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.

Planning for the Conference is well under way.

Earlybird registration closes 31 July 2015.
For more information and to download a conference brochure visit www.haemophilia.org.au/conferences

If you attended the 2014 World 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 program has topics and issues to interest everyone including the following and more:

  • Ageing
  • Best practice treatment and care and how this is measured and monitored
  • Supply and safety of treatment products, including longer acting clotting factors
  • Genetics and 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 hep C 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.


  • 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


HFA has allocated $20,000 to assist community members with expenses to attend the Conference. Haemophilia Foundations are also providing funding – contact your local foundation for more information. For details and an application form for HFA funding go to  or call HFA on 1800 807 173 for a form to be emailed or posted.


QT Gold Coast 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. Accommodation starts at $190 per night and can be booked online together with your registration.


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
  • Australia/New Zealand 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 social 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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