June 12, 2019  Print

You are invited to join The Westmead Institute for Medical Research for a seminar on vision research as part of our ‘Meet the Researcher’ seminar series.

The seminar, 'Keeping an Eye on Your Vision' will look at some of the key conditions affecting sight, including macular degeneration and glaucoma, how you can reduce your risk, and how researchers in our Centre for Vision Research are helping to prevent and treat these conditions.

The event will also provide you with the opportunity to ask our experts questions about their ground-breaking research.


Speakers and topics

Associate Professor Gopinath is an epidemiologist who has been actively involved in developing and conducting numerous population health studies. Associate Professor Gopinath has recently published papers on the role of diet in preventing macular degeneration.

Diana Tang is an accredited practising dietitian and second year PhD student with the University of Sydney. Her research is focused on theeffectiveness of a telephone-based intervention to improve adherence to dietary recommendations in patients with age-related macular degeneration.'

Associate Professor Andrew White is a clinician scientist ophthalmologist at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research with close links to Westmead Hospital, with an interest in eye conditions resulting in vision impairments and vision loss. He is Group Leader of The Westmead Institute for Medical Research's Glaucoma Cell Biology Group.

Dr Gerald Liew is a consultant ophthalmologist specialising in medical retinal diseases. He is a Staff Specialist at Westmead Hospital, Visiting Medical Officer at the Children’s Hospital Westmead, and group leader of The Wetsmead Instiute for Medical Research's Retinal and Eye Diseases Group at the Centre for Vision Research.

The event is free to attend, but registration is essential. Please register by Tuesday 16 July. 


Event details

Date: Tuesday 23 July
Time: 6.00pm - 7.45pm
Venue: The Westmead Institute for Medical Research
176 Hawkesbury Road
Westmead, New South Wales, 2145

Click here to register.

For event enquiries, please email communications@westmeadinstitute.org.au