2021 Conference

20th Australian Conference on Haemophilia, VWD and Rare Bleeding Disorders
The 20th Australian Conference on Haemophilia, VWD and Rare Bleeding Disorders will take place this year from 8-9 October 2021 virtually.   

The theme is Embracing a changing world.
This year we have decided to hold the conference virtually because of the uncertainty of the pandemic but we are very excited to go down this path. Bringing together the different parts of our community with health professionals and stakeholders has always been stimulating and rewarding. This year we expect our virtual conference will attract more delegates and create innovative learning opportunities and discussion for everyone. We are confident that nothing will be missing – in fact it will be enhanced!     


Posters are an integral part of the conference, and we are calling for poster abstracts for our virtual poster display.
We encourage abstracts relevant to clinical practice and care, laboratory science, research, policy, living with bleeding disorders or treatment complications, peer support programs and special projects. This is a great opportunity to share ideas and experiences. 

Submitting abstracts

Click here for more information on submitting abstracts and the abstract submission form.
There will be prizes for the Best Abstract and the Best Poster.
Submit your abstract by Friday 30 June 2021.



Connecting with one another and being able to share experiences is an important part of our conferences. We will be doing things differently because we will not be meeting face-to- face this year, but there will be plenty of great opportunities to connect, share and have fun!
Hosted Social Activities
Look out for the hosted social activities over the two days and join us for the social function on Friday evening.
Remembrance Service
The Remembrance service is an important part of our conference and there will be a chance for all Delegates to participate in a meaningful way.


Our aim is to make the Conference available and affordable for all delegates. If the cost and travel has stopped you from attending in the past, this is the chance for you to attend from the convenience of your home or office.
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 Fees
Category 1 – $50 per user access
Person with a bleeding disorder, family and carers
Haemophilia Foundation staff
Category 2 – $75 per user access
Health professionals, government officials, pharmaceutical company representatives and
other regular delegates
Register online at –
(online registration required)


What do you need to participate successfully?

  • Computer with sound card, tablet or smartphone
  • WIFI or data, with enough data for a 2-day stream

Do I need to sit in front of a screen for the entire 2 days?
No, there will be breaks, live sessions and pre-recorded sessions.
To get the most out of conference we recommend you attend the live sessions that are of most interest to you so you can ask questions and participate in any conversations.
Will sessions be available for playback on demand afterwards?
All sessions will be recorded. You will be able to access the recordings straight after the session. With your registration you will also be able to access the recordings on demand after the conference.
Will I be able to meet others in the community during the conference? I enjoyed the face- to-face part of past conferences.
Yes, you will have the opportunity to meet others virtually in scheduled social activities. We will have allocated times when this can happen.
Thank you to our sponsors
All delegates will be able to meet our Gold Sponsors in specially dedicated private rooms for health care professionals and community delegates.

2021 conference sponsors

How do I stay up-to-date?

Register for our E-news – www.haemophilia.org.au/Signup
Or visit the Conference page – www.haemophilia.org.au/conference21
For any enquiries contact:
Natashia Coco
Director of Development and Relationships


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