ARMS 2019 ADELAIDE

Program

ARMS 2019 will be held under the theme of “Research management excellence and impact: It’s our business”. 

The program will run over the course of 4 days and include professional development workshops and accreditation, plenary lectures and concurrent sessions.

Overview

Tuesday, 17th September

8:00am - 9:00am

Pre-Conference Workshop Registration Open

Foyer M, Adelaide Convention Centre.

9:00am - 12:30pm

Morning Workshops

Please see each Pre-Conference session tab to the left for further information.

13:30pm - 17:00pm

Afternoon Workshops

Please see each Pre-Conference session tab to the left for further information.

15:00pm

Conference Registration Open

Foyer M, Adelaide Convention Centre. The registration desk will be open for full conference delegates wishing to collect their registration items early.

17:30pm - 19:30pm

Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception will be held within the Exhibition Hall, Hall L, at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Wednesday, 18th September

8:00am - 8:30am

Conference Registration Open

Foyer M, Adelaide Convention Centre.

8:30am - 8:40am

Move to Plenary

We encourage delegates to move to plenary for an 8:45am Conference start.

8:45am - 9:20am

Conference Opening

Hall M, Adelaide Convention Centre. Featuring a Welcome to Country, Welcome Address by Professor Robert Saint, Flinders University, Welcome from ARMS 2019 Conference Co-Convenors and Welcome from ARMS President.

9:20am - 10:20am
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Plenary Session 1: SHINE: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Transform your Life

Dr Andy Cope

Hall M, Adelaide Convention Centre. Most training is additive - it gives you more things to remember and do (7 habits, 16 Personality types, 12 ‘golden rules’, 10 commandments…) whereas SHINE has a touch of the counter-intuitives about it. It’s ‘subtractive psychology’. You don’t need more stuff on your mind, you need less! ‘SHINE’ peels back the layers, getting you to think about your thinking. Once you have clarity, self-improvement follows, effortlessly. It’s about instilling positive habits, with the benefits rippling way beyond work.

10:20am - 11:00am

Partnership and Exhibition Forum

Hall M, Adelaide Convention Centre. This session provides an opportunity for delegates to learn about a range of partners and exhibitors who will be present throughout the Conference. Participating partners and exhibitors will have a 3 minute presentation each. Capped to 12 partners.

11:00am - 11:30am

Morning Tea

Exhibition Hall, Hall L, Adelaide Convention Centre.

11:30am - 12:45pm

Concurrent Sessions

Hall M, Riverbank Rooms 5, 6, 7 and 8, Adelaide Convention Centre. Please see downloadable preliminary program at the top of this page for further information on each session.

12:45pm - 13:45pm

Lunch/Poster Session 1

Exhibition Hall, Hall L, Adelaide Convention Centre.

13:45pm - 14:30pm
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Plenary Session 2: Hidden And Not So Hidden Bias in Research

Professor Lisa Bero PhD

Bias in research is a problem that concerns researchers, consumers, policy makers and other users of evidence. Researchers strive to reduce bias in their research and make it transparent, but researcher conflicts of interest create a risk of bias. A variety of methods have been used to identify “bias”—the systematic error or deviation from the true results or inferences of a study—in clinical research. Bias related to funding sources or investigator conflicts of interest can be introduced throughout the entire research process (questions asked, design, conduct or publication). Global transparency initiatives have enabled the detection of previously hidden financial ties between researchers and pharmaceutical companies. Professor Bero will discuss a number of ongoing efforts aimed at identifying conflicts of interest and reducing bias in clinical research and practice. Hall M, Adelaide Convention Centre.

14:30pm - 15:30pm

The Great Debate - "Research Management is harder now than way back when..."

Hall M, Adelaide Convention Centre. This session will encourage friendly debate between former and current Research Office Directors of the three South Australian universities. The session will look to hear some war stories and anecdotes about life in a Research Office back in 1999 when ARMS was being established, and how times have changed now its 2019…. or not as the case may be!

15:30pm - 16:00pm

Afternoon Tea

Exhibition Hall, Hall L, Adelaide Convention Centre.

16:00pm - 17:00pm

Concurrent Sessions

Hall M, Riverbank Rooms 5, 6, 7 and 8, Adelaide Convention Centre. Please see downloadable preliminary program at the top of this page for further information on each session.

17:30pm - 18:30pm

ARM(A), ARM(F) and ARMS Training Fellows Networking Event

Regattas Bar & Kitchen. For all ARM(A), ARM(F) and ARMS Training Fellows - RSVP to ARMS.

Thursday, 19th September

8:00am - 8:45am

Conference Registration Open

Hall M, Adelaide Convention Centre.

