Craniofacial Australia

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Craniofacial Australia

“Craniofacial Australia is the supporting charity for the internationally acclaimed Australian Craniofacial Unit (ACFU) based at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in South Australia.”

December Newsletter

Professor David named 2018 South Australian of the year

We are proud to advise that the winner of the 2018 South Australian of the Year

Professor David David

Those words transformed Professor David’s life within minutes. The man that many of us have known as the face of Craniofacial Australia was now going to be the face of our hopes here in South Australia, as a finalist for Australian of the Year.

The Awards honour an exceptional group of highly respected Australians who ignite discussion and change on issues of national importance.
The prestigious year round program culminates in the announcement of the national award recipients in Canberra on Australia Day Eve.

Congratulations Professor David on winning
2018 South Australian of the Year.

Pictured with His Excellency, the Honourable Hieu Van Lee AC, and Professor David David, winner of the 2018 South Australian of the Year Award.

Craniofacial Research @ SAHMRI

Professor Peter Anderson is Director of Research at the ACFU and is also part of a longstanding collaborative research team at SAHMRI.

The research team members have worked collaboratively for many years together combining expertise in Stem Cell research, Bone biology in relation to Craniosynostosis (the premature fusion of cranial growth plates in children).

The research team has recently been awarded funding for three years by the National Health and Medical Research Council to develop a possible medical treatment for children with one of the commonest Craniosynostosis syndromes called Saethre-Chotzen syndrome.

A medical treatment could alter the way affected children are treated in the future, reducing or possibly eliminating the need for major cranial surgery early in life.

The specific aim of the research program is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of an identified treatment in the laboratory with a view to commencing trials in children. This research utilizes the cell bank that the ACMFF helped fund to develop and maintains as part of its research program.

The Research Team at SAHMRI.  
Left to Right
Professor Peter Anderson (ACFU), Chee Ho H’ng (PhD Student), Esther Camp-Dotlic (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow), Professor Stan Gronthos (Head Stem Cell Biology). Missing team member is Professor Andrew Zannetino, who is the Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide.

Around one in every 500 babies is born with some form of craniofacial anomaly.  Craniofacial Australia is the supporting charity for the internationally acclaimed Australian Craniofacial Unit and the funds we raise help change thousands of lives and futures every day.
With many craniofacial problems there can also be speech difficulties, progressive brain damage, blindness, deafness and, at times, premature death.  Through our efforts we provide support, education, training and funding to assist both families and the wonderful team of doctors and staff at the Australian Craniofacial Unit.
In today's world where so many take their appearance for granted, we want you to stop and think how you can help these children and their futures.

 Please don't take your smile for granted

There is no greater gift in the world than a child's smile


Craniofacial Membership provides you with member discounts with various partners and exclusive early bird release on events.

Adults $33.00
Children $5.50 (under 16)
Gold Life Memebership $500
Memberships are Annual and commence from July 1st - June 30th 


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