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HEARING AT MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

IN COLLABORATION WITH THE AUSTRALIAN HEARING HUB

Join other Sydney GP’s in an interactive education session by leading Macquarie University Hospital and Australian Hearing Hub specialists. As well as learning about developments in their respective fields, you will have the opportunity to raise questions and discuss issues with these specialists.

Registration commences at 6.15pm with drinks, followed by presentations by specialists. Dinner will be provided. The event will conclude around 9.15pm. Free underground parking is provided for this event.

PROFESSOR DAVID MCALPINE |

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Professor David McAlpine is the Professor of Hearing, Language & the Brain, and Director of Hearing Research at Macquarie University. In October 2015, he took up the exciting challenge of bringing Macquarie’s Australian Hearing Hub to global prominence. Awarded the Australian Laureate Fellowship in 2016, his own research interests include binaural hearing, understanding how we listen in noisy environments such as restaurants, bars and streets, cochlear implantation and potential therapies for hearing problems such as tinnitus.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR CATHERINE BIRMAN

Professor Catherine Birman is a specialist adult and paediatric cochlear implant surgeon, otologist, and paediatric ENT surgeon with the Department of ENT at Macquarie University Hospital. Catherine's interests and expertise are in adult and paediatric cochlear implants, other implantable hearing devices, otology and paediatric ENT. Catherine's is one of the most experienced cochlear implant surgeons in Australia, with expertise in hearing preservation surgery, single sided deafness, very young child implantation (including the youngest child in Australia at 3 months of age) and adult congenital and progressive hearing loss requiring cochlear implantation.

Topic: Implantable hearing devices

DR NICHOLAS JUFAS

Dr Nicholas Jufas graduated with honours from University of Sydney Medical School in 2006. He then undertook Specialist Training in Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery through the NSW training program, and subsequently became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Otolaryngology and a Member of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. He has completed a Master of Surgery in Otolaryngology at the University of Sydney and has also undertaken Advanced Cochlear Implant Training through ICIT. Nicholas has an interest in Indigenous ear health and works closely with the Aboriginal Medical Service and Base Hospital in Griffith, undertaking ENT outreach

Topic: Minimally invasive endoscopic ear surgery

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR CATHERINE MCMAHON

Associate Professor Catherine McMahon is the Director of Audiology and Director of the Centre for Implementation of Hearing Research at Macquarie University. She is also a member of the executive of MQ Health, Macquarie University’s health sciences centre, and a key scientist of the Hearing Co-operative Research Centre. Her research is centred on understanding the barriers and facilitators towards adults accessing hearing healthcare in order to design informed pathways to facilitate access and uptake of services and technologies to enhance communication across the life-course.

Topic: Hearing healthcare referrals and pathways

MR PHILLIP NAKAD

Mr Phillip Nakad is a clinical audiologist, who currently manages the delivery of Audiology services at the Macquarie University Speech and Hearing Clinic. Phillip has worked in a variety of settings, including several private audiology clinics, alongside ENT specialists and in the public system. His main areas of clinical interest are rehabilitation for adults with tinnitus and hearing loss, hearing conservation for musicians, and behavioural paediatric hearing assessment. Phillip coordinates regular hearing screenings at Stewart House, a Sydney-based charity for children, and is passionate about equitable access to hearing health services for all Australians.

Topic: Tinnitus assessment and management for referrers to audiology services.

Dinner and free underground parking is provided.

This is an RACGP accredited event - Catergory 2 (4 pts).

Activity number 107177.

If you have any questions relating to this event please call 02 9812 3167.





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