8:45am - 9:00am

Move to Plenary

We encourage delegates to move to plenary for an 9:00am Conference start.

9:00am - 10:00am
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Plenary Session 4: Excellence and Impact in Aboriginal Health Research in a Changing Landscape

Heather D’Antoine

Hall M, Adelaide Convention Centre. There is a place for research to address the adverse health outcomes in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. However, for research to have an impact, it needs to be conducted in a meaningful, authentic partnership with the Aboriginal community. I aim to illustrate what that might look like in research landscape that is constantly changing.

10:00am - 11:00am

Chief Scientist Panel

Hall M, Adelaide Convention Centre. Featuring Dr Ross McLennan as facilitator as well as Dr Cathy Foley, CSIRO Chief Scientist and Professor Caroline McMillen, Chief Scientist for South Australia. Further information to be announced.

11:00am - 11:30am

Morning Tea

Exhibition Hall, Hall L, Adelaide Convention Centre.

11:30am - 13:00pm

Concurrent Sessions

Hall M, Riverbank Rooms 5, 6, 7 and 8, Adelaide Convention Centre. Please see downloadable preliminary program at the top of this page for further information on each session.

13:00pm - 14:00pm

Lunch/ Poster Session 2

Exhibition Hall, Hall L, Adelaide Convention Centre.

14:00pm - 15:00pm
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Plenary Session 6: Emerging Megatrends - Threats and Opportunities for Australia’s Medtech, Biotech and Pharmaceutical Sector

Sue MacLeman

Hall M, Adelaide Convention Centre. Social, economic and environmental megatrends are poised to have major global impact over the next 20 years. Australia’s strengths in biomedical research and our world class research and health infrastructure position Australia’s MTP sector for unprecedented growth. MTPConnect Chair, Sue MacLeman, will explore these emerging megatends. With more than 30 years’ experience as a pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical technology executive and director, she will discuss the opportunities and threats they pose for the Australian MTP sector and highlight the key actions Australia needs to take to capitalise on these trends.

15:00pm - 15:30pm

Afternoon Tea

Exhibition Hall, Hall L, Adelaide Convention Centre.

15:30pm - 17:00pm

Concurrent Sessions

Hall M, Riverbank Rooms 5, 6, 7 and 8, Adelaide Convention Centre. Please see downloadable preliminary program at the top of this page for further information on each session.

17:00pm - 17:45pm

ARMS Launch of Global Chpater and ARMS AGM

Hall M, Adelaide Convention Centre.

19:00pm - 23:00pm

Conference Gala Dinner

William Magarey Room, Adelaide Oval.

Friday, 20th September

8:00am - 8:45am

Conference Registration Open

Foyer M, Adelaide Convention Centre.

8:45am - 9:00am

Move to Plenary

We encourage delegates to move to plenary for an 9:00am Conference start.

9:00am - 10:00am
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Plenary Session 7: Investing in Disruptive Innovation

Catherine Wood

Hall M, Adelaide Convention Centre. The innovation evolving today could change the way the world works and become the critical productivity signposts that future historians identify. But what criteria are used to predict which transformative technologies will have a profound disruptive impact on our society and economy and, what can we as Research Managers learn from them? Through an extensive research process, ARK has identified five transformative innovation platforms that are approaching tipping points as costs drop, unleashing demand across sectors and geographies and spawning more innovation. According to ARK’s estimates, the five technology platforms should generate more than $50 trillion in business value and wealth creation over the next 10-15 years. Today, they account for less than $6 trillion in global equity market capitalization, giving investors an opportunity to capitalize by almost 10-fold if they have positioned their portfolios on the right side of innovation. But investors do have to extend their time horizons to understand the impact of profound technological breakthroughs on economic activity and wealth creation.

10:00am - 11:00am

Plenary Session 8: Research Investors Panel Session

Hall M, Adelaide Convention Centre. Further information to be announced.

11:00am - 11:30am

Morning Tea

Exhibition Hall, Hall L, Adelaide Convention Centre.

11:30am - 13:00pm

Concurrent Sessions

Hall M, Riverbank Rooms 5, 6, 7 and 8, Adelaide Convention Centre. Please see downloadable preliminary program at the top of this page for further information on each session.

13:00pm - 13:45pm

ARMS 2019 Closing Session

Hall M, Adelaide Convention Centre. Featuring introduction to ARMS 2020, ARMS 2019 Co-Convenors and ARMS President Close.... and a surprise ARMS 20th anniversary celebration featuring the ARMS 2019 Conference Choir!

13:45pm

Lunch/Close

Exhibition Hall, Hall L, Adelaide Convention Centre. Lunch will be served for delegates wishing to stay on.

