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Women in Science | Health & Medicine

Hybrid Event

Where: Powerhouse in Sydney & Online

When: 17th August 2022

Join us for a discussion with top female researchers, engineers and astronauts, followed by a cocktail and a film screening on Marie Curie!

Unable to attend in person?

Supporting gender equity and equal career opportunities for all in science is a commitment Australia and France have stated in their joint Roadmap for innovation and science collaboration. Many fields of science have unbalanced gender representation, and initiatives have been launched both in Australia and in France to raise awareness, fight gender bias, and implement actions plans for a more balanced and inclusive science world.

In the context of the Australian Science week, the AFRAN community on health and medical sciences is organising an event dedicated to discuss the similarities and differences in challenges encountered by women in their scientific careers in Australia and in France, where the structure and organisation of the research and funding landscapes are significantly different. The focus of this event will be on health and medical sciences, in order to compare two systems related to the same field of science.

This event is part of the Global Health Film Festival in Australia

as well as the National Science Week


Time are in AEST

5 pm - Opening speech

5.30pm - Panel discussion

Chair: Prof Katherine Daniell, AFRAN President

  • Prof Natalie Hannan, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Melbourne,

  • Dr Madge Martin, CNRS researcher at Paris 12 University and L’Oreal Foundation Prize awardee in 2019

  • Dr Claudie Haigneré, former French astronaut specialised in space medicine

  • Dr Jiawen Li, inventor and engineer leading the intravascular imaging program at the University of Adelaide. L’Oreal Foundation Prize awardee in 2022.

6.45pm - Cocktail

7.30pm - Film screening

Marie Curie, the courage of knowledge.

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