Conference 2023

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. Working together - improving outcomes
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 key issues and plan for the future. 



The Program committee is working to put together a program that is interactive, educational and covers current and emerging issues and topics.    

Topics include: 

  • New therapies in bleeding disorders – including gene therapy
  • VWD 
  • Rare bleeding disorders
  • Women and girls with bleeding disorders
  • MSK (musculoskeletal) and ankle arthropathy
  • Mild haemophilia
  • Children and families
  • Inheritance, genetics and family planning
  • Making career choices 
  • Fitness and sport
  • Pain
  • Getting older
  • Good health and wellbeing 


We are privileged to have Dr Glenn Pierce as our keynote speaker.

Glenn Pierce

Dr Pierce currently serves on the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) as Vice-President Medical and WFH USA Board of Directors and NHF (US) Medical and Scientific Advisory Council. He is an Entrepreneur-in-residence at Third Rock Ventures USA, and a biotech consultant in the gene therapy and haematological areas. He has over 35 years’ experience in developing new therapeutic medicines and led development of the first extended half-life FVIII and FIX products. Dr Pierce lived with severe haemophilia A until 2008.


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
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 $40 per night per room on Thursday and Friday evening.  A limited number of subsidies will be available for rooms so get in quick.  


Thank you to our sponsors.

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‘The conference has made me reconsider the way that I approach exercise and active living.’

‘It is making me feel more connected to people with bleeding disorders. It has also helped me build on my confidence to advocate for my son.’

‘As a health care professional, I found hearing the patient stories very motivating but also inspiring that we still need to do better. Opportunity to network is always invaluable professionally.’

‘Was a fantastic three days, especially learning and meeting the new faces. Highly recommend to anyone thinking about coming to future conferences.’


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