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2022 Bill Wheeler Symposium and Award

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  • AIIM Building
    Innovation Campus, AIIM Building Squires Way, North Wollongong, NSW 2500, Australia

Bill Wheeler was a very active member of the Illawarra community who took a keen interest in new bionics research at the University of Wollongong (UOW). After meeting the famous Professor Graeme Clark, inventor of the Cochlear Implant, Bill instigated and organised a fundraiser for bionics research.

Sadly Bill died of cancer in November 2007 but he is remembered always for his love of family and friends, his great smile and his compassion for others. Bill's support for bionics research lives on with the Bill Wheeler Award, established in 2009. A prize of $2,000 is awarded to the student who best communicates the social impact of their research and how the prize will benefit their work.

The award is presented each year at The Bill Wheeler Symposium. This year's event will be held in person once again at our AIIM headquarters at UOW's Innovation Campus. Members of the community are welcome to join us to hear about the latest in bionics research. The feature presentation will be given by Professor Jonathan Clark, neck ablative and reconstructive surgeon at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

Register by Friday 12 August.

The Bill Wheeler Symposium is supported by Kiama Rotary.