2015 Haemophilia Conference

The 17th Australian & New Zealand Conference on Haemophilia and Related Bleeding Disorders will be held at the QT Hotel, Gold Coast 1-3 October 2015.

After the very successful World Congress in Melbourne in 2014 we look forward to a stimulating and exciting Australian & New Zealand Conference to discuss and debate issues and follow up on ideas and connections made.

If you attended the Congress, you will love the Conference in October. If you missed the Congress you will have a chance to catch up. For all stakeholders in the bleeding disorders community it will be a chance to meet up again, renew friendships and learn more about living with bleeding disorders or managing them regardless of your role and interest.

The venue has good access in and around the hotel and on the conference floor. The conference area does not involve long walking distances, and the hotel is suitable for people who use wheelchairs.

Planning for the Conference is well under way. A registration brochure is included in this edition of National Haemophilia.

Earlybird registration closes 31 July 2015.

For more information visit www.haemophilia.org.au/conferences.

Multidisciplinary Program

The program has topics and issues to interest everyone including the following and more::

  • Living well with bleeding disorders
  • Best practice treatment and care and how this is measured and monitored
  • Supply and safety of treatment products, including long acting clotting factors
  • Family planning
  • Youth matters
  • Helping children live with a bleeding disorder
  • Improving your joints
  • Women’s health and bleeding issues
  • Understanding von Willebrand disorder
  • Managing pain
  • Hepatitis C treatment and care – including new treatments
  • Living well with HIV
The global bleeding disorders picture

The program will include people living with bleeding disorders as experts as well as health professionals and others presenting from different perspectives.

Who should attend?

  • People with haemophilia, von Willebrand disorder or other bleeding disorders and their families – parents, siblings, partners
  • Health professionals – doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, social workers/counsellors and other health care providers
  • Treatment product producers, suppliers and service providers
  • Policy makers and government officials
  • Haemophilia foundation volunteers and staff
Abstracts and Posters

We are calling for abstracts. Abstracts may be accepted for a presentation in the main conference program or included as a Poster in the Poster Exhibition.

We encourage abstracts relevant to clinical practice and care, laboratory science, research, policy or living with bleeding disorders or treatment complications. See www.haemophilia.org.au/conferences for the abstract submission form and more information. There will be prizes for the Best Abstract, and the Best Poster.

Submit your abstract by Friday 5 June 2015.


The annual meetings of specialist health professionals’ groups will be held on Thursday 1 October 2015:

  • Australian Haemophilia Centre Directors’ Organisation
  • Australian Haemophilia Nurses Group
  • Australian Haemophilia Social Workers and Counsellors Group
  • Australian & New Zealand Physiotherapy Haemophilia Group
  • ABDR Data Managers Group.

Watch out for more information about special workshops on selected topics that might interest you during the Conference.

Welcome and Exhibition Opening

Join us on Thursday evening at the official opening of the exhibition and welcome to the Conference. This is complimentary to all registered delegates.

Men’s Breakfast & Women’s Breakfast

The breakfasts have always been popular and give an opportunity for men and women to meet and share their experiences – speakers not yet confirmed, but they will be interesting and relevant!


Youth activities will be organised throughout the Conference and the program will have sessions of interest to young people integrated throughout the program over the Friday and Saturday. Additional activities for young people will be organised and we will advise youth who have registered once the final program is confirmed.

Remembrance Service

A Remembrance Service is a very special time during our Conference to remember friends and family, and the people we have cared for in our community, who have died. The service is non-religious and everyone is welcome. It will be held on Friday 2 October before the Conference Dinner.

Conference Dinner

Join us for a relaxing and casual night with other delegates for the dinner on Friday 2 October 2015.

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