2017 Conference

The 18th Australian & New Zealand Conference on Haemophilia and Rare Bleeding Disorders will be held at the Pullman Albert Park, Melbourne, 12-14 October 2017.

The theme for the Conference is “Looking Forward to Change”.

Over the past 37 years we have been running conferences that provide current information and resources, discussion on topical issues and that look into the future.

Our conferences bring together people with bleeding disorders and their families and carers, as well as health professionals, policy makers and industry.  It is a great opportunity to learn, discuss and to plan for the future.

Chaired by Dr Huyen Tran, the program committee is developing a multidisciplinary program which will interest everyone. We are soon to confirm some of our local and international speakers. Some of the topics they will cover include:

  • new treatments
  • women/girls with bleeding disorders
  • carrying the gene
  • von Willebrand disease
  • rarer bleeding disorders
  • using data to improve treatment and care
  • managing pain
  • blood borne viruses
  • ageing
  • new diagnosis
  • youth
  • sport and physical  healthy activities
  • and………………the future?

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 – all ages welcome from young adults to seniors!
  • 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


We are calling for abstracts. Abstracts may be accepted for a presentation in the main conference program or will be presented 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 2 June 2017


The annual meetings of specialist health professionals’ groups will be held on Thursday 12 October 2017:

  • 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.
  • 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. 


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 13 October 2017 before the Conference Dinner.

Conference Dinner

Join us for a relaxing and casual night with other delegates for the dinner on Friday 13 October 2017.

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