Early Career Researcher (ECR) Workshop

Thursday 24th November 9:00 am - noon

The ACNS Early Career Researcher Day will take place on Thursday the 24th of November, from 9am to 12:00, with an optional hike around the beautiful Mount Tomaree from 1 to 3pm, and drinks at the Port Stephen Country Club to finish off the day.

The workshop will be focused on the nitty gritty of applying for ECR-related grants, such as the DECRA and NHMRC ECR fellowships, as well as the challenges involved in navigating the early years of one’s career, such as balancing a busy research environment with personal commitments. The morning will feature individual researcher talks as well as a panel discussion. This workshop is ideal for those finishing up their PhDs or in the first few years of their postdoctoral career, but all who identify as early career researchers are welcome to attend. There will be multiple opportunities to network with others in a similar stage of their career, during the morning tea break, hike, or at drinks after the conference opening.

Confirmed speakers or panel members at the ECR workshop day will include

  1. 09:00 - 09:10 Introduction
  2. 09:10 - 09:40 Dr. Ian Harding
  3. 09:35 - 10:00 Dr. Hannah Keage
  4. 10:00 - 10:25 A/Prof Frini Karayanidis
  5. 10:25 - 11:00 Morning tea
  6. 11:00 - 12:00 Q&A with expert panel
  7. 12:00 - 12:10 Explanation of afternoon activities
  8. 12:10 - 13:00 Lunch
  9. 13:00 Depart function centre for hike
  10. 20:30 - 23:00 Social drinks at Port Stephens Country Club

Mid-Career Researcher (MCR) Workshop

Thursday 24th November 1:00 – 4:00 pm

We are introducing an MCR workshop that will focus on pathways beyond ECR status. This workshop is targeted towards the transition from senior post-doc to junior faculty, and balancing research, teaching, admin, family etc. Emeritus Professor Pat Michie will moderate the brief presentations by researchers at various levels of seniority followed by discussions and input/questions from the audience

Speakers & topics: Need more information? Email Associate Professor Anina Rich: AT (ANCS president & chair of the MCR organising committee)

Equity Policy Launch Lunch

Saturday 26th November 12:30 – 2:00 pm

The ACNS Equity Policy will be launched at a special lunch meeting.

More information about schedule and speakers to come.

ACNS Early Satellite EEG-fMRI Symposium and Workshop

Sunday 20th November till Tuesday 22nd of November, Newcastle, Australia

Supported by the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society and Symbiotic Devices & Brain Products GmbH.

The Symposium will be centred around using EEG/fMRI in epilepsy research, but also technical and methodological issues of simultaneous EEG-fMRI. There will be a number of local and international speakers, please see details below.

ACNS EEG-fMRI Early Satellite Symposium and Workshop

The Symposium and workshop aims to provide theoretical and practical training about deriving EEG in the MR environment and to offer ideas about how concurrent EEG-fMRI can be used to answer scientific and clinical questions (with focus on Epilepsy research) Program and further information: click here

Symposium Speakers:

ACNS EEG-fMRI Early Satellite Workshop

Theory and hands-on training for combined EEG/fMRI recordings and artifact corrections, including:


Workshop Limited to 24 participants, so make sure one of the spots is yours!

To register click here.

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