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Ear Health Forum 2022

AH&MRC Ear Health Forum in collaboration with our Ear health stakeholders and Member Services was held at Mercure Hotel Sydney NSW on Gadigal country, on Friday 9th December 2022.

This event was a great opportunity for our ACCHO sector to discuss the critical issues around ear health, and also showcase health training and equipment that is available to them. We were also able to address gaps and barriers with this section, and solutions in how to get more accessible quality of care in Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander communities.

We received a high attendance with over 40 patrons across our Member Services, Stakeholders and also special guests.

Special thanks to Uncle Allen Madden for our Welcome to Country, and AH&MRC Director or Operation Joanne Grant who addressed the forum, and Nicole Turner who was our MC for the day.

We’re also fortunate enough to have guest speaker via Zoom Professor Kelvin Kong who is an Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgeon (Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon) who has demonstrated history of working across the health industry, involved in clinical research, medical education, medicine, surgery, paediatrics, health policy and Indigenous education.

All our guest speakers were widely received, and included Rural Doctors Network, Hearing Australia First Nations Unit, Tafe NSW, Sonic Equipment, AH&MRC Service Performance and Quality Acting Manager Richie Garcia.

Finally, thanks to all the staff that helped put this event together.