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KeraClub Online Meeting for People with Keratoconus

Individuals living with keratoconus, their families, and medical practitioners, are invited to attend the eighth annual Keraclub meeting, to be held online on Thursday 9 November 2023.

Coinciding with World Keratoconus Day, KeraClub 2023 will be co-hosted by the Save Sight Institute, Sydney Nano, and Keratoconus Australia. The event will be chaired by renowned violist Michelle Pritchard who has a lived experience with keratoconus and is passionate about supporting those facing the condition.

Distinguished speakers highlighting the latest advancements in keratoconus management include Professor Stephanie Watson OAM, Dr Gurvinder Singh, Dr Himal Kandel, Associate Professor Gregory Harper, Dr Margaret Lam, patient advocate Larry Kornhauser OAM, and Narina Janian.

Individuals living with keratoconus, their families, and medical practitioners, are invited to attend the eighth annual Keraclub meeting

Register to Attend

KeraClub23 will take place online on Thursday 9 November from 5pm to 6:30pm AEDT.

To register, please scan the QR code or visit keraclub2023.eventbrite.com.au

About the Speakers

Dr Himal Kandel, an accomplished researcher specialising in keratoconus management and patient-reported outcomes, will present real-world outcomes of corneal cross-linking and will share findings from the Save Sight Keratoconus Registry.

Associate Professor Gregory Harper, a dedicated professional with a career in biological science and community-focused innovation, will offer insights into patient perspectives and the mental health impacts of keratoconus, drawing from his own lived experiences with the condition.

Dr Margaret Lam will delve into the latest advancements in contact lenses tailored for keratoconus. A distinguished figure in the field of optometry, Dr Lam has extensive experience in speciality contact lenses for managing keratoconus.

Larry Kornhauser OAM, a long-time advocate for keratoconus patients, founder and president of Keratoconus Australia, and a successful journalist and businessman, will share his personal journey and discuss getting involved in Keratoconus Australia.

Dr Gurvinder Singh, an expert in nanobioengineering and biomedical engineering with numerous contributions to the field, will present cutting-edge research in biomedical engineering for keratoconus.

Professor Stephanie Watson OAM, a corneal specialist known for groundbreaking research in corneal therapies and a leader in the field, will launch the KeraClub’s updated brochure explaining the cross-linking procedure to patients.

Narina Janian, actively engaged in philanthropic initiatives supporting the Save Sight Institute’s research and education, will shed light on supporting keratoconus research.

The talks will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Professor Watson.