Florey Postgraduate Research Conference

Discover the extraordinary variety of research undertaken by the faculty's Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates at the annual Florey Postgraduate Research Conference.

About the conference

The Florey Postgraduate Research Conference will be held on Wednesday 22 September at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The conference is a highlight for the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and a chance to showcase outstanding research activity.

The conference, now in its 15th year, gives HDR students the opportunity to discuss their research with fellow students, academics, industry partners, and other major stakeholders of the University. It is a chance to recognise excellent in research and hear from distinguished speakers on specialised topics, beneficial to ongoing professional and personal development.

The 2021 Florey Public Lecture Speaker is Professor Fabienne Mackay, Director and CEO of QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane.

Lord Howard Florey

Lord Howard Florey

Florey Medical Foundation

Named after Lord Howard Florey, a University of Adelaide graduate who shared a Nobel Prize for his development of penicillin, the Florey Medical Research Foundation raises funds for postgraduate research scholarships and early-career postdoctoral research fellowships within the medical degree.

Lord Florey and his team of scientists changed the course of history when they developed penicillin into a life-saving antibiotic treatment. Today, through the foundation that bears his name, Florey's achievements continue to inspire Adelaide students and researchers alike.

The foundation is based within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

Tips and FAQ

  • Venue

    Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide.

  • Transport

    You can catch the tram from the city to the Adelaide Convention Centre free of charge. The closest tram stop to the venue is the Adelaide Railway Station stop.

  • Dress code

    Neat clothing. No shorts, thongs or singlets

  • Key dates

    Poster abstract submissions will be accepted no later than Monday 5 July.

    The 2021 Florey Postgraduate Research Conference will be held on Wednesday 22 September at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

  • Poster size

    841 x 1189 mm (A0). If you have already prepared a poster and it is not the preferred size for this conference, you will still be able to present, provided the poster does not exceed 1200mm in width and 1800mm in height. Each poster board is setup vertically and horizontal posters will not be accepted.

    For consistency, we suggest you use the University of Adelaide A0 Poster template.

  • Presentation criteria

    Students are required to stand at their own poster (a proxy is not permitted) until they have been assessed. If you are not at your poster at the allocated session time, you will not be eligible for a prize.

  • Font, layout and design

    Use simple fonts in an easy to read size. Ensure font, image and figure colours are contrasting. Keep titles simple and include a figure caption and legend where required.

  • Presentation structure

    You will be given five minutes to present your poster, with an additional two to three minutes of Q&A time. You will be assessed by a group of two to three assessors. It is important to highlight the essential parts of your poster and use clear, concise language.

  • Criteria

    Ensure you look at each category when planning your poster and presentation as each assessor will score the below out of ten:

    •             Quality and clarity of presentation and poster

    •             Scientific merit

    •             Quality of data/results/significance

    •             General understanding and ability to answer questions

    •             Overall poster rating

  • Prize list

  • CaRST points

    HDR students presenting a poster at the conference will be eligible to receive three CaRST accredited points. HDR students must attend the entire duration of the professional development session 2pm – 4pm to be eligible to receive three CaRST accredited points.


Florey Postgraduate Research Conference sponsor logos