Live Ear Science Panel Discussion

REGISTER NOW | Thursday, 18 November 2021, 3.00pm AWST
‘Live with Ear Science’ | Thursday, 18 November 2021, 3.00pm AWST

Ear Science Institute Australia is delighted to invite you to join us virtually for Live with Ear Science.  This free online panel discussion will give you an exclusive insight into the ground-breaking and innovative ear and hearing research and drug development taking place at Ear Science.

At Ear Science, we have some of the brightest minds in the world creating cutting edge hearing therapeutics to prevent, treat and cure hearing loss, and we want to share it with you.

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As a world-renowned non-for-profit medical research institute, we uphold ourselves as a centre of excellence, bringing together a multi-disciplined team of the brightest minds from across the globe. Our audiologists, clinicians, researchers, scientists and surgeons all work in synergy to enhance the lives of those with ear and hearing disorders, discovering and delivering innovative treatments to patients today and developing ground-breaking cures for tomorrow’s generation.

We are dedicated to helping people with ear and hearing disorders through research, education, prevention and treatment.

Panellists
Professor Marcus Atlas
Founding Director & Surgeon Scientist, Ear Science Institute Australia

Professor Marcus Atlas is the Founding Director of Ear Science, a surgeon scientist and is the Foundation Chair in Otolaryngology at UWA. He is the current Chairman of the International Federation of Otolaryngology Advisory Committee in Otology and Neurotology and was invited to join the Court of Examiners, Royal Australian College of Surgeons, in 2006. He has represented Australia at numerous international clinical and basic research scientific meetings and international advisory boards and has delivered over 100 invited lectures.

Associate Professor Hani Al-Salami
Head of Hearing Therapeutics, Ear Science Institute Australia

A/Prof Hani Al-Salami has been recruited to Ear Science’s team for his expertise in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals and a track record in the development of innovative drugs now available worldwide. He is an AHPRA registered AU and NZ pharmacist, a clinician, an academic, and a Program Lead in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Curtin Medical School and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute. In November 2020, A/Prof Al-Salami’s team was declared the overall winner at the Curtin Innovation Program for the most innovative inner-ear drug delivery for treating hearing loss.

Maddison Brennan
Clinical Audiologist & Team Leader, Lions Hearing Clinic

Maddison holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Australia and completed her Masters of Clinical Audiology in 2015, graduating with distinction. Since graduating, she has worked in the fields of adult rehabilitation and diagnostic vestibular evaluation at the Ear Science Institute Australia. She has recently completed a project with Ear Science on behalf of the Department of Health investigating current evidence for tele-audiology services. Maddison is actively involved in the wider audiology community and was previously the vice-chair and secretary for the WA chapter of Audiology Australia.

Special Guests
Justin Langer AM
Ambassador, Ear Science Institute Australia

Justin Langer is the head coach of the Australian Cricket Team and a former test cricket player. Prior to retiring from playing in 2007, he was one of Australia’s great top-order batsmen. Originally playing at number three, he moved to opener in 2001 and played 105 test matches, scoring 7,696 runs including 23 test centuries. In 2009, he surpassed Sir Donald Bradman as the most prolific batsman in Australian cricket with a total of 28,068 first-class runs. Justin has experienced his own hearing challenges over the years with flare-ups in existing hearing and ear-related issues like tinnitus, vertigo and vestibular migraines which have had a natural impact on his physical and mental well-being.

Adjunct Professor Sandra Bellekom
Chief Executive Officer, Ear Science Institute Australia

Sandra Bellekom is the Chief Executive Officer of Ear Science. She has dedicated the past two decades to helping people around the world enjoy better hearing. Her career began as an audiologist in Queensland and she gained significant experience via audiological positions throughout Australia, before expanding her work portfolio to include managerial and business development appointments within Australia, Singapore and the United States of America. This mix of strong business acumen and extensive experience in clinical service and patient-centred care, has provided Sandra with a unique ability to view all facets of a hearing organisation, from the overarching organisation view through to the critical frontline of patient care.

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