The Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research holds an annual TQEH Research Day every October. Research Day provides researchers in training the opportunity to gain valuable experience in delivering an oral or poster presentation before a broad audience. The work presented at Research Day must have been substantially undertaken at the Basil Hetzel Institute, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and not have been previously presented at Research Day. In 2018, TQEH Research Day will be held on Friday 19 October.
2017 TQEH Research Day Award Winners
|Category||Prize Sponsor||Winner||BHI Research Group|
|Best Oral Presentation: Honours and Summer Students||The Hospital Research Foundation||Sean Mangion||Therapeutics Research Centre, UniSA|
|Best Oral Presentation: Junior Laboratory PhD students||Co-sponsored by ThermoFisher Scientific and Coherent Scientific||Sathish Paramasivan||ENT Surgery|
|Best Oral Presentation: Senior Laboratory PhD students||The University of Adelaide||Chris DeFelice||Breast Cancer Research Unit|
|Best Oral Presentation: Clinical Trainees||The Hospital Research Foundation||Fiona Chan||Rheumatology Research Group|
|Best Oral Presentation: Clinical Higher Degree Students||The University of South Australia||Mian Ooi||ENT Surgery|
|Poster Prize||Southern Cross Science||Alex Shoubridge||Breast Cancer Research Unit|
|Best Lay Description||Pathtech||Maddison Archer||Breast Biology and Cancer Unit|
2017 Sponsors and Prizes
We thank the following organisations for sponsoring the 2017 TQEH Research Day:
The Hospital Research Foundation, The University of Adelaide (Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences), The University of South Australia (School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences), Southern Cross Science, Beckmann Coulter, Eppendorf, Coherent Scientific, Pathtech, the Australian Genome Research Facility, Interpath, ThermoFisher Scientific, Perkin Elmer and Abacus ALS.
If you would like to find out more about sponsorship please email Kathryn Hudson.
Generous sponsorship enables prizes to be awarded for Best Oral Presentations, Best Poster and Best Lay Description. The 2017 prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
- 5 prizes worth $1000 each will be awarded in the following categories: Honours & Summer Vacation Students, Junior PhD Students (Laboratory), Senior PhD Students (Laboratory), Clinical Research Group 1 (Clinical Trainees) and Clinical Research Group 2 (Clinical Higher Degrees)
- 1 prize of $500 will be presented to the Best Poster
- 1 prize of $350 will be presented for the Best Lay Description (100 words maximum)
Thursday 19 October 2017: Poster Presentations & THRF Showcase
- 10:15am Morning Tea
- 10:45am Poster Presentations
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 1:00pm THRF Showcase
- 2:00pm Afternoon Tea
- 2:20pm THRF Showcase continues
- 3:30pm session concludes
Posters will be presented electronically, and the winner announced at the Awards Presentation on Friday 20 October. During the “THRF Showcase”, recipients of the 2017 THRF funded grants and fellowships will each present a lay summary of their research projects together with the likely outcomes and impacts of their research.
Friday 20 October 2017: Oral Presentations and Plenary Lecture
- 8:15am Honours and Summer Vacation Students
- 9:15am Junior PhD Students (Laboratory)
- 10:15am Morning Tea & Trade Displays
- 10:45am Senior PhD Students (Laboratory)
- 12:00pm Plenary Lecture: The Hon. Mark Butler MP
- 1:00pm Lunch & Trade Displays
- 2:00pm Clinical Research Group 1 (Clinical Trainees)
- 3:00pm Clinical Research Group 2 (Clinical Higher Degrees)
- 4:00pm Award Presentations
Both TQEH Research Days will take place in the ground floor seminar rooms, and atrium, of the Basil Hetzel Institute (37a Woodville Road, Woodville South). All are welcome.
Enquiries about TQEH Research Day can be directed to Lisa Leopardi, Chair of TQEH Research Day Organising Committee (2017 committee members are listed below).
2017 TQEH Research Day Organising Committee
|Chair||Ms Lisa Leopardi||Discipline of Surgery, TQEH||+61 8 8222 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deputy Chair||Dr Prue Cowled||Discipline of Surgery, University of Adelaide||+61 8 8222 email@example.com|
|Member||Ms Gwenda Graves||BHI Research Secretariat||+61 8 8222 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Member||Dr Rebecca Anderson||BHI Communications Officer||+61 8 8222 email@example.com|
|Member||Ms Kathryn Hudson||BHI Facilities Manager||+61 8222 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Member||Dr Sarah Appleton||Discipline of Medicine, University of Adelaide||+61 8 8222 email@example.com|
|Member||Dr Yuliy Chirkov||Cardiology Unit, TQEH||+61 8 8133 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Member||Dr Jenny Hardingham||Department of Haematology and Medical Oncology, TQEH||+61 8 8222 email@example.com|
|Member||Ms Sue Lester||Rheumatology Unit, TQEH||+61 9133 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Member||Ms Fiona Smithson||The Hospital Research Foundation||+61 8 8244 email@example.com|
|Member||Dr Dan Wijesundara||Discipline of Surgery, University of Adelaide||+61 8 8222 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Member||A/Prof Joanne Young||Department of Haematology and Medical Oncology, TQEH||+61 8 8222 email@example.com|
