Conference header image: 3rd Biennial Australasian Haemochromatosis Conference Detection and prevention: a future without iron overload? 25 & 26 August 2018 Newcastle NSW Haemochromatosis Australia

A quick update – Conference a great success

Another successful conference bringing together expert clinicians, nurses, patients, researchers & students from around the country with strong representation from Western Australia, Queensland & Newcastle NSW. Thanks to all the presenters who were so generous sharing their knowledge, experience and personal family time to join us in Newcastle. We were honoured to have two Laureate Professors John Aitken & Rodney Scott from the University of Newcastle open & address the conference.

Melbourne (Vic), Brisbane (Qld), Newcastle (NSW) … where to for  2020, the 4th conference?

We will publish some information and presentations from the conference over the coming weeks. There is a large volume of material to sort, edit and format so please be patient. We will keep everyone up to date on our social media channels, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Venue: Harbourview, Queen’s Wharf, Newcastle NSW

People living with haemochromatosis, their families, researchers and health professionals will gather together in Newcastle for one weekend in August to talk about the past, present and future of haemochromatosis. The 3rd Biennial Australasian Haemochromatosis Conference took place over the weekend of 25 & 26 August 2018 in Newcastle, NSW.

The program will offer a varied mix of presentations, discussion and question and answer sessions. While there will be some specialised sessions for health professionals and researchers, the majority of sessions will involve the entire group. This mix of health professionals, researchers and ‘patient’ proved fruitful at previous conferences as each group learnt from the other and shared their varied viewpoints. This was evident both during formal sessions and in the discussions and conversations during breaks. Many people commented they felt

the conference was unique and highly successful because of this blend of participants from different walks of life.


Registration and fees

Abstract submission guidelines

The venue – Harbourview function centre, Newcastle information and getting there

Conference poster: Download to print or email

Enquiries – email your questions to

Conference Organising Committee

  • Conference convenor: Dianne Prince DBA MEd BA, President, Haemochromatosis Australia
  • Project manager: Tony Moorhead