[ASC-list] Vic: Re-seeing the future: how technology may restore vision loss

Niall Byrne niall at scienceinpublic.com.au
Thu Nov 1 02:48:56 UTC 2012

Re-seeing the future: how technology may restore vision loss

Public forum Friday 2 November in Melbourne

[http://www.scienceinpublic.com.au/wp-content/uploads/vision-event-200.jpg]By the end of the decade, 800,000 Australians over 40 will suffer some vision loss, and 100,000 of those will go blind. But stem cells and biotechnology could restore sight to people with profound vision loss.

'Re-seeing the future' brings together experts from stem cell research, bionics and diseases of the eye. How can we combine advances in biotechnology with regenerative medicine to prevent blindness as we age?

This Friday afternoon, join media medico Dr Feelgood (aka Dr Sally Cockburn) for a public discussion at the Melbourne Convention Centre with researchers from the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA), Stem Cells Australia and Vision Australia.

The National Stem Cell Foundation is supporting this free public event at AusBiotech 2012 as part of our commitment to educating the community about the potential of stem cell science.

When: 2.30pm-4.00pm, Friday 2 November

Where: Level 2, Melbourne Convention Centre


  *   Professor Jonathan Crowston, Head Glaucoma Research Unit and Managing Director, CERA
  *   Professor Robyn Guymer, Head Macular Research Unit, CERA & Bionic Vision
  *   Dr Alice Pébay, Head Neuroregeneration Unit, CERA
  *   Associate Professor Megan Munsie - Policy and Outreach Manager and Head of Education, Ethics, Law & Community Awareness Unit, Stem Cells Australia
  *   Ms Maryanne Diamond, GM International and Stakeholder Relations, Vision Australia

More event details at the Centre for Eye Research Australia<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001l5X69w7vzfsPambXpVbLvMsrW56QMrzhSnkptG0WUXZe9sIk6Xvlw4DEsOwyBR9sS2xdbIK6VsjxD9eluddG4Jez6nYr1miYfzrBcHVLUiZopB6dtl5_bsmqych9fuCN6yGhYvkiabpnfnPEqROQaJnxQdmkami_Sg3aMhFBkifwFX9EQelfeKqWOR5TMjAg342M9vEErgYWn0OBDLvSg1fQq3OJulCO> website, or download the event flyer<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001l5X69w7vzfv4JAFYkMnpYUwfBBx-BHEQuuNQei4CxZQ9qmyv5TGERjd_RsEnz_Q-UD1HP0U84H9NekAbxk33qOPPMVg-cdZCwCOn7LRyjqg8-leJuQbX6Rb6vb_cfFvY6Df7F3Gz5N6hfB8WZJzLX0hHDfCIJg58b-ZDtPIgjfncryUbnHu52LPuVtuUKkXm>.

To book a place for you and your guest, please RSVP to (03) 9929 8142 or email cera-rsvp at unimelb.edu.au<mailto:cera-rsvp at unimelb.edu.au>


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