The OMOZ 2016 conference will provide a forum for all researchers, clinical practitioners and health workers investigating and treating chronic ear disease in Australia. The OMOZ conference attracts our leading ear health investigators. Not only will there be a comprehensive coverage of the latest cutting edge research but there will also be an opportunity for those working in the clinical setting at the patient interface to share their experiences and inform best practice. All aspects of science, technology, public health, pathology, surgery, hearing services and community engagement will find an audience. Indigenous researchers and practitioners will be strongly encouraged to attend.


Dates: 13 – 15 September 2016
Venue: The Hunter Medical Research Institute and Newcastle City Hall
Call for abstracts open Tuesday 1st March
Abstract submission deadline 30th June
Early bird registration opens Tuesday 1st March and Extended to finish Midnight May 31st 2016


The conference will be held in the historic port city of Newcastle, known for its spectacular beaches and close proximity to the lush vineyards of the Hunter Valley. A laidback city with an interesting food and coffee culture, Newcastle boasts a state of the art translational research facility, The Hunter Medical Research Institute, which is closely aligned with the thriving teaching and research community at the University of Newcastle and is situated adjacent to the John Hunter Hospital, a large teaching hospital and centre for tertiary level care.


1. A comprehensive look at current research - all aspects of science, immunity, vaccines and interventions
2. Leading clinical practice
3. Working at the grass roots of people care


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Australian Government, Department of Health

Funding from the Australian Government, Department of Health, through the Indigenous Australians Health Programme supported the attendance of delegates from remote Australia to the OMOZ 2016 Conference.