2017 HBPRCA Annual Scientific Meeting

The 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held at Victoria University, 300 Flinders Street in Melbourne.  It will be held from 29 Nov to 1 Dec 2017. 

The program for the 2017 meeting is still in development by the Executive Committee, however, it will be sure to be an excellent mix of didactic and interactive presentations, poster presentations as well as an excellent networking opportunity for delegates and sponsors alike.

The 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting will explore several exciting subjects. The meeting will officially run from Wednesday 29 November to Friday 1 December 2017, with the ASM Awards Dinner held on Thursday 30 November.

Special invited guest lecturers will again feature on this highly esteemed program, included are these confirmed Keynote Speakers to date:

RD Wright invited Lecturer: Prof David Ellison

Dr. Ellison joined the Division of Nephrology at OHSU in August 2000 as professor of medicine and division head. Dr. Ellison received his nephrology training at Yale University. Dr. Ellison`s research investigates the molecular regulation of renal salt excretion and its impact on blood pressure. Specifically, his work focuses on electroneutral salt transporters and on Gitelman’s and Bartter’s syndromes, two inherited diseases caused by mutations in the genes responsible for mediating salt movement in the kidney. Dr. Ellison is also interested in the pathogenesis and treatment of edema. His work is funded by the NIH and Department of Veterans Affairs.

David is the Director, Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute and is a Fellow of both the American Heart Association and American Society of Nephrology.

Colin I Johnston invited Lecturer: Fadi Charchar

Fadi Charchar graduated from Melbourne University (PHD) 1998 and is currently Associate Dean (Research) at FedUni. He was a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at University of Glasgow and a BHF Lecturer at the University of Leicester. His research interests centres on molecular genetics of complex disease. This includes the genetics of cardiovascular diseases, sexual dimorphism of cardiovascular risk and the contribution of changes in genomic structure to disease. He has recently been awarded the Okamoto Young Investigator prize for his research on the Y sex chromosome and coronary artery disease.

Fadi is the Associate Dean (Research) Professor in Biomedical Science and is an Honorary Research Fellow for both the University of Melbourne and the University of Leicester.

Education/training institution and location degree year(s) field of study: University of Melbourne BSc(Hons) 1993 Genetics/Physiology,University of Melbourne PhD 1998 Genetics/Physiology

Austin Doyle Lecture – TBC

The official meeting invitation will be available in the coming weeks and will include all details you need for the meeting including Abstract submission dates and process as well as registration details.