2018 Southern Highlands Conference on Heterocyclic Chemistry


The Southern Highlands Conference on Heterocyclic Chemistry

26 - 28 August 2018

Peppers Manor House, Moss Vale NSW

Photos from the 2018 Southern Highlands Conference


General information for conference delegates and details of the associated Southern Highlands Regional Forum on Monday, 27 August 2018 are now available for download.

This annual, two full-day residential conference has become a feature of the heterocyclic calendar over the past 28 years. It has been held at one of a select few venues in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, south-west of Sydney. In 2018 the meeting will be held at Peppers Manor House, Moss Vale. This picturesque, intimate country house resort exudes old world charm and offers fine food from its award-winning Katers restaurant. Apart from the familiar high standard of accommodation, food and conferencing facility, Peppers Manor House provides an ideal setting, with its landscaped gardens, New Look Affinity spa, outdoor tennis courts and swimming pool, and championship Mount Broughton Golf and Country Club, for lively scientific discussion and exchange. Adequate break time is also allowed in the programme to sample optional off-site excursions to nearby towns of Bowral, Berrima, and Robertson, and the famed Bradman Museum or spectacular Fitzroy Falls.

Conference Invited Speakers

As an update, the 2018 Conference President, Dr Christopher Hyland, has established an outstanding program of local and international invited speakers, to also include two senior postgraduate student presentations.

 Conference President - Dr Chris HylandConference President - Dr Chris Hyland

Speakers who have accepted invitations include:

  • Professor A. Stephen K. Hashmi (Heidelberg University)
  • Dr Lara Malins (Australian National University)
  • Dr Joel Hooper (Monash University)
  • Dr Fei Liu (Macquarie University)
  • Professor Jonathan Morris (University of New South Wales)
  • Associate Professor Gareth Rowlands (Massey University)
  • Professor Pauline Chiu (University of Hong Kong)

In addition, there will be a poster session at which contributed papers will be individually presented and later discussed. Prizes will be awarded for the best student posters.

Expressions of Interest, Registration and Call for Papers

Your participation in this outstanding conference is invited this year. Together with the Conference President, we invite as many conference poster presentations as possible in any field of heterocyclic chemistry. The number of delegates will however be limited to 50, so please record your expression of interest and register early. Completed registration forms (which also serves as a Tax Invoice, see below) and payment must be received by 29 June 2018.

Nominations for Postgraduate Student Awards

Postgraduate supervisors and Heads of Departments are advised of the opportunity to nominate senior postgraduate students for the award of postgraduate scholarships, valued at half the registration cost. Applications close 18 June 2018. These awards are designed to encourage participation in the conference by outstanding scholars with academic ambitions.

I look forward to your participation in the 2018 Conference. Please complete the attached Registration Form and watch the website for more details.

Registrants will also be eligible to attend, free of charge, some or all of a parallel regional industry forum "Accelerating Future Opportunities", on Monday, 27 August 2018. Details will be advertised on this website as the program is developed.


Roger Read

Conference Organising Secretary
School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales
UNSW Sydney NSW 2052
Tel: 61-2-9385 4457 Fax: 61-2-9385 6190 Email: r.read@unsw.edu.au