Congratulations and thank you to everyone who presented, supported and attended the Science on the Swan 2019 Conference.
Science on the Swan (SotS) 2019 has successfully concluded after three days of inspirational talks, shared learnings and useful networking around the theme of Neuroscience and the Senses – Healthy Ageing across the Life Course. This was the 5th SotS conference hosted by the West Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN) and the first co-chaired by Ear Science Institute Australia, the Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science and the Lions Eye Institute.
Speakers covered a large range of topics including: Hearing loss; Meniere’s disease; Eye disease; MedTech – wearable and implantable; Phenotyping and personalised medicine; Stroke treatment and recovery; Dementia; Alzheimer’s disease; Bipolar disorder; and healthy ageing.
The keynote speaker for SotS 2019 was the very popular BBC science presenter and creator of the 5:2 Diet, Dr Michael Mosley. Who was introduced by Nobel Laureate, Professor Barry Marshall. Dr Mosley spoke on How to keep your Brain Young – the secrets to successful ageing. The take home message, in a nutshell, was: eat well (i.e. the Nordic or Mediterranean diets), do regular strength and high intensity training and use your brain (use it, or lose it!)
This years SotS built upon four previous successful years and we’d like to share with you the worthwhile reads from some of our conference presenters, and long term conference partner organisations.
2019 Science on the Swan feature articles (produced in partnership with The West Australian newspaper):
- A Golden Age: Successful ageing means much more than just living longer
- Boost for Aboriginal kids’ ear health
- Clear Heads: Identifying the patients at risk from suffering long-term impairments from a concussion could revolutionise the way they are treated
- Communication key to cerebral palsy fight
- Coffee and coffins: Why it’s so important to talk about death
- Early signs key to Alzheimer’s fight
- Eye on the future: A Perth doctor is taking his love of the eyeball and sharing it with all of us through virtual reality
- How Perth lured one of the world’s most respected medical minds
- Inside WA’s cutting-edge medical innovation hub
- Michael Mosley set to star at WA’s most prestigious medical event
- Michael Mosley shares secrets to successful ageing at the Science on the Swan conference
- Mosley, Marshall to reunite
- New hope for babies with stroke
- Putting the lock on Cancer’s clock: A major research breakthrough is working to stop the clock on one of the world’s biggest killers
- Research find link between hearing loss and cognitive decline
- The Perth organisation helping take ground-breaking research to the world
We encourage you to keep up to date on next years SotS conference by signing up to WAHTNs Twitter or Facebook accounts. You can also check out the Science on the Swan Conference website for advanced notice of SotS 2020.
Thanks again for your support of what was a very successful and enjoyable SotS 2019.