No 191 September 2015

2015 Gold Coast Conference

The 17th Australian & New Zealand Conference on haemophilia & related bleeding disorders will be held on the Gold Coast from 1-3 October 2015. The theme for the conference is “Facing the Future Together”.

It’s not too late to register for the Conference – register online or download a registration form at:
www.haemophilia.org.au/conferences

Funding for community representatives may still be available – call:
HFA urgently on 1800 807 173.

PROGRAM

For current updates visit www.haemophilia.org.au/conferences

The program covers topics such as:

  • Comprehensive care
  • Von Willebrand disease
  • Mild haemophilia
  • Hepatitis C
  • Inhibitors
  • Youth Q&A panel with engaging topics
  • HIV
  • Approaching pain
  • Making informed family planning decisions and genetic counselling
  • Mental health
  • Getting older
  • Being active
  • Women and bleeding disorders
  • New therapies including longer acting factor.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS

There are 3 choices for Saturday afternoon from 3pm. These are ticketed events and bookings must be made. All programs are included part of your conference registration.

Mindfulness ~ Dr Ira Van der Steenstraten
1515-1615

Catch up and chill out afternoon tea
1500-1630
Viewing of AFL Grand Final
1500-1800

QT pool at dusk

QT Bike lobby
QT Hotel - The Conference venue
Photos: QT Hotel
QT Bazaar marketplace servery
QT Stingray Lawn

OTHER FUNCTIONS AND ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONFERENCE

 

Health Professionals Meetings

Annual meetings of the Meetings of Australian Haemophilia Centre Directors’ Organisation, Australian Haemophilia Nurses’ Group, Australian Haemophilia Social Workers’ and Counsellors’ Group, Australian & New Zealand Physiotherapy Haemophilia Group and the ABDR Data Managers Group will be held on Thursday 1 October 2015.

Youth Social Function 

After the Welcome & Exhibition Opening on Thursday 1 October, young people are invited to a VIP meet & mingle social function. This will be onsite and will be free of charge. This will be a chance for young people to meet others and connect before the Conference program starts. Tickets will be issued to Youth Delegates with their registration lanyards.

Remembrance Service 

The Remembrance Service is a very special time held during our Conferences to remember friends and family and the people we have cared for in our community who have died. The service will be non-religious and everyone is welcome. It will be held on Friday 2 October before the Conference Dinner.

Conference Dinner 

Join your fellow delegates for the Conference Dinner onsite on the Friday evening. The dinner will be informal and fun and it is a great chance for you to talk, share and meet others. Tickets are $35 and include food and beverages. Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance - no tickets will be available during the conference or on the night. Sit where you prefer on the night.

A Men’s Breakfast and Women’s Breakfast will be held on Saturday 3 October. 

Come along to hear an interesting speaker and share your ideas and experiences with other men or women!

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Visit the conference website - www.haemophilia.org.au/conferences

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