Cataract Kids Australia Sydney Launch

Wednesday, 06 June 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM [AEST]

361-365 North Rocks Road, North Rocks, NSW, Australia


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Event Information

Wednesday, 06 June 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM [AEST]

About the Event

Join us at the Renwick Centre, RIDBC for the Sydney launch of Cataract Kids Australia, a new charity designed to support children and their families affected by cataract, optimise clinical care, and build connections with research across Australia. Come and meet other families and hear from experts in the field, including Dr Trent Sandercoe (Westmead Children's Hospital/Sydney Eye Hospital) Louise Brennan (Westmead Children's Hospital), Michael O'Connor, PhD (University of Western Sydney), Sue Silveira (Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children). 

This is a family-friendly event with a play space for children.

Light refreshments provided.  

For more information about Cataract Kids Australia visit

For information on getting to the Renwick Centre at RIDBC visit

Cancellation policy

Please cancel your registration if you can no longer attend, to make your spot available to others. 

Event Speakers

Trent Sandercoe

Paediatric Ophthalmologist

Dr Trent Sandercoe (B.Med Sci Hons, MBBS, PhD, FRANZCO) is a Paediatric and General Ophthalmologist. He has appointments at Westmead Childrens Hospital, Sydney Eye Hospital, Liverpool Hospital and Canberra Hospital.

Louise Brennan


Louise Brennan is a Paediatric Orthoptist who has a Senior Clinical role in the Orthoptic and Ophthalmology Departments at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Louise has a keen interest and extensive experience working with aphakic children and their families.

Sue Silveira

Orthoptist and Research Fellow

Sue Silveira is a paediatric orthoptist who is in an academic position with the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children and Macquarie University. Sue also manages the Australian Childhood Vision Impairment Register Project.

Megan Prictor

Founding Director, Cataract Kids Australia

Megan Prictor, PhD, LLB, is the Founding Director of Cataract Kids Australia. She is a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School and was previously Managing Editor of the Cochrane Consumers and Communication Group at La Trobe University. She is a parent of a child affected by cataract.

Michael O'Connor

Research Senior Lecturer, Western Sydney University

Dr O’Connor uses human pluripotent stem cells to model eye diseases including cataract. He received his PhD in Regenerative Medicine from the University of Sydney in 2005. He undertook postdoctoral studies in Vancouver, identifying genes that help maintain stem cells and co-leading commercial development of leading stem cell reagents with Stem Cell Technologies. His research aims to produce positive change through clinical and biotech outcomes informed by patient and community engagement.