Helping children to reach their full potential.

Australian Microtia and Atresia Conference, Brisbane


The Hear and Say Australian Microtia and Atresia Support Centre is pleased to offer our 11th annual Microtia and Atresia Conference in Brisbane.

WHEN: Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September 2019

WHERE: Hear and Say, Brisbane

29 Nathan Avenue
Ashgrove, QLD 4060


This conference can be attended in person, or viewed live online via “ZOOM”.

Saturday is a full day of presentations relevant to microtia and atresia. Presentation topics include auditory development, hearing intervention options, ear reconstruction options, and a parent and patient panel. Guest speakers include Dr Joseph Roberson, Dr John Reinisch, Dr Joe Dusseldorp, Dr Stuart Bade and Dr Chris Que Hee.

There will be an opportunity for individual consultations with surgeons on Sunday morning. Please note that this is by appointment only, and are booked during the registration process.

Registrations are now closed. Presentations will be recorded and made accessible shortly after the conference. Please email to express your interest.

Presentations will be recorded and made accessible shortly after the conference. Please email to express your interest in viewing these videos.





This conference is now accessible with NDIS funding, resulting in no out of pocket expenses for parents who have children with NDIS plans.


NDIS funded families

Cost per family: $468.16
(Eight hours of parent training)

This cost includes attendance on both conference days for up to 2 adults, child minding for the child with the NDIS plan, optional individual consultations and attendance at the Family Fun Day for the whole family.

NDIS FAQs – Brisbane Microtia and Atresia Conference 2019

Families without NDIS funding

Subsidised funding is available, please register online. If you have any questions contact Hear and Say for more information.


Resilience and Wellbeing group program

This year we are excited to include a resilience and wellbeing group program for primary school aged children with microtia and atresia. This program addresses some of the issues that children with microtia and atresia often face in social settings by providing a safe and welcoming environment where they can learn and develop resilience, self-confidence and valuable social skills.

It will run from 9.45am – 1.15pm (3.5hrs) concurrently with the morning conference presentations. You do not have to attend the conference for your child to participate in this program. This group program is accessible with NDIS funding for children with NDIS plans. Subsidised funding is available for children without an NDIS plan.




For primary school aged children with microtia and atresia


Contact us: For any enquiries please contact Simone Cheadle on (07) 3850 2111 or email

We always love to hear from you!

Contact us

Want to know what’s happening at Hear and Say?

Check out our news and stories to see what's been happening at Hear and Say. 

Click here 

Maia’s Story

At 9.10pm on 24 October 2013 our beautiful daughter Maia was born. 

The moment of elation was short-lived as we immediately noticed her left ear was missing. I frantically looked to the medical team around me for answers but received none.

Panic set in as we waited 4 days in hospital for an ENT to explain her condition, by which point we already had all the answers from Simone, who runs the Microtia and Atresia Program at Hear and Say.

Read More


We'd love to hear from you!

Please feel free to call us on (07) 3850 2111 or visit the Contact Us page for more details.

Contact Us