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Perth and Western Australia Meeting Planners Guide : 2016-2018 Meeting Planners Guide
2016-18 Meeting Planners Guide Health and science • $2 billion Fiona Stanley Hospital (WA’s largest building project) • $1.2 billion Children’s Hospital Institutions driving innovation: • The University of Western Australia - new leukaemia defences and reducing side effects of medical drugs. • Edith Cowan University - infrared technology for improved accuracy of breast cancer detection. • Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital - the first definitive Parkinson’s disease test. • Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (formerly WA Institute for Medical Research) - established Linear Clinical Research Ltd, Western Australia’s only dedicated and Australia’s most advanced early-phase, clinical trials facility. • Telethon Kids Institute - four major areas of research include Aboriginal Health, Brain & Behaviour, Chronic Diseases and Early Environment. SKA (Square Kilometre Array) The search for answers to fundamental questions about our universe has begun in WA after our Mid-west region was found to be the most radio-quiet region on Earth and the perfect location for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope, which; • is the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope, • gives astronomers insight into the formation of the universe, the first stars and galaxies, • by 2020 will survey the sky more than 10,000 times faster than ever before. WA’s world-renowned reputation for medical research has been enhanced by two new multi-million-dollar facilities. Key industry sectors continued