Nobel Laureate Professor Peter C. Doherty to speak at the 6th National Conference for Clinical Research 2012

Nobel Laureate Professor Peter C. Doherty will speak at the 6th National Conference for Clinical Research 2012 (NCCR 2012), to be held at Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur from 26-28 September 2012.

This year’s NCCR is themed “Novel to Nobel: Better Research, Better Doctors, Better Health.” Supported by the Clinical Research Centre (CRC) under the Ministry of Health Malaysia, the conference aims to showcase the latest developments in clinical research to the Malaysian medical community.

“This year’s theme highlights scientific research in a continuum from ‘bench to bedside’ in an effort to inspire more people, whether they are in science or medicine, to take up clinical research.”

“We hope young people will be excited by Professor Doherty and come to realize the profound impact of the research they do early in their careers can have on human life,” organizing chairperson Dr. Goh Pik Pin quoted as saying in a press statement released to Scientific Malaysian by the CRC today.

Professor Doherty, the winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Rolf M. Zinkernagel, is revered for his work in cell mediated immune defense.

His groundbreaking research paved the way for better understanding of how T-cells in the immune system knew which cells to attack by distinguishing between foreign molecules. His work has been used in developing cutting edge procedures as well as vaccines with high rates of success ever since, inspiring new approaches in immunotherapy and organ transplantation.

Professor Doherty will share his insights on research and innovation at NCCR 2012 in a session entitled “Translating Research – How Science Pushes Boundaries” next month. For more details of the talks and conference, please refer to the press release and posters below or visit www.nccrconference.com.my

NCCR 2012 Press Release
NCCR 2012 Flyer
NCCR 2012 – Prof. Doherty Poster
NCCR 2012 – Prof. Doherty Biodata  

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Nobel Laureate Peter C Doherty to Share Insights at NCCR 2012

Peter C. Doherty, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Rolf M. Zinkernagel, will headline the science luminaries lined up for the sixth National Conference for Clinical Research (NCCR 2012).

Doherty’s groundbreaking discovery of cell mediated immune defense later inspired new approaches in immunotherapy and a greater success rate in organ transplantation.

Honoured as Australian of the Year in 1997, Doherty also divides his time between St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne.

He is the first person with a veterinary qualification to win a Nobel Prize. Peter is also the author of several books, including “A Light History of Hot Air” and “The Beginners Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize”.

The NCCR 2012, to be held from 26 – 28 Sept 2012 at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, will focus on the theme “Novel to Nobel: Better Research, Better Doctors, Better Health”.

Supported by Clinical Research Centre (CRC), Ministry of Health Malaysia, NCCR 2012 showcases clinical research progress in the country and keeps abreast of developments in the field.

Following the Clinical Research Malaysia (CRM) initiative under the Healthcare National Key Economic Areas, there is greater need to promote lifelong interest in research careers.

Working in collaboration with Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), NCCR 2012 aims to create awareness that clinical research follows a discovery made in a science laboratory.

Organising chairperson Dr Goh Pik Pin, who is also CRC director, said aspiring researchers need to be inspired by those who have dedicated their lives to benefit humanity, like Professor Doherty.

“This year’s theme highlights scientific research is a continuum from ‘bench to bedside’ in an effort to inspire more people, whether they are in science or medicine, to take up clinical research.

“We hope young people will be excited by Professor Doherty and come to realise the profound impact of the research they do early in their careers can have on human life. It may even win a Noble Prize.”

Special Events for Young Researchers at NCCR 2012

For the first time, the conference organisers are proud to present the NCCR 2012 SPECIAL EVENTS programme that aims to inspire lifetime careers in clinical research.

Open to young researchers, university students, secondary school teachers, lecturers, fresh graduates, young professionals or anyone keen on pursuing a career in research, this event is FREE for day visitors and Invited participants.

To be held on 27 Sept 2012 from 2pm to 5pm at PWTC in conjunction with NCCR 2012, the special event will have two sessions;

Spotlight on Outstanding Young Scientists – Session 1: Nobel Insights with two young Malaysians who were chosen to represent the nation at the Annual Lindau Nobel Prize Winners Meeting with Young Scientists in Lindau, Germany in 2011.

  1. Dr Abhimanyu Veerakumarasivam- Assistant Professor in Genetics at the Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine (PUGSOM)
  1. Dr Michael Ling King Hwa – Senior Lecturer / MGL Coordinator Clinical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Spotlight on Careers In Clinical Research – Session 2: Is clinical research for you? Get expert advice and career insights from professionals who built stellar careers in clinical research.

  1. Dr Maurice Cross – Group Medical Director of Veeda Clinical  Research
  1. Dr Cheong Yuet Meng – President, Society of Clinical Research Professionals Malaysia ( SCRPM), Associate Professor of Medical Microbiology and Clinical Investigation Unit Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Moderator: Mr Chew Chun Kiat – Project Manager, CRC Veeda Malaysia (CVM). Phase I Clinical Trial Unit, Hospital Ampang

A corporate social responsibility effort by CReST EvendZ Sdn Bhd and endorsed by Clinical Research Centre and Clinical Research Malaysia.

Early registration is advised as seating is limited.

For further details, please visit www.nccrconference.com.my

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