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Grand Rounds

The Grand Rounds Seminar Series

  • The RCH Grand Rounds Seminar Series runs from February through to November each year.
  • Event Time and venue Description
    Reddihough Symposium -- Professor Mark Petersen, Charles E. Lytle, Jr Research Professor 01 Jun 2022, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

    Venue: Online via Zoom webinar only

    New horizons in communication disorder - considering genetic aetiology in clinical management of severe speech disorder -- Porofessor Angela Morgan 08 Jun 2022, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

    Venue: Online via Zoom webinar only


    Speech and language disorders are prevalent and debilitating for affected individuals. Yet for over 400 years since the first reports of speech and language disorders in the medical literature, there has been little understanding of causation for these conditions. Advances in genomic sequencing and analysis are rapidly revealing insights into genetic aetiologies for severe childhood speech disorder, and our campus have been at the forefront of embedding new approaches in clinical practice at The Royal Children's Hospital. Here we discuss new horizons in the clinical management of severe speech disorder, where aetiology is harnessed to lead to more targeted and earlier management of symptomatology. 


    Professor Angela Morgan is an NHMRC Elizabeth Blackburn Fellow and leads the Speech and Language group at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Angela is also a Dame Kate Campbell Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and co-leads the Speech Genomics clinic at The Royal Children's Hospital. Angela's career has focused on understanding causation, predictors, prognosis and therapies for severe speech disorder in children. 

    Zoom webinar link to participate online: Click to join