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Australia • Brazil • Chile

The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) is hosting the first of three symposia on Regenerative Medicine and Developmental Biology. Over two days, key researchers from Australia, Chile and Brazil will meet at Monash University to:

  • share scientific expertise
  • strengthen existing academic and institutional relationships
  • access local and international networks of excellence, and
  • promote global mobility of the next generation of scientific leaders. The ABC Symposia will continue in 2018 in Chile and 2019 in Brazil.

Speakers for the Australian symposium include:

  • Prof Miguel Allende, FONDAP Center for Genome Regulation (CGR), Universidad de Chile
  • Prof Claude Bernard, Deputy Director, ARMI
  • Dr Hozana Castillo, ARMI and Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory (LnBio)
  • Prof Peter Currie, Director, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute
  • Prof Tomas Egana, Institute for Biological and Medical Engineering, Pontificia, Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Prof Alvaro Glavic, Universidad de Chile
  • Dr Robin Hobbs, ARMI
  • Prof Juan Larrain, Center for Aging and Regeneration, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
  • A/Prof Andrew Laslett, ARMI and CSIRO
  • Prof Graham Lieschke, ARMI
  • A/Prof Mikael Martino, ARMI
  • A/Prof Edwina McGlinn, ARMI
  • A/Prof Susie Nilsson, ARMI and CSIRO
  • Prof Jose Xavier-Neto, Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory (LnBio)

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Proposed Activity

The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University organises a series of two-day workshops with key researchers from Chile and Brazil. The “Australia – Brazil – Chile Regenerative and Developmental Biology Symposium Series” (the ABC Symposia) will consist of an annual symposium held for three consecutive years. The first event will take place in Australia at ARMI/Monash (2017), the second one in Chile (2018) and the final one in Brazil (2019).

Purpose and outcomes:

  • Strengthening of existing academic and institutional relationships
  • Exploring new areas of scientific collaboration
  • Identifying and accessing local and international networks of excellence
  • Sharing of scientific expertise
  • Leveraging off complementing research capabilities and infrastructure
  • Mechanism/programmes to facilitate junior researcher mobility
  • Engaging and fostering the next generation of scientific leaders in regenerative medicine
  • Cooperation in pursuit of external funds and grants to progress collaborative projects.


The annual event is expected to be attended by 100–150 delegates. It is anticipated that the events in Brazil and Chile will also attract delegates from other South American Countries. Each event will run over 2 days and include 6 expert speakers from each of the 3 countries.

Key scientific leaders:

  • Dr Mirana Ramialison, Australian Regenerative Medicine institute, Monash University
  • Prof Claude Bernard, Australian Regenerative Medicine institute, Monash University
  • Prof Miguel Allende, Director, FONDAP Center for Genome Regulation, Universidad de Chile, Chile
  • Prof Juan Larrain, Center for Aging and Regeneration, Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
  • Prof Jose Xavier- Neto, Brazilian Biosciences National Laborator


Whilst each country will secure funding for hosting and travelling to the symposia, we seek additional financial and in-kind support to enable the attendance of early career researchers and future talent from all three countries. Allowing for an active participation of PhD and graduate research students in these events will be an investment into the next generation of regenerative medicine researchers and ensure the sustainability and progress of future scientific collaborations between Australia, Chile and Brazil.

Call for Sponsors

The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute is pleased to bring you the 2017 ABC Symposium to be held from 10 – 9 October 2017 at Monash University, Clayton, Australia.
We would like to give our products and services vendors the opportunity to partner with us for this exciting and informative event. This is a unique opportunity for all those involved in the regenerative medicine and developmental biology sector to promote the worldwide advancement of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. We offer our delegates an innovative program and stimulating clinical debates which will be led by a balance of international and national speakers and the opportunity for industry to contribute, not only by sponsorship, but by also taking part in the oral presentations representative of their field. As part of a comprehensive and effective marketing plan, sponsorship provides positive results and benefits to your brand and products – especially important in today’s economic climate.

  • Exposure to a local, national and international audience of regenerative medicine decision makers and influential people involved with regenerative medicine and developmental biology.
  • Opportunities to raise your company’s profile amongst a valuable target audience before, during and after this event.
  • Recognition including acknowledgement and clear demonstration of your organisation’s involvement, commitment and support.
  • Valuable insights, information and exposure to the latest developments in this field. Feel free to attend the scientific sessions.

To become a sponsor, or for more information, please contact Silvio Tiziani, Chief Operating Officer, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute on +61 (0)3 9902 9603, or at

Monday, October 9, 2017 to Tuesday, October 10, 2017
All day
ARMI, 15 Innovation Walk, Monash University Clayton Campus
Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute