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 most up to date information can be found at the official ASM Event Website. Click the button below to access the site:

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Key Dates:

Call for Abstracts opens: Week commencing 10 July 2017
Meeting registration opens: Week commencing 10 June 2017
Abstract submission closes: Friday 22 September 2017
Early Bird Meeting registration closes: Friday 29 September 2017
Acceptance Notification of Abstracts: Week commencing 23 October 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 – Professor Caroline McMillen

Professor Caroline McMillen joined the University of Newcastle as Vice-Chancellor and President in October 2011. 

Professor McMillen has dedicated almost 30 years to the higher education sector, holding leadership roles across research, innovation and teaching. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University, and completed her medical training at the University of Cambridge.

As a biomedical researcher, Professor McMillen is internationally recognised for her work into the impact of the nutritional environment before birth on the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and obesity in adult life.

Over her career, Professor McMillen has trained more than 50 Honours and PhD students who have gone on to win national honours and fellowships and made significant contributions in diverse careers, including research, industry, medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and education.

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.