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    Ita Buttrose Oration

    Setting the agenda for a national discussion of the need to foster a healthy ageing community.

    Portrait of Ita Buttrose

    Macular Disease Foundation Australia is thrilled to launch the Ita Buttrose Oration series.

    Ita Buttrose AC OBE has long been both Patron of MDFA and a passionate advocate of prevention and early detection of macular disease. Ita has also lent her influential voice to other health conditions and is widely recognised as the voice and advocate for older Australians and building an Australia that embraces healthy ageing.

    Ita will be the keynote speaker at this inaugural oration. She will be address the big issues relating to eye health and vulnerable older Australians who are at risk of blindness. The oration series will be presented annually and will shine a spotlight on how we are tracking as a nation to ensure a healthy ageing Australia.

    The event will be held at the National Press Club in Canberra. Tickets, which include the keynote address and a sit-down lunch, are available to purchase for those in our community who live in the ACT or are willing to travel for this event.

    Date: Wednesday 5 May 2021

    Time: 12pm – 2pm

    Where: National Press Club, Canberra

    Tickets are $90 per person and can be purchased directly through the National Press Club using the link below, or you can contact MDFA on 1800 111 709 and we can register on your behalf.

    For those unable to attend in person, you can watch this on the ABC and MDFA will share the oration on this website following the event.