Forum 2021


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Submit an abstract to present your work! Winning presentations will be awarded with a $200 gift card!

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oral presentations

We’re selecting 6 student and 6 Early Career Researcher abstracts to present a 5 minute pitch using only 1 slide on the Career Development Day (2ndJuly).

poster presentations

Keen to get some feedback on your research? All attendees are welcome to present a poster! Just make sure it’s no bigger than A0 size because that’s already pretty big!

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2021 opus Forum awards

travel grants

The Organising Committee will be awarding 6 travel grants (worth $200) to support the top abstracts submitted by students and postdocs who are from regional and/or interstate from metro Melbourne. Residents within Melbourne are ineligible. To apply, please select the appropriate checkbox when submitting your abstract.

presentation awards

A select group consisting of our special guest speakers will be judging presentations in the following categories:

  • Best Poster Presentation by a Student
  • Best Oral Presentation by a Student
  • Best Poster Presentation by an Early Career Researcher
  • Best Oral Presentation by an Early Career Researcher
All presenters will be in the running for the awards. Winners will be awarded a certificate and gift card (worth $200) and will be announced on the last day.

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