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International Day of Women and Girls in Science: University of Sydney event



Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) Level 2 Combined Conference Rooms

International Day of Women and Girls in Science is marked each year to highlight the need for an end to gender bias in science, and to recognise the important contributions made by women in science around the world.

In 2018 the University of Sydney will celebrate this important occasion on Thursday 8 February with a public conversation, featuring several leading and emerging biomedical scientists discussing the challenges for and achievements of women in science.

Our panel includes:
Professor Louise Baur Professor of Child & Adolescent Health, Associate Dean and Head, The Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School, University of Sydney; Professor, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney; Consultant Paediatrician, Weight Management Services, The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Dr Tegan Cheng Conjoint Associate Lecturer, Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney; Conjoint Associate Lecturer, School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, University of Sydney; Group leader, EPIC 3D Orthopaedic Lab, Kids Research Institute
Professor Clara Chow, Westmead Clinical School and Foundation Chapman Fellow, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney; Charles Perkins Centre Westmead Academic Co-director, University of Sydney; Program Director, Community Based Cardiac Services and Cardiologist, Westmead Hospital
Associate Professor Hilda Pickett, Medicine, University of Sydney; Head of the Telomere Length Regulation Unit at Children’s Medical Research Institute
Professor Tania Sorrell AM Director, Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, University of Sydney; Professor of Clinical Infectious Diseases and Deputy Dean (Clinical), Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney; Director, Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology,The Westmead Institute for Medical Research
Professor Heiko Spallek Professor and Pro-Dean of Faculty of Dentistry; Gender Diversity and Inclusion Champion for the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney

Each will share their perspectives and experiences regarding career paths in science, instances of bias and how to overcome it, the future of the scientific workforce, and why women make great scientists. They will also reflect on some of the inspiring scientific achievements accomplished by women in science at Westmead.

To join us at Westmead for this entertaining and illuminating discussion from 11.30am to 12.30pm, followed by a light lunch from 12.30pm, you must register online at