Four BSSC Allied Health students were lucky to sign up for the ‘Meet a Scientist’ event held yesterday at The Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne.

The Goldfields Local Learning & Employment Network provided this opportunity for students from a number of local schools to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

The students experienced intensive workshops where they were fortunate to meet and engage with health professionals and researchers looking at a range of health issues affecting women at all stages of their lives. They took part in workshops looking at HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccination and testing to eradicate cervical cancer, research into managing endometriosis and learned to resuscitate newborn infants and premature babies.

A variety of researchers presented their work and demonstrated the rewarding contribution that can be made to the medical community including researchers who are looking at preventing multiple miscarriages and supporting women to have children after being treated for cancer. The inspiring day left our students motivated for their careers and hopeful to make positive contributions through a career in health.