By Chris Poneil
The inaugural life science conference was hosted at the University of Technology in Sydney Australia over three days in late August 2017. It was attended by over 100 delegates from more than 15 countries. The conference theme was multi-society perspectives on Personalised Healthcare & Wearables which was covered by 11 conference tracks. The event included key note speakers Prof. Chin-Moi Chow, The University of Sydney, Faculty of Health Sciences, Prof. Carolyn McGregor, Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics, University of Ontario, Institute of Technology UOIT and Dr. Katina Michael, University of Wollongong. The format of the event provided delegates the opportunities to listen to key note speakers, participate in panel discussions, tutorials and the opportunity to present their own research using a range of mediums. The mediums included both oral presentations and posters sessions.
On the Thursday night a conference dinner was arranged for all attendees at a beachside restaurant at the famous Manly Beach.
Attendees were invited to experience Sydney and see the city and the sites as the locals do. This included catching the local subway train to Circular Quay followed by catching a ferry and seeing the city by water as they made their way to Manly. The most wonderful surprise of the night was the return ferry trip and seeing the city lights and the world famous Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour bridge at night.