HiPPP EMR-C International Conference


Welcome Message

Dear colleagues,

The Health in Preconception, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Early- and Mid- Career Researcher Collective (HiPPP EMR-C) is excited to announce our 2022 HiPPP EMR-C International Conference in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday 18th October 2022. The conference has been planned to coincide with the International Congress on Obesity: ICO 2022 which is also being held in Melbourne, Australia from 18th October (starting at 5pm) – 22nd October 2022.

After a couple of years hosting the conference in a virtual format, we are excited at the opportunity to gather together to share, learn, connect, and network! Both in-person and online registration is available in 2022. We aim to create a friendly, supportive environment where PhD candidates, early and mid-career researchers and non-researchers (e.g. health care workers and health professionals) who have completed their last degree within the last 15 years have an opportunity to present their research and learnings. We encourage and welcome both HiPPP EMR-C members and anyone with an interest in the field to attend the conference. Please note, in-person registration is limited to 70 people due to room capacity. If you plan to attend the conference in person we encourage you to register ASAP so you don’t miss out!

We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne (or online) for the 2022 HiPPP EMR-C International Conference. If you have any questions, please contact us at conference.hippp.emrc@gmail.com.

Yours sincerely,
Jenna Hollis and Megan Gow (Conference Co-chairs)

About the Conference

This will be a hybrid conference (in-person and online) and will include oral (live) and rapid-fire (pre-recorded) presentations. There will also be a keynote presentation, panel session, networking opportunities and the presentation of HiPPP EMR-C Conference prizes. The in-person event will be held at the Monash Conference Centre in Collins Street, Melbourne on Tuesday 18th October 2022, 9am-4pm AEDT (GMT+11).

CONFERENCE THEME: This year the theme is 'Multidisciplinary approaches to HiPPP Research for Maternal Health: across the globe'. This includes studies relating to the prevention and treatment of maternal/paternal obesity and related offspring health outcomes. We welcome research focused on intervention development, implementation and evaluation, encompassing clinical, epidemiological, observational, qualitative and other research.

REGISTRATION: Registration for the conference is available as: (1) In-person registration - AUD $40 (general) and AUD $20 (student), including catering, or (2) online registration -  AUD $20. For those unable to attend on the day, registration will provide access to the conference recordings following the event. Click here to register.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Abstracts submissions are now open, and close on Monday 20th June 2022 at 5pm AEST. Abstracts are invited from PhD candidates and early- and mid-career researchers and non-researchers (within 15 years of their last degree, relative to opportunity) who are based in Australia or overseas. Click here for the abstract submission guidelines and form.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE: More information on the program schedule will be made available in August 2022.

HiPPP EMR-C International Conference Committee

Dr Jenna Hollis
Conference Co-Chair

School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle

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Dr Megan Gow
Conference Co-Chair

The University of Sydney Children's Hospital, Westmead Clinical School

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Nishadi Withanage
Conference Secretary

Department of General Practice, Monash University

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Dr Amie Steel
Peer Review Coordinator

Australian Research Centre in Complementary & Integrative Medicine, University of Technology Sydney

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Conference Sub-Committees


REGISTRATION AND PROMOTION SUB-COMMITTEE:  Berit Follong and Anna Fragkoudi

PEER REVIEW SUB-COMMITTEE:  Susie de Jersey, Pragya Kandel, Sharon James, Haimanot Hailu, Michelle Kilpatrick, Rachael Taylor, Mahnaz Bahri Khomami and Jessica Grieger

PROGRAM SUB-COMMITTEE: Edwina Dorney, Vanessa Shrewsbury and Kaylee Slater

AWARDS SUB-COMMITTEE: Penelope Fotheringham, Anjana Rai and Maryam Kebbe

NETWORKING SUB-COMMITTEE: Kaley Butten

EVALUATION SUB-COMMITTEE: Kiran Ahuja