2017 Call for Abstracts closed on Monday 21 August, 5pm.
If you are considering submitting an abstract in future years you may like to read the following documents:
- 2017 TQEH Research Day Abstract Guidelines
- 2017 TQEH Research Day Abstract Scoring Sheet
- 2017 TQEH Research Day Abstract Certification
TQEH Research Day 2016 – 25th Anniversary
Congratulations to the 25th Anniversary of TQEH Research Day’s Prize Winners (L-R: Ben Thurston, Scott Ellis, Professor Guy Maddern (Director of Research, TQEH), Dijana Miljkovic, Vasilios (Bill) Liapis, Vahid Atashgaran and Bahador Assadi-Khansari). TQEH Research Day 2016 took place on Friday 21 October. Prize winners and names of sponsors can be found in the table below. The 2016 Plenary Lecture was given by the CEO of the NHMRC, Professor Anne Kelso AO.
The TQEH Research Day Programme 2016 includes abstracts for all poster and oral presentations.
We thank the generous sponsors of TQEH Research Day 2016: The Hospital Research Foundation, The University of Adelaide (Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences), The University of South Australia (School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences), Southern Cross Science, SARSTEDT Australia, John Morris Group, VWR International Pty Ltd, ThermoFisher Scientific Inc., Beckmann Coulter, Eppendorf, Merck and Lonza/PeproTech.
2016 TQEH Research Day Award Winners
|Category||Prize Sponsor||Winner||TQEH Department/BHI Research Group|
|Best Oral Presentation: Honours and Summer Students||The Hospital Research Foundation||Bahador Assadi-Khansari||Cardiology/Cardiovascular Pathophysiology & Therapeutics Group|
|Best Oral Presentation: Junior Laboratory PhD students||Sarstedt Australia and The Hospital Research Foundation (co-sponsored)||Vahid Atashgaran||Surgery/Breast Biology and Cancer Unit|
|Best Oral Presentation: Senior Laboratory PhD students||The University of Adelaide||Dijana Miljkovic||Surgery/ENT Surgery|
|Best Oral Presentation: Clinical Trainees||The Hospital Research Foundation||Ben Thurston||Surgery/Vascular Surgery Research Group|
|Best Oral Presentation: Clinical Higher Degree Students||The University of South Australia||Scott Ellis||Surgery/Surgical Science Research Group|
|Poster Prize||Southern Cross Science||Vasilios (Bill) Liapis||Surgery/Breast Cancer Research Unit|
|Best Lay Description||John Morris Group||Vasilios (Bill) Liapis||Surgery/Breast Cancer Research Unit|
TQEH Research Day 2015
2015 TQEH Research Day Award Winners
|Category||Prize Sponsor||Winner||TQEH Department/BHI Research Group|
|Best Oral Presentation (Honours student)||The Hospital Research Foundation||Aashray Gupta||Translational Vascular Function Research Collaborative|
|Best Oral Presentation (Junior Laboratory PhD student)||Southern Cross Science and Lonza (co-sponsored)||Bill Liapis||Breast Cancer Research Unit|
|Best Oral Presentation (Senior Laboratory PhD student)||LabGear and The Hospital Research Foundation (co-sponsored)||Aneta Zysk||Breast Cancer Research Unit|
|Best Oral Presentation (Junior Clinical Researcher)||The University of Adelaide||Zoe Kopsaftis||Clinical Practice Unit|
|Best Oral Presentation (Senior Clinical Researcher)||The University of South Australia||Kristin Carson||Clinical Practice Unit|
|Poster Prize||Beckman Coulter||Ben Thurston||Vascular Surgery Research Group|
|Best Lay Description||Qiagen||Katharina Richter||ENT Surgery|
|Ivan De La Lande Award||n/a||Tharshy Pasupathy||Translational Vascular Function Research Collaborative|
The Plenary Speaker for the 2016 TQEH Research Day was Professor Steve Webb, Senior Staff Specialist, Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital & Clinical Professor University of Western Australia & Monash University.
We thank the 2015 sponsors of TQEH Research Day: The Hospital Research Foundation for their ongoing support. The University of Adelaide and the University of Adelaide for providing $1,000 for Oral Presentation Prizes, and the Committee of Graduate Studies for covering the costs of flights and accommodation for the plenary speaker. Additional companies who provided financial support and trade displays in 2015 included Interpath Services, Qiagen Pty Ltd, Thermo Fisher, Eppendorf, Pacific Laboratory Products, Merck Millipore, Southern Cross Science, Beckman Coulter, Coherent, Lonza and LabGear. We thank everyone for their involvement in a most successful event!