2023 Conference

The 21st Australian Conference on haemophilia, VWD & rare bleeding disorders will be held face to face at the Pullman on the Park, Melbourne, 24-26 August 2023

21st Australian Conference on haemophilia, VWD and rare bleeding disorders

After a few years communicating and running our events virtually and online it will be wonderful to see everyone come together again and at a different time of year to our previous conferences. 

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 plan for the future. 

The program committee is developing a multidisciplinary program which will interest everyone. 


  • new developments in care and treatment 
  • Inhibitors 
  • new treatments 
  • gene therapy
  • living with a bleeding disorder
  • getting older with a bleeding disorder 
  • women/girls with bleeding disorders
  • family planning and genetics
  • von Willebrand disease
  • rarer bleeding disorders
  • managing pain
  • bloodborne viruses
  • new diagnosis 
  • youth
  • sport and healthy activities
  • and………………what’s on the horizon? 

The program will include presentations from people living with bleeding disorders as experts as well as health professionals and other specialist speakers. 


The venue has good access in and around the hotel and on the conference floor, with direct lift access. The hotel is suitable to people who use wheelchairs.


  • people with haemophilia, von Willebrand disease or other bleeding disorders and their families – parents, siblings, partners – all ages welcome from young adults to seniors!
  • health professionals – doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, psychosocial workers and other health care providers
  • treatment product producers, suppliers and service providers
  • policy makers and government officials 
  • Haemophilia Foundation volunteers and staff

Click here to register


We are calling for abstracts for our Poster Exhibition at the Conference. 

We encourage posters on clinical practice and care, laboratory science, research, policy, community programs  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 Poster. 

Submit your abstract by 30 April 2023


The annual meetings of specialist health professionals’ groups will be held on Thursday 24 August 2023:

  • Australian Haemophilia Nurses Group
  • Australian Haemophilia Social Workers’ and Counsellors’ Group
  • Australian & New Zealand Physiotherapy Haemophilia 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.  

Young people

Young people from ages 16-30 are encouraged to attend.  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 25 August 2023 before the Conference Dinner. 

Conference dinner 

Join us for a relaxed dinner with other delegates onsite on Friday 25 August 2023. 

MCG with a hot air balloon above it


The conference is an amazing opportunity for the bleeding disorders community to attend, participate, gather information and knowledge, meet others and connect. To assist, HFA has allocated funding to help 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.


HFA has negotiated a special rate bed and breakfast rate for all delegates.  To assist with the cost, HFA will be making subsidies of $39 per night per room on Thursday and Friday evening.  A limited amount of subsidies will only be available per night so get in quick.  


Thank you to our sponsors. 

Conference sponsor logos


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