Networking, science communications, public engagement and advocacy for convergence science
This opinion piece is republished with the approval of Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick, a proud and Foundation Sponsor of the Convergence Science Network.
Posted October 8, 2015 by Mark Wickham
The Australian High Court has unanimously allowed Ms D’Arcy’s appeal from the Full Federal Court decision in D’Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc (2014) 224 FCR 479, holding that Myriad’s claims to isolated nucleic acids were not patentable subject matter.
The Convergence Science Network is pleased to announced a partnership with the John Monash Science School to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subject and career pathways in schools throughout regional Victoria.
The Graeme Clark Award for Science Innovation in Schools was inaugurated at last year’s event. The Award was established to celebrate and acknowledge science innovation in Victorian schools that has added value to the school community by raising the profile of science through innovative practices, partnerships and programs.
We are proud to provide opportunities for the community to engage with thought leaders in science and technology, and get to know others with similar interests. The generosity of our wonderful sponsors allows us to provide refreshment for our attendees before each event, it is the least we could do for those who make the commitment to support our events program at the end of the day. We have taken the opportunity to also support the community though our Community Support Program.
There are many in our community who, through no fault of their own, do not have access to proper meals. We have taken the opportunity to support OzHarvest, an initiative that collects excess food and makes sure it gets to where it’s needed. We ask those attending our events to consider supporting our Community Support Program through a gold coin donation, which makes its way to OzHarvest the very next morning. Every dollar collected delivers two meals to hungry Australians. So far, OzHarvest has delivered over 30 MILLION meals!
We are proud to support this amazing Australian initiative and we thank YOU in advance for your support. We encourage more people to assist OzHarvest in anyway they can.
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About the Convergence Forum
The Convergence Science Network will announce a series of events in early 2015. Our program will include presentations from science thought leaders and practitioners, events where we explore topical issues in more depth and we¹ll be presenting some of our brightest scientists who will share their exciting work in convergence science.
Convergence Science Symposium
The Convergence Science Network is an initiative that promotes an understanding of convergence science to the community, why it is important and how it is helping researchers and businesses realise their visions in delivering improved health and well-being.
Graeme Clark Oration
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The Graeme Clark Oration is delivered by global leaders in science in honour of Prof. Graeme Clark’s pioneering work in developing the bionic ear in Melbourne in the 1970’s. It is recognised as Australia’s most prestigious free public science event and is attended by secondary school students.
The Convergence Science Network is excited about its networking activities and is inviting organisations to join this unique science communication and engagement initiative.
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We Engage with the community to share developments in convergence science and how these advances impact medicine and health care.
We Inspire the research community, start-ups, existing businesses, government agencies and schools to take advantage of the opportunities offered by convergence science.
We Create the environment and opportunities for new ideas, knowledge and resources across different science disciplines to come together to improve health.