Anglia Ruskin co-creates "first of its kind" international event 

The institution jointly organised a vision and hearing conference in China 

Anglia Ruskin University conference

Leading researchers gathered in China recently to share their expertise at a conference jointly organised by Anglia Ruskin University.

The audio and visual impairment event, which was held at the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, saw researchers from around the globe present their recent findings.

Keynote speakers included Anglia Ruskin's Professor Rupert Bourne, Professor Brian Moore from the University of Cambridge and Professor Elena Wong from Hong Kong University.

Entitled the International Workshop on the Impact of Auditory and Visual Impairment (AVICCS), the conference aimed to provide a platform to discuss low-cost innovative solutions on primary and secondary care, Anglia Ruskin explained.

Anglia Ruskin University conference

Co-chair of the event, Professor Shahina Pardhan, said: "This important international event brought together world-leading academics from several institutions to share their research and find innovative solutions to the healthcare challenges we face today. This was possibly the first combined international vision and hearing event of its kind."

The conference was supported by the National Natural Science Fund of China, the British council Researcher Links and the Newton Fund.