LEI Research Week!

The eye is an organ of immense complexity that brings us the wonder of sight. The Lions Eye Institute (LEI) is encouraging everyone who wants to learn more about the eye and vision to attend the inaugural LEI Research Week on 21 – 26 October this year.

LEI Research Week will comprise a series of free public events, including:

  • Eye health lectures for the community in the McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research, on 22nd October, 10am-4pm. Presenters will include: Dr Angus Turner, McCusker Director Lions Outback Vision (rural and Indigenous eye health); Professor Bill Morgan, LEI Managing Director (glaucoma); Dr Hessom Razavi (retinal conditions); and Dr Andrea Ang (corneal conditions).
  • The 20th Ian Constable Lecture at UWA at 7.30pm on 24th October. The keynote speaker will be Professor Keith Martin, Managing Director of the Centre for Eye Research Australia. The topic is “Glaucoma: what’s on the horizon?”
  • A unique Sensory art-science exhibition at IQX in Nedlands on 26th October. This exhibition, developed in conjunction with Monash University, will feature tactile art that enables people with little or no vision to learn about science.

LEI Research Week will also include historic and research exhibitions, as well as the annual Visionaries Luncheon at UWA on 21st October. LEI researcher Dr Livia Carvalho and clinician-researcher Dr Antony Clark will be the guest speakers at this invitation-only event.

With the exception of the Visionaries Luncheon, all events will be open to the public, at no cost.

Watch this space or follow us on Facebook to learn more and stay up to date. Bookings and tickets will be available soon.