FAQs


Who should attend the Congress?

Researchers from a range of disciplines with an interest in health and medical research, clinicians, policy makers, patient interest groups, IP managers, industry representatives

What is transdisciplinary research?

Transdisciplinary research is Team Science: Collaboration in which exchanging information, altering discipline-specific approaches, sharing resources and integrating disciplines achieves a common scientific goal.  It is the way that research will be conducted moving into the future

I am not a member of any of the partnering societies. Should I attend?

Yes, researchers from all areas are encouraged to attend.  There are a variety of symposia and workshops that will benefit all researchers. No session are not confined to any specific societies.

I am an early career researcher. What is at Congress for me?

In addition to sessions with internationally acclaimed speakers, there are also a number of workshops specifically targeted to helping early career researchers – check them out under the WORKSHOPS tab on the home page

I am a student. What is at Congress for me?
 

In addition to sessions with internationally acclaimed speakers, there are also a number of workshops specifically targeted to helping students, especially the Breakfast with the Stars networking event – check it out under the WORKSHOPS tab on the home page

Which research areas are included at Congress?

The theme at Congress is transdisciplinary research which covers all research areas.  There will be specific focuses based on the participating societies, but the research covered will be much broader than most meetings

Can I still submit an abstract?

Abstracts submissions are still open.

Where is the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre and how do I get there?

1 Convention Place, South Wharf, Victoria Australia.

BY TRAM

Catch any of the following trams and get off at the stop opposite the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC:

Route 96 – St Kilda to East Brunswick

Route 109 – Port Melbourne to Box Hill

Route 12 – Victoria Gardens to St Kilda

Alternatively catch tram number 48 or 70 and get off at the Flinders Street stop. Then take a short walk towards the Yarra River, across the Seafarers Bridge. For further tram timetable information and trip planning, visit the Victorian Public Transport website here.

BY TRAIN

Take any train that goes to Southern Cross Station. Get off at Southern Cross Station and catch tram number 96, 109 or 12 as above. For further train timetable information and trip planning, visit the Victorian Public Transport website here.

BY BUS

The SkyBus transports visitors directly from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross train station.

Bus route 237 operates from Queen Victoria Market, via Southern Cross Station to Lorimer Street South Wharf from Monday to Friday. Lormier Street is approximately a five minute walk to MCEC. There is also a coach pick up/drop off point at Bay 1, Convention Centre Place (closest to DFO South Wharf).

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