Telethon Kids Institute
Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH), 15 Hospital Avenue, Nedlands WA
Located about 20km (30 mins) from Perth Airport and 1km from The University of Western Australia



Please visit the Telethon Kids Institute website for detailed information on how to travel to the venue. Please note that if flying from east coast cities, an early morning flight may arrive in Perth by around lunch time.



Accommodation options around Nedlands include:

Other apartments and hotels in Subiaco, West Perth and the City include:

Keynote Speakers

Professor Andrew Whitehouse

Professor Andrew Whitehouse is the Angela Wright Bennett Professor of Autism Research at the Telethon Kids Institute and Professor of Autism Research at The University of Western Australia.

Clinical Associate Professor Mary Sharp

Clinical Associate Professor Mary Sharp is a consultant neonatologist at KEMH. She is head of the Neonatal Follow up Program and is a member of the advisory committee for the WARDA-WA cerebral palsy register and a member of the ANZNN Follow up sub-committee.


We expect to cover a wide range of topics and methodologies relating to intellectual disability including:

  • Cohort studies
  • Data Linkage
  • Qualitative research
  • Rare Diseases
  • FASD
  • Autism
  • Quality of life
  • Mental Health
  • Mothers who have intellectual disability
  • Clinical interventions for people with intellectual disability
  • Preterm birth

Images provided by WA Child and Adolescent Health Service