Key Dates

Abstract submissions:
Early bird registration:
Conference Dates:
5-7 June 2019


Register today and don’t miss out on the 2019 Conference!


Speed Networking

Science on the Swan have organised in partnership the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) a speed networking session. To learn more about this, please click here.

Note, this is included in full registrations and day registrations (Friday).

Final Program

Click here to download the program at a glance. Note the program is subject to change and is correct as at 31 May 2019.



Pre-Arrival Letter

Click here to download the pre-arrival letter.


Welcome to Science on the Swan 2019 

The pre-eminent West Australian Science Health Translation event of the year, with the theme
“Neuroscience & The Senses – Healthy Ageing across the Life Course”.

I am delighted to announce that Professor Steve Wilton, Director of Perron Institute, Professor Gary Geelhoed, Executive Director of WAHTN, Chris Whitelock, Chief Operating Officer of Lions Eye Institute and myself, Sandra Bellekom, CEO Ear Science Institute Australia will Co-Chair our 2019 Conference.  Our Conference will move into the city at the new 5-star hotel, The Westin Perth, a most excellent and convenient venue in every way that reflects the high quality and standard of our event. 

We plan on building on previous conferences to ensure we attract an even blend of medical practitioners especially general practitioners, allied health professionals, nurses, scientists, researchers both established and emerging and importantly consumer representatives.  For the theme, “Neuroscience & The Senses – Healthy Ageing across the Life Course,” we have set ourselves the goal of attracting additional commercial sponsorship from health industry partners to allow them to better showcase innovations that promise to improve the health and quality of life outcomes for our community. 

We are very grateful to be continuing the great work that went before in the securing of University, Medical Research Institutions, Hospitals and others as Partners in Science on the Swan 2019.  Events will commence on June 5th and carry over until June 7th, 2019. We look forward to welcoming a tremendously popular key note speaker, Dr Michael Mosley who we are confident will be a wonderful draw card to our event.  We plan on making our conference financially accessible to our emerging and junior talent and to connect our youth to our more senior and established Health Science Leaders here in Perth. 

I am confident that Science on the Swan 2019 will be a Conference to remember and am thrilled to be working alongside such esteemed colleagues – united in our mission to showcase the skills we have right here in Perth and to translate our scientific efforts into real impact locally, nationally and internationally whilst leveraging our
proximity to Asia.

We look forward to meeting you!

Prof. Steve Wilton, Prof.Gary Geelhoed, Mr Chris Whitelock and Ms. Sandra Bellekom
Science on the Swan 2019 Co-chairs

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