SSI Ocular Oncology Symposia Series: Ocular Squamous Neoplasia

The Save Sight Institute Symposia Series, with the Sydney Hospital Multidisciplinary Eye Tumour Board, presents.

The Save Sight Institute Symposia Series, with the Sydney Hospital Multidisciplinary Eye Tumour Board, presents

Ocular Squamous Neoplasia

  • Histopathology interpretation? Diagnosis? Surgery or Drops? IMpression Cytology? Does my patient need more treatment? and more…

Proudly sponsored by Sydpath. Supporting Ocular Pathology.

CPD Approved by RANZCO and RCPA (1 point per hour in the Clinical Expertise category, level 1)

To be held on Saturday 29th August 2015 at Sydney Eye Hospital, Macquarie Street, 8.30am – 1.00pm.

Contact Ellen Brodie to register your interest. Tickets are $180 full / $80 students and registrars.

Catering provided.

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Professor Larry S Sherman to present at SSI

TO BE HELD ON: TUESDAY 25TH AUGUST 2015 AT 12.30PM Visiting Professor Larry S Sherman PhD will deliver a special lecture to the research and science team at the Save Sight Institute on Tuesday 25th August at 12.30pm.

TO BE HELD ON: TUESDAY 25TH AUGUST 2015 AT 12.30PM

Visiting Professor Larry S Sherman PhD will deliver a special lecture to the research and science team at the Save Sight Institute on Tuesday 25th August at 12.30pm.

Titled ‘Regulation of neural stem / progenitor cell differentiation by hyaluronan: implications for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases’, Professor Sherman will provide an update on his work at both the Oregon National Primate Research Center and the Oregon Health and Science University.

12.30pm in the Claffy Lecture Theatre at Sydney Eye Hospital.

Registrations essential. Please click here to register.

Research opportunities at SSI

Save Sight Institute is always on the look out for bright and enthusiastic young researchers who can help us find answers.

Save Sight Institute is always on the look out for bright and enthusiastic young researchers who can help us find answers. To find out more about research opportunities at the Save Sight Institute please explore the below projects and get in contact with a Research Supervisor to discuss.

We currently have a number of PhD opportunities for suitable candidates.

Gene expression of the ocular surface during corneal infection

Enhanced diagnosis of corneal infections

High resolution imaging of the ocular surface during infection and scarring

Reducing the economic burden of keratitis on the health system

Enquires – please contact Nicole Carnt

Careers and transition workshop for parents of young people with disability

How much do you really know about the career options for your teenager? Will you know how to help them choose subjects for Year 9 and beyond?

How much do you really know about the career options for your teenager?

Will you know how to help them choose subjects for Year 9 and beyond?

 

Will you know how to help them if they –

Decide not to stay at school, TAFE, University or in employment?

Have difficulty getting a job?

Don’t get into University or TAFE?

Do you want to know more about apprenticeships, the Jobactive and Disability Employment Services system, TAFE and University?

The National Disability Coordination Officer Program, in partnership with Marrickville Council and Southern Sydney Business Education Network is making available a program for parents of secondary school students with disability called PACTS (Parents as Career Transition Supports.)  The PACTS Program is a workshop specifically developed for parents of students at all year levels to bring them up to date with current career transition information.

Monday 24 August 2015 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm

VENUE:            Function Room, Level 3, 2-14 Fisher Street, Petersham

COST:              FREE

NOTE:              Workshops are limited to 15 parents so register now to get a place!

To register go to:

https://register.eventarc.com/31069/pacts-careers-and-transition-workshop-for-parents-of-young-people-with-disability

 

‘The PACTS workshops have really helped us to learn about all the other options and to keep exploring, don’t just give up’,
Parents of Year 9 student

‘It’s just blown my mind how much information there is. Things are so different to when I left school’.
Parent of Year 8 and Year 10 students

For more information contact Vera Laptev at vera.laptev@sydney.edu.au or on 02 90363610

 

Escape to Wakatipu for 7 nights with friends

Don’t miss out. Someone will go home with this spectacular prize at our Gala Dinner on Friday 4th September.

Don’t miss out. Someone will go home  with this spectacular prize at our Gala Dinner on Friday 4th September. Raffle tickets are $20 each, three for $50 or ten for $150.

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With breathtaking views and high timber ceilings and beams this holiday destination in beautiful New Zealand has a true alpine feel. 

