9th Annual Smallwood Oration
Wednesday 15 September
5 - 6pm
The Smallwood Oration is an annual public lecture honouring the immense contributions made to Australian Medicine and Austin Health by Professor Richard Smallwood AO.
This year's speaker is Dr James Muecke AM, is 2020 Australian of the Year and Chair of Sight for All, a charitable organisation based in Adelaide whose voluntary team of eye care professionals is dedicated to fighting avoidable blindness.
It is a public lecture held as a webinar, everyone is welcome.
Speaker: Dr James Muecke, AM
Date: Wednesday, 15 September
Time: 5pm - 6pm
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Blinded tells the story of Neil Hansell, a man who woke one morning blind in both eyes due to neglect of his diabetes.
In this fascinating, yet confronting, keynote presentation, Dr Muecke discusses type 2 diabetes, how it’s arisen and why it’s a growing epidemic, and explores a number of strategies to curb the toxic impact of our poor diet on our health and on our world.
About the Speaker:
Dr Muecke started his medical career in Kenya and in 2000, co-founded Vision Myanmar at the South Australian Institute of Ophthalmology. The $1 million program has developed and operated eye health and blindness initiatives in Myanmar. Inspired by its success, he co-founded Sight For All. a social impact organisation aiming to create a world where everyone can see.
More recently Dr Muecke's work has specifically focused on preventing the leading cause of blindness in adults — type 2 diabetes.