Our major scientific event, the SA Annual Scientific Meeting, will be held at the National Wine Centre of Australia on Wednesday 6th June 2018. The Scientific Meeting is unique as it is the only event that brings together scientists from all of the local Universities, Hospitals, Research Institutes and the CSIRO to showcase South Australia’s world-class medical research. The organising committee anticipates that the 2018 meeting will attract in excess of 200 delegates. The continued expansion of the Scientific Meeting, which has seen this event double in size over the last ten years, is a testament to its importance to the health and medical research community in Adelaide. One of the key reasons for the conference’s success is that it provides a forum for early career researchers, predominantly graduate students and postdoctoral scientists, to present their work in a professional environment.