWA) and networks across Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, University of Notre Dame Australia and Macquarie University. iPREP Biodesign was established in 2020 as an initiative between iPREP WA and Perth Biodesign, as a result of seed funding from the X-TEND WA program, New Industries Fund, managed by the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science, and Innovation.

Available:

In Person (Perth) or Online

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BIO International Convention

13-16 June 2022

Gain inspiration and critical insights from global thought leaders addressing critical topics at the intersection of science, business and policy. The 2022 BIO International Convention will feature 100+ interactive sessions across 4 days covering a variety of therapeutic areas, business development, digital health, patient advocacy, public policy, and next-generation biotherapeutics, and the latest updates from industry experts on COVID-19 and the vaccine. 

Available:

In Person (San Diego, California)

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2022 Postgraduate Showcase: Frontiers in Agriculture

23 June 2022

Come and hear UWA’s top postgraduate students present their research in agriculture and related areas at the 2022 Postgraduate Showcase: Frontiers in Agriculture. Afternoon tea and refreshments provided. All are welcome to attend.

Available:

In Person (Perth)

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WA Health Hackathon 2022

8-18 August 2022

The WA Health Hackathon will bring together a diverse group of data professionals and students to explore innovative digital and data-driven solutions to real world healthcare challenges. Teams will take part in a range of upskilling/training sessions and develop prototype solutions for specific healthcare challenges, applying techniques such as data analysis and visualisation, machine learning, and digitisation.

Challenges can be put forward by WA-based clinicians, medical researchers, provider organisations, academia, government, and industry.

Each challenge submitted for the Hackathon must have a clearly defined problem and an assigned domain expert. The assigned domain expert must be available for a minimum of 30 minutes during the first week of the Hackathon (8-12 August 2022) for a Q&A session with the team assigned to work on their challenge. This can be done virtually or in-person. We are also encouraging all domain experts and challenge owners to attend the final pitch night scheduled for Thursday, 18 August 2022 - please save the date in your calendars.

Available:

Online

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Quality Management System (QMS) Primer eLearning

Register for Log-in Details

This free (funded by the REDI initiative) QMS Primer eLearning contributes to closing the skills gaps by addressing quality management systems for the Medical Technology, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical (MTP) sector.

Available:

Online

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Ear Science Education: Hearing Implant Series 2021/2022

26 May 2022

Join us for our inaugural Education Series on Hearing Implants designed to support clinicians in maintaining clinical excellence and optimized hearing care for all clients. This series will cover the cochlear implant journey with a focus on complex referrals and bimodal management.

The Hearing Implant Series 2021/2022 includes:

  • In-person workshop from 6:00 to 8:00pm Thursday 26th May 2022 at the stunning Anzac House location in Perth's CBD; and

  • Bi-monthly 'Translating the Science' research updates available online, offering you the flexibility to complete this in your own time around work and other commitments.

Available:

In Person (Perth) or Online

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On-farm Soil Acidity and Nutrient Management

6 June 2022

Lime use in WA agriculture is 60% of the estimated annual requirement to manage soil pH in topsoil and subsoil: Avon River Basin insight.

This project works with growers to investigate soil pH levels at both topsoil and subsoil levels across their farm providing more precise and long-term lime recommendations, as well as gaining valuable insight into the current state of soil acidity in the Avon River Basin.

Available:

In Person (Perth)

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Introductory Biostatistics

17 June 2022

This seminar covers fundamental statistical concepts for clinical researchers, including why we use significance testing, how to interpret confidence intervals and p-values, how sample size and variability affect results, why bias and confounding factors are important considerations in designing studies, and when to seek statistical support.

Available:

In Person (Perth) or Online

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Save the Date Community Q&A: Cardiovascular Special

26 July 2022

Join us at Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research for a lively discussion between panelists, facilitated by Miriam Borthwick. Question and Answer (Q&A) session for the audience will follow.

Available:

In Person (Perth) or Online

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Restoring Kelp Forests

11 August 2022

Kelp forests used to dominate coastlines around the world, but an accelerated loss of kelp is happening globally. How can we restore these crucial forests at the scales needed, whilst giving them the best chance to survive in a changing ocean? We are trailing techniques for restoring these essential kelp forests using rocks seeded with baby kelp.

Find out how scientists are restoring this crucial habitat.

Available:

In Person (Perth)

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West Tech Fest 2022

4-9 December 2022

Save the date!

West Tech Fest is Western Australia's premier tech festival providing opportunities for the local startup and tech community to connect with and hear from global leaders as they share insights into how to grow a successful business.

This multifaceted event, held annually across Perth, Fremantle, and Rottnest Island, hosts inspiring keynote speeches, investor sessions, hackathons, pitching competitions, and networking opportunities with tech leaders and investors from across the US, UK, and Australia.

Available:

In person (Perth)