Key features:

  • Large front deck with spectacular lake views
  • Spacious outdoor and indoor living areas
  • 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8 -9) 
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Wood log fireplace and heating
  • WIFI
  • 4 televisions, SKY TV, surround sound
  • Outdoor spa pool in private backyard setting
  • BBQ and coffee machine
  • Board games and DVD’s
  • Laundry facilities

Views: Enjoy spectacular views of the Remarkables mountain range, Cecil Peak, Walter Peak and crystal clear Lake Wakatipu.

Location: Only a stone’s throw from the lake’s edge and an easy 10 minute stroll along the lakefront to the town centre. The popular Frankton track starts at the bottom of the driveway, perfect for cycling, walking or running. Catch a water taxi to the Kelvin Heights golf course just across from the home.

Bedrooms and bathrooms: The master king bedroom has a TV, private ensuite with shower bath and walk in wardrobe. The second and third bedrooms both have lake views and balcony access and share a family bathroom with shower. All bedrooms and bathrooms have luxury linen and toiletries. The fourth bedroom is accessed separately from the main house, offering peace and privacy, with a TV and private ensuite with shower bath.

Configuration: The master and second bedroom both have king beds. The third and fourth bedrooms have king split beds, which can be configured as 1 x king or 2 x singles per room and gives excellent flexibility for groups of friends, families or couples travelling together. Fourth bedroom is located downstairs below main living area with private entrance.

Living areas: Spacious and comfortable open plan living with a cosy fireplace. Enjoy board games, books and the large TV with SKY, DVD player and surround sound. The second lounge can be closed off and has a sofa bed, TV and desk with computer and printer. Both living areas have sliding glass doors providing excellent natural light and indoor-outdoor flow.

Kitchen and Dining: The large kitchen with coffee machine is well equipped, which flows onto living and dining area, followed by large balcony. Enjoy dining indoors and out, both with stunning views.

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Donated by Professor Gerard Sutton

Not available over Christmas / New Year period

A New Day, A New Beginning

This beautiful painting on stretched canvas (150cm high, 95 cm wide) will be auctioned at the Gala Dinner this Friday night.

This beautiful painting on stretched canvas (150cm high, 95 cm wide) will be auctioned at the Gala Dinner this Friday night. It has been donated by Sydney artist Lynnette Gould and was exhibited in the Art Gallery of New South Wales and is valued at $4,700 (reserve of $1,800).

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“I thought I should tell you a little about the story behind my painting ‘A New Day, A New Beginning’.

“This painting was my entry in the Wynne Landscape Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and was exhibited in the ‘Real Refuse’. It is very special to me.

“My donation is to say thank you to the Save Sight Institute, who has and continues to help save my sight.

“In 2006 (in the final weeks of my original Master’s Degree), I had a stroke reaction to a prescription arthritis injection. For many months, I lost my sight and was in a wheelchair.

“As my sight returned I was left with nystagmus, and although it has now been five years and the nystagmus has begun to ‘slow down’, I still struggle to read as the words ‘meander across the page like ants’. Ironically, I originally earnt my living as a writer. At the time I also exhibited my paintings with a gallery in Paddington and my etchings with a gallery in Woollahra. I have spent years learning how to walk again.

“When I lost my sight for that period in 2006, I was bluntly told by a young eye doctor that I would not get my sight back. An occupational therapist told me that, despite having studied art and painted for decades, I would have to learn to do something else.

“When I was in the rehabilitation hospital, I was determined not to let this happen. I am an artist. That is who I am. I arranged for a day leave to go and visit the Save Sight Institute. I had tests and which gave me hope. Despite having already achieved a degree in fine arts and a master’s degree in fine arts, as my sight returned my colour perception evolved and my vision spun. I missed my art desperately and started sculpting in clay. I went back to TAFE to study and retrain as an artist. Two years ago I returned to the University of New South Wales to undertake a second Master’s Degree. I am once again drawing, painting and now sculpting.

“I realise, in many instances, it is not possible for people to regain sight. However, my experience has taught me so much both about myself and about my passion. I want to share the beauty that I see with others.

“My experience has also demonstrated that the skill, talent, dedication and encouragement of wonderful doctors at the Save Sight Institute can make such a difference to a person’s life.

“They have not only operated on my eyes, but have supported me and encouraged me with my studies (I was awarded a Vision Australia Tertiary Education Bursary which provided the adaptive technology which enabled me to return to my studies). When I needed it most, they gave me hope.

“This painting, ‘A New Day, A New Beginning’ is my way of sharing the beauty that I see. It is my way of saying thank you.”

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