Social Program

Tuesday, 17th September

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Welcome Reception

The Conference Welcome Reception will be held in the ARMS Conference Exhibition Hall, Hall L, at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Join us for canapés, drinks and networking with friends and colleagues amongst our fantastic group of exhibitors. Dress: Smart Casual.

Tickets

A Welcome Reception Ticket is included in full conference registrations. Additional Tickets may be purchased for guests during registration.

Thursday, 19th September

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner Ticket will be held at the award winning Adelaide Oval, in the William Magarey Room. Join us for a special evening celebrating the 20th Anniversary of ARMS, and ARMS award winners! We'll treat you to a three course meal and don't forget to bring your dancing shoes too...... Dress: Cocktail Attire.

Tickets

A Conference Dinner Ticket is included in full conference registrations. Additional Conference Dinner Tickets may be purchased for guests during registration.

Pre-Conference Tours

Pre-Conference Site Tours can be booked when registering for the Conference, or easily added onto your current registration, via the link below.

CANCELLED - Adelaide City Highlights & Adelaide Oval Tour

Tuesday 17 September 2019

This tour is unfortunately cancelled due to minimum numbers.

Tour Conditions

A minimum number of 15 participants is required for the tour to run. The tour is capped at a maximum of 48 participants.

Adelaide Oval Roof Climb - Tour Add On

The Adelaide Oval Roof Climb can be added to this experience for an additional $104.00pp and will be conducted after the Adelaide Oval tour at the conclusion of the itinerary. As climb schedules have not yet been released, timings are unable to be confirmed. A maximum of 14 delegates can add on this additional activity and delegates would need to make their own way back to their accommodation post climb. Delegates wishing to solely book the Roof Climb can do so here: https://roofclimb.com.au/

Barossa Valley Winery Tour

Tuesday 17 September 2019 - $141.00 per person

Depart 9:00am - approximately 5:00pm. Includes: morning pick-up and evening set down at selected Adelaide hotels, expert commentary by local Driver/Guide, touring of the Barossa, including Mengler Hill Lookout, 2 course lunch at SA Company Store & Kitchen, wine tasting at a selection of three local wineries and cellar doors (eg. Jacob's Creek Visitor Centre, Penfolds Barossa, Kaesler and Saltram Wine Estate).

Tour Conditions

A minimum number of 15 participants is required for the tour to run. The tour is capped at a maximum of 48 participants.

CANCELLED: Tandanya 'Tarnda Experience' & Feast On Foot Walking Tour

Tuesday 17 September 2019 - $140.00 per person

This tour is unfortunately cancelled due to minimum numbers.

Tour Conditions

A minimum number of 15 participants is required for the tour to run. The tour is capped at a maximum of 30 participants.

SAHMRI/Tonsley Innovation District Tour

Tuesday 17 September 2019 - $40.00 per person

Tour will include: Overview and guided tour of SAHMRI, Overview and guided tour of Tonsley Innovation District, Overview and guided tour of Flinders at Tonsley. Bus to and from Tonsley also included.

Tour Conditions

A minimum number of 25 participants is required for the tour to run. The tour is currently capped at 25 participants however if sold out a second tour group may be added - please enquire with ARMS.

Pre-Conference Accreditation Modules

Pre-Conference Accreditation Modules can be booked when registering for the Conference (not via the ARMS member portal), or easily added onto your current registration, via the link below.

Accreditation modules are an additional expense to conference fees and are charged at:

Member $400.00

Non-Member $500.00

Please note: a minimum number of 8 participants is required for accreditation modules to run and modules are capped at a maximum of 30 participants.

Module 1.1-Aus: National Research and Innovation System in Australia

9:00am - 12:30pm

Tuesday, 17th September

Module 1.1-Aus covers the role of government, business and higher education in the national research and innovation system, funding mechanisms, codes and current issues. Module 1.1-Aus is a compulsory module for Australia.

Presented by ARMS Training Fellow, Tara McLaren. Enrolled participants will be contacted prior to the Conference by the ARMS Accreditation Program Administrator with further details on the module.

Module 2.3: Research Finance

9:00am - 12:30pm

Tuesday, 17th September

Module 2.3 looks at developing an understanding of how research is funded; key university finance processes as they relate to research; the cost of research and how its outcomes may be evaluated; managing the finances of research projects and allocations including reporting; effective costing and pricing of research projects; and key areas where things go wrong in research finance. Module 2.3 is an elective module.

Presented by ARMS Training Fellow, A/Prof Tam Nguyen. Enrolled participants will be contacted prior to the Conference by the ARMS Accreditation Program Administrator with further details on the module.

