Victoria State Meeting 2024

Registrations are open for the next Victoria state meeting to be held 1:30pm-6pm on Friday 10 May. Block out the afternoon now to catch up with your local colleagues, and hear the latest from young researchers and a keynote speaker, Associate Professor Morag Young from the Baker Institute. Professor Matthew Naughton will be presenting on Medicolegal issues in sleep.


Keynote presentation:

Keeping time in the heart – a new biology for the  mineralocorticoid receptor.

Professor Morag Young heads the Cardiovascular Endocrinology laboratory at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. She is a leading authority on the role of hormones in cardiovascular disease, with a particular focus on mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) pathophysiology. This includes the study of the heart’s circadian clock and how disrupted circadian rhythms, and activation of the MR could damage our hearts. More broadly, Morag is interested in the intersection between cardiovascular disease and endocrinology, and how cellular mechanisms lead to cardiac fibrosis and inflammation, and cardiac dysfunction (heart failure).

Her discovery research program has identified novel mechanisms of MR action in cardiovascular disease that include cell-selective pathways in macrophages, cardiomyocytes and endothelial cells. Most recently, her work has identified a highly novel interaction of the MR with the molecular clock in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease.

The intersection between sleep and forensic medicine
Professor Matthew Naughton will discuss the development of forensic medicine in Australia and examples where it has intersected with sleep medicine.


1:30 - Welcome
1:45 - ECR presentations. Congratulations to our 7 ECR finalists!
    - Maya Schenker, University of Melbourne
    - Daniel Hynes, Austin VRSS/ Monash Health
    - Luis Mascaro, Monash University
    - Susie Oh, University of Melbourne
    - Elliot Brooker, Monash University
    - Laura Hirello, Monash University
    - Okkes Patoglu, Monash University

3:15 - Afternoon tea
3:45 - ASA welcome: Marcia Balzer, ASA CEO
3:50 - Keynote speakers: A/Prof Morag Young, Baker Institute & 

           Professor Matthew Naughton
5:00 - ECR speakers prize winners announced, followed by networking and canapes

The meeting is free for members and $55 for non-members. Registration will close at 1pm on Thursday 9 May. To register you will need to log in with your member details or create an account on this website if you're not a member. To finalise registration, please check out your cart even if you're registering for free. 

Attendees will automatically receive 2 CPD hour credits through the ASA Learning Centre.

Inquiries about this event should be directed to Asha Mohabir

When:  1:30pm-6pm, Friday 10 May

Where: Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne, 649 Bridge Rd, Richmond VIC 3121 (Pavillion)
Cost:     Free to members and $55 for non members, registration is required

Car parking: Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne offers 150 undercover car parking for function attendees for a reduced fee of:

  • $25.00 per car / per day & overnight
  • $10.00 per car / attending evening event

Please use entrance via River Street, driving to the end of the driveway and down into the car park. Once you have parked, proceed to the conference space, where you scan a QR code, enter your details and pay the discounted rate. Parking prices are subject to change without notice. All parking is subject to availability.

Public transport:  No 48 & 75 trams stop directly in front of the Amora Hotel.

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5/10/2024 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Amora Riverwalk Hotel Melbourne 649 Bridge Rd Richmond, VIC 3121 AUSTRALIA

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