If you are interested in attending the Perth Mito Information Day in person, please register right away. Attending in person provides the unique opportunity to speak directly with health providers, researchers and community members. If you want to attend on the day and need assistance, please apply for a Mito Foundation Travel Grant.
If you live outside of Perth or cannot attend in person, we strongly recommend registering for the online live stream, allowing you to hear from our experts and ask questions.
• QLD, ACT, NSW, TAS, VIC: 12.00 pm
• SA, NT: 10:30 am
• WA: 10.00 am
Dr Maina Kava, Paediatric Neurologist
Receiving a diagnosis of mito for a child can be challenging and every case of mito will be different. Dr Maina Kava will speak about what can be expected when a child is diagnosed with mito.
Dr Richard Lee, Research Associate
Richard’s research uses a combination of genetically edited cells and patient cells to understand the fundamental mechanisms underlying mitochondrial diseases. He has discovered a novel multi-system mitochondrial disease spectrum caused by newly discovered variants in the mitochondrial gene CRLS1. He is he is searching how breakdowns in key mitochondrial functions drive disease pathogenesis and identified lipid and protein signatures that can be used to increase the speed and accuracy of diagnosing this new mitochondrial disease in the future.
Dr Bhajan Singh, Respiratory Medicine Specialist
Sleep complaints and disorders are common in people with mitochondrial disorders. Sleep Disorders are known to cause fatigue, sleepiness, and impairment of memory and quality of life. Sleep disorders can also cause life-threatening health problems. Most sleep disorders can be readily diagnosed and treated.