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STAVCON 2020: A Vision for the Future

November 27, 2020 @ 8:45 am 4:30 pm

Theme: A Vision for The Future
Date: Friday 27 November
Venue: Online
$99.00 for STAV Individual Members
$199.00 for STAV School Members
$260.00 for Non Members
$49.00 for Preservice teachers (must provide a copy of your student i.d)
All Conference materials will be available to all delegates until 29th January 2021

Morning Keynote: Lisa Harvey-Smith (WiSTEM Ambassador)
Address by STAV Patron: Associate Professor Misty Jenkins BSc (Hons), PhD, MAICD
Closing Keynote: Marylouise McLaws Deputy President Academic Board

Morning Keynote

Friday 27 November

Prof Lisa Harvey-Smith is a British-Australian astrophysicist. Australia’s first Women in STEM Ambassador and Professor of Practice in Science Communication, UNSW

Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith is the Australian Government’s Women in STEM Ambassador and a Professor of Practice in Science Communication at The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. In her role as the Women in STEM Ambassador, Lisa is responsible for increasing the participation of women and girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) studies and careers in Australia. She works across academia, education and training and industry to increase visibility and drive cultural and social change for gender equity in STEM. Lisa is an award-winning astronomer with research interests in the birth and death of stars and supermassive black holes and serves on the Australian Space Agency’s Advisory Group. She previously worked on the mega-telescope project the Square Kilometre Array – a continent-spanning next-generation radio telescope that will survey billions of years of cosmic history. Lisa is a TEDx speaker, has appeared on stage with Apollo astronauts including Buzz Aldrin and is author of the popular science book When Galaxies Collide .


Address by STAV Patron

Friday 27 November

Associate Professor Misty Jenkins BSc (Hons), PhD, MAICD

Misty Jenkins is a NHMRC fellow and laboratory head in the Immunology Division at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, where she researches cellular immunology and cancer immunotherapy.  Misty studied her PhD in Immunology at The University of Melbourne, followed by postdoctoral positions at The Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, and The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. Misty has a long-standing interest in how a specialized group of white blood cells, CD8+ T cells, kill cancer. Her current research program currently researches the use of T cell immunotherapy for brain cancer. A/Prof Jenkins was awarded the L’Oreal for Women in Science Fellowship (2013), was Tall Poppy of the year (2015), was awarded the Westpac/Australian Financial Review Top100 Women of Influence award (2016) in recognition for her significant contribution to science and gender equity. A/Prof Jenkins has been a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in academia over the past decade and her efforts in this area have been recognized nationally and internationally. In addition to her research career, A/Prof Jenkins is experienced in governance and is a Board Director for Monash Health, Co-Chair of the Indigenous Health Medical Research Future Fund. @DrMistyJenkins

Closing Keynote Address

Friday 27 November

Professor Marylouise McLaws,

Professor Marylouise McLaws is a professor of Epidemiology, Hospital Infection and Infectious Diseases Control with the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW.  MaryLouise’s COVID-19 related activities include member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Program Experts Advisory Panel for Infection Prevention and Control Preparedness, Readiness and Response to COVID-19 and member of the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission COVID Infection Prevention and Control taskforce.     

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