One of the most difficult issues parents face when their children are born with microtia and atresia is how to get information about this rare condition. It can also be challenging when the information that is provided by different practitioners and social media is conflicting. I was fortunate to have attended the Hear and Say Microtia and Atresia Conference in Brisbane last September. This educational event has been running for 10 years and it was great to meet so many families who have benefited from being able to talk to each other and share information.
I was so inspired in fact, that I have been working with Simone Cheadle, microtia mum extraordinaire and conference lead, to host a mini-conference in Sydney so that families living in my local community can have access to the same information. Meeting so many families affected by this unique problem motivates me to ensure there is open access to the latest information in the treatment of microtia and atresia. Find out more about this conference, and if you or anyone you know may be interested, please enquire with Simone about attending on the 11th of May.