The AICC(WA) and Western Australin Health Translational Network (WAHTN) Annual Event
21 July 2016
Main Ballroom, Duxton Hotel
1 St George's Terrace
The AICC(WA) and Western Australian Health Translational Network (WAHTN)
Professor Anne Kelso AO, Chief Executive Officer, NHMRC - National Health and Medical Research Council
"Medical Research in the 21st century"
- the challenges and opportunities of health and medical research in Australia
Professor Kelso has been CEO of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australian Government’s medical research funding agency, since April 2015.
Following her PhD at the University of Melbourne, Professor Kelso undertook research in the field of immunology, first in Switzerland and then at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Brisbane. From 2000 until 2006, she was also Director/CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre for Vaccine Technology. She then returned to Melbourne as Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza from 2007 until she took up her role with NHMRC. Professor Kelso has served on many boards and advisory committees for research institutions, the Australian Government and WHO, including the Board of the Telethon Kids Institute from 2008 until 2015. She was appointed Officer in the Order of Australia in June 2007 for service to science.
AICC(WA) - Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (WA)
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