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”.

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.

We are excited to announce that Dr Paula James, Medical Director of the Women and Bleeding Disorders Clinic at Kingston General Hospital, Canada, will be speaking at the Conference about women and bleeding disorders and Dr Justin Coulson, one of Australia’s leading parenting experts, will open the Conference with an exciting plenary, speaking about his program, ‘21 Days to a Happier Family’ with special considerations for families with bleeding disorders.  

The program is shaping up and covers current topics and issues to interest everyone including:

  • new treatments for haemophilia
  • using data to improve treatment and care
  • women with bleeding disorders
  • genetic testing
  • living with von Willebrand disease
  • new approaches to managing pain
  • HIV and hepatitis C
  • living with a bleeding disorder at different life stages – newly diagnosed, children, adult life, ageing
  • issues for families and siblings
  • youth matters
  • sport and healthy activities
  • what is the future like.

The program will include a range of expert speakers: people living with bleeding disorders as well as health professionals and others presenting from different perspectives. 


HFA has allocated funding to assist community members with expenses to attend the Conference.  Haemophilia Foundations may also provide funding – contact your local foundation for more information.  

For details and an application form for HFA funding go to www.haemophilia.org.au/conferences or call HFA on 1800 807 173 for a form to be emailed or posted.


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. 

Form can be downloaded below at www.haemophilia.org.au/conferences. There will be prizes for the Best Abstract, and the Best Poster.

Submit your abstract by Friday 30 June 2017.


Registrations are now open and can be made online at https://www.secureregistrations.com/HFA2017/.

More information can be found on our website www.haemophilia.org.au/conferences

We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne.  

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