APA welcomes cooperation between pharmacists and the Australasian Sleep Association

Posted by on 13 May 2015

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is supporting the memorandum of understanding entered into by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and the Australasian Sleep Association, to support pharmacist education in sleep health and sleep science.  

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Burnet-Hayes Award Recipient

Posted by on 13 May 2015

The Hayes-Burnet award enabled me to experience work in a UK laboratory at the University of Birmingham. During my time in the laboratory, I developed new skills that I will be able to utilize back in Melbourne. Working in a different laboratory has broadened my horizons and I have learnt new ways to tackle laboratory problems. In addition, the guest laboratory was very friendly and accommodating. I hope that the working relationships that were set up during this trip will lead to a strong collaboration in the near future. 

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ASM Proposed Constitution Changes

Posted by The ASM on 12 May 2015

Following extensive consultation over the last few years, the Executive has finalised proposed changes to the ASM Constitution that articulate new organisational and operational structures of the Society. These new structures have been designed with the intention of improving membership engagement with Society activities at all levels and to provide a framework within which that can flourish. In advance of the AGM in Canberra in July the Executive would be keen to receive any feedback from members. Click below to view proposed changes.

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AS for Public Review for members

Posted by on 7 May 2015

Please note that the following draft is open for public comment:
Draft Number: AS 4276.23
Title: Water microbiology, Method 23: Soils, sediments, sludges, slurries and bio-solids - Procedures for sample preparation
Project Committee: FT-020 Water Microbiology
Public Comment Closing Date: 03/07/2015 23:59

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ASM's First Communication Ambassador!

Posted by The ASM on 4 May 2015

Welcome to Andrew Cameron - The ASM's First Communication Ambassador

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Health Professions Educators: Leadership Program June 2015

Posted by on 29 April 2015

Health professions’ educators and managers are increasingly required to have skills in and understanding of leadership and management to work effectively in this rapidly changing field which involves working across professional, organisational and clinical boundaries. Based on their international experience, Professors Judy McKimm and Kirsty Forrest, experts in educational and clinical leadership and management, will facilitate a 2.5 day hands-on leadership program on 24-26 June 2015 at Macquarie University in Sydney. The course is designed specifically to meet the needs of educators and managers who are (or who aspire to be) involved in leading educational programs, activities, developments or projects. It combines theory and models with practical applications to practice and is suitable for people at all stages of their career.

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The Australian Standard for Public Comment

Posted by on 29 April 2015

Draft Number:  AS 4276.17.2

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ISC Travel Grants and Awards

Posted by on 29 April 2015

The ISC is offering our Member Societies a number of Travel Grants for our next Congress.  Young scientists (age 35 years and under) can apply for up to 4 individual grants and successful applicants will be fully funded to attend ICAAC / ICC, San Diego, 17-21 September 2015.

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Molecular Microbiology News - Issue 3

Posted by ASM on 10 April 2015

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Amanda Young Foundation Top-Up Scholarship

Posted by on 7 April 2015

Amanda Young Foundation PhD Scholarship Top Up
The Amanda Young Foundation is committed to advance research that reduces the burden of meningococcal disease experienced by children in WA and around the world by improving prevention, diagnosis, treatment and disease management.

The Top-up scholarship will be used to support a PhD research project at The University of Western Australia to be conducted on meningococcal disease under the supervision of Dr Charlene Kahler.
For more details about Dr Kahler and her work please visit:
Scholarship description
The Amanda Young Foundation PhD Top Up Scholarship is awarded to students of exceptional research potential undertaking a full-time Doctoral degree by research at the University of Western Australia.

What it covers
Successful applications for full-time research will receive a top-up of $ 5,000 per annum tax free for three years full-time study. The successful applicant for this award will be sponsored by Dr Kahler for Australian Postgraduate Research Award (http://www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au/search?sc_view=1&id=341).
Available in the 2015 Mid-Year Domestic Australian Postgraduate Award Round. - Domestic applications open 01 June 2015 and close 10 July 2015.

Eligibility guidelines and selection process
Successful applicants must:
- Have an Australian bachelor’s degree with 1st class Honours or equivalent; or completed a degree and have an outstanding record of professional and/or research achievements since graduation.
- Have a full-time 3-year scholarship to cover their living costs. The successful applicant will be sponsored by Dr Kahler to apply for an Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship in August 2015.
- Will enrol for full-time Doctoral degree by research studies at the University of Western Australia
The Top-up scholarship will be granted on a competitive basis to an outstanding candidate. Selection will be based on academic merit, research experience, out-of-curriculum interests and activities, and fit with the current research group.

Application process
1. The applications will be ranked by committee after the 1st May 2015.
2. The top 3-5 applicants will be asked to interview in May 2015.
3. Successful applicant will be announced 1st June 2015.

Selection criteria
The application must contain the following headings and a written explanation as to how the candidate fits the criteria.

1. Completed a Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant Discipline (Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Genetics). Describe the subjects and attach an official copy of your transcript.
2. Completed a First Class Honours Degree or equivalent in a relevant Discipline (Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Genetics). Describe your honours project and attach a copy of the Abstract from the thesis.
3. Evidence of skills in microbiology, molecular biology, and genetics. Describe the skills you obtained during your Honours year. Your referee will be asked to comment on your competency in these methods. You may like to attach relevant results sections from your Honours thesis which display your competency.
4. Evidence of personal organisational skills such as teamwork and laboratory organisation including the requirement to keep clear and concise notes.
5. Knowledge regarding research ethics and safety requirements.

6. Details of any other scientific activities (eg. Publication of your work, attendance at a conference, society membership or awards)

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