Our Science of Balance session is now sold out. 

Please email HMRI via donate@hmri.org.au or call (02) 4042 1000 during business hours to be placed on waitlist.

This session is part of the HMRI Healthy Ageing for Seniors Festival.

Learn how to stay strong and healthy in your senior years with the latest medical research findings and practical advice on improving balance and preventing falls. 

This FREE session will give you a better understanding of:

  • How balance works in the body
  • Exercises and activities you can do to improve your balance and avoid dizziness
  • Proactive steps you can take to reduce your risk of falls
When is the session?
  • Monday 6 February 2023
  • 1pm - 3pm
Where is the session?
  • NEX (Newcastle Exhibition & Convention Centre), Newcastle
  • 309 King St, Newcastle West NSW 2302
Does it cost?

No. This session is absolutely free. 

However, this is a ticketed event. We have limited capacity so make sure you register your spot below.

Who is this session for?

Seniors who want to learn more about improving balance and preventing falls.


Parking is available at NEX (fees apply - click here for more details). Street parking is also available.

You'll hear from some of our leading researchers:
  1. Professor Alan Brichta
    Alan Brichta is a neurobiologist with a research focus on the anatomy and physiology of the peripheral and central vestibular system, which drives the body's balance.

    He has published over 70 papers in neuroscience and physiology journals based on the balance system and how the inner ear organs and brain impact balance. 

  2. Associate Professor Rebecca Lim
    Rebecca Lim is a Senior Lecturer and chief investigator. Her research is primarily interested in balance and the vestibular system.

    Rebecca is a reocgnised expert in auditory (hearing) research, which involves neighbouring regions in the inner ear and brain stem.

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