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(Meningococcal Australia) and  (RMIT)

Join us to kick-start the 2019 Canberra Speaker Series— Changing Lives with Science.

At the age of 16, Eliza Ault-Connell (pictured) lost her fingers and legs after being diagnosed with meningococcal disease. Since then, her life has been changed by science in many ways—including cutting-edge prosthetics technology. Eliza is now a Paralympian, a mother of three, a marathon runner, and a director of Meningococcal Australia.

We will also hear from Associate Professor Kate Fox of RMIT about her remarkable work in 3D printing for medical applications. From designing exoskeletons to using new materials such as diamonds, Kate will take us through recent advances and discuss how this new tech is transforming the lives of many.  

Refreshments served from 5.30pm, with the talk 6.00pm-7.00pm. 

This is the first event in a six-part series. Throughout this series we will hear remarkable untold science stories. Join us for tales of innovation, research, breakthroughs, and how science is solving the big challenges of our time. for more information and tickets to other talks.

Date: Tuesday 19 February 2019
Time: 5.30pm–7.00pm
Location: The Shine Dome
Price: $75.00 for a season pass

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Contact Information

events@science.org.au

5:30 PM February 19, 2019

Changing lives with Science—Transforming implants (and lives) with 3D printing

Eliza Ault-Connell (Meningococcal Australia) and Associate Professor Kate Fox (RMIT)

Join us to kick-start the 2019 Canberra Speaker Series— Changing Lives with Science.

At the age of 16, Eliza Ault-Connell (pictured) lost her fingers and legs after being diagnosed with meningococcal disease. Since then, her life has been changed by science in many ways—including cutting-edge prosthetics technology. Eliza is now a Paralympian, a mother of three, a marathon runner, and a director of Meningococcal Australia.

We will also hear from Associate Professor Kate Fox of RMIT about her remarkable work in 3D printing for medical applications. From designing exoskeletons to using new materials such as diamonds, Kate will take us through recent advances and discuss how this new tech is transforming the lives of many.  

Refreshments served from 5.30pm, with the talk 6.00pm-7.00pm. 

This is the first event in a six-part series. Throughout this series we will hear remarkable untold science stories. Join us for tales of innovation, research, breakthroughs, and how science is solving the big challenges of our time. Visit the academy's event page for more information and tickets to other talks.

Date: Tuesday 19 February 2019
Time: 5.30pm–7.00pm
Location: The Shine Dome
Price: $75.00 for a season pass

Shine Dome,15 Gordon Street Australian Capital Territory

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