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Foreword

The Academy has been hosting annual High Flyers Think Tanks on nationally important topics since 2002. The purpose of these events is to bring together outstanding early- to mid-career researchers with expertise in a broad range of disciplines to engage in discussing novel applications of science and technology, and to identify gaps in knowledge that need to be addressed.

This year, the Academy is inviting 60 of the brightest early- and mid-career researchers from around Australia and neighbouring countries to take stock of scientific developments in the stem cell science field and consider the political, regulatory and ethical issues in their broadest context. Internationally-renowned senior scientists will also provide insights into current perspectives in the field.

The Think Tank participants will aim to identify creative solutions to issues and consider policy options across four key areas:

  • Platform science (across disease modelling, genomics, IPS, etc)
  • Clinical translation (Australian perspectives, including infrastructure considerations)
  • Public perspectives and expectations; Political and regulatory landscape
  • Current and future directions for stem cell science.

For the participants, the Think Tank will be an outstanding opportunity to develop expertise in operating in a multi-disciplinary context and in understanding the contribution of science to evidence-based policy formulation. Further, the event will be a unique networking and career development opportunity for the nation’s next generation of science leaders.

Following the event, the findings of the Think Tank will be published in a recommendations report which will be made available to government, stakeholders, interested parties and the public. Reports from previous Think Tanks have been timely, well received and instrumental in influencing policy development.

The 2015 Think Tank is generously supported by the Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund, which is administered by the UK Royal Society. The Academy is delighted to have this funding available to enable some of Australia’s brightest young scientists to engage in fresh thinking about a fundamental issue for our nation’s future, and to develop networks that will enrich their careers.

Professor Andrew Holmes AM FAA FRS FTSE
President, Australian Academy of Science

The Menzies Hotel,14 Carrington Street New South Wales false DD/MM/YYYY

Contact Information

Event Manager: Sandra Gardam
Phone: (02) 6201 9426

6:00 PM July 22 - 5:00 PM July 24, 2015

The stem cell revolution: Lessons and imperatives for Australia

Introduction Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Program Recommendations

Foreword

The Academy has been hosting annual High Flyers Think Tanks on nationally important topics since 2002. The purpose of these events is to bring together outstanding early- to mid-career researchers with expertise in a broad range of disciplines to engage in discussing novel applications of science and technology, and to identify gaps in knowledge that need to be addressed.

This year, the Academy is inviting 60 of the brightest early- and mid-career researchers from around Australia and neighbouring countries to take stock of scientific developments in the stem cell science field and consider the political, regulatory and ethical issues in their broadest context. Internationally-renowned senior scientists will also provide insights into current perspectives in the field.

The Think Tank participants will aim to identify creative solutions to issues and consider policy options across four key areas:

  • Platform science (across disease modelling, genomics, IPS, etc)
  • Clinical translation (Australian perspectives, including infrastructure considerations)
  • Public perspectives and expectations; Political and regulatory landscape
  • Current and future directions for stem cell science.

For the participants, the Think Tank will be an outstanding opportunity to develop expertise in operating in a multi-disciplinary context and in understanding the contribution of science to evidence-based policy formulation. Further, the event will be a unique networking and career development opportunity for the nation’s next generation of science leaders.

Following the event, the findings of the Think Tank will be published in a recommendations report which will be made available to government, stakeholders, interested parties and the public. Reports from previous Think Tanks have been timely, well received and instrumental in influencing policy development.

The 2015 Think Tank is generously supported by the Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund, which is administered by the UK Royal Society. The Academy is delighted to have this funding available to enable some of Australia’s brightest young scientists to engage in fresh thinking about a fundamental issue for our nation’s future, and to develop networks that will enrich their careers.

Professor Andrew Holmes AM FAA FRS FTSE
President, Australian Academy of Science

The Menzies Hotel,14 Carrington Street New South Wales

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