2021 National Conference

Thu 5 Aug 2021

The 20th Australian Conference on Haemophilia, VWD and Rare Bleeding Disorders virtual conference, 8-9 October 2021 is shaping up well, with a diverse program, great speakers.   Our theme is Embracing a Changing World and we have confirmed exciting overseas speakers and will soon tell you more about our local speakers and program sessions.
David Stephensen, Haemophilia Physiotherapist from the UK has more than 20 years’ clinical and research experience working with children and adults with haemophilia, and will talk about his research on exercise for children with haemophilia and he is well placed to talk about the role of physiotherapy in the age of new treatments.
Professor David Lillicrap from the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada is an expert on blood clotting and innovations in the treatment of bleeding disorders and novel therapies. 
Professor Mike Makris is Honorary Consultant Haematologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK and will challenge our thinking about where treatment and care is heading over the next few years. 
Program sessions on new treatments, managing bleeds, diagnosing and treating VWD, specific issues for women and girls, bleeding disorders and young people, understanding and managing pain, sexual health, exercise and weight training, getting older, mental health, managing change and optimising peer support will be amongst the sessions running over the two days of our virtual conference.
Our conferences have always been a great place for young people to meet and connect with others – see old friends and meet new ones.  Even though this year will be a little different with a virtual conference, we will still have some great opportunities for young people to meet.  We will also have a separate streamed youth activity and of course sessions that will be appropriate for all young people to attend and a targeted youth session.
Registration for the conference is $50 for the 2 days and registration includes:
  • Access to all plenary and concurrent program sessions
  • Access to all extra activities
  • Access to Gold Sponsors’ private rooms for health care professionals or for community delegates.
  • Hosted opportunities to connect with other delegates
  • Remembrance Service
  • Social function on the Friday evening
  • A Conference Satchel with abstract book and information can be either posted to you or sent digitally. (registration must be completed by 1 Sep to receive a posted satchel)
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Online registration only.  Your local foundation maybe offering funding or subsidies. Pls contact them directly for further information.

Last Reviewed: 5 August 2021

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Date last reviewed: 5 August 2021