The annual Science on the Swan Conference is back for its fifth year, running from 5-7 June 2019.
Organised by the West Australian Health Translational Network (WAHTN), along with Co-Chair partners Lions Eye Institute, Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science, and Ear Science Institute Australia, they will present the fitting 2019 theme of ‘Neuroscience and The Senses – Healthy Ageing across the Life Course.’ The theme will address how our brain interacts with our body and mind across our whole life span – from birth to older age.
The purpose of the Conference is to showcase the very best of medical science and health research in WA, offer connection opportunities for researchers, and deliver effective and better health outcomes to the wider community, in partnership with industry and external stakeholders.
A number of local, national and international guest speakers will cover topics including pain, vision, hearing, ageing, cognitive decline, cancer research and innovations being developed locally in the area of the senses, with special attention given to the journey from laboratory benchtop to patient bedside.
One of the highlights this year is the internationally renowned Dr Michael Moseley as keynote speaker, with introductions from Nobel Laureate, Professor Barry Marshall. UWA affiliated guest speakers will include Professor Andrew Whitehouse, Dr David Whyatt, Dr Fred Chen, Professor Grant Morahan, Professor Leon Flicker, Professor Marcus Atlas and Professor Osvaldo Almeida.
The Conference also provides an opportunity for early and mid-career researchers to showcase their own research, network with a range of specialists across multiple disciplines and interact with leaders from all the major medical research institutes, universities and hospitals.
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