Early Career Researcher Events

Webinar on preparing for your conference presentation: eye-catching slides, effective speaking and engaging in Q&A

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the webinars have been postponed.  The new dates will be communicated soon. 

Feeling daunted about your conference presentation or want to improve your presentation skills? In this webinar, we want to help early and mid-career researchers (EMCR) (or others who want to improve their conference presentation skills) to deliver interesting, eye-catching conference presentations and engage in Q&A period. The webinar will cover: 1. tips for making a visually interesting presentation, including what tools you can use in PowerPoint; 2. Tips for effective speaking and confident body language and 3. Examples of how to ask and respond to questions during Q&A period.  The webinar will end with a shared discussion among participants about their concerns, challenges faced engaging in different cultural contexts, and strategies for responding to critical questions. 

The webinar will be presented by two members of the IUSTI EMCR committee, Dr. Vita Jongen (Public Health Service of Amsterdam and Dutch HIV Monitoring Foundation) and Dr. Daphne van Wees (Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)).

In order to help us prepare, we would appreciate if you could register your interest here.

New dates announced soon. 

Building your success for publishing manuscripts

Thursday 19 September 12:45pm – 1:45pm, ICC Sydney, Gadigal Country, Australia

In this lunch time session (yes, lunch is provided!), learn from journal editors and peers about tips and strategies to improve publication success. The session will include presentations by journal editors (what they are looking for, including tips and pitfalls) as well as, strategies for writing and building resilience during the publication process from those who have experience supporting early career researchers. The session will conclude with a panel discussion and an opportunity to ask the presenters questions that matter to you.

Early career researchers – learn strategies for getting your research published 

What are editors looking for? Demystifying the review process. 

  • Jason Ong, Co-Editor in Chief, Sexual Health,  
  • Nicola Low, Deputy Editor, Sexually Transmitted Infections   

Strategies and tips for early career researchers in preparing manuscripts   

  • Janneke Heijne, Head of Research department, Public Health Service of Amsterdam, Amsterdam 

Building resilience – how to handle peer review comments and rejection 

  • Chido Dziva Cikwari, Assistant Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 

Q&A with presenters: Ask the panel questions that you’ve been wondering about 

  • Chaired by Teralynn Ludwick and Maartje Visser (members of the IUSTI ECR Committee)  

    "An interpretation of the layers of occupation of First Nations People (Gumbaynggirr/Bundjalung Naions) and their symbiotic relationship with flora and fauna on the mighty Clarence River"
    Artwork: "Bindarray"
    - River by Deborah Taylor 

    We acknowledge that the conference is being held the traditional lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' continuing connection to land, water, and community and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. ASHM acknowledges Sovereignty in this country has never been ceded. It always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.