Hemispherectomy Foundation Australia Family Conference 2019


Our 2019 conference was another great event for the Australian hemispherectomy community. Despite enduring the hottest start to March in Melbourne for many years, our conference held over 1-2 March saw hemispherectomy families from throughout Australia come together as a community to enjoy time as a community and hear from a range of inspiring speakers.  We are very grateful to the following presenters who came to share their expertise and provide such informative sessions.  For conference presentations please refer to our Resources tab.

  • Wirginia Maixner, Neurosurgeon and Director of Neurosurgery, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
  • Cris, Kristi and Jessie Hall, Executive Directors of the Hemispherectomy Foundation United States
  • Neil Wimalasundera Consultant in Paediatric Rehabilitation Clinical Director Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
  • Chris Innes-Wong, Physiotherapist, Women and Children’s Hospital, South Australia
  • Leo Gnavi, Paediatric Occupational Therapist Vision Australia
  • Deb Houston, Neuropsychologist, Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service, Royal Children’s Hospital
  • Jenny Salgo, Community Educator Association for Children with a Disability
  • Dr Penny Analytis Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences Monash University
  • Dr Sarah Knight, Senior Research Officer, Developmental Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
  • Kathy Payne, Hemi Mum & Mental Health Social Worker
  • Anthony Fleming (hemi dad, IT professional and gadget man)