The Ritchie Centre Public Forum provides an opportunity for everyone to learn about the centre’s life-changing biomedical research.
This year, the forum will focus on cerebral palsy – a physical disability that affects movement and posture, caused by damage to the developing brain before, during or soon after birth. CP affects 37,000 Australians.
Researchers in The Ritchie Centre are unravelling the causes of CP, finding new ways to prevent it, and working with families to help children with CP maximise their potential. As we learn more about the causes of cerebral palsy we get closer to finding ways to prevent or cure it. Parents of children with cerebral palsy are told what to expect based on experience. We examine future possibilities for stem cell therapies and the NDIS.
Date: Thursday, 24 October
Location: Melbourne Town Hall, Level 3, Supper Room
Associate Professor Tim Moss | The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Dr Robert Galinsky | The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Dr Courtney McDonald | The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Mr Michael Shearman | Founder, Max on a Mission
Ms Josie Palancian | Mother to a 14-year-old daughter with cerebral palsy