The 2020 Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) Annual Scientific Meeting will be held online this year enabling it to be open to both the research community and the wider public. The meeting is spread over two days and aims to explore the latest developments for precision medicine and emerging science around prevention and control, including in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Day 1 ‘Progressing precision medicine’ will review the current status of precision medicine in Australia and ask how we can better translate science into reality.

Day 2 ‘Progressing public health, prevention and control’ will ask how Australia can best progress public health, prevention and control over the coming months, years and beyond.

Professor Ingrid Scheffer AO FRS FAA PresAHMS, President, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences says, “Our annual meeting feels especially apposite this year, with health and medical sciences having such a prominent role in society during 2020. We will take the opportunity to reflect on the pandemic so far and look ahead to what might come next. We will also consider broader topics for the health of the public, including the current status of precision medicine in Australia and how we can accelerate the benefits of this promising area. Bellberry has been a great supporter of our Annual Meeting and we look forward to partnering with them again this year to tackle these important topics.”

The event is hosted by Professor Ingrid Scheffer and Professor Tony Cunningham AO FAHMS and includes a plethora of renowned speakers across the two days.  AAHMS CEO Catherine Luckin states this year’s event will place a real emphasis on panel discussion with an online Q&A participation forum to enable participants to become involved.

As a long term supporter of AAHMS, Bellberry is proud to sponsor this prestigious event once again. As a Not For Profit organisation, Bellberry reinvests proceeds into the medical research community in order to further the dual objectives of improving the welfare of research participants and supporting the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of research.