Module 3.3: Higher Degree by Research Candidature Management - NEW

9:00am - 12:30pm

Tuesday, 17th September

The purpose of this module is to provide an insight into the current and evolving practices around the management of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates and candidature

Presented by ARMS Training Fellow, Fiona Zammit. Enrolled participants will be contacted prior to the Conference by the ARMS Accreditation Program Administrator with further details on the module.

Module 3.4: Higher Degree by Admissions and Completions - NEW

13:30pm - 17:00pm

Tuesday, 17th September

Module 3.4 covers two critical stages of HDR candidature – the start (from application to enrolment) and the end (thesis submission, examination and graduation) of candidature. These two stages are of critical importance for enhancing the candidate experience and the reputation of the HEP.  The purpose of this module is to provide an insight into the current and evolving practices around the management of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidate admission and examination. Module 3.4 is an elective module.

Presented by ARMS Training Fellow, Fiona Zammit. Enrolled participants will be contacted prior to the Conference by the ARMS Accreditation Program Administrator with further details on the module.

Module 6.1: Working with Industry

13:30pm - 17:00pm

Tuesday, 17th September

Module 6.1 examines different research drivers for industry and public research organisations; will examine the institutional strategies and parameters that build a culture of collaboration and will examine the role that the Research Office can play in ensuring industry collaborations are effective and beneficial to all parties. Module 6.1 is an elective module.

Presented by ARMS Training Fellow, Shubhra Roy. Enrolled participants will be contacted prior to the Conference by the ARMS Accreditation Program Administrator with further details on the module.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops can be booked when registering for the Conference, or easily added onto your current registration, via the link below.

Pre-Conference Workshops are an additional expense to conference fees and are charged at:

Member $200.00

Non-Member $300.00

Please note: a minimum number of 8 participants is required for accreditation modules to run and are capped at 30 participants.

Workshop 1: The Art of Being Brilliant

9:00am - 12:30pm

Tuesday, 17th September

‘The Art of Being Brilliant’ uses cutting edge research to explore how you can be you, brilliantly. The aim is to share some of the ‘secrets’ of Positive Psychology, focusing on learning new habits of thinking and behaviour that will sustain personal ‘brilliance’. It is about the ‘whole you’ and, as such, is applicable in and out of work.

Presented by Dr Andy Cope, Art of Brilliance, UK.

Workshop 2: Aspiring to be in Senior Leadership in Research Administration

13:30pm - 17:00pm

Tuesday, 17th September

This interactive workshop is targeted for individuals who are in leadership positions at their institution, or aspire to move toward entering into a leadership role in their near future. A mixture of lectures, exercises and interactive discussions will provide insights into building and enhancing skills for strategic management and advancement in a rapidly changing workplace, in the world of research administration.

Presented by, Denise Clark, University of Maryland College Park, US

Workshop 4: Helping Researchers Develop their Research Impact Narrative

13:30pm - 17:00pm

Tuesday, 17th September

This workshop will explore one critical aspect of this emerging space, the impact narrative (or impact story). Specifically, we will discuss how to effectively communicate the impact of research via highly polished, accessible and compelling impact narratives. Participants will be introduced to various impact narrative structures in a range of disciplines and acquire strategies to best support their researchers’ impact narratives.

Presented by Wade Kelly, La Trobe University and Tamika Heiden, Research Impact Academy.

Workshop 5: University rankings 101: A primer to understanding and analysing rankings

9:00am - 12:30pm

Tuesday, 17th September

This workshop is a primer on rankings and will provide participants with a broad view of the landscape together with detailed information into the three major university rankings – Times Higher Education (THE), Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). This workshop is aimed at those with limited knowledge or a basic understanding of the ranking systems. It is ideal to those not working in the area but wishing to improve their general knowledge of this important space, or those new to the area.

Presented by Daniel Owens, UNSW and Thomas Chow, UNSW.

Workshop 6: Research Integrity: Exploring Procedural Fairness and Conflict of Interest in Research

13:30pm - 17:00pm

Tuesday, 17th September

Procedural fairness and conflict of interest in research are two important components of research integrity frameworks in university and research institutes. Attendees will explore practical solutions and learn how to embed procedural fairness in their institution.

Presented by Dr Ted Rohr & Dr Karolyn White, Convenors ARMS Ethics & Integrity SIG, Elise Grosser (Chair Go8 Ethics & Integrity Group), Bronwyn Greene, Professor Lisa Bero, University of Sydney, Dr Elizabeth Visser, University of Auckland

The program information on this website is correct at the time of publishing, however, the organisers reserve the right to change the information where necessary without notice.