Institute for Respiratory Health: The Next 20 Years - Institute for Respiratory Health

Institute for Respiratory Health: The Next 20 Years

20th Anniversary Research Symposium

Institute for Respiratory Health: The Next 20 Years Symposium brings together leading internationally renowned respiratory researchers from across Australia to discuss current advances in respiratory research and future directions.

Session themes include:

  • Institute for Respiratory Health: the first 20 years
  • Respiratory Omics; clarity or confusion
  • Lung disease emerging targets and therapies

Prof Philip Thompson
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Prof Darryl Knight
Providence Health Care Research Institute Canada

Dr Anthony Bosco
Telethon Kids Institute

A/Prof Fiona Pixley
The University of Western Australia

Student and Early Career Researcher Poster Prize

Two $500 prizes are available to recognise the research work carried out by students and early career researchers.

  • Poster abstract submissions are now open and close Friday 25 October.
  • Poster prizes are open to all students and early career researchers, within five years of your PhD.
  • You need to attend the Symposium to be considered.
  • 2 x $500 cash prizes will be presented at the Symposium.

The celebrate the Institute’s 20th anniversary, the Symposium will conclude with the Philip Thompson Oration and cocktail function.

Philip Thompson Oration

Named in honour of the Institute’s founder and inaugural Director, Professor Philip Thompson, the Oration will be presented by Professor Gary Anderson, world-renowned for his work in lung health. Professor Anderson is the Director of the Lung Health Research Centre at the University of Melbourne.

Professor Gary Anderson
Director of the Lung Health Research Centre, University
of Melbourne

Professor Anderson is a pharmacologist and immunologist at the University of Melbourne where he is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and founding Director of the Lung Health Research Centre (LHRC), both in the Faculty of Medicine.

His research uses genetic models to find molecular mechanisms of disease induction, progression, severity, exacerbation and resolution. He works mainly on severe asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease (ILD) and cancer. He is the author of around 200 papers and reviews. In 2008 he proposed the widely adopted ‘endotype’ concept.