Registration closes 10 November 2019 . Early registration is appreciated for planning purposes.

About the workshop

The workshop will take place in Hobart, Tasmania on 5-6 December, 2019 at the RACV Apartment Hotel. If you book a room at the hotel, then please use Block Code: 1912MENZIE and Reference: 8985957 (10% discount if at least 8 rooms are booked for the workshop).

Registration

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Registration closes 10 November 2019

2019 Program

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

0900 – 1600

Pre-workshop training: Make your own species-specific cytokine. Design and construction of expression vectors and recombinant protein production and purification. Location: Menzies Institute for Medical Research, 17 Liverpool St, Hobart

1700 – 2000

Pre-conference tour (pending interest): Meet in the XXX at 16:45 for a 1700 departure. We suggest you wear layered clothing, including a coat, and wear suitable shoes for walking. Meeting point: TBD

Thursday, 5 December 2019

0815 – 0900

Workshop registration opens. Location:  RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel – Lobby

0900 – 1000

Opening Session: Why are we here and where are we going? Location:  RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel – Collins Room

Theme 1 – Reagents, techniques, and applications

1000 – 1030

Theme 1 – Speaker 1

1030 – 1100

Morning tea (included with registration)

1100 – 1130

Theme 1 – Speaker 2

1130 – 1200

Theme 1 summary and discussion

1200 – 1300

Lunch. Location: Self-directed foraging

Theme 2 – Real-world immunology

1330 – 1400

Theme 2 – Speaker 1

1400 – 1430

Theme 2 – Speaker 2

1430 – 1500

Afternoon tea (included with registration)

1500 – 1530

5-minute lightning talks or breakout sessions (tentative)

1530 – 1630

Theme 2 summary and discussion

1800 – 2000

Science in the Pub – WACI pub talk (click to register)
Location:
 Republic Bar and Cafe­, 299 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart

Friday, 6 December 2019

0830 – 0900

Arrival and networking. Location:  RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel – Collins Room

Theme 3 – New model species development

0900 – 0930

Theme 3 – Speaker 1

0930 – 1000

Theme 3 – Speaker 2

1000 – 1030

Theme 3 summary and discussion

1030 – 1100

Morning tea (included with registration)

Theme 4 – WACI in the next decade

1100 – 1130

Theme 4 – Speaker 1

1130 – 1200

Theme 4 – Speaker 2

1200 – 1230

Theme 4 summary and discussion

1230 – 1330

Lunch. Self-directed foraging

Theme 5 – Synthesis and strategy

1400 – 1500

Manuscript outlines and take home messages from workshop

1500 – 1530

Afternoon tea (included with registration)

1530 – 1630

Funding plans (e.g. ARC Centre of Excellence (CoE) 2023)

1800 – TBD

Conference dinner (pending interest(. Location: TBD

Transportation

Airports:

Hobart Airport ~20 minute drive to conference venue; buses and taxis available

Launceston Airport ~2 hour drive to conference venue

Places to eat and drink

Things to do nearby

Mount Field National Park ~ 90 minutes

Bruny Island ~ 30 minute drive + 30 minute ferry ride

Port Arthur Historic Site ~ 90 minutes

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ~ 30 minutes

Freycinet National Park ~ 2 hours 30 minutes

Mount Wellington – Kunanyi ~ 30 minutes

Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) ~ 20 minutes

Cradle Mountain National Park ~ 4 hours