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HEARING SYMPOSIUM – REGISTRATIONS OPEN

Registrations have opened for the Inaugural Deafness Foundation Hearing Symposium being held at Monash Medical Centre on Friday 25th August.  The focus of the Symposium is on Childhood Hearing Loss featuring leaders in this field.

7.45 am Registrations Open
SESSION 1:  CONGENITAL CMV
8.15 am Welcome and Introduction
Professor Field Rickards, The University of Melbourne, Deafness Foundation Governor
8.30 am CMV Guidelines & SerologyProfessor Cheryl Jones, Murdoch Children’s Research Centre, Royal Children’s Hospital, The University of Melbourne
9.15 am Audiological Manifestations of Congenital CMV Infection  Dr Julia Wunderlich, Monash Audiology
9.45 am Hearing Screening & CMV ScreeningThe Way ForwardAssociate Professor Julia Clark, University of Queensland, Lady Cilento Hospital
10.15 am Family Perspectives Mrs Kate Daly, CMV Australia, Sydney
10.45 – 11.15 am    Morning Tea Break
SESSION 2:  INVESTIGATION AND MANAGEMENT
11.15 am Paediatric Hearing Loss Investigation Clinics:  What the Years Have Taught Us  Dr Kerryn Saunders, Monash Childrens Hospital
11.45 am CHAMPS – Australian Paediatric Guidelines for Investigation of Childhood Hearing Loss Dr Valerie Sung, Royal Children’s Hospital, Murdoch Children’s Research Centre
12.15 am Imaging in Childhood Hearing Loss
Professor Michael Ditchfield, Monash Children’s Hospital
12.45 am Helping Babies with Hearing Loss – It’s Never too Young to Start  Alison King, Principal Audiologist Paediatric Services, Australian Hearing
1.15 pm – 2.15 pm  Lunch
SESSION 3:  NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE GENETICS OF HEARING LOSS
2.15 pm The Latest in the Genetics of Hearing LossDr Matthew Hunter, Monash Genetics
2.45 pm Baby Beyond Hearing:  A Melbourne Genomics InitiativeEllie Prawer, Monash Genetics
3.15 pm Family Perspectives
Mrs Hollie Feller, Usher Kids Australia
3.45 pm Summing Up – Past to Future
Dr Kerryn Saunders, Monash Children’s Hospital
Close
Sam Higgins, Brighton Primary School
4.00 pm Optional Tour of Monash Children’s Hospital (Note – Limited Numbers and must be booked in)

 

Registrations are due by 11 August, 2017, with Early Bird for registrations received prior to 14th July, 2017.

For further information – Phone 03 9738 2909 or email:  hearingsymposium@deafness.org.au

To register – click on this link.  Hearing Symposium Program & Registration

Public transport to Monash Medical Centre

If you are travelling by train, the closest railway station to Monash Children’s Hospital Clayton is Clayton, which is on the Pakenham and Cranbourne lines. The hospital is a five minute walk from the station along Clayton Road.

If you are travelling by bus, bus routes 631, 703 and 733 stop outside of the main entrance of Monash Medical Centre, which is co-located beside Monash Children’s Hospital.

For timetables and service information visit Public Transport Victoria website at www.ptv.vic.gov.au.