Paediatric hearing and speech symposium set for Brisbane

500 experts to meet in March 2021 at the paediatric health symposium in the Asia Pacific host city.

Brisbane has won with its pitch for the AG Bell Global Listening and Spoken Language Symposium in 2021.

The city council's Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the three-day symposium would highlight Australia’s expertise in paediatric hearing and healthcare research while generating more than $890,000 AUD for the local economy.

"Business events generate an average $250 million AUD for Brisbane’s economy annually, and each conference that comes to our city facilitates knowledge exchange, partnerships and boosts the local tourism, hospitality and service sectors," Mr Schrinner said.

The pitch was led by economic development board Brisbane Marketing in partnership with Hear and Say, a local not-for-profit providing early intervention services for children with hearing loss.

Hear and Say’s clinical director, Emma Rushbrooke, was one of the first recipients of the Lord Mayor’s Convention Trailblazer Grant. She used the grant to attend the symposium in 2018 and worked with Brisbane Marketing to advocate for Brisbane as a future host city.

"This conference will significantly boost Hear and Say’s profile, enhancing our reputation as specialists on an international scale, and showcasing our Brisbane HQ as a centre of excellence for paediatric hearing healthcare, research and training," Ms Rushbrooke said.

"I don't think a lot of people are aware of how amazing the outcomes are and now that more than 90% of children in Australia are screened for hearing loss at birth, early intervention is exponentially improving their ability to speak and hear and engage in all aspects of life."

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