ASI VIC TAS Branch Annual Scientific Meeting 2024


1 to 2 August 2024


9am - 5pm AEST


Yarra Valley Lodge Chirnside Park, VIC


Sarah Robertson | The University of Adelaide
Shalin Naik | Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Mark Chong | St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research
Nicole La Gruta | Monash University
Malcom Starkey | Monash University
Scott Mueller | Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
Jennifer Juno | Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
Michelle Tate | Hudson Institute of Medical Research


Member Price $405.00
Member Student $340.00
Non-Member Price $555.00
Non-Member Student $490.00

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The ASI VIC TAS Branch Annual Scientific Meeting is returning this year as an in-person meeting. As always, it will be a terrific opportunity for students and early postdocs to mingle with more senior immunologists and discuss their work in a congenial atmosphere, as well as obtaining experience in oral presentation.

An exciting program is planned over two full days, with plenty of opportunities for oral and poster presentations.

Any participants attending are invited to submit an abstract to be selected for a short talk, 3-minute thesis or poster presentation. Don’t have a lot of data yet? No problem, early PhD, Masters and honours students are invited to join and learn all about the exciting research taking place, abstract submission is not required.

The ASI VIC TAS Branch Committee will be awarding a series of oral and poster presentation prizes to students and early postdocs (ASI members only).

Travel bursaries (covering airfare) will be awarded to any ASI members traveling from Tasmania.

Submit your abstract before June 17th 2024

We invite abstract submissions from in-person attendees or any ASI VIC TAS branch members. 

  1. Please download the abstract template using the green button below.
  2. Rename the file with 'SURNAME_Firstname_VICTAS_ASM_2024'
  3. Submit as a .doc/x file before June 17th at 23:59 AEST.

Download the abstract template

Register before June 17th 2024

Registrations for this event close on June 17th 2024 23:59 AEST.
Places are limited so register today to avoid missing out.

ℹ️  If you are a current ASI member, please click the green button below and log in to the ASI website when prompted. This will ensure that you receive your member-discounted rate.

Registration & Accommodation Options

The following pricing includes:
✔️ your registration fee
✔️1 night's accommodation in a single room
✔️ lunch both days
✔️ dinner on August 1st 
✔️ breakfast the next day (August 2nd).

There is also a fantastic discount being offered for shared (twin) rooms, so please be sure to indicate your interest in this when you register on the next page.

Participant type Accommodation
Discount applied
for shared rooms (AUD) 🚩
ASI Ordinary Member 405 -115
ASI Student Member 340 -115
Ordinary Non-member* 555* -115
Student Non-member* 490* -115

*Non-members please note - you may wish to consider joining as an ASI member.

Single Day Attendance Options

If you would like to attend for a single day (either the 1st or 2nd of August) and register without accommodation, the fee will be $190.00. Please note this does not include the dinner on 1st August.

You will have the option to make this selection on page two of the online registration form and please note in the 'Additional Requirements' field which day you will be attending.


  • please indicate your roommate's name on the next page in the 'Additional Requirements' field.  
  • Alternatively, if you do not have a roommate, that is no problem at all as we can place you with one. Please indicate your gender in the 'Additional Requirements' field.


If you need transport to and from the event, or you can offer seats in your car to and from the event, please send an email to [email protected].

Childcare Option

We are excited to offer childcare arrangements during the meeting. 
Please email Lisa Mielke before the registration deadline by clicking here.

ASI Carer’s Grants for Branch Meetings

A friendly reminder to ASI members that ASI strongly promotes equity and diversity, and we wish to support primary carers to be able to attend ASI Branch Meetings and the ASI Annual Meeting. We acknowledge the challenges sometimes associated with attending your local branch meeting and offer the ASI Carer's Grant to help offset the costs of caring. Please click here to learn more and apply. 


ℹ️ Your health and safety are our priority. This is a COVID-safe event with the following rules to adhere to:

  • All delegates and exhibitors may be asked to present a NEGATIVE Rapid Antigen Test before travelling to the meeting.
  • All attendees must comply with the Safety Plan advised by public health orders to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19 on the premises. 
  • All attendees are encouraged to wear a mask particularly at indoor venues
  • All attendees are encouraged to contact the Organising Committees if they exhibit symptoms and consider cancelling their registration or participating remotely to minimise transmission
  • ASI will not cover expenses associated with extra accommodation or alternative transport costs due to isolation requirements should attendees test positive at the event. All attendees should be aware that the events are ‘Attend at your own risk'.  


The Organising Committee will not accept liability for damages of any nature sustained by participants or their accompanying persons or loss of or damage to their personal property as a result of the meeting or related events. 

Should the event be cancelled due to COVID-related restrictions, the Organising Committee shall endeavour to reschedule.  All participants who have paid a registration fee may receive a full refund on the registration fee, but all participants hereby indemnify and hold the Organising Committee unaccountable for all out-of-pocket travel and quarantine -related costs, damages and expenses. 

ℹ️ By registering for and attending the ASI event, you are also indicating your acceptance of the ASI Event Policy.

🚩  Don't forget! If you are a current ASI member, please click the green button below and log in when prompted on the next page (see black box). This will automatically apply your member-discounted rate. If you do not log in, your member discount will not be applied.

No refunds will be given for incorrect registrations, so please make your selections carefully and check that the total amount payable matches your expectations.

Please proceed through the registration page without delay, otherwise, you will be timed out and will need to log in again to receive your member-discounted rate.

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