Science on the Swan showcases the latest findings, innovations and projects from local scientists, researchers, students, doctors and consumers.
This year, the Perth science conference looks at healthy ageing. With our rapidly ageing population, it’s important that we meet the new health challenges head-on, improving people’s quality of life.
CEO Sandra Bellekom and Head of Research Management Adjunct Professor Rob Eikelboom are co-chairing the event on the organising committee with several colleagues in the health network, including our own Patron, Professor Barry Marshall AC.
Ear Science Speakers
Two Ear Science researchers will take the stage over two days.
Professor Marcus Atlas
Beating the Drum – An Australian Story of Innovation
In this presentation, Professor Atlas presents ClearDrum®, an implantable silk membrane that repairs damaged eardrums, similar in appearance and size to a contact lens.
Dr Cathy Sucher
The Impact of Hearing Loss Configuration and Age on Cochlear Implantation Uptake in Australia
Dr Sucher is a lead investigator for cochlear implant research. In this session, Dr Sucher discusses what can affects people’s choice to go ahead with surgery. With over 800 cochlear implant patients, and the third largest hearing implant program in Australia, Ear Science is an authority on hearing implant research.
Ear Science patient Dr John Holsgrove
Reflections of a Cochlear Implantee
Dr John Holsgrove first started sharing his story last year, opening up about his personal hearing loss journey, his family history of dementia, and the link between hearing and cognition.
Science on the Swan: 5-7 June 2019
Neuroscience and The Senses – Healthy Ageing across the Life Course