100 years of Australian medical research
RPA Hospital, Sydney, 21 February 2010
Marking the centenary of the establishment of the Australian Institute of Tropical Medicine, this one-day colloquium seeks presentations on all aspects of the history of medical research in Australia.
Professor Donald Metcalf AC FRS, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne
Professor Warwick Anderson, University of Sydney
Professor Rod Home FAHA, University of Melbourne
Dr Louella McCarthy, University of Western Sydney
Dr Ann Moyal AM FAHA, Independent Scholar, Canberra
Thematic or comparative histories are preferred to single-institution or biographical topics, for instance:
Parochial pursuits: medical science addressing intrinsically Australian problems
The national interest: medical research directions fostered by the state
The travel bug: science mapping Australia onto regional and global pathologies
Research outside the institutes: public health, epidemiology and community studies
Theory or fact: intellectual and commercial outcomes of Australian medical science
Collaboration or colonisation: the rise of international research projects
Petri-fying: local projections and public receptions of medical research
Papers will be 45 minutes. Each session will conclude with a 30-minute discussion facilitated by the chair.
Please email the convenors with the title of your proposed presentation, an abstract of up to 200 words and a biography of up to 100 words. Alternatively, please specify if you would prefer to chair and facilitate a session.
Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2009
Conference website: http://www.cs.nsw.gov.au/rpa/museum/
Hosted in conjunction with the Association for Medical Humanities conference, 19–20 February 2010.
Phone: +61 2 9569